WITCHCRAFT Discuss Upcoming Album

Fresh from their recent Terrorizer readers' poll triumph, Swedish retro-merchants WITCHCRAFT found themselves in the U.K. again recently for another well-received live outing. Terrorizer caught up with the band backstage to get the lowdown on their keenly anticipated sophomore album.

Terrorizer: Do you have a name for the new record yet?

Magnus [Pelander, guitar/vocals]: "No. We've got some suggestions. I'm not going to reveal anything (laughs). It'll be a surprise."

Terrorizer: How's it sounding so far?

John [Hoyles, guitar]: "We tried to get the same sound as the last record but more polished. The same '70s sound we captured. We recorded at New Rising [ORANGE GOBLIN, HANGNAIL]."

Magnus: "I'm very pleased; even though I haven't sat down at home and listened to it. When we recorded… I must say I'm excited. Like John said, it's the same old sound but a bit more polished and I think that is positive because it is good to hear once in a while what you really sing. It's going to be fun listening to it."

Ola [Henriksson, bass]: "Some songs are old-school doom, but some are more progressive."

John: "There’s a wider range, more progressive, more '60s. And some heavy songs as well. It's a bit of both, '60s and '70s record."

Magnus: "'80s and '90s as well. I shouldn't say that; it'll ruin our image. I'm thinking about THE OBSESSED and PENTAGRAM, that kind of '80s and '90s. PAGAN ALTAR, WITCHFINDER GENERAL."

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