Burning Witches has announced that their guitarist Sonia Anubis has left the band. Sonia has said on her Instagram that she’s leaving the band to pursue other bands she has going on.
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~ I'm leaving Burning Witches ~ Dear fans, For personal reasons and with a lot of deliberation, I have decided to fully dedicate myself to CRYPTA and COBRA SPELL and to leave BURNING WITCHES. The last 2,5 years were FULL of amazing and priceless experiences, it made many of my dreams become reality and I always put all my passion and love for music into it. This journey also opened many doors for new challenges that I am overly anxious to pursue. Such as starting my own bands, writing my own music and push that further. I am extremely thankful for my my dear family, friends and of course all the wonderful fans for the immense support. I deeply thank the band and the management for the fantastic concert/stage moments such as playing at WACKEN, Sweden Rock, Summer Breeze… and the list goes on, traveling the world, being part of 2 fantastic BURNING WITCHES full-length albums that I will for ever look up to. This is was a very hard decision, but sometimes you can’t pursue a bigger dream, without giving up a meaningful one in return. I will continue my musical path with full passion for music and for the fans! This is just the beginning! ❤️ The debut release of COBRA SPELL (heavy metal) will be released later this year. And the line-up announcement will very soon this coming days. So please, stay tuned! Also, of course stay tuned to further news with CRYPTA (death metal), we just released the line-up! CRYPTA: @cryptadeath COBRA SPELL: @cobraspell I wish BURNING WITCHES all the very best of success! Much love, Sonia Anubis PS: Thank you so much everyone for your positive words, it is really an extremely hard time, i’ve never been through something like this. Maybe one of my hardest choices in life. I don’t take this lightly… Just want to make sure, my new bands were not the main reason why I left. Repeating: This side-bands were existent for over a year… Personal reasons and indifferences in the band lead to this decision. And for that, my path really had to take a different direction from their path. . . . #newbeginning #freshstart #cobraspell #crypta
I’ve always said that Sonia is the weakest link of the lady Witches and they should seize this moment to add an incredible guitarist to compliment Romana Kalkuhl.
One name that comes to mind is the Iron Maidens Courtney Cox. CC would definitely shred with the Witches! I’m sure with the Witches being base in Europe and CC’s schedule with the Maidens wouldn’t make this possible. Anything’s possible though 🙂
The Witches will come out better and stronger. Good luck!