Band Profile


Hometown: Zielona Góra, Poland Current Label: Ibex Moon Records Websites: MySpace Profile
Band Members: Sebastian "Bastis" Grochowiak
Krzysztof "Geryon" Włodarski
Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek
Sebastian "Basti" Łuszczek

Witchmaster Bio:

WITCHMASTER was formed in 1996. 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 here we proudly present their debut fullenght album 'Violence & Blasphemy'. WITCHMASTER call their style as 'Satanic Metal Slaughter' and it's combination of Black Metal with it's filthiness and wickedness, blasting Speed Metal and devastating, crushing Thrash from the 80's era, but no cheap rip off, recycling or stupid retro shit here!

WITCHMASTER walk the barbaric path of ancient Black/Death power and stands for the True Metal. The album features 14 original songs plus cover version of Canadian Cult act - 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.

WITCHMASTER continued playing some scandalous gigs all over Poland, gaining recognition as a bunch of utter fuckheads and gutter-runers. In the glare of victory and the rain of insults, they've entered the rotten 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 goddamn recordings within mere 3 days. Some time later, though nobody remembers when exactly, WITCHMASTER went on tour with DESTROYER 666 and HOWITZER, visiting the Western Europe. 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. The road was fine, lots of boozing with the Ozmen. Usual. Then WITCHMASTER thanked Necrosodom for his cooperation, joined forces back with Reyash and recorded the new album "Witchmaster", late 2003. Right after the album release, the band went for a tour with AXIS OF ADVANCE with a session drummer Necrolucas of ANIMA DAMNATA fame. They desecrated Holland, Germany, Belgium and Slovenia.

WITCHMASTER was later supposed to play a tour with IMPIETY and ATOMIZER, but that never happened and then there were some plans for doing a split 7"EP with AXIS OF ADVANCE but sadly, WITCHMASTERs performance recorded live at Bitterfeld, was accidentally deleted. Due to Inferno's commitment to Behemoth, Witchmaster's new drummer is Bastek who used to play with Devilyn and Hell-Born, and now also Spinal Cord. In July the band recorded 6 new tracks for a demo, called 'Sex drugs & natural selection'.

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