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