Origin: England
Genres: NWOBHM
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Witchfynde  


One of the least conventional NWOBHM groups to emerge from that scene, in part because of the perception that they were a Satanic band (the album of cover of Give 'Em Hell is quite obvious, but actually very little else of the band has anything to do with black metal). Witchfynde's style is quite hard to pin down, as the songs range from standard 70's hard rock to traditional NWOBHM to the downright sinister (such as the awesome title track of Stagefright). By the time of the third album, the band seemed a bit more focused, but only slightly so -- inevitably, the lack of a real direction led to their being relegated to cult status. Personal opinion: Stagefright has the best songs, Cloak And Dagger is the most consistent, Give 'Em Hell the quirkiest, and Lords Of Sin the most conventional.

The band reformed in 2000 with a new vocalist, and in late 2001 released The Witching Hour, featuring some older material re-recorded as well as some new tunes. A followup, Play It To Death, was in the works for several years before being released in 2008. Incidentally, the old vocalist (Luther Beltz), after some disputes with the other members, decided to form his own band, amusingly entitled Wytchfynde.

Current Members

Harry Harrison

vocals

Montalo

guitars

Pete Surgey

bass

Gra Scoresby

drums

Former Members/Guests

Steve Bridges

vocals

Luther Beltz

vocals (Wytchfynde)

Andro Coulton

bass

Edd Wolfe

bass


Discography



Give 'Em Hell 
1980 Rondelet
  1. Ready to roll
  2. The divine victim
  3. Leaving nadir
  4. Gettin' heavy
  5. Give 'em hell
  6. Unto the ages of the ages
  7. Pay now love later
  • Steve Bridges
  • Montalo
  • Andro Coulton
  • Gra Scoresby




Stagefright 
1980 Rondelet
  1. Stagefright
  2. Doing the right thing
  3. Would not be seen dead in heaven
  4. Wake up screaming
  5. Big deal
  6. Moon magic
  7. In the stars
  8. Trick or treat
  9. Madeline
  • Steve Bridges
  • Montalo
  • Pete Surgey
  • Gra Scoresby




Cloak And Dagger 
1983 Mausoleum
  1. The devil's playground
  2. Crystal gazing
  3. I'd rather go wild
  4. Somewhere to hide
  5. Cloak and dagger
  6. Cry wolf
  7. Start counting
  8. Living for memories
  9. Rock and roll
  10. Stay away
  11. Fra diabolo
  • Luther Beltz
  • Montalo
  • Pete Surgey
  • Gra Scoresby




Lords Of Sin 
1984 Mausoleum
  1. The Lord Of Sin
  2. Stab In The Back
  3. Heartbeat
  4. Scarlet Lady
  5. Blue Devils
  6. Hall Of Mirrors
  7. Wall Of Death
  8. Conspiracy
  9. Red Garters
  • Luther Beltz
  • Montalo
  • Edd Wolfe
  • Gra Scoresby

Reviews:   Metal Forces 



The Best Of Witchfynde 
1996 British Steel
  1. Give 'em hell
  2. Unto the ages of the ages
  3. Ready to roll
  4. Leaving nadir
  5. Gettin' heavy
  6. Pay nowLove later
  7. Stage fright
  8. Wake up screaming
  9. Moon magic
  10. In the stars
  11. The devil's playground
  12. I'd rather go wild
  13. Cloak an dagger
  14. Cry wolf
  15. Stay away
  16. Fra diabolo




The Witching Hour 
2001 Neat
  1. The Other Side
  2. Stab In The Back
  3. You'll Never See It Coming
  4. Leaving Nadir
  5. Hall Of Mirrors
  6. In Your Dream
  7. Give 'Em Hell
  8. Conspiracy
  9. Wake Up Screaming
  • Harry Harrison
  • Montalo
  • Pete Surgey
  • Gra Scoresby




Play It To Death 
2008 Neat
  1. Play It To Death
  2. Holy Ground
  3. Elements
  4. Sticks And Stones
  5. The Darkest Places
  6. Life's A Killer
  7. Three Wise Monkeys
  8. Shame The Devil
  9. Love Like Sin
  10. Paint It Black


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