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WITCHMASTER was formed in 1996 in Zielona Gora, Poland. In the same year they recorded their first rehearsal demo ‘Thrash or Die’. The next studio tape ‘No Peace At All’ was released in 1997. One song of that demo was featured on free Pagan Records sampler CD ‘Sounds of the Apocalypse vol.1’ and attracted the interest of several record labels including Metalion’s Head Not Found and Merciless Records.

In 1999 WITCHMASTER signed to Pagan Records and released  their debut fullenght album ‘Violence & Blasphemy’.  Just after the release of the album Reyash and Vitold are replaced by Shymon (bass) and Inferno (BEHEMOTH) on drums. The vocal fury has been taken over by Bastis. Reyash decided to concentrate on this old band SUPREME LORD, and later on, he and Witold (also ex-WITCHMASTER) joined the resurrected CHRIST AGONY.

After gaining some recognition for their notorious live shows they’ve entered the rehearsal place and recorded an album known as “Masochistic Devil Worship”. Sadly, but understandably, a mixture of bad luck and hands of justice didn’t allow them to finish the recordings, so all they’ve put down on tape was later flushed. WICHMASTER then went to Hertz Studio in Bialystok/Poland to start and finish the recordings within mere 3 days. Same year WITCHMASTER went on tour with DESTROYER 666 and HOWITZER, visiting the Western Europe for the first time. Just a while before that, thanks to some internal problems and antisocial behavior, Shymon left the band. WITCHMASTER went on tour supported by Necrosodom of ANIMA DAMNATA on bass. Then after joining forces back with Reyash, the band recorded the new, third album “Witchmaster”, late 2003. Right after the album release, the band went for a tour with AXIS OF ADVANCE with session drummer Necrolucas of ANIMA DAMNATA fame. They desecrated Holland, Germany, Belgium and Slovenia.

Due to Inferno’s commitment to Behemoth, he was replaced by Bastek, a new drummer who used to play with Devilyn, Hell-Born, and Spinal Cord. The band recorded 6 new tracks for a 7”ep called ‘Sex drugs & natural selection’, and a fourth full LP ‘Trucizna’, which was followed by a tour supporting Italian Thrash/black metal legends BULLDOZER. Another 7”ep ‘Smierc’ was soon recorded the last one with Bastek on drums.

In 2013 Inferno returned to the band, this time taking over both drums and guitar, which resulted in new full length LP ‘Antichristus Ex Utero’. The album features 13 fierce pieces of black thrash metal and is to be released this year.

 


MERCHANDISING

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CONTACT

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