Tag Archives: Witchcraft

First Quarter Rundown

My traditional 3-4 week break after the year-end summary turned into 3-4 months, due to a mix of day job deadlines, life events and a bit of an overdose on some of the music I had been listening to. A … Continue reading

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Sunder – Sunder (Crusher/Tee Pee)

Early last year, French rockers The Socks released an excellent debut on Small Stone. Their hard rock mixed a touch of 70s groove and psych along the lines of Sweden’s Graveyard and Germany’s Kadavar. Just over a year later, the … Continue reading

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Anticipated Albums 2015

After the late spring avalanche of great new releases last week, things are slowing down for the summer. It’s a good time to take stock of what we have to look forward to. Regular visitors to my Lists section will … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Troubled Horse – Step Inside

The Swedish heavy rock scene is on fire this year, with at least nine albums most likely making my top 50. Troubled Horse consist of Jens Henriksson (drums) and John Hoyles (guitar) who were original members of Witchcraft, and Ola Henriksson … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Witchcraft – Legend

When Magnus Pelander formed Witchcraft twelve years ago to record a one-off tribute to Pentagram and The 13th Floor Elevators, he probably did not envision how things would take off. After being signed to Lee Dorian’s (of doom band Cathedral) … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Captain Crimson – Dancing Madly Backwards (Transubstans)

It’s interesting to hear initial reactions from people who are unfamiliar with Sweden’s greatest rock exports like Graveyard and Witchcraft. Many exclaim, “ooh, Led Zeppelin”  but with perhaps mixed feelings. After all, it could dredge up bad memories of Whitesnake … Continue reading

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Most Anticipated Releases – Fall 2012

Summertime is usually kind of slow for new releases, leaving me time to look forward to what’s coming in the fall. That isn’t quite the case this year, with often several great albums coming out nearly every week. In fact, … Continue reading

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Graveyard’s Lights Out Due October 26

Talk about a double-Swedish stoner whammy — first we hear Witchcraft’s excellent new single, and now their Nuclear Blast labelmates Graveyard have announced a title and release date for their new album! A couple months ago that idea seemed too … Continue reading

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New Witchcraft Song Available

“It’s Not Because Of You”, a brand new song from Swedish doom metal kings WITCHCRAFT, is available for streaming below. The track will be released digitally via iTunes as well as on limited seven-inch vinyl on Friday, August 17. The single will also … Continue reading

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