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

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