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Angel Witch

Formed: 1978
From: London, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Angel Witch News

Below is our complete Angel Witch 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.

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Sunday Old School: Angel Witch

Although the most famous city in the United Kingdom, London itself hasn't seemed to have made a large contribution to heavy metal in the grand scheme of things. Of course, there was Iron Maiden, who were hailed as the leaders of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement, but many of these movements bands came from the Midlands and the North of England, rather than the capital itself. That being said, there was another metal band from London during this era that would prove to be hugely inflential on young bands around the globe, from Celtic Frost to Metallica, namely Angel Witch.

The band was formed in 1977 and originally used the moniker Lucifer, but decided to change their name after parting with several members, leaving vocalist/guitarist Kevin Heybourne and guitarist Rob Downing. The two recruited bassist Kevin Riddles and drummer Dave Hogg but before long, Downing also made the decision to quit the band, leaving Angel Witch as a three piece outfit. They recorded a demo and quickly found some success in the metal mainstream, after their song, "Baphomet" was featured on the Metal For Muthas compilation. The attention the band received from the song led them to signing a record deal with major label EMI, though unfortunately the deal was cancelled soon afterwards as a result of manager Ken Heybourne refusing to hand the band over to professional management, along with the bad performance of their single "Sweet Danger," which stayed in the British Singles Chart for only one week. More...

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"Brutal Legend" Track Listing Revealed

GameDaily.com is reporting that the track listing for the upcoming heavy metal themed video game "Brutal Legend," which features the voice of Jack Black, has been revealed. The projected track listing can be viewed below. "Brutal Legend" is set to be released on October 13th in North America and October 16th in Europe. More...

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Onslaught And More Added To Hard Rock Hell III

The third edition of the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales has added some more bands to the current bill. The event will now feature performances from British thrash metal legends Onslaught as well as Evile, Toxic Holocaust and Susperia. The festival will be held between December 4th - 6th in Prestatyn in North Wales.

The lineup is now as follows:

ANGEL WITCH
CLOVEN HOOF
DEMON
EVILE
GIRLSCHOOL
LAUREN HARRIS
HYDROGYN
MARYA ROXX
NEW YORK DOLLS
ONSLAUGHT
QUEENSRŸCHE
THE QUIREBOYS
ROCK GODDESS
SONATA ARCTICA
SUSPERIA
TERRORVISION
TIGERTAILZ
TOXIC HOLOCAUST
W.A.S.P
WITCHFYNDE
WRATHCHILD

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More Bands Confirmed For Hard Rock Hell III

The organizers of the British rock festival Hard Rock Hell has announced that Angel Witch, Demon and Witchfynde are the latest bands to be added to the festival lineup. The event will be held in Prestatyn in North Wales at the Pontins resort.

The lineup so far is now as follows:

ANGEL WITCH
WITCHFYNDE
DEMON
GIRLSCHOOL
TERRORVISION
WRATHCHILD
LAUREN HARRIS
HYDROGYN
MARYA ROXX
NEW YORK DOLLS
QUEENSRŸCHE
THE QUIREBOYS
ROCK GODDESS
SONATA ARCTICA
TIGERTAILZ
W.A.S.P

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The Exalted Piledriver Confirmed For Headbangers

The Exalted Piledriver has issued the following statement about playing at the 2009 Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany:

"It gives us great pleasure in our pants to announce that we will be returning to Europe next summer with our "UNSUCK THE CONTINENT TOUR" in support of our new album "METAL MANIFESTO". We have our first confirmed festival date: HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR!!!

"There are many awesome bands on this bill including our metal-bro's RAZOR, the ever- powerful ENFORCER, the stunning JACOBS DREAM horde, the freakin' RODS!, the influential Tankard, the pounding Manilla Road, and classics Helstar and Angel Witch amongst other incredible bands. . . and it is our esteemed honour to share the stage with all of 'em!

"We'll keep you posted when we discover which day and time we'll be on at HOA, and continuing updates as we receive more date confirmations to post for our 'UnSuck The Continent' EuroTour '09."

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Angel Witch Confirmed For Play It Loud Festival

The 2009 Play It Loud Festival in Italy will occur on September 26th at an undetermined location. The organizers for the festival have announced that New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Angel Witch will be headlining the festival. Other confirmed bands include Grim Reaper, Tysondog, and Sacred Steel.

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Angel Witch To Support Orange Goblin In The U.K.

NWOBHM legends has been booked as the main support act for Orange Goblin's special Christmas show in London on the 20th of December. Also on the bill will be Alabaster Suns. The show will be held at The Underworld in Camden, North London. Tickets cost £12.

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