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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 (titled "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 '70s 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. Firewood followed in 2005, featuring a cover of Pentagram's "When the Screams Come," and in 2007 the band issued their third studio long-player, The Alchemist. Witchcraft made the move to Nuclear Blast for their fourth outing, Legend, which introduced new members Simon Solomon (guitar), Tom Jondelius (guitar), and Oscar Johansson (drums). Nucleus, their second LP for Nuclear Blast, followed in early 2016. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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  1.   Song
  2.   Dead End
  3.   Lady Winter
  4.   Remembered
  5.   The Outcast
  6.   An Alternative to Freedom
  7.   Witchcraft
  8.   Even in His Youth
  9.   Chasing Rainbows
  10.   The Obsessed
  11.   What I Am
  12.   No Angel or Demon
  13.   Helpless
  14.   To Transcend Bitterness
  15.   Theory of Consequence
  16.   Malstroem
  17.   We Rest
  18.   Take Me With You When You Die
  19.   Democracy
  20.   Dystopia
  21.   White Light Suicide
  22.   Flag of Fate
  23.   Deconstruction
  24.   Hey Doctor
  25.   Walk Between the Lines
  26.   Attention!
  27.   Merlin's Daughter
  28.   Queen of Bees
  29.   If Wishes Were Horses
  30.   It's So Easy
  31.   I Want You to Know
  32.   You Bury Your Head
  33.   It's Not Because of You
  34.   The Alchemist
  35.   Schyssta Logner
  36.   Sorrow Evoker
  37.   Mr. Haze
  38.   An Exorcism of Doubts
  39.   Ultraviolet
  40.   Samaritan Burden
  41.   If Crimson Was Your Colour
  42.   You Suffer
  43.   I See a Man
  44.   Wooden Cross (I Can't Wake the Dead)
  45.   The Snake
  46.   Ghosts House
  47.   Please Don't Forget Me
  48.   Leva
  49.   By Your Definition
  50.   Nucleus
  51.   Breakdown
  52.   Chylde of Fire
  53.   Her Sisters They Were Weak
  54.   Magic Melody
  55.   I Know You Killed Someone
  56.   The Alchemist Pt. 1
  57.   The Alchemist Pt. 2
  58.   The Alchemist Pt. 3
  59.   Yes I Do
  60.   Thee Sisters They Were Weak

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