Witchfynde

Profile:
British heavy metal band, one of the pioneers of N.W.O.B.H.M. (New Wave of British Heavy Metal). Formed in Derbyshire, England in 1974 by bassist Richard Blower and vocalist Neil Harvey. Richard Blower discovered guitarist Trevor Taylor (aka Montalo) in a band called Atiofel. When Richard Blower left the band in 1975, they reformed Witchfynde with lead guitarist Montalo, bassist Andro Coulton and drummer Gra Scoresby, and soon recruited Steve Bridges (2) on the vocals. The band released their first single, "Give 'Em Hell" in 1979 and released their first full-length album, also entitled "Give 'Em Hell", on Rondelet Records in 1980. Friday Night Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 hosted by Tommy Vance, played a vital role in their success. The band also gained some exposure by touring England with Def Leppard in the summer of 1980. Their sound incorporated a mix of influences, such as progressive and hard rock and various aspects of the heavy metal sound as well as prominent use of satanic imagery. Witchfynde ceased to exist in 1984, after their "Lords Of Sin" LP and they reformed in 1999, with Montalo and Gra Scoresby being the only original members.

Current line-up:
Luther Beltz - vocals
Montalo - guitars
Pete Surgey - bass
Gra Scoresby - drums
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Albums

Witchfynde - Give 'Em Hell album art Witchfynde Give 'Em Hell (Album) Rondelet Music & Records Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
Witchfynde - Stagefright album art Witchfynde Stagefright (Album) Bellaphon UK 1981 Sell This Version
260·15·014 Witchfynde - The Boys Are Back / Give 'Em Hell album art Stone City Band / Witchfynde Stone City Band / Witchfynde - The Boys Are Back / Give 'Em Hell(LP, Album, MP) Motown 260·15·014 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Witchfynde - Cloak & Dagger album art Witchfynde Cloak & Dagger (Album) Expulsion (2) UK 1983 Sell This Version
Witchfynde - Lords Of Sin & Anthems album art Witchfynde Lords Of Sin & Anthems (Album) Mausoleum Records, Mausoleum Records, Mausoleum Records Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
WO14 Witchfynde - Play It To Death album art Witchfynde Play It To Death(CD, Album) Witchfynde Holdings WO14 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Witchfynde - The Witching Hour album art Witchfynde The Witching Hour (Album) High Roller Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
DUST025 Witchfynde - Royal William Live Sacrifice album art Witchfynde Royal William Live Sacrifice(LP, Album) Buried By Time And Dust Records DUST025 US 2011 Sell This Version
Witchfynde - The Lost Tapes Of 1975 album art Witchfynde The Lost Tapes Of 1975 (Album) Vyper Records UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Witchfynde - Give 'Em Hell album art Witchfynde Give 'Em Hell (Single) Rondelet Music & Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
ROUND 4 Witchfynde - In The Stars album art Witchfynde In The Stars(7", Single) Rondelet Music & Records ROUND 4 UK 1980 Sell This Version
OUT 3 Witchfynde - I'd Rather Go Wild album art Witchfynde I'd Rather Go Wild(7") Expulsion (2) OUT 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
GUTS 8404 Witchfynde - Conspiracy album art Witchfynde Conspiracy(7") Mausoleum Records GUTS 8404 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version

Compilations

CD METAL 1 Witchfynde - The Best Of album art Witchfynde The Best Of(CD, Comp) British Steel CD METAL 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CD LEM 89 Witchfynde - The Best Of album art Witchfynde The Best Of(CD, Comp) Lemon Recordings CD LEM 89 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HNEBOX084 Witchfynde - Divine Victims - The Witchfynde Albums 1980-1983 album art Witchfynde Divine Victims - The Witchfynde Albums 1980-1983(Box, Comp + 3xCD, RE) HNE Recordings Ltd HNEBOX084 UK 2017 Sell This Version