Rock N' Rollin' Man Posted August 6, 2009 Share Posted August 6, 2009 Anyone else on here also a fan of Witchcraft. I personally like the debut s/t album equally as The Alchemist. Firewood hasn't really grown on me. Fans of Black Sabbath and Pentagram would really like this, actually anyone will like this music. Three albums have been released plus two singles and two splits, one with Circulus and the other with The Sword. Witchcraft along with Dead Man and Graveyard were spawned from Norrsken. Here's a biography of the band. (AllMusic) The Swedish retro-doom-psych-folk band known as Witchcraft was started in 2000 by vocalist/guitarist Magnus Pelander, whose original intent was to record a single in tribute to Pentagram's Bobby Liebling and Roky Erickson — how often does that happen? Calling on his friend John Hoyles (guitar) and brothers Ola (bass) and Jens Henriksson (drums) to lend a hand, Pelander did indeed record that single (entitled "No Angel or Demon") and released it through small independent Primitive Arts Records in 2002. Then, encouraged by the results, he continued to compose material for Witchcraft while his bandmates pursued other interests. A year would pass before they reconvened as Witchcraft, and with new drummer Jonas Arnesen in tow, the quartet began preparing their eponymous debut album for release through Rise Above the following year. Recorded in a basement studio outfitted exclusively with vintage equipment, the album captured a hauntingly authentic 1970s sound — steeped not only in the heavy-handed work of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, but also in the psych and folk-rock elements of obscure acts like Leaf Hound, Captain Beyond, and Comus. And yet, ironically, none of the members of Witchcraft were even born before 1977, making their loving reconstruction of that decade's music — underground music at that — all the more remarkable. Youtube videos. No angel or Demon If you like what you heard here is their myspace. http://www.myspace.com/witchcraftswe Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.