ntroducing our very own Witchfinder General Forum. Visit the link HERE to talk with other Witchfinder General fans, collectors and nutters.
ndoubtedly I am no different than most Witchfinder General fans. I'm a big Black Sabbath fan and when Sabbath broke up, a great void was created.
In the day, many bands dabbled in recreating the Sabbath sound, from Bang (in particular their debut eponymus release Bang - Bang) to other bands such as Pentagram, but few were able to recreate that classic sound... until Witchfinder General.
Now DON'T GET ME WRONG, Witchfinder General aren't a Black Sabbath clone band. They are THE band who understood the DYNAMICS of Black Sabbath's WALL OF SOUND and then worked that dynamic into their own unique blend of song writing.
discovered Witchfinder General in 1982 with the release of their Death Penalty album. I was late, missing their first two ep's Burning a Sinner and Soviet Invasion, but that was ok because Death Penalty was such a strong piece of work that I was made instantly fanatical about this band. They were immediately incredible in my mind, and to this day I am still listening to those two full length LP's and still loving every note, word and squeak!
o, after years of collecting, and obsessing I have only been able to collect their albums (in various colours) and those same full length albums on CD. I did however manage to score an un-official Witchfinder General t-shirt though. It was produced by Old Metal Records. Thanks guys!
There were a pile of bootlegged shirts available in the past years. Three of which were different versions of "Burning A Sinner" (black on whiteg, white on black and white on orange). And there were two different shirts with the WITCHFINDER GENERAL guy on them (black on a white and red printing on black). There was also that Soviet Invasion shirt. Sometimes these shirts surface on E-Bay for big dollars.
Aside from those few things I have neither collected nor seen anything pertaining to Witchfinder General. So I'm hoping someone can help me out with WHATEVER you know or are willing to photograph, send or sell. You can contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
orthwinds, a young band from Paris France have released two covers of Witchfinder General tracks on their new CD "Chimères".
You can reach them at www.Northwinds-Music.com
or by e-mail at email@example.com
You can also hear another Witchfinder General cover here.
And once again here's another cover by a group in Germany.
If you order buttons, please let them know I sent you. Thanks (Liam).
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ere are some links to some other Witchfinder General resources.
Witchfinder General Links
Witchfinder General Reviews
Witchfinder General Sellers
www.GDMrecords.com - For the original vinyl.
Restless and Wild Imorts - For the cd's on Ebay.
www.RevolverUK.com - For the cd's worldwide.
www.JoeMetal.com - For the cd's in the US.
www.WildRiverShirts.com - For great quality t-shirts at good prices.
www.SickInc.com - For bootlegged t-shirts like mine.
www.CherryRed.co.uk - For some other NWOBHM cd's in the UK.
Teichiku Records Co. Ltd. - For many other NWOBHM cd's worldwide.
www.Skinny-Lizzy.com - For a billion and one buttons!.
Black Sabbath - The band that started it all!
sHeavy - A band from Newfoundland (East Coast Canada) So Sabbathy!!! So good!!!
Pentagram - Great Sabbathy music with a garage band quality to it. Fun!
Solitude Aeturnus - A modern spin on Sabbath with powerful chops n vocals.
Diamond Head - One of the greatest bands EVER, in my humble opinion. And they gigged with WFG in the day!
Tank - POPUP ALERT! - Tank sound like Motorhead, not Sabbath, but also were on the scene with WFG in the early 80's and are a whole lotta fun!.
Orange Goblin - These guys are crazy and they're into WFG.
Grumpy Clothing - Artistic T-Shirts for the masses.