Origin: England
Genres: Doom Metal, NWOBHM

Witchfinder General  


One of the most beloved NWOBHM bands of all time, Witchfinder General was also one of the few bands of that era to opt for the classic early Black Sabbath dirge rather than the more uptempo metal of most of their countrymen. They recorded only two albums in their short career, the absolute classic Death Penalty and the capable followup Friends Of Hell, the albums receiving widespread fan approval not only for the great music but also the infamous album covers, featuring topless model Joanne Latham (a friend of the band) and her cohorts under the guise of tortured would-be witches. In short order it was all over, the band breaking up in 1984, but their legacy will doubtless live on for some time.

Fast forward to 2006, and the band has reformed! Three core members are onboard, and their comeback album, Resurrected, has now been released.

Current Members

Gary Martin

vocals

Phil Cope

guitars

Rod Hawkes

bass

Dermot Redmond

drums

Former Members/Guests

Zeeb Parkes

vocals

Kevin McCready

bass

Kid Nimble (Steve Kinsell)

drums

Graham Ditchfield

drums


Discography



Death Penalty 
1982 Heavy Metal
  1. Invisible Hate
  2. Free Country
  3. Death Penalty
  4. No Stayer
  5. Witchfinder General
  6. Burning A Sinner
  7. R.I.P.
  • Zeeb Parkes
  • Phil Cope
  • Kid Nimble
1982 BNR Top Ten album




(EP) Soviet Invasion 
1982 Heavy Metal
  1. Soviet Invasion
  2. Rabies
  3. R.I.P.
  • Zeeb Parkes
  • Phil Cope
  • Kevin McCready
  • Kid Nimble




Friends Of Hell 
1983 Heavy Metal
  1. Love On Smack
  2. Last Chance
  3. Music
  4. Friends Of Hell
  5. Requiem For Youth
  6. Shadowed Image
  7. I Lost You
  8. Quietus Reprise
  • Zeeb Parkes
  • Phil Cope
  • Rod Hawkes
  • Graham Ditchfield




Live '83  LIVE
2005
  1. Free Country
  2. Burning a Sinner
  3. Witchfinder General
  4. Requiem for Youth
  5. Shadowed Images
  6. Friends of Hell
  7. Death Penalty
  8. Last Chance
  9. Invisible Hate
  10. Quietus
  11. No Stayer
  12. Love on Smack
  • Zeeb Parkes
  • Phil Cope
  • Rod Hawkes
  • Dermot Redmond




Resurrected 
2008
  1. The Living Hell
  2. The Gift Of Life
  3. Final Justice
  4. Bryn-Y-Môr
  5. Brutal Existence
  6. Euthanasia
  7. A Night to Remember
  8. The Funeral / Beyond The Grave
  • Gary Martin
  • Phil Cope
  • Rod Hawkes
  • Dermot Redmond

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

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