Origin: Raleigh, NC, USA
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Despite the fact that traditional 80's/NWOBHM metal hasn't been fashionable in the States for years, there are still several bands that serve to relive that long lost era, and Widow is one such band. Iron Maiden is the clear influence here, with the classic twin harmonized guitars and the rambling bass lines, though the vocals take a different approach, alternating between a fairly clean mid-range and a harsh snarl (though on their new On Fire album a female singer has taken over the lead vocals). There's absolutely nothing contemporary nor original about Widow, and while they come across a shade amateurish at times (the album covers are one example of this), they're clearly having a good time doing this, and fans who long for the good old days of the early 80's metal scene might want to check this band out.

Current Members

Johnny Wooten


Christof Bennett


Peter Lemieux


Former Members/Guests



Joshua Pantke


Marc Anthony



Midnight Strikes 
2003 Tribunal
  1. The Pleasure Of Exorcism
  2. Witch Way
  3. Angel Sin
  4. Nightchild
  5. Inside The Sign
  6. No Stone Unturned
  7. Empire Of Chorus
  8. Reunion
  • Johnny Wooten
  • Christof Bennett
  • Joshua Pantke
  • Marc Anthony

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 

On Fire 
2005 Cruz Del Sur
  1. An American Werewolf in Raleigh
  2. The Preacher's Daughter
  3. Here to Stay
  4. Re-Animate Her
  5. Sinderella
  6. Not Alone
  7. Dead End
  8. Misstery
  9. Family Affair
  10. I'll Bury You Alive
  • Lili
  • Johnny Wooten
  • Christof Bennett
  • Joshua Pantke
  • Marc Anthony

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

2007 Cruz Del Sur
  1. First Born
  2. We Will Meet Again
  3. Beware the Night
  4. Teachers Pet
  5. Cult of Life
  6. Iíll Make You a Star
  7. At the End
  8. Beauty Queen
  9. Night Life
  10. Ainít Talkin' 'Bout Love
  11. I Stole Your Love

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 

Life's Blood 
2011 Pure Steel
  1. Lady Twilight
  2. In Dreams
  3. Take Hold of the Night
  4. Another Fallen Angel
  5. Embrace It
  6. Behind the Light
  7. The Burning Ones
  8. Live Beyond
  9. Judgment Day
  10. I Scream for Ice Queen
  11. Remembering
  12. The One I Know
  • Johnny Wooten
  • Christof Bennett
  • Peter Lemieux


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