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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

WITCHCRAFT To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Scandinavia

Swedish doom rockers WITCHCRAFT will support MOTÖRHEAD on their Scandinavian tour in December. The dates are as follows:

Dec. 09 - Köpenhamn, DEN @ Vega
Dec. 10 - Göteborg, SWE @ Scandinavium
Dec. 12 - Karlstad SWE @ Löfbergs lila arena
Dec. 13 - Stockholm SWE @ Hovet
Dec. 14 - Oslo, NOR @ Spektrum
Dec. 16 - Helsinki, FIN @ Jaahalli

WITCHCRAFT, who formed in 2000 in tribute to band heroes Roky Erickson and Bobby Liebling (PENTAGRAM), create heavy, blues-based rock augmented with touches of psychedelica and late '60s pop flourishes. The quartet's first-class songs reference the darker side of hard rock while remaining surprisingly accessible. Flying largely under the radar of the popular music landscape previously, WITCHCRAFT is a hallowed name in underground circles and has found itself championed by a diverse cross-section of distinguished music adherents including American actor Elijah Wood, who publicly called the band "amazing," and DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo, who has proudly proclaimed WITCHCRAFT as his "new favorite band."

Recorded 100% pro-tools and digital free at Stockholm's UpandRunning studios with producer Tom Hakava and using only vintage amplification, WITCHCRAFT's latest album, "The Alchemist", showcases a group of musicians at ease with their playing and songwriting. Addictive melodies flow simultaneously with catchy, heavy riffs, while maintaining a relaxed and laid back feel throughout. Among its many highlights, the album features the standout songs "Walk Between the Lines" and "Hey Doctor" as well as the record's plat du jour, the three-part progressive rock odyssey of the title track "The Alchemist".

WITCHCRAFT performing live at Roadburn festival in Holland (April 2008):

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