ANGEL WITCH

Country of origin:Formed in:
1977

Besetzung:

Current line upInstrument
Kevin HeybourneGuitar, Vocals
Jimmy MartinGuitar
Will PalmerBass
Fredrik JanssonDrums

Hard to believe, but it has actually been more than four decades since ANGEL WITCH - initially under the name LUCIFER - saw the light of day. They shook the scene with their self-titled debut album, as nobody else sounded that dark, hard and haunted in the young days of NWoBHM. No wonder that ANGEL WITCH became one of the most important influencing factors of later pioneer in matters of doom, thrash and even death metal. The band's great admirers include musicians such as Dave Mustaine, Tom G. Warrior, Cronos, Chuck Schuldiner or Tom Angelripper - and rightly so.

The intense songs by guitarist and mastermind Kevin Heybourne, filled with dark-occult lyrics, were and are still one of a kind and absolutely outstanding. From a commercial point of view the band was not very lucky, though: ongoing problems with the business environment and an unstable line-up ruined the promising career even before it really started.

Over the years, ANGEL WITCH rose again and again - in different incarnations, but always with Heybourne as nucleus. In 2012 a new album called 'As Above, So Below' was finally released and it remained true to the spirit of the legendary debut through and through. The same applies to 'Angel Of Light', with which ANGEL WITCH 2019 returned to the scene once more impressively. Reason enough to return to the road in 2020, the year in which 'Angel Witch' celebrates its 40th anniversary. One stop will be at BANG YOUR HEAD!!! in Balingen.

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