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Acid Witch

Formed: 2007
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Acid 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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Acid Witch Streams New Song

Today, the ever-singular Acid Witch revealed the new song "Mutilation Mansion." The song hails from the band's third album "Evil Sound Screamers," which will see digital release on Halloween via Hells Headbangers; the CD and vinyl LP formats shall be released by Hells Headbangers in the new year. Check out "Mutilation Mansion" in the player at the bottom.

Although their catalog is relatively sparse, Acid Witch should need no introduction. It's been seven long years since the release of their classic second album "Stoned." That album saw Acid Witch take the bewitching formula of the "Witchtanic Hallucinations" debut to greater, more entrancing lengths, swirling about a heady (and headfucking) brew of gutted doom-death riffage and spooky synth embellishments.

Now on "Evil Sound Screamers," those synths don't so much take a lead role as unite every thread across the record, flitting in and out of perception like a fever dream (or an LSD nightmare) and otherwise torquing all the gutsfucking riffs that now stomp 'n' sway with a rousingly anthemic quality. They are authentically analog synthesizers, too, just like the beloved sound design of those classic horror movies. Additionally, the acute placement of samples further threads everything together in a manner most filmic. And that's to say nothing of the production here, which finds a hazy, crazy balance between murky and 3D.

Before you know it, the 38 minutes of "Evil Sound Screamers" is up and you're immediately pressing "play" again and again. Now more than ever, there's really no other band out there quite like Acid Witch: Evil Sound Screamers is the band's magnum opus, and long may its reign continue. This is the season of the Witch!

The track listing is:

1. Scare Tape
2. Mr. Beistle
3. I Hate Halloween
4. Cheap Gore
5. Nain Rouge (The Red Dwarf)
6. Enter At Your Own Risk
7. Mutilation Mansion
8. Hardrock Halloween
9. Nightmares In A Damaged Brain
10. An Evil Sound Screaming More...

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Doomed And Stoned Returning For 2017 Edition

With an unlikely origin story, the little fest that could returns after its highly successful inaugural year with an even more powerful lineup.

On October 6th & 7th 2017, Indiana City Beer will play host to 18 of the most exciting bands in the doom metal and stoner rock scene today. If you enjoy larger fests, but feel that a sense of community can sometimes get lost along the way, then Doomed & Stoned will be your destination of choice this fall.

The 2nd Annual Doomed & Stoned Festival is a true community effort, pulling in the passion and know-how of local musicians, sound engineers, journalists, artists, photographers, and most of all diehard fans of ground-shaking soundwaves, groovy psychedelic vibes, and amp-worshipping riffs.

Tickets are now available here and the lineup will be as follows: More...

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Lord Almighty To Play Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Maryland's open air metal camping party Shadow Woods Metal Fest today announces that Boston black metallers Lord Almighty will join the lineup this fall. Other newcomers to the fest include Germany's sludge masters Mantar, North Dakota's eerie Ghost Bath, Canada's frosty Numenorean, and New Jersey's Iberian folk-metalists Windfaerer.

The three-day event continues through the morning of Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley, in White Hall, Maryland, about thirty miles north of Baltimore. Now in its second year, Shadow Woods Metal Fest strives to showcase the best in underground metal from diverse subgenres.

"Lord Almighty has a raw, fresh approach to black metal," says festival organizer Mary Spiro. "They display both aggression and beauty when they perform, and we are super stoked to have them!" Lord Almighty replaces Chicago's Empyreus on Saturday night.

Friday night headliners include Brooklyn's post black metal pillagers Tombs, Mongolian folk metal warriors Tengger Cavalry, Detroit's horror-death conjurers Acid Witch, and a special reunion performance from Philly's blackened doom two-piece Sadgiqacea. Saturday headliners include black-thrash alchemists Blood Storm, Pennsylvania death metal stalwarts Sadistic Vision, Maryland's doom metal godfather Scott "Wino" Weinrich with friends from Faith In Jane, and Long Island ritualists Teloch Vovin. The fest will close with the return of Maine's black metal-blues shredders Zud. More...

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest Reveals Full Lineup

Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the Mid-Atlantic's open-air camping metal party, is pleased to announce the complete lineup for the 2016 edition of the festival, which runs from Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley, in White Hall, Maryland.

This year, forty metal bands, representing various diverse subgenres, will terrorize three stages in the woodlands of The Old Line State at the same summer camp where the fest was held last year. The full list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest Announces Lineup

Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the Mid-Atlantic's open air camping metal party, will once again terrorize the woodlands of central Maryland this fall with three days of more than thirty bands from diverse metal genres and regions.

The 2016 festival runs from Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley in White Hall, Maryland.

"The response from performers and attendees to the 2015 event was overwhelmingly positive with many people telling me it was the best weekend of their lives!" says festival founder Mary Spiro of Metallomusikum.com/Shadow Woods Productions LLC. "We are humbled and frankly completely surprised by the outpouring of praise for the fest. There has been enormous interest from the metal community for certain bands to perform. Our team is taking its time to make sure the lineup matches our attendee's expectations and sets us apart from other fests. We also want each day to have flow. It's a balancing act."

Spiro says that when all is said and done, the final lineup will surpass the ferocity of the inaugural installment. As of February 9th, twenty-one bands have been announced, with more still in the works.

"It could be late Spring before we have the whole lineup in hand," Spiro said. "It's taking longer than we anticipated, but we think our patience will be rewarded, and festival goers will be really pleased with the bands yet to be announced." More...

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Berserker III Band Lineup Announced

This March, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker Music Fest.

Now in its third year, the event - a truly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and wife Veronica - Berskerer III boasts its most devouring lineups to date with the all-ages three-night/three-stage gala.

Appearances will be made by internationally touring acts like Voivod, Ghoul, Conan, Macabre, Cannabis Corpse and Black Tusk as well as a spattering of new and established Michigan-based artists like Acid Witch, Child Bite, Perversion and Shit Life.

Comments Knight, "It's a fucking blast putting this thing together. Veronica and I pick all of the bands and organize the entire weekend. I handle all of the art and a lot of the promotion side too. It's a metric shit ton of work and it's really stressful, but in the end it's all worth it. We're basically just making something that we wish was already had; a bit of the ol' 'if you build it, they will come.' I spent a lot of time at various metal fests last year, either playing them with Child Bite or simply attending them. It's great to see what works, what doesn't, and just in general let it affect how we plan our next event. This is our biggest lineup yet, and our biggest venue, so I can't wait to see how it all turns out!"

Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, VGKids, ESP Printing, UHF Records, CJAM 99.1 FM and Woodward Avenue Brewers, Berserker III will take place on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th with a special FREE PreSerker kickoff party slated to take place at Small's (Hamtramck) on Wednesday, March 2nd featuring eight bands on two stages. More...

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Full Hells Headbash Lineup Revealed

Hells Headbangers has announced the running order for the label's three-day "Hells Headbash - Part 2" festival, set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on September 4th - 6th.

After the resounding success of the first "Hells Headbash" last summer, the show was expanded to a three-day event with an even more epic lineup of HHR-affiliated bands.

Set to take place at the world-renowned Agora Theater, "Hells Headbash - Part 2" will feature the first American performances by Finland's Satanic Warmaster and Australia's Destruktor and exclusive performances by underground legends Archgoat and Profanatica, as well as 31 other groups. The lineup is as follows:

FRIDAY, SEPT 4th:
Midnight, Cianide, October 31, High Spirits, Acid Witch, Blood Feast, Bonehunter, Bat, Abysmal Lord, Cemetery Lust, Prosanctus Inferi, The Lurking Corpses.

SATURDAY, SEPT 5th:
Profanatica, Satanic Warmaster, Destruktor, Deiphago, Perdition Temple, Deceased, Sacrocurse, Evil Army, Haunting Presence, Hellvetron, Embalmer

SUNDAY, SEPT 6th:
Archgoat, Black Witchery, Inquisition, Deathhammer, Nyogthaeblisz, Shitfucker, Demonic Christ, Ævangelist, Nocturnal Blood, Nexul, Manticore, Gravewurm

THURSDAY, SEPT 3rd:
A FREE Hells Headbash pre-party for those that purchase a 3-day pass. This gig will feature 6 Shadow Kingdom Records affiliated bands - Coven, Iron Man, Night Magic (a continuation of Hour Of 13), Temple Of Void, Tombstalker, Venomous Maximus More...

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Hells Headbash II Lineup Anounced

Hells Headbangers just announced the final lineup for the label's three-day "Hells Headbash - Part 2" festival, set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on September 4th - 6th.

After the first "Hells Headbash" last summer - which was held at the label's distribution warehouse, and was filmed for a special DVD release set for later this year - Hells Headbangers expanded the fest to include an additional day and with an even more epic lineup of HHR-affiliated bands.

Set to take place at the Agora Theater, "Hells Headbash - Part 2" will feature the first American performances by Satanic Warmaster and Destruktor and exclusive performances by underground legends Archgoat and Profanatica, as well as 31 other Hells Heabangers-supported bands that span the spectrum of death metal, black metal, thrash, grind, metalpunk, and plenty of filthy points in between. The full list of bands, in alphabetical order, are as follows: More...

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Psycho California Announces 2015 Lineup

Psycho California has announced the headliners for this year’s event: Cult of Luna (May 15th), Sleep (May 16th) and Pentagram, who will perform "First Daze Here" in its entirety (May 17th).

"2015 is going to be a slow year for Cult of Luna. However as much as we are musicians we are also fans,” said Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson. “Evaluating if the offer to play Psycho California was worth dusting off our instruments was not hard after looking on the line-up. Being on the same bill as Pentagram, Sleep and a festival packed with the best bands around is a privilege in itself and we’ll try to live up to that honor."

The lineup for Psycho California is: Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Lune, Kylesa, OM, Earth, Russian Circles, Bedemon, Conan, Wrench, Eyehategod, Indian, Earthless, Pallbearer, Stoned Jesus, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Acid Witch, Truckfighters, Tombs, Bang, Electric Citizen, Coffinworm, SubRosa, Eagle Twin, Mammatus, True Widow, Anciients, Bellwitch, Dead Meadow, Lord Dying, Death By Stereo, Radio Moscow, Ancient Altar, Samsara Blues Experiment, Atriarch, Elder, Mothership, The Well, Deathkings, Wo Fat, Rozamov, Destroyer of Light, Highlands, Bloodmoon, Slow Season, Goatsnake, Crypt Trip, Wrench, Lords of Beacon House, Tumbleweed Dealer, Sinister Haze, Blackout, Red Wizard, Banquet and Loom.

Festival interludes will be provided by Housecore Records’ artist Author & Punisher and vinyl DJ set from Bob Lugowe (Relapse Records) and Sean Pellet (Last Daze Here).

Previously announced early bird tickets sold out immediately. Tickets for the festival are on-sale this morning with both a 3-day pass ($149.50) and a 3-day VIP pass available ($256.66)

VIP packages include a 3-day festival pass, a signed screen print concert poster by David D’Andrea, express entry via artist check-in booth, access to artist VIP lounge, a limited edition Thief X Obey festival tee, a Psycho record bag and patch as well as access to a complimentary craft tequila bar, premium microbrews and artisan snacks. More...

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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 2

Michigan psyche doom-death group, Acid Witch opened day two on Midway’s outdoor stage. After a night of barely any sleep, I didn’t arrive in time to catch their set. It’s a shame because they were one of the bands I wanted to see. I heard a burst of guitar notes from tech-death metallers Archspire but only as I pulled into the venue. The first part of this day would be spent around the press tent conducting interviews with Napalm Death and Gwar. This included missing most of the set from Polish death metal veterans Decapitated, whose late coming was the apparent reason for Midway being behind on time. The day before their appearance at Housecore the group had totaled their van. I’m not sure how they made it to Austin, but they were there and played a full set. More...

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces Day Schedule

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...

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Housecore Horror Announces Special TCM Luncheon

Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!

On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...

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Satyricon Drops Off Housecore Horror Film Festival

We regret to inform everyone that Norwegian black metal legends Satryicon will no longer be able to perform at this year's Housecore™ Horror Film Festival. The band explained via its official Facebook page:

"Dear U.S fans. We regret to inform that Satyricon will not perform at Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA and Horror Fest in Austin, TX in October 2014. The reasons for not being able to perform at these two festivals are both pragmatic ones and entirely different from each other.

"Satyricon will now shift its attention towards the writing of a new album, re-editing the footage from the 'Live at the Opera' live album/DVD and another project that will be announced at a later stage. It is important for the band that the U.S fans understand that you are far from forgotten and that the band look forward to come over for a full scale U.S tour as soon as it is possible. You deserve it." More...

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Superjoint Ritual Added To Housecore Horror Fest

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.

The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.

Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...

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Samhain Added to Housecore Horror Film Festival

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, already released a slew of jaw-dropping additions to this year's lineup, and have now returned with an even bigger announcement.

They are very proud to welcome on board the legendary Glenn Danzig, who will treat fans to a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain! More...

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Doom In June Vol. 4 Coming To Las Vegas

The Doom In June Vol. 4 Music Festival is entering its fourth consecutive year. 22 live bands will be playing over a two day period on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th at The Cheyenne Saloon in North Las Vegas, NV.

Included in the roster will be Pennsylvania trio Pale Divine (pictured below), who recently remastered their entire "Cemetery Earth" album on Shadow Kingdom records. Also there will be Las Vegas' own Demon Lung and Harry Conklin's black metal band Satan's Host.

For the first time in the festival's four-year history bands have been booked to perform starting Friday night (June 6th). In keeping with festival tradition, Saturday (June 7th) will feature music all day and well into the night. Doom in June expanded the format to accommodate 22 bands this year.

"I'm proud to be doing Doom in June for the 4th time" explains festival founder Marco Barbieri, "We've expanded to a two-day format in order to add more bands. There is a greater diversity of talent and we've listened to the fans and made it darker and heavier this year."

Confirmed artists include the following 22 bands. Originally 23 artists, The Freeks cancelled their scheduled appearance:

Acid Witch
BigElf
Black Prism
Christian Mistress
Deathkings
Demon Lung
Funerary
Godhunter
Ides of Gemini
Lotus
My Ruin
Night Demon
November's Doom
Pale Divine
Satan's Host
Secrets of the Sky
SpiralArms
Spiritual Shepherd
Spun in Darkness
Trapped Within Burning Machinery
Whores of Tijuana
Wounded Giant

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Nunslaughter / Acid Witch Split Streaming Online

Today Noisey.Vice.com is streaming the entirety of the new 7" split between Nunslaughter and Acid Witch. Check out all the songs below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Acid Witch - "Evil"
2. Nunslaughter - "Fiends of Old"
3. Nunslaughter - "A Sordid Past"
4. Acid Witch - "Spooky Tails" More...

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Acid Witch And Witch Cross Albums To See Reissues

This fall will indeed be the Season of the Witch, as Hells Headbangers announces October 23rd as the release date for the reissue of both Acid Witch's "Witchtanic Hellucinations" and Witch Cross' "Fit For Fight" debut albums.

Additionally, October 23rd will also be the release date of Witch Cross' limited-edition "All That's Fit for Fighting" 3CD+DVD discography collection, which will also include the lone "Fit For Fight" album.

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

MAIN ROOM
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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