Spellbook - Featured Interview & The Zach Moonshine Show Sunday August 2 2020, 12:05 PM
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Spellbook - Featured Interview & The Zach Moonshine Show

Spellbook joins us on the show to talk about the new record Magick & Mischief. We take questions from the live chat and play new music from Spellbook as well as other new releases from Flame, Graves Of Giants, Pale Horsemen, Septicflesh, Agon, Korgul The Exterminator, Fumigation, Plague Years, ONIRIK, and classics from Orchid!

Track List:

1 - Intro/Firespirit of Rebellion/Primordial Storm - Flame (Finland)
2 - The Zach Moonshine Intro
3 - Insurrection - Graves of Giants
4 - Tundra/Scourge - Pale Horseman
5 - Portrait of a Headless Man/Martyr - SEPTICFLESH
6 - Strip the Power - Agon
7 - Prophecy of Black Blood - Körgull the Exterminator
8 - SpellBook interview featuring WANDS TO THE SKY/BLACK SHADOW/OMINOUS SKIES
9 - Capricorn/He Who Walks Alone - Orchid
10 - Pandemicaholic/News Feed Inbreed/Non Essential Service - Fumigation
11 - Incantation - Plague Years
12 - Cult Beyond Eternity - ONIRIK

Listen to the full show below!

Listen to just the interview on YouTube!

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SPELLBOOK – “Magick & Mischief”
RELEASE DATE: SEPT 25, 2020
FORMAT: CD / LP / DIGITAL
PRE-ORDER: 
CD: https://tinyurl.com/y8jblwc9
LP: https://tinyurl.com/yaawkc4o

Vintage, adventurous proto-metal that taps into the deep well of ’70s rock!  

Formerly known as Witch Hazel, SpellBook marries Black Sabbath, Pentagram and progressive rock for seven songs of entrancing classic metal!

During the writing process for what would eventually become Magick & Mischief, the members of York, Pennsylvania vintage proto-metal purveyors Witch Hazel realized there was no better time than the present to change their name. The idea had long rested on their mind, but the risks in changing a band’s name are numerous, if not painfully obvious. After all, since their 2007 formation, Witch Hazel independently released three studio albums, Forsaken Remedies (2012), Nocturnity (2015) and Otherwordly (2018), and had already generated buzz in the doom metal underground. But, with the confidence that the material they created for Magick & Mischief was the strongest of their career, 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 Magick & Mischief.

Recorded in May 2019 at Developing Nations with Kevin Bernsten, Magick & Mischief is the embodiment of a band going further than before, honing in on their obvious strengths as songwriters while exploring new territory in the sprawling classic metal and vintage heavy rock landscape. SpellBook, who feature 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. There are no rules. Write what feels good. The best songs win. As a result, Magick & Mischief is a varied, adventurous body of work, reeling in Iron Maiden and proto-metal vibes on “Wands to the Sky” and “Ominous Skies,” an epic concept piece in the form of “Dead Detectives,” which appropriately recalls Alice Cooper at his theatrical peak, along with regular crowd-pleaser “Amulet,” which the band honed in the live arena before committing it to tape. Elsewhere, doom, acoustic guitars and sterling lead vocal work from Tyson are interwoven with ease, all the while staying true to SpellBook’s impeccable list of influences of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss and Pentagram.

The album artwork was created by Chad Keith, who dutifully melded each of Magick & Mischief’s songs in visual form to comprise the cover. It’s a fitting representation of an album that puts a fresh twist on a classic style.

Magick & Mischief track listing:

LP version
Wands to the Sky
Black Shadow
Ominous Skies
Not Long for This World
Motorcade
Amulet(Single Version)
Dead Detectives

CD version
Wands to the Sky
Black Shadow
Ominous Skies
Not Long for This World
Motorcade
Amulet/Fare Thee Well
Dead Detectives

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