Formed in Dec. 1986, WITCHES is the first band in France with female guttural voice!
Between 1986 and 1993, WITCHES recorded several demos "Silly Symphony" - 1988, "Agressive Soap" - 1989, "Lost of the Precious" - 1991, "Wind of Time" - 1993. These tapes were distributed in France and overseas and were quickly sold out !
First album "3.4.1" recorded in may 1994 in Germany was produced and distributed in France and Belgium by Abathrash /Boucherie Productions and distributed by such label as Relapse Records and Wild Rags in the USA. This CD is sold out (2000 ex. sold only in France).
MCD "Mort Né" out in 1997, contained 5 songs, recorded later for the 2nd album.
Last full album "7" (pronounced in French "sept" / "cet"), was out in 2007 on label Multicom City Distribution. And is also nearly sold out.
For WITCHES First demos 25th anniversary, in sept 2014, Emanes Metal Records produced, a limited edition vinyl "Agressive Symphony" containing demos from 1988 & 1989.
September 2015 was the official release of "The Hunt" containing 6 tracks of pure speed thrash metal
30 years Thrashing
Release Date: December 2016
Label: Mighty Spell
Silly Symphony - In The Name of God - Lessive Agressive - Thrashing Witches
4 songs composed between 1986 et 1989 revisited, rearranged, re recorded in 2016 : more speed, more dynamic, more incisive, more violent!
Guest for leads : Alex Colin-Tocquaine, guitar/singer of famous French Agressor, Sibylle’s brother & Witches drummer of the old days (1986 -1989)
WITCHES plays at famous HELLFEST (Altar stage), in famous french place such as Elysée Montmartre in Paris, Metronum in Toulouse but also Garage in Saarbrucken and Underworld in Londres WITCHES share stage with : Venom inc (UK), Vader (PL), Death Angel (US), Six Feet Under (US), Agressor (Fr), Loudblast (Fr), M:Pire of Evil (ex-Venom) (UK), Dagoba (Fr), Zuul FX (Fr), Eths (Fr), Entombed (Swe), Divine Chaos (UK), Rain Shatter (Mex), Vredehammer (Nor), Sic Zone (Ger), No Return (Fr), Execution (Fr), Hemoragy (Fr), etc…
Shows around France
Japan Tour with Hate Beyond in June (Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Nagano, Aichi, Shizuoka)
Release Date: April 2017 Label: Mighty Spell Metal Box - limited edition numbered – containing 7 CDs: