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

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