Wykked Wytch

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Wykked Wytch
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; USA
Genres Black metal
Gothic metal
Years active 1994- present
Labels Demolition Records (1996-2003)
Dreamcather Records (2004-2007)
Perish Music Group (2008-present)
Website Wykked Wytch
Members Ipek Warnock
Gio Geraca
Kenny
Salvatore LoPresti
Sean Young
Steven Brubaker
Past members Mark Warlokk (guitars)
Sean Tibbetts (bass)
David (guitars)
Barry Meyers (bass)
Pat Aylward (bass)
Ben Kuzay (bass)
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Jeremy Deacon (bass)
Steve Brubaker (drums)
Harry Ketterer (drums)
Koos (drums)
Richard Christy (drums)

Wykked Wytch is a black metal band signed to Perish Music Group from Miami, Florida, USA.

Biography[edit]

The band's first album (on their own label Cauldron Records) was released in September 1996. The album, Something Wykked This Way Comes, received critical acclaim throughout the US and the rest of the world.[1] After its initial pressing, Demolition Records, a UK-based metal label picked up the album for European distribution and re-issued the album with an extra two tracks.

In the fall of 1999, Ipek revamped Wykked Wytch with a new line-up and started to write material for the band’s second album, Angelic Vengeance. The album was recorded at Damage Studios in Ventimiglia, Italy with John Rae (of the UK band Pain Control) sessioning on drums. The album was produced by Kit Woolven (Cradle of Filth, Anathema) and mastered by Jim Morris (Cannibal Corpse, Death) at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida.

Angelic Vengeance was released in the fall of 2001 and Wykked Wytch took their show on the road to support the album in Europe. The band landed the coveted support spot on the "Hell Comes To Your Town 2" European Tour with thrash legends Kreator, Sodom and Destruction.[2]

After returning home from a successful European tour in 2002, Ipek and guitarist Gio Geraca began collaborating on material for the third album Nefret. In late 2002, Wykked Wytch cut demos at Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, Florida with engineer Jason Suceof (Trivium, Devildriver) and session drums performed by Richard Christy (Death, Iced Earth, The Howard Stern Show).

By early 2003, the writing for the third album was completed and the band went into the studio to begin recording. The album was recorded at Studio 13 in Deerfield Beach, Florida and was produced by Jeremy Staska (Marilyn Manson, Poison the Well) and the band. The album cover art for Nefret was once again handled by Chad Michael Ward (Soilwork, Darkane), who also designed the cover for Wykked Wytch’s previous album. Soon after the completion of the album Wykked Wytch shot a video for the track "The Soul Awaits".

After several delays the album was finally released in the Fall of 2004 through Demolition Records/Dreamcatcher Records. Wykked Wytch spent the first half of 2005 on the road in Europe as part of an extensive touring campaign. The three-month trek had Wykked Wytch first teaming up with Carpathian Forest, Tsjuder and E-Force for six weeks. The band then continued their touring of Europe by joining the No Mercy Fests with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Disbelief, Dying Fetus and Cataract.

On returning home from Europe, Wykked Wytch started to write material for their fourth album. In August 2005, the band entered Red Room Recorders in Tampa with engineer Mark Prator (Deicide, Obituary) to record demos. The band finished 2005 by supporting Deicide on a month long tour of Europe and were joined by drummer John Rae who had performed drums on Wykked Wytch's second album Angelic Vengeance.

At the beginning of 2006, Wykked Wytch signed with UK based label SixSixSix Records, owned by Cradle of Filth bassist Dave Pybus. This would be a short lived union and the band soon part ways with the label. They would go on to self-finance their fourth album Memories of a Dying Whore and begin recording at Redroom Recorders in Tampa with Mark Prator engineering. Before the completion of the album Wykked Wytch would join Hanzel and Gretyl and Bella Morte for a short US tour "Oktotenfest" in the Fall of 2006.

In 2007 Wykked Wytch completed the album. The album was mixed by Eric Rachel at Trax East Studios in New Jersey and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studios in New York. After several delays Memories of a Dying Whore was released in December through Perish Music Group.

In 2008 the band released two cover songs and videos; the songs were "Sweet Dreams" from Eurythmics and "Bring Me to Life" from Evanescence.[3]

Members[edit]

Current line-up

  • Ipek Warnock - Vocals
  • Kenny - Bass
  • Salvatore LoPresti - Keyboards

Former Members

  • Mark Warlokk - Guitars
  • Gio Geraca - Guitars
  • Sean Young - Guitars
  • Jeremy Deacon - Bass
  • Sean Tibbetts - Bass
  • David - Bass and Guitars
  • Barry Meyers - Bass
  • Pat Aylward - Bass
  • Ben Kuzay - Bass
  • Steve Brubaker - Drums
  • Harry Ketterer - Drums
  • John Rae - Drums
  • Koos - Drums
  • Chris Morini - Drums
  • Richard Christy - Drums
  • Lenny Warmbrandt - Bass

Discography[edit]

Demos

  • Awakened (2006)

Albums

Videos

Promo Videos

References[edit]

External links[edit]