Formed in December 1986 in the south of France, in Antibes,

Witches recorded first demo tape "Silly Symphony" in March 1988 witch sold 600 copies. The second demo tape "Aggressive Soap" (January 1989) sold 300 copies. These two demos were recorded in a 4-track.

After several shows in France and Switzerland, the band moved to Paris in 1991.

"Lost Of The Precious", a 4-track demo tape, was recorded in August of 1991 and was distributed by Dutch label Foundation 2000 in quantity of 500 copies. In May 1993, the band recorded another demo tape "Wind Of Time" (1000 copies produced). As the precedent one, it was recorded in a 16-track studio and released with a colored cover.

In May 1994, Witches recorded their first album "3.4.1" in German studio called MasterPlan. It was released only on CD for mainly promotion, was distributed by the band itself in France and elsewhere, but also by Relapse Records and Wild Rags Records in the United States.

After sending it to different labels, the band signed with Abathrash, the sub-label of Boucherie Productions. The album was out by Abathrash on February 1995 and was distributed by PIAS in France and in Belgium.

After a promotional tour (radios, TV like MCM Channel etc) as well as some shows in Paris (La Locomotive, Le Gibus and L'Elysée Montmartre) and in the rest of France (Lille, Tours, Limoges etc), Witches did a "break" for a second album.

Result was "7" album, which was recorded at the end of 2007 and was distributed in all french shops in March 2008 by Multicom City Distribution.

Also many shows were done, with bands like Entombed, ADX, Blaspheme, No Return (2), Killers (4), Still Square, Demon Eyes, RBO, Evil One, Uncorporal, Lost Era, Sykhlone, Necropsy, Orakle, Würm, Dreadful Silence and more.

Witches split-up in 1999 and reformed in the mid-2000.

Currently guitarist/vocalist and original member of the band Sybille Colin-Tocquaine is writing songs for a new album, looking for a label to release it and also looking for new musicians to fill up the ranks.

Current line-up:
Sybille Colin-Tocquaine - guitar & vocals

Last line-up:
Sybille Colin-Tocquaine - guitar & vocals
Mag Fourcade - bass
Bernard Queruel - guitars
Franck Gasnier - drums

Original line-up:
Sybille Colin-Tocquaine - vocals & guitars
Nathalie Degiovanni - guitars
Isabelle Chalmin - vocals & bass
Alex Colin-Tocquaine - drums


Witches Discography Tracks


none Witches Agressive Soap(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label none France 1989 Sell This Version
Witches 3.4.1 (Album) Witches Production France 1994 Sell This Version
AW004 Witches 7 (CD, Album) Multicom-City AW004 France 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

053.5201.a, BP5201-a Witches Horror Museum(CD, Single, Promo) Abathrash, Boucherie Productions 053.5201.a, BP5201-a France 1995 Sell This Version
AW005 Witches The Hunt(CD, EP) Not On Label AW005 France 2015 Sell This Version
MS009 Witches 30 Years Thrashing(CD, EP, Dig) Mighty Spell Records MS009 France 2016 Sell This Version


METAL054 Witches Agressive Symphony(LP, Comp, RM) Emanes Metal Records METAL054 France 2014 Sell This Version
none Witches Thrashing The Hunt(CD, Comp) Mighty Spell Records, Jackhammer Music none Japan 2017 Sell This Version


none Witches In The Name Of God(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label none France 1988 Sell This Version
none Witches Silly Symphony (Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label none France 1988 Sell This Version
none Witches Lost of Precious (Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label none France 1991 Sell This Version
none Witches Wind Of Time(Cass, Dem) Not On Label none France 1993 Sell This Version
. Witches Mort né(Cass, Promo) Not On Label . France 1997 Sell This Version