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