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Latest Witchcraft News

Below is our complete Witchcraft 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.

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Ozzfest 2008

As previously reported, Ozzfest will be a one day even this year, taking place on August 9th in Dallas, Texas. Two more acts have been added to the "Texas Stage", namely The Destro and Within Chaos.

The lineup so far is as follows:




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Ozzfest 2008 Confirmed As One-Day Event

OZZFEST--the original and iconic hard rock festival--returns in 2008 as a one-day stadium spectacular on Saturday, August 9 in Dallas, Texas that teams OZZFEST founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne (in his only U.S. concert appearance this summer) with Metallica (marking their OZZFEST debut).

Produced by Sharon Osbourne and AEG LIVE, the all-day festival at Pizza Hut Park in hard music-loving Dallas will feature three stages of non-stop talent (with many OZZFEST alumni) and reliably twisted OZZFEST side attractions.

The full main stage lineup will also spotlight performances by Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Hellyeah, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica and In This Moment. Also scheduled on the main stage is a special all-star tribute to slain Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott. Second stage acts include Sevendust, Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. The Texas (third) stage—“an homage to the “many great metal bands that come from Texas,” says Sharon Osbourne--features The Sword, Drowning Pool and Rigor Mortis.

“Ozzy just finished an 11-month world tour so I think he deserves a summer off,” Sharon says about this year’s one-day OZZFEST. “We’re going to be a stadium destination festival for now--we have gone past doing the sheds every summer. We’ve given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving OZZFEST. This is just the beginning; AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for OZZFEST."

This year’s dynamic line-up encompasses artists who’ve played OZZFEST before in different incarnations such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down); Jonathan Davis (Korn); Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul (Pantera) and Chad Gray (Mudvayne); Kingdom of Sorrow’s Jamie Jasta (Hatebreed) and Kirk Windstein (Down); and Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura) of Cavalara Conspiracy. Other OZZFEST graduates include Shadows Fall, Sevendust, Devildriver, Drowning Pool and In This Moment.

“Ozzy has great relationships with all of the bands that have played OZZFEST,” says Sharon. “We’re the only real festival for harder edge bands and these artists have been very loyal to us--there is lots of love on this line-up."

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RATM and NIN Confirmed For Lollapalooza 2008

Apparently Sun-Times reported Jim DeRogatis leaked this year’s Lollapalooza lineup. As previously rumored, Rage Against The Machine and Nine Inch Nails are, in fact, in the lineup.

Even though there's not one other noteworthy heavy band (correct me if I'm wrong) on the list, the full lineup of this year's Lollapalooza is as follows: More...

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Witchcraft and Saviours To Tour The US

Witchcraft and Saviours will hit the road together later this month. Here are the tour dates:

10/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge w/ Danava
10/20 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
10/21 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat's Backstage
10/22 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
10/23 Norfolk, VA @ The Boot
10/24 Asheville, NC @ Jolie Rouge
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/26 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
10/28 Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
10/29 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
10/30 Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
10/31 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/1 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's Pub
11/2 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide Bar
11/3 Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park w/ The Sword, Neurosis, more
11/5 Phoenix, AZ @ Casablanca
11/6 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick w/ Danava
11/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo w/ Danava
11/9 Big Sur, CA @ Brookdale Lodge
11/10 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's w/ Danava

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1349 To Headline Under The Black Sun Festival

The 2007 edition of Germany's Under The Black Sun open-air festival is scheduled for July 6th - 7th at Bernau, Helenenau (Germany). Norway's 1349 have been named as the festival headliners.

Acts set to perform at the festival now include: More...

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Witchcraft Begins Recording New Album

Sweden's WITCHCRAFT has begun recording the follow-up to 2005's "Firewood". A June release is expected, with extensive touring to follow.

WITCHCRAFT toured the U.S. for the first time in November with support from Portland's DANAVA. The dates were extremely successful for the rising doom/rock quartet. Additional album and preliminary tour details will be announced shortly.

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Witchcraft Forced To Reschedule US Tour

Sweden's Witchcraft who were to start their first US tour in Seattle on October 23 have been forced to return to Sweden for additional processing at the US Embassy in Stockholm. The tour, also featuring Portland-based Danava, is now being reworked for a later start date with West Coast performances planned to be rescheduled at the end of the planned dates. Venues and dates will be noted shortly.

Candlelight will reissue the band's self-titled debut on November 14. The band's latest album, Firewood, is available in stores now.

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Witchcraft To Support Danava On Tour

Swedish doom-rockers Witchcraft will support psychedelic-metal band Danava starting October 23 in Seattle. Dates run through November 16. Witchcraft's most recent album Firewood came out last year. This fall the band will re-release its 2004 self-titled offering.

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First Bands For Inferno Fest Announced

Norway's renowned Inferno festival will be held in Oslo on April 13-15, 2006. The organizers have posted the following update:

Friday February 3rd is the day that we will have our annual kick off party and announce the full lineup. The kick off will be held at John Dee in Oslo and the tickets cost 200 NOK.

Performing live will be a horde of musicians from bands like Immortal, Satyricon, Aura Noir, Enslaved, Susperia, Dimmu Borgir, Pagans Mind, and Zyklon. They will play songs from influential bands such as W.A.S.P, Slayer, Accept, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, Mötley Crue, Twisted Sister, Pantera, Bathory, Celtic Frost, Venom, Mötorhead, Kreator, Testament, Anthrax and more.

There will also be a kick off party in Trondheim the same day. More information on this will follow shortly.

In addition, Borknagar, Witchcraft and Endstille will appear alongside already announced Emperor, Marduk and Bolt Thrower.

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Monster Magnet European Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for MONSTER MAGNET's upcoming European tour with WITCHCRAFT.

MONSTER MAGNET are currently in Los Angeles in pre-production for their follow-up to 2004's "Monolithic Baby!", tentatively due early next year. The band spent the past few months working on a DVD release as well as reissues of both "Spine of God" (1991) and "Tab" (1992) CDs featuring re-recorded bonus tracks. In addition, MAGNET frontman Dave Wyndorf is planning on recording his first-ever solo album.

The currently scheduled tour dates are as follows:

Mar. 04 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall
Mar. 05 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Mar. 06 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2
Mar. 08 – Glasgow, SCO @ QMU
Mar. 09 – Leeds, UK @ The Cockpit
Mar. 10 - Sheffield, UK @ The Corporation
Mar. 12 - London, UK @ Astoria
Mar. 13 - Brusells, BEL @ Ancienne
Mar. 14 – Amsterdam, NETH @ Paradiso
Mar. 16 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013
Mar. 17 – Hamburg, GER @ Grosse Freiheit
Mar. 18 – Gothernburg, SWE @ Tragarn
Mar. 20 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia
Mar. 22 – Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan
Mar. 23 – Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Music Hall Norway
Mar. 24 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Sweden
Mar. 26 – Copenhagen, DEN @ Pumpehuset Denmark
Mar. 27 - Arhus, DEN @ Voxhall Denmark
Mar. 28 – Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle Germany
Mar. 30 - Herford, GER @ Club X Germany
Mar. 31 - Weisbaden, GER @ Schlachthof Germany
Apr. 01 - Leipzig, GER @ Werk 2 Germany
Apr. 03 - Dortmund, GER @ Soundgarden Germany
Apr. 04 - Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall Germany
Apr. 05 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn Germany
Apr. 07 - Munich, GER @ Tonhalle Germany
Apr. 08 - Linz, GER @ Posthof Germany
Apr. 09 - Vienna, AUT @ Arena Austria
Apr. 11 - Zurich, SWI @ Xtra Switzerland
Apr. 13 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz II Spain
Apr. 14 - Madrid, SPA @ Aqualung Spain

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COC To Open For Motorhead In Europe

Corrosion of Conformity has announced tour dates for their upcoming European tour. Tour dates are as follows:

UK tour with Witchcraft:

Sept 25 Stoke On Trent - The Sugarmill
Sept 26 Oxford - The Zodiac
Sept 27 Brighton - Concorde 2
Sept 28 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
Sept 29 Nottingham - Rock City
Sept 30 Glasgow - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Oct 01 Birmingham - Birmingham Academy (Carling Academy)
Oct 02 Newport - TJ's
Oct 03 Liverpool - Liverpool Academy 1,2,3,4 (Liverpool Univ.)
Oct 04 Manchester - Manchester Univ (Academy,MDH,Hop&Grape)
Oct 06 London - Carling Academy Islington & Bar Academy

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Witchcraft To Release Third Album On July 26

Doom-metal band Witchcraft will release their third disc, "Firewood," on July 26. Tracks include "Chylde of Fire," "If Wishes Were Horses" and "Wooden Cross (I Can't Wake the Dead)."

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Cathedral To Play Three Final 2004 Shows

Following on from the success of their controversial UK tour with HIM, Cathedral are to play three final shows to round off 2004. Firstly Bradford Rios on Dec. 10th, followed by a visit to London, The Garage on Dec 11th. Support for both these shows will be from very special guests, Witchcraft from Sweden. Finally the band will play a final 2004 show as special guests to Paradise Lost on their only UK appearance at Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall Dec 16th. The band are currently in negotiations with various producers and plan to enter the studio in February 2005 to commence recording of their eighth album & debut for Nuclear Blast records, tentatively titled "Seeds of Decay."

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