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WITCHWOOD
"Before the Winter"

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  • ANTHEM FOR A CHILD
    A TASTE OF WINTER
  • FEELIN'
    CRIMSON MOON
    HESPERUS
    NO REASON TO CRY
    NASRID
    CRAZY LITTLE LOVER
    SLOW COLOURS OF SHADE
    CHILD STAR (Lp Bonus Track)
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"There is no other band in the world that sounds so very early Seventies-ish as Witchwood does."
 
 
 
 
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SILVER 2 LP, gatefold cover, limited to 100 copies : SOLD OUT
YELLOW 2 LP, gatefold cover, limited to 100 copies, Fu.zu.l Records exclusive, only few available : SOLD OUT
2 LP, gatefold cover, limited to 200 copies : 26,90 € (20th November)
CD : 13,00 € (20th November)
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I Witchwood da Faenza nascono dalle ceneri dei Buttered Bacon Biscuits, che pubblicano nel 2010 l'album "From The Solitary Woods" (ristampato nel 2017 su Cd ed Lp da JRR), recensito positivamente da moltissime testate musicali e siti web italiani e stranieri. Suonano molti concerti in giro per l'Italia, anche supportando importanti band come Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull, Bud Spencer Blues Explosion. Dopo lo scioglimento dei B.B.B. il mastermind Ricky (voce, chitarra e principale compositore di tutti i brani targati B.B.B. e Witchwood) riunisce con sé Andy (batteria), Steve (hammond, synth, tastiere), Sam (flauto) e Luca Celotti (basso) per il progetto Witchwood. Si tratta di tutti musicisti attivi da decenni, con esperienze di registrazione con altre band e collaborazioni con artisti del calibro di Martin Grice (Delirium) e Nik Turner (Hawkwind). Il debut album "Litanies From The Woods" (2015) è il frutto di quasi due anni di composizione, lunghe sessioni di prove e registrazioni. Dalla durata di 78 minuti (!) è composto da dieci pezzi che spaziano dall'hard rock di stampo settantiano, al progressive, psych, southern rock, blues e riceve unanimi consensi da tutta la critica specializzata, italiana e straniera, ed apprezzamenti anche in termini di vendite (il Cd arriva alla terza stampa, il doppio vinile brucia quasi 500 copie in pochi mesi), fino al riconoscimento di "band emergente del 2015" per i lettori di Rock Hard Italia ed alla partecipazione aella Wacken Metal Battle Italy che li porta sino in finale. Seguono concerti anche all' estero all'Hammer of Doom e come special-guest per i Vintage Caravan, entrambi in Germania, al Malta Doom Metal Fest. Un anno piu tardi l'acclamato debutto è tempo per "Handful of Stars" che contiene 3 inedite, 2 covers ( "Flaming Telepath" dei Blue Öyster Cult e "Rainbow Demon" degli Uriah Heep) quale omaggio e tributo a due grandi band così importanti per il loro percorso musicale ed una versione inedita della suite "Handful Of Stars" (da "Litanies From The Woods") con una nuova emozionante ed inedita intro, per un totale di 45 minuti. “‘Handful Of Stars’ rappresenta un ipotetico ciclo della band visto che contiene anche materiale sviluppato su idee risalenti al periodo di registrazione di ‘Litanies From The Woods’, ma lasciate in quel momento da parte per ovvi motivi di spazio, visto che l'album raggiungeva già quasi gli 80 minuti”, spiega Ricky. “Oltre a tre pezzi inediti abbiamo anche reso omaggio a due delle nostre band preferite di sempre: i Blue Öyster Cult con ‘Flaming Telepaths’ e gli Uriah Heep con ‘Rainbow Demon’. Inoltre abbiamo inserito la versione estesa con l'aggiunta di parti inedite del brano ‘Handful of Stars’. È un disco ben curato e ricco di materiale interessante, non un riempitivo visto la durata complessiva di 45 minuti. Siamo molto soddisfatti del risultato finale e speriamo che non deluda le aspettative”."Handful Of Stars" è anche il giusto modo di celebrare gli apprezzamenti ricevuti per il debut album, per presentare il nuovo chitarrista Antonino Stella, stimato session man e amico di lunga data di Ricky ed il nuovo videoclip della titletrack, realizzato dalle tavole dell'artista Dimitri Corradini. Negli ultimi 4 anni la band ha suonato dal vivo e raccolto tutte le energie e le ispirazioni per pubblicare il nuovo, miglior album possibile, intitolato “Before the Winter”. Una lunga attesa, ma ne è valsa sicuramente la pena! Disponibile in versione doppio vinile con bonus track e copertina apribile in diverse colorazioni: 100 copie in argento (esclusiva JRR), 100 in color senape (Kozmik Artifactz), 100 in giallo (Fu.zu.l. Records), Cd e digitale.
Witchwood were born in 2014 from the ashes of Buttered Bacon Biscuits . B.B.B. released a self-produced Cd in 2010 entitled "From the solitary woods" (available on Cd and Lp - JRR 2017) and positively reviewed by many italian and foreign music magazines and websites. They played in many gigs around Italy, also supporting important bands like Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull, Bud Spencer Blues Explosion. After the split some members of the band, mastermind Ricky (vocals, guitar and main writer of B.B.B. and Witchwood), Andy (drums), Steve (hammond, synth, keys) and Sam (flute), decided, with the entry of new member Luca Celotti on bass, to start Witchwood. All musicians, active for decades, with past recording experience with local bands and collaborations with artists like Martin Grice (Delirium) and Nik Turner (Hawkwind). Debut album "Litanies From The Woods" (2015) is the result of 2 years of songwriting, long and hard rehearsals and recording sessions and features ten tracks (78 minutes) and it is a long journey from 70’s hard rock, to progressive, psych, southern rock and blues. Got very excellent acceptance from public and press, both in and outside Italy, which allowed a strong promotional-push (they play live at Hammer of Doom and as guest for The Vintage Caravan in Germany, at Malta Doom Metal Fest) and a deserved good visibility on all main specialized webzines and magazines; both Cd and Lp first runs went quickly sold out. Rightly Witchwood were considered one of the best bands from the new "retro-rock" wave, voted as "best emerging band in 2015" by Rock Hard Italy readers and played the final italian match in the Wacken Metal Battle competition.
One year later the acclaimed debut, Italian 70’s hard rockers Witchwood came back with a new recording, featuring 3 unreleased songs, 2 covers ("Flaming Telepath" from Blue Öyster Cult and "Rainbow Demon" from Uriah Heep) as homage and tribute to these two great bands, so important for Witchwood's musical journey, and an unreleased version of the suite "Handful Of Stars" (from "Litanies From The Woods") with a new breathless intro, for a total of 45 minutes of music.
“‘Handful Of Stars’ represents an hypothetical band’s cycle as it contains also music based on ideas developed during the recording sessions of ‘Litanies From The Woods’, but left behind because that album was already almost 80 minutes length”, said Ricky Dal Pane. “There are 3 unreleased songs and a tribute to two of our favourite bands of all time: ‘Flaming Telepaths’ from Blue Öyster Cult and ‘Rainbow Demon’ from Uriah Heep. We also added an extended version of the song ‘Handful Of Stars’. This is a very well curated album and it’s full of interesting material. It’s not just a filler between two full-length albums as its length is 45 minutes. We are very happy about it and we hope our fans won’t be disappointed”. “Handful of Stars" was also the right way to celebrate the appreciations received for the debut album, to introduce the new guitar player Antonino Stella, appreciated session man and long time Ricky's friend and to present new videoclip for "Handful of Stars" with drawings by artist Dimitri Corradini. Last 4 years the band played live and collected all the energies and inspirations to release the new, best possible, album entitled “Before the Winter”. A long time, but worths the wait!
Available on gatefold cover 2 Lp with bonus track on different colored vinyls: 100 copies in silver (exclusive JRR), 100 in mustard (Kozmik Artifactz), 100 in yellow (Fu.zu.l. Records), Cd, Digital.
 
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