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

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