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


Formed: 1984
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hellwitch News

Below is our complete Hellwitch 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.

Hot Graves Added to The Goregrowler's Ball

Florida, d-beat death/thrash artists, Hot Graves have been added to this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The group comes to the lineup as a result of Cephalic Carnage dropping off the ball, as well as their tour with Exhumed/Goatwhore and Havok

Another Florida-based death metal band, Hellwitch will be performing it's 1990 debut album, “Syzygial Miscreancy” in it’s entirety on Friday, November 18th.

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Woods of Ypres Drops Off Goregrowler's Ball

Due to contract obligations with their record label, Woods of Ypres is forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The band will be writing and recording a new album instead and apologizes to their fans for this cancellation and promised to make it up.

Replacing Woods of Ypres on this Metalunderground.com-sponsored festival will be Dehumanized, who has not played a live show in nearly ten years.

Tickets for the fifth annual Goregrowler's Ball are on sale now. The event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas on November 18-20, 2011.

The latest bands confirmed are as follows: More...

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Hellwitch Completes Recording Of New Album

Florida death metal band Hellwitch has issued the following statement about completing the recording of their new album:

"Omnipotent Convocation has been mastered and is on it's way to the presses! It is was 6 months in the making and we are all thrilled with the quality of this recording. Keep your eyes open for it in the coming months and keep checking here for news updates!"

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Hellwitch Debut To Be Reissued

Displeased Records has announced the official reissue of "Syzygial Miscreancy," debut album of Florida's death metal veterans HELLWITCH. All pre-album demos will be included on the disc as a bonus. Additionally, loads of Early Years art, all lyrics and new liner notes will be used.

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Xtreem Music Releases Free Compilation Online

Xtreem Music has released a new free compilation for download, entitled "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." The compilation showcases some of the label's most recent and upcoming material. The complete "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." tracklisting is as follows:

1. Necronomicon - Magic Forest
2. Kataplexia - Life Under Earth
3. Putrevore - Obscene Devourment
4. Death Over Threat - Insane
5. Mental Demise - Drowning in to the Mental Demise
6. Gothmog - The Awakening of Lord Strigoi
7. Deathevokation - Rites of Desecration
8. Anal Nosorog - Carpathian Swime + Mandavoshka + Nuclear Winter
9. Psychobolia - Androgynous
10. Demigod - Not Dead Enough
11. Aggression - New Born War
12. Hellwitch - Opiatic Luminance
13. Gorezone - Control Us
14. Yskelgroth - Ascension to the Naught
15. Obscene Gesture - Tear you Apart + Losing my Mind + Don't Matter
16. Disgorge - Pest.Blood.Metal
17. Kronos - The Road Of Salvation
18. Korgull The Exterminator - Devoted to Death
19. Thanatology - Del 51 al 25 + La Clinica de lo Grotesco
20. Merciless - Command to Kill
21. Hour of Penance - Shreds Of Martyr

You can download the compilation, complete with a printable booklet and inlay, here.

You can still download volume 1 as well, which contains the following tracks: More...

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Vile Vindiction Finishes Recording Debut Album

Vile Vindiction, a new thrash/death band from Buffalo, NY, has finished recording their first self-titled release, which was recorded at Watchmen Studios. Arpmandude from Psyopus plays the first lead on the song "Puritanical," He stopped by the studios, preparing for their new recordings at Watchmen, and contributed his blazing solo. Vile Vindiction features Jim Nickles, one of the original founding members of Malevolent Creation and former Hellwitch guitarist. You can check out a few tracks on the band's MySpace page.

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Hellwitch To Enter Studio In March

HELLWITCH, one of the oldest and most legendary extreme metal bands, will enter the studio in March 2008 to begin recording its long-awaited sophomore full-length album. The new CD will feature nine songs and is rumored to be titled "Mythological Lies… Enlightened Paganus".

Open Grave Records will re-release HELLWITCH's classic album "Syzygial Miscreancy" in early 2008 as part of the Open Grave Records Underground Reissues series. It will be completely remastered and feature killer new artwork. There will be a full-color insert as well.

The original "Syzygial Miscreancy" was released in 1990 via Wild Rags Records, and was recorded at legendary Morrisound Studios with veteran producer Scott Burns. More...

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Hellwitch Sign to Xtreem Music

Xtreem Music has announced the signing of one of the oldest and most legendary extreme metal bands, Florida's death/thrashers HELLWITCH.

HELLWITCH formed back in 1984 and released several demos and 7" EPs during the second half of the '80s before issuing a highly acclaimed debut album, "Syzygyal Miscreancy", in 1990 and a mini-CD, "Terraasymmetry", in 1992. They recorded a few more demos through the '90s until they finally completed their 2005 recording, "The Epitome of Disgrace", which led to an agreement with Xtreem Music.

HELLWITCH's sophomore album will be recorded this summer for a late summer release. A couple of recent demo tracks are available for listening on the band's MySpace page.

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Hellwitch's "Syzygial Miscreancy" To Be Resissued

Open Grave Records has announced that HELLWITCH's classic album "Syzygial Miscreancy" will be part of the Open Grave Records Underground Reissues series along with the already announced "Pictures of Heaven" from CRUCIFER and "Vomiting The Trinity - The Exterminance Discography" from EXTERMINANCE.

The original "Syzygial Miscreancy" was released in 1990 via Wild Rags Records, and was recorded at legendary Morrisound Studios with veteran producer Scott Burns.

The reissue will consist of the original 7 tracks:

01. The Ascent
02. Nosferatu
03. Viral Ehogence
04. Sentient Transmography
05. Mordirivial Dissemination
06. Pyrophoric Seizure
07. Purveyor Of Fear

A fall release is expected.

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Epoch Of Unlight To Play Dageth Memorial Concert

Epoch of Unlight will be playing a memorial concert for Patrick (a.k.a. Dageth) of Bloodstained Dusk, who was killed in a car crash on January 24th, 2005. The show, entitled "Hellfire Manifest", will feature bands from various areas coming to show respect: The brutal Quinta Essentia (AL) (featuring Jason F., also of BSD), deathrash legends Hellwitch (first-ever Alabama appearance) (FL), Epoch of Unlight (TN), Fleshtized (AL), Convergence from Within (AL), Dark Faith (FL) (who toured with BSD in 2002 opening for Monstrosity), Legions of Asgaroth, and Stentoria.

In other Epoch of Unlight news, a French fan site, Caught in the Unlight, is now online at http://caughtintheunlight.free.fr. Official band website to follow soon.

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Reunited Hellwitch Schedule Live Performance

Legendary death/thrash metal band HELLWITCH have scheduled a live performance with INCANTATION and MORTICIAN on Saturday, January 15 at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale. Also appearing on the bill are THE CHASM, ARSIS, FUNERIS and MATRIARCH. HELLWITCH's current lineup includes original member Pat Ranieri (guitar, vocals), longtime bassist Craig Shattuck, recently returned JP on rhythm guitar and Joe Schnessel (drums; who started playing in the band in 1989 and recorded their "Syzgial Miscreancy" LP and "Terrasymmetry" EP).

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