Origin: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Official Site
Page online: August 7, 2005
Last update/review: November 26, 2011


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


Robbie Mercer


Former Members/Guests



Joshua Pantke


Marc Anthony


Peter Lemieux



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

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

2007 Cruz Del Sur
  1. First Born
  2. We Will Meet Again
  3. Beware the Night
  4. Teachers Pet
  5. Cult of Life
  6. I’ll Make You a Star
  7. At the End
  8. Beauty Queen
  9. Night Life
  10. Ain’t Talkin' 'Bout Love
  11. I Stole Your Love

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

Carved In Stone  
2016 Pure Steel
  1. Burning Star
  2. Carved in Stone
  3. Another Time and Place
  4. Wisdom
  5. Time on Your Side
  6. Borrowed Time
  7. And We Are One
  8. Anomaly
  9. Live by the Flame
  10. Of the Blood, We Bind
  11. Nighttime Turn
  12. Let It Burn
  • Johnny Wooten
  • Christof Bennett
  • Robbie Mercer

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