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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.   It's Not Because of You
  4.   Witchcraft
  5.   Even in His Youth
  6.   Helpless
  7.   An Exorcism of Doubts
  8.   Dystopia
  9.   White Light Suicide
  10.   Queen of Bees
  11.   I Want You to Know
  12.   Please Don't Forget Me
  13.   To Transcend Bitterness
  14.   The Obsessed
  15.   Nucleus
  16.   Malstroem
  17.   We Rest
  18.   Democracy
  19.   Samaritan Burden
  20.   Schyssta Logner
  21.   Wooden Cross (I Can't Wake the Dead)
  22.   Mr. Haze
  23.   If Wishes Were Horses
  24.   It's So Easy
  25.   What I Am
  26.   Chasing Rainbows
  27.   Breakdown
  28.   Theory of Consequence
  29.   Ultraviolet
  30.   Flag of Fate
  31.   The Alchemist
  32.   Hey Doctor
  33.   You Suffer
  34.   Merlin's Daughter
  35.   Her Sisters They Were Weak
  36.   You Bury Your Head
  37.   Attention!
  38.   At the Diabolus Hour
  39.   The Outcast
  40.   By Your Definition
  41.   An Alternative to Freedom
  42.   Leva
  43.   If Crimson Was Your Colour
  44.   Walk Between the Lines
  45.   Remembered
  46.   Lady Winter
  47.   Grave Immolation
  48.   Ghosts House
  49.   Deconstruction
  50.   Sorrow Evoker
  51.   I See a Man
  52.   No Angel or Demon
  53.   The Snake
  54.   Perverted Temple of Goatsodomy
  55.   Take Me With You When You Die
  56.   Chylde of Fire

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