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Witchery - Streaming New Song

After revealing their new album and line-up, Swedish thrashers Witchery have now shared the first song off In His Infernal Majesty's Service, their first new album in six years. The album's first new track, "Nosferatu", has been launched online via a lyric video as well as on all major digital outlets as online single. Angus Norder is now the vocalist of the band. Watch the clip produced by Cloud Music Typography below.

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Posted: 23.10.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Witchery - Reveal New Album Cover, New Lineup

Surprise, surprise! Witchery are releasing a new album. A full six years after their latest studio album release, the Linköping, Sweden based metallers finally return with their long-awaited 6th studio album, entitled In His Infernal Majesty's Service and announced for a worldwide release on November 25th, 2016 via Century Media Records. Celebrating the 20th year of the group's existence, the album showcases a revamped line-up consisting of original members Jensen (The Haunted), Rikard Rimfält (Seance) and Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy), alongside new additions Angus Norder (vocals, Nekrokraft) and Chris Barkensjö (drums, LIK).

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Posted: 25.09.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Black Witchery - Guitarist Steve Childers Dies At 49

Black/death metal blasphemers Black Witchery have lost one of their former guitarists, Tregenda, aka Steve Childers. According to reports, he died in a car accident. Childers performed with Black Witchery from 1997 to 2013. He also played in Public Assassin. He was 49. Our condolences.

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Posted: 04.02.2016 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Witchery - Ex-Dark Funeral Singer Joins The Band

Some of you might be surprised to see a new face at the Hultsfred Festival tonight when Witchery enter the stage to declare Witchkrieg over Sweden.

Explains guitarist Patrik Jensen (also in The Haunted): "We are saddened to announce the departure of Legion (ex-Marduk, ex-Devian), singer of last years Witchery ear crusher, Witchkrieg. Unfortunately, conflicting schedules made a continued collaboration impossible. We are very thankful for Legion's input and work on our latest album, and we wish him only the very best for the future. Witchery will however not remain without a leader to take them thru the netherworlds and beyond. None other than Emperor Magus Caligula (ex-Dark Funeral) has decided to once again adorn his armor, and go off to battle for the better of darkness and evil."

Emperor Magus Caligula adds: "Getting an offer to play with some of Sweden's finest elite in metal, I just couldn't resist. Together with Witchery, I will once again spread chaos and hatred upon this world. The emperor is back, and together we will conquer ALL!!!"

Also fans in Finland, Germany and Norway can soon witness the power of Emperor Magus Caligula throat torture at the upcoming Tuska Open Air, Summer Breeze Open Air and Inferno Festivals. Don't miss it because Witchery don't play for everybody everywhere.

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Posted: 15.07.2011 by Thryce | Comments (8)


Witchery - New Video Online

"Conqueror's Return", the new video from Swedish metallers Witchery, can be viewed at this location.

"Conqueror's Return" comes off the band's latest album, Witchkrieg, which was released in Europe on June 21, 2010 via Century Media Records.


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Posted: 01.09.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)


Witchery - Present New Video Clip Ft. Kerry King

Swedish Thrash metallers Witchery proudly present their first-ever promo video for the title track of their just released 5th album, Witchkrieg.

The clip was shot in early May in Stockholm, Sweden and was filmed, directed and produced by Daniel Larrson and At The Gates/The Haunted guitarist Anders Björler (At The Gates Productions). Additional scenes featuring Kerry King of Slayer were filmed in early June in London, England. A making-of can be watched here.

Witchkrieg was released on June 21 in Europe and June 29 in North America via Century Media Records, and was mixed and mastered Antfarm studios by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn).

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Posted: 16.07.2010 by Scythe | Comments (3)


Witchery - Another New Song Online

Witchery are proud to present another new track of the upcoming album Witchkrieg that will be released by Century Media Records on June 21st in Europe and June 29th in North America. "From Dead To Worse" featuring a guest-solo from Andy LaRoque of King Diamond fame can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

Guitarist Jensen: "Andy was an old friend of the band since he recorded the Witchburner EP (back in 1999). I think all musicians would at some point like to play with other musicians that they respect. Like with jazz, the constellations of musicians are always changing, but with metal its a lot more rigid. Having people do guest-solos is the closest way of collaborating in metal."

Other guest guitarists on the album are Gary Holt & Lee Altus (Exodus), Hank Shermann (Mercyful Fate), Jim Durkin (Dark Angel) and Kerry King(Slayer.

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Posted: 12.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Witchery - New Album In July, New Song Online

Official press release

In July 2010 Witchery will return with the new album Witchkrieg and new vocalist Legion (ex-Marduk, ex-Devian).

Jensen: "So it's finally for a new Witchery album! And not just any ol' new album, no sir. This is quite possibly the best Witchery album to date. Let me correct myself. This is the best Witchery album to date. I know a lot of bands claim their current releases to be 'their best work' and everyone knows that's a load of bullshit. However, in our case, I can say its 100% true. If you don't believe me, then check out the album. You will notice how your flapping jaws slowly close, how you crank the volume and how you forget about your miserable life for while! On a sadder note, due to conflicting schedules, we have had to part ways with founding member Toxine. We wish our brother in metal all the best in the future. Therefore, I would like to introduce to the world, a new unholy axis of musical terror. We wish to welcome a new fulltime member to the Witchery coven; none other than: Legion!"

The album was again mixed and mastered Antfarm studios by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn). The heroic cover artwork was created by Andreas "Diaz" Pettersson. As a first appetizer of the unholy axis of musical terror, go to the newly designed MySpace page and check out "The Reaver" featuring guest guitar solos by Gary Holt and Lee Altus of the mighty Exodus. There are a couple more guests on Witchkrieg: ultimate kings of Thrash, forgotten heroes and highly influential masters of six-string mayhem. So watch out for more news to start the Witchkrieg.

Witchery's spell was cast upon our earthly existence when four members splintered off Satanic Slaughter in 1997: Jensen (later with The Haunted), Richard Corpse, Toxine and Mique. "We had such a great time together that we decided to continue under another name", recalls Jensen (guitars). Before recording their debut-album Restless And Dead, Jensen met Sharlee D'Angelo (also of Arch Enemy and Mercyful Fate fame, among others) and got him on board for the unholy alliance. The album was released in 1998 and was very well received, so Witchery recorded the Witchburner mini-album later during the same year.

Not too long after its release, Witchery did their first US tour together with Borknagar and Emperor in July of 1999 and didn't take much time to rest. Their second full-length album Dead, Hot And Ready was unleashed soon thereafter and was followed by a six week European tour with Moonspell and Kreator in early 2000. After concentrating on duties with their other bands, Witchery got back together to record Symphony For The Devil in 2001. It was the first recording with their current drummer Martin Axenrot (also in Bloodbath and Opeth, as well as a late member of Satanic Slaughter) who joined the circle of black magic after Mique had left the band. Later during the same year Witchery did a US tour along with The Haunted before falling into hibernation for some time. Their debut on Century Media Records, Don't Fear The Reaper came out 2006, showcasing not only a cover-version of the Satanic Slaughter classic "Immortal Death", but also Witchery's feel for catchy and precise metal tunes.

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Posted: 17.04.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)


Witchery - New Album, New Label

WITCHERY Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records; New Album Set For A Late March Release
12.12.2005

Sweden's WITCHERY have returned from the dead after a two year hiatus to sign a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and deliver their highly-anticipated fourth full-length offering Don't Fear The Reaper, which is set for a late March release.

Led by Jensen (The Haunted), Richard Corpse, Toxine and Mique, WITCHERY's spell was cast upon our earthly existence back in 1997. Before recording their debut album, Restless And Dead, Jensen recruited Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy, ex-Mercyful Fate) and got him on board for the unholy alliance. Subsequently, the band released the Witchburner EP (feat. cover songs by Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, W.A.S.P. and Accept). Their second full-length album, Dead, Hot And Ready, stirred up a strong buzz in the underground metal scene, helping the band tour the U.S. and Europe.

In 2001, the group delivered Symphony For The Devil, their first album staring drummer Martin Axenrot (Bloodbath, Opeth), which quickly solidified them as one of the genre's best. Jensen's touring commitments with The Haunted forced WITCHERY into hibernation for some time, but the band finally recorded their new masterpiece Don't Fear The Reaper at Berno Studios in the Fall of 2004. The album was mixed by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn, Mnemic) and features the band's catchiest, yet most savage material to date.

Jensen (guitars) further describes his excitement over their new deal: "Finally, I'll say it again...finally, WITCHERY has signed a new deal. This time with Century Media. I'm really glad that we will be handled by the same team that has done such a great job for our other bands - The Haunted and Arch Enemy. Our new album, Don't Fear The Reaper, has been recorded, mixed and mastered since October 2004, so it feels really great to be able to say to all the WITCHERY fans I've met over the past years that the album will definitely be out early next year! A new website will be up and running soon too, so keep an eye out for that. There will be touring and major festivals appearances coming up next year, as well. See you all out there soon."

Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Witchery
Posted: 01.01.2006 by eternalfear | Comments (0)