In 2007, German label Unbroken Records issued a Tribute to Angel Witch compilation album featuring 15 underground metal acts covering songs from the band's early singles and first three full-length releases. Founded under the name Lucifer by Kevin Heybourne in 1976 and initially comprised of guitarist and vocalist Kevin Heybourne, guitarist Rob Downing, drummer Steve Jones, and bassist Barry Clements. This song drew a fair amount of attention to the band, and they eventually signed a recording deal with EMI. The band have split up and reunited many times over the years, first in 1982, then in 1986, 1998, 2003, 2005 and finally in 2008. He was replaced by Spencer Hollman. Az Angel Witch (vagy Angelwitch) egy brit heavy metal együttes, amely a NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) mozgalom részeként alakult 1977-ben, Londonban.Az évek során azonban áttértek a doom metal műfajra is. Join Facebook to connect with Angel Witch and others you may know. Angel Witch, Swans and Tsjuder are among the bands that will perform at Interceptor Fest 2017 festival. Their musical style is mainly considered Doom Metal, speed metal, thrash metal, nwobhm, nwothm, Soul and Metal. Similar to that release, the band have teased a track based on one of their 80s live tracks which was never recorded in the band's hey day. This line-up functioned quite well, and soon the band had booked a fair number of shows throughout the US. [5], The band continues to tour and play festivals. Angel Witch is a British heavy metal band which formed in London, England in 1976 as part of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) movement.[1]. Angel Witch. You're an angel witch, you're an angel witch You're an angel witch, you're an angel witch The more love I feel for you, the more you fade away Why can't you come and love me, do I have to stay this way I'm going to go insane if nothing happens soon I look out at the night to see your shadow by the moon You're an angel witch, you're angel witch The following year Rob Downing left the band. Bands that have covered Angel Witch songs in concert or on record include Trouble ("Confused" live), Six Feet Under ("Confused" on Graveyard Classics), Blood Curse ("Angel Witch" on their debut album "Sorceress"), Onslaught ("Confused" on In Search of Sanity), Skull Fist ("Angel Witch" live), Battle Ram ("Angel Witch" on the Smash the Gates EP), S.A.Slayer ("Dr. Phibes" & "Angel Witch" live) and Exodus ("Angel of Death" on Blood In, Blood Out as bonus track), Amazing Maze, which is a one off album by Italian Power Metal band Labyrinth under a different name ("Angel Witch"). This same feat was repeated by fellow NWOBHM group Grand Prix with their Keep On Believing 7" in 1983.[3]. Sweet Danger 8. In 2009 their eponymous song "Angel Witch" was featured on the soundtrack of the action-adventure videogame, Brütal Legend. Suffer (From Loser Single 1981) 13. He was 51 years old. They were on the bill for the traditional Orange Goblin Christmas show at The Camden Underworld, London, on Saturday 20 December 2008. 0. This album is considered one of the most notable from the new wave of British heavy metal, but subsequent to the album's release, the band's structure began to fall apart. Angel Witch was brought back to activity on 1982, when Heybourne and two musicians from Deep Machine - namely vocalist Roger Marsden and drummer Ricky Bruce - left to assemble a new Angel Witch line-up together with bassist Jerry Cunningham. This line-up recorded the album Screamin' N' Bleedin'. Kevin Riddles and Dave Hogg left the band to join Tytan, and despite Heybourne's attemptstocontinue Angel Witch with other musicians, the end of the band was declared and he joined Deep Machine. Angel Witch. The remnants of Lucifer became Angel Witch, with the exceptions of Barry, who was replaced by Kevin Riddles, and Steve Jones, who was replaced by Dave Hogg. Get Angel Witch setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Angel Witch fans for free on setlist.fm! They gained popularity during the NWOBHM due to the release of their first album, the self titled Angel Witch. Angel Witch have been claimed as an influence by many notable metal musicians, including Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) who graced the February 2010 cover of Decibel magazine wearing an Angel Witch shirt,[9] Tom G. Warrior (Celtic Frost), and Chuck Schuldiner (Death). Hell over Hammaburg 2017 . 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