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