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

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