CATWITCH BAND PAGE
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Gothic metal; Gothic rock; Thrash metal
Australian shock metal band, CATWITCH, "…are a live
theatrical act not to be missed…" (Loudmouth magazine).
In a state of mind half way between nightmare and reality, Darkness lay
silent, shapeless, for it needed a new form. A form that was powerful
and of pure blood, something to spread its word, something to bring
mayhem to where before there was order and breed a new kind of insanity.
Mother Darkness gathered up her dying embers and with these ashes she
forged one purpose, split within a force of six and with a single icy
breath she breathed, not life but something in-between that and death,
CATWITCH was born. Together they spawned a unique fusion of gothic melodies
and thundering rhythms that would shake the pillars of Heaven, destined
to alter the perception of musical Entertainment forever. Like a
vicious storm CATWITCH rain down thrilling crowds with their "…brutish songs
and powerfully visual stage show…"(Loudmouth)
. "…Onstage CATWITCH are well noted for their hellish theatrical
visions and raw atmospheric power…"(Massive magazine).
"…The most entertaining show seen on the live circuit in a long
"…To see CATWITCH perform is to see a band that goes to no end of
effort to put on an awesome stage show…"(Beat magazine).
With influences including the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Sepultura, Alice
Cooper and My Dying Bride, CATWITCH are able to retain a distinct sound
and style, which makes them stand out from the rest of the Goth/metal
"…Criss-crossing Marilyn Manson and Metallica territory, CATWITCH
provide a furious gothic metal vision…"(Massive).
"…The flow of music flooding your ears, is like the nourishment a babe
would get from the blood in the womb…"(Rabelias).
CATWITCH have been included on three of the 'Metal Warriors' Videos
produced by Samson Productions, with video clips for their songs 'Demons
of the Night' and 'Judgment Day' (both taken from the 1997 release
Phobophilia). These clips have also been televised on 'Rage' (ABC TV) and
'Asylum' (Ch 31).
The attention CATWITCH have arouse led to the filming of a documentary
produced by December Films and Film Victoria. Centering on the band,
the film 'Hear No Evil', which screened nationally on SBS TV January
1998, gained CATWITCH mainstream publicity and was reviewed in some of
Australia's leading magazines and newspapers like The Age, The Herald Sun,
Who Weekly and TV Week.
"Take Pyogenesis, add a little My Dying Bride and mix the lot with
Metallica and the result will be worth your taste."(www.rockezine.com).
CATWITCH "…deliver a musical statement worthy of enticing the demented
listener to the show…"(Beat).
At present the CATWITCH discography includes two albums, 'Phobophilia'
(1997) and 'This Haunted Lullaby' (2000), both albums received a
fantastic response from the media and fans alike. Recently CATWITCH returned
to the studio, recording and releasing a sample of "things to come" in
the form of an EP entitled 'The Hidden' featuring three new tracks (as
well as four previously released bonus tracks) destined for the third
album 'Faces' (to be released 2004).
Currently CATWITCH are rehearsing tirelessly for a string of live shows
spread across 2004. As well as working on new material for 'Faces'.
'Faces' is a concept destined to show the world what nasty little things
lurk in the shadowy minds of CATWITCH.
"Whether you want million miles an hour guitar and thrashing drums, or
a haunting gothic mystery, CATWITCH provide it."(Loudmouth magazine).
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