When Magnus Pelander founded WITCHCRAFT back in the year 2000, he just did so to record a track in tribute to his idols Roky Erickson and PENTAGRAMs Bobby Liebling. It took until 2002 when the band finally released that first single in dedication ‘No Angel Or Demon’ followed up by their debut album “Witchcraft” in 2004. Using vintage equipment and Pelander’s distinctive haunting vocals they’ve released three more albums “Firewood” (2005) “The Alchemist” (2007) and “Legend” in 2012 earning cult status due to their signature sound that is now known as Sweden’s finest psychedelic/classic rock band.
The mastermind Magnus Pelander is back and the new upcoming album "Nucleus" is set to be release in Jan 15th, 2016.
"Nucleus" is done with an partly new line-up (Rage Widerberg on drums and Tobias Anger on bass). The production is made by Philip Gabriel Saxin and Anton Sundell.
Describing the process and the new guys surrounding him, Pelander, the free spirit he is, finds his very own words:
“Producer Philip Gabriel Saxin is a rare breed. He's living off of seaweed and pomegranate seeds and only listens to Doom-metal. He rarely sleeps and if he does he sleeps in a couch made of hemp. Co-mixer and producer Anton Sundell is the most evil person I know about.
Drummer Rage Widerberg is a descendant of a Swedish northern bear tribe and how he makes a living is impossible to tell. His speciality is changing flat tires.
Bass beast Tobias Anger doesn't want to be called by his real name so his family has invented a unique blow horn with which they awake him from his nightly dreams of paranoia and world domination.“
Listen to Nucleus and you’ll find out what he means.
The first single "The Outcast", is set to released on December 4, 2015 on 7” vinyl, including a NIRVANA cover, ‘Even In His Youth’, as the B-side.
This one should follow both the lineage of their raw debuts and the trend of their latest and more modern records.
(Watch while sober, please ;).
Get the album here: http://nblast.de/WitchcraftNucleus.
Today's tune "The Outcast" is the first Glimpse taken from the upcoming album "Nucleus", enjoy!
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