Origin: Linköping, Sweden
Genres: 80's Metal

Axe Witch  


From a metal standpoint, there wasn't a lot going on in Sweden in the early 80's, though a few bands, like Heavy Load, gained a bit of traction. Axe Witch came into being in 1979 and after a debut EP in 1982, released their best-known album, The Lord Of Flies, in 1983. Borrowing liberally from the NWOBHM style of the day, Flies is a solid if unspectacular album, the kind of album that 80's completists will want to seek out while modern metal fans aren't going to get too excited about. The band soldiered on for a couple more albums before breaking up in 1987. A largely original lineup came back together in 2007.

Current Members

Anders Wallentoft

vocals

Magnus Jarl

guitars

Mikael Johansson (a'Delid)

guitars

Björn Hernborg

bass

Mats Johansson

drums (ex-Burst)

Former Members/Guests

Klas Wollberg

guitars RIP: 1996, drug abuse

Tommy Brage

bass

Magnus Hedin

bass

Per-Ove Johansson

drums


Discography



(EP) Pray For Metal 
1982
  1. Born In A Hell
  2. Heavy Revolution
  3. In The End Of The World
  4. Death Angel
  • Anders Wallentoft
  • Magnus Jarl
  • Mikael Johansson (a'Delid)
  • Tommy Brage
  • Mats Johansson




The Lord Of Flies 
1983 Fingerprint
  1. Axe Victim
  2. Just Another Lunatic
  3. High Power
  4. Let The Strings Cry Out
  5. Sinner
  6. The Arrival Of The Flies (Part 1)
  7. The Lord Of Flies
  8. Down Town
  9. Seven Angels
  • Anders Wallentoft
  • Magnus Jarl
  • Mikael Johansson (a'Delid)
  • Tommy Brage
  • Mats Johansson




Visions Of The Past 
1984
  1. Visions of the Past
  2. Give Them Hell
  3. Tonight
  4. Hot Lady
  5. Stand Up
  6. Heading For a Storm
  7. Born to Hell
  8. Time to Live
  • Anders Wallentoft
  • Magnus Jarl
  • Mikael Johansson (a'Delid)
  • Tommy Brage
  • Mats Johansson




Hooked On High Heels 
1985
  1. City's On Fire
  2. Evolution
  3. Too Much Hollywood
  4. World Of Illusion
  5. Nightcomers
  6. Tracks Of Blood
  7. Alpha And Omega
  8. Shadows Through The Night
  9. Backstage Queen
  10. Leather And Passion
  • Anders Wallentoft
  • Magnus Jarl
  • Klas Wollberg
  • Magnus Hedin
  • Per-Ove Johansson


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