SPELLBOOK - MAGIC & MISCHIEF


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BAND SpellBook

ALBUM MAGIC & MISCHIEF

LABEL ClawHammer PR

OUT 25/9/2020

OUR RATING 85/100


Formerly known as Witch Hazel, SpellBook are ready to unleash their new beat MAGIC & MISCHIEF, out on Sept 25th, 2020 on Cruz Del Sur.

AN ALBUM TO SUGGEST WITHOUT HESITATION..A STUNNING BLEND OF 70’S HARD ROCK, SABBATH’S INFLUENCES, PROGRESSIVE VIBES AND CLASSIC METAL.

During the writing process for Magick & Mischief, Witch Hazel realized there was no better time than the present to change their name.

Since their 2007 formation, Witch Hazel independently released three studio albums, Forsaken Remedies (2012), Nocturnity (2015) and Otherwordly (2018).

Witch Hazel reached back into their past for the song “The Spellbook” from Forsaken Remedies and rebranded themselves SpellBook.

Soon, a deal with Cruz Del Sur Music was signed, and the band started a new chapter that begins with the release of this platter, recorded in May 2019.

SpellBook, featuring vocalist Nate Tyson, drummer Nicholas Zinn, guitarist Andy Craven and bassist Seibert Lowe, followed a fairly simple approach when writing the album: There is no formula and there are but best songs win.


The first ace is WANDS TO THE SKY, between dark seventies hard rock and traditional Hm, enhanced by roaring bass, pressing drums and embracing riffing..a brilliant start!

Closer to Sabbath’s mood following BLACK SHADOWS, while OMINOUS SKIES develops a more progressive mood.

We love NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD with its complex texture and which grows second after second.

MOTORCADE is strong and squared while AMULET/FARE THEE WELL is WIDER.

Over elevens mins lenght for last DEAD DETECTIVES which ends in the best way this brilliant album.


TRACK LISTING


TRACKLIST LP


1. Wands to the Sky

2. Black Shadow

3. Ominous Skies

4. Not Long for This World

5. Motorcade

6. Amulet(Single Version)

7. Dead Detectives


TRACKLIST CD

1. Wands to the Sky

2. Black Shadow

3. Ominous Skies

4. Not Long for This World

5. Motorcade

6. Amulet/Fare Thee Well

7. Dead Detectives


LINE-UP


Nate Tyson VC

Andy Craven GT

Selbert Lowe Jr BG

Nicholas Zinn DR




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