Witchcraft: Nucleus

Nucleus

Witchcraft

  • US $14.99  

  • Release Date 15 January 2016
  • In Stock
Product code
NB3548-2
Format
CD Album
Label
Nuclear Blast

“Witchcraft and brother Magnus have been making beautiful throwback, 60-70s-style tunes for nearly a decade now, and I support their enthusiasm 100%. Not many bands have actually created something NEW out of something OLD the way these musicians have.” - Philip Anselmo (Down)

When Magnus Pelander founded Witchcraft back in 2000, he did so just to record a Pentagram tribute album. It took until 2002 for the band to finally release a first single. With their follow-up albums ‘Witchcraft’ (2004), ‘Firewood’ (2005) and ‘The Alchemist’ (2007) they manifested their distinctive signature sound of what’s now known as Sweden’s finest psychedelic / classic rock band. The band found a new home with Nuclear Blast records in 2012, releasing ‘Legend’, their first album in five years. Both guitarist and singer originally, Pelander chose to focus on his unique vocals. With an all new line-up and the authentic production by renowned producer Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth), ‘Legend’ was a strong statement and a payback for all Witchcraft fans that had been waiting for a new sign of life from the band. After the mind-blowing acclaim for ‘Legend’ mastermind Magnus Pelander has outdone himself with follow up ‘Nucleus’. Combining what made its predecessor the modern classic it quickly became, as well as elements of the band’s earlier days, ‘Nucleus’ was a melancholic, raging, fragile, melodic and at times noisy masterpiece, somewhere between classic rock, doom and ambient music. With an all new line-up (Rage Widerberg on drums and Tobias Anger on bass) the band sound more hungry and powerful than ever again. In combination with the thrilling, yet very down-to-earth production by Philip Gabriel Saxin and Anton Sundell the album throws you into dreamy sonic landscapes that will mesmerize and haunt in equal measure. Describing the process and the new guys surrounding him, Pelander said: “Producer Philip Gabriel Saxin is a rare breed. He’s living off of seaweed and pomegranate seeds and only listens to doom metal. He rarely sleeps and if he does he sleeps in a couch made of hemp. Co-mixer and producer Anton Sundell is the most evil person I know about. Drummer Rage Widerberg is a descendant of a Swedish northern bear tribe and how he makes a living is impossible to tell. His speciality is changing flat tyres. Bass beast Tobias Anger doesn’t want to be called by his real name so his family has invented a unique blow horn with which they awake him from his nightly dreams of paranoia and world domination.”

Tracklisting
1. Malstroem
2. Theory Of Consequence
3. The Outcast
4. Nucleus
5. An Exorcism Of Doubts
6. The Obsessed
7. To Transcend Bitterness
8. Helpless
9. Breakdown

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