Witch Mountain (band)

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Witch Mountain
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Doom metal
Years active 1997–present
Labels Profound Lore, Mountastic
Associated acts Iommi Stubbs, Two Ton Boa, Aranya, Point Line Plane, M99, Comavoid, Towers, Billions and Billions
Members Nathan Carson
Charles Thomas
Rob Wrong
Past members Neal Munson
Uta Plotkin
Dave Hoopaugh
Johnny Belluzzi
Kip Larson
Rob Keith
Anthony Hubik
Preston Reyes

Witch Mountain is a doom metal band from Portland, Oregon.

Formed in 1997,[1] Witch Mountain recorded a demo, released their first full-length album, and toured both nationally and locally. After a 2002 tour with Eternal Elysium, the band slowed activity while Rob and Dave attended to their respective families and their other band Iommi Stubbs, and Nate worked on other musical collaborations and his booking agency, Nanotear. After a July 2009 show opening for Pentagram, guest singer Uta was asked to join the band as main vocalist, marking a revival of the band. Witch Mountain's second full-length album, South of Salem, was recorded six months later at Smegma Studios,[2] produced by Billy Anderson, and released in April 2011,[3] coinciding with a SXSW tour.

In November 2011, Witch Mountain was signed with Profound Lore.[4] As of their February 17, 2012 South of Salem CD release show, Dave parted with the band to concentrate on family and other projects, leaving bass duties to Billions and Billions member Neal Munson. Witch Mountain released their third full-length album, Cauldron of the Wild, on June 12, 2012.[5]

Neal Munson left the band in July 2013. New member Charles Thomas joined Witch Mountain to continue bass duties.

Uta Plotkin will leave the band after the release of Mobile of Angels, in September 2014.[6]

Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

  • Nate Carson - drums (1997–present)
  • Charles Thomas - bass guitar (2013-present)
  • Rob Wrong - guitar, vocals (1997–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Uta Plotkin - vocals (2009–2014)
  • Neal Munson - bass guitar (2012–2013)
  • Dave Hoopaugh - bass guitar (2000–2012)
  • Johnny Belluzzi - rhythm guitar (2000–2002)
  • Kip Larson - bass guitar (1999–2000)
  • Rob Keith - bass guitar (1998–1999)
  • Anthony Hubik - bass guitar (1997–1998)
  • Preston Reyes - bass guitar (1997)

Discography[edit]

  • Homegrown Doom (demo, 1999)
  • ...Come the Mountain (2001)
  • Metal Swim (Adult Swim compilation, 2010)[7]
  • South of Salem (LP 2011, CD 2012)
  • Let It Rain (Oregon Historical Society compilation, 2012)[8]
  • Witch Mountain EP (2012)
  • Cauldron of the Wild (2012)
  • Mobile of Angels (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bash, James (2012-02-11). "Oregon Music News". Oregon Music News. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  2. ^ Gotrich, Lars (2011-04-08). "Witch Mountain: Doom Metal Aged 10 Years, Just 'South Of Salem' : All Songs Considered Blog". NPR. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ Ham, Robert (2011-04-06). "South of Salem release show preview". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Witch Mountain". Profound Lore Records. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  5. ^ "WITCH MOUNTAIN – Complete New Album/Tour Announcement". Profound Lore Records. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Frontwoman Uta Plotkin to Leave Witch Mountain after Release of New Album, ‘Mobile of Angels’". NewBay Media, LLC. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  7. ^ "Metal Swim compilation (2010)". Adult Swim. 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  8. ^ Ham, Robert (2012-01-31). "Oregon Bands Cover Oregon Bands and Everybody Wins". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 

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