"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1979
From: Heidenheim, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Stormwitch News

Below is our complete Stormwitch news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Stormwitch Releases "Last Warrior" Lyric Video

Its been nearly 15 years since Stormwitch has released new material ("Witchcraft" in 2004), but today the silence was broken with the lyric video for the new track "Last Warrior." The song is the first single from the upcoming comeback release "Season of the Witch," which is set to drop via Massacre Records on January 23, 2015.

Joining band mainstays Jürgen Wannenwetsch (bass) and Andy Aldrian (vocals) are guitarist Ralf Riet (ex-Tyran Pace, who joined in 2010), guitarist Volker Schmietow (who joined in 2013) and drummer Micha Kasper (who joined in 2014).

More information about "Season of the Witch" is expected soon. Check out "Last Warrior" here:

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Heretic To Play Headbangers Open Air

U.S. power/thrash act Heretic has been confirmed for the 16th edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, which will take place on the 25th-27th of July 2013 in Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany.

The other confirmed so far bands include: Vicious Rumors, Forte, Blood Feast, Demon, Stormwitch, Praying Mantis, Iron Savior, Rival, Muro, Sleepy Hollow, Kissin' Dynamite, Midnight Priest, Skiltron, Game Over, King Leoric, Trespass, 77 and MX Machine.

Heretic is currently lining up more shows to play in Europe around the HOA festival. The band's comeback album "A Time of Crisis" was released in July this year through Metal on Metal Records.
More about Heretic can be found at this location. More...

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Crystal Viper Members Form New Band Born Again

Ex-Stormwitch, Mystic Prophecy, Majesty, and Crystal Viper members have joined together to form a new band titled Born Again. The band has issued the following statement about recording a new single:

"The brand new female fronted international Power Metal act named Born Again, has just recorded its debut single titled 'Neverending Fire' which will be released in early 2010. Songs were produced by Bart Gabriel (Crystal Viper, Lonewolf), and recorded at the MP Studio with Mariusz Pietka (Crystal Viper, Pathfinder). The same team is already working on the debut full length album of Born Again, scheduled for 2010."

Born Again features the following members:

Marta Gabriel - Lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Martin Albrecht - Bass guitar and backing vocals
Björn Daigger - Guitars and backing vocals
Tom "Golem" Danczak - Drums

The song "Neverending Fire" is currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

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Stormwitch Instrumentalists Leave

The future of German power metallers Stormwitch appears uncertain, since singer Andy Mück is now the only remaining member after the rest of the most recent line-up (which released “Witchcraft” in 2003) left. Fabian Schwarz (guitar), Martin Winkler (guitar), Dominik Schwarz (bass), Alexander Schmidt (keyboards) and Marc Oppold (drums) regarded this step necessary, because Mück and the band’s management continuously refused to let the musicians take part in business decisions.

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Stormwitch To Do Signing And Listening Session

On Saturday, November 13th, Heavy Metal legend Stormwitch will be at the Nuclear Blast Shop in Donzdorf (Oeschstr. 40, 73072 Donzdorf) from 14:00 to 15:00 CET for an exclusive signing and listening session! It's also possible to buy the band's new album "Witchcraft" (due on November 15th) there in advance.

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