is the sixth studio album by Witchcult Today English doom metal band Electric Wizard. It was recorded entirely on vintage 1970s equipment at Toe Rag Studios and was released in November 2007. The sound of [3 ] Witchcult Today was less harsh than preceding albums and Jus Oborn's vocals are much more prominent. It was the band's most well-received album in seven years.
The band's fascination with horror movies and writers continues here with "Satanic Rites of Drugula", a reference to the
Hammer Studios horror film , and " The Satanic Rites of Dracula Dunwich", a reference to H.P. Lovecraft's short story ; also "Black Magic Rituals & Perversions (I. Frisson Des Vampires II. Zora)" makes reference to The Dunwich Horror Jean Rollin film ( Le Frisson des Vampires Shiver of the Vampires) and to Italian comic book character Zora the Vampire. Furthermore the album cover of "Witchcult Today" is edited from the poster for and is reminiscent of a scene from the 1975 occult thriller The Devil Rides Out . Race with the Devil
Track listing [ edit ]
"Witchcult Today" – 7:54
"Dunwich" – 5:34
"Satanic Rites of Drugula" – 6:06
"Raptus" – 2:13
The Chosen Few" – 8:19 "Torquemada '71" – 6:42
"Black Magic Rituals & Perversions" – 11:01
I. "Frisson Des Vampires"
"Saturnine" – 11:04
"Raptus Reprise" – 2:21 (Japanese edition bonus track)
Personnel [ edit ]
Jus Oborn – guitar, vocals, sitar Liz Buckingham – guitar,
Hammond organ Rob Al-Issa – bass
Shaun Rutter – drums
All lyrics – Jus Oborn
All music – Electric Wizard
Cover artwork – Jus Oborn
Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Liam Watson
Mastered by Noel Summerville
Release history [ edit ]
Out of Print?
Limited black disc/foil sleeve version [4 ]
Standard jewel case edition [5 ]
Includes bonus track
Standard jewel case edition
Special "die-hard" edition; includes screened poster and patch;
limited 500 copies (100 purple, 200 black/silver sparkle, 200 green) [6 ]
Limited 1500 copies (500 black, 500 clear, 500 silver/grey) [7 ]
"Black Edition", features slightly altered cover art. Non-Gatefold.
References [ edit ]