Fresh from the overwhelming success of their latest album ‘IV: Sacrament’ Lancaster’s heavy bards and spiritual hard rock titans Wytch Hazel have gone all in on delivering a fully-fledged, tubular-bell-ringing Christmas single. Transposing the hymnal classical influences of Handel’s Messiah and the spirit of carols the like of “The First Noël” via the earthy heraldry of Steeleye Span and Wishbone Ash, the band deliver something for which perhaps only they would have the skill, sensitivity and spiritual charge. Replete with Wytch Hazel’s trademark twin-guitar harmonies and finely honed arrangements, “King Of Israel” is both a stirring devotional tribute and a heartfelt message of unity, peace and goodwill to all on Earth.
The 7” red marble vinyl edition is backed by Colin Hendra’s minor key arrangement of “Auld Lang Syne” which was misspelled on the first pressing as “Old Lang Syne” by the Bad Omen elves.
All profit from this release will be donated to West End Impact and the band’s label and distribution partners that have waived their distribution fees to that end.