Bell Witch (band)

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Bell Witch
Bell Witch @ Roadburn Festival 2018-04-21 001.jpg
Dylan Desmond performing with Bell Witch at Roadburn
Background information
OriginSeattle, Washington, United States
Years active2010–present
LabelsProfound Lore Records
MembersDylan Desmond
Jesse Shreibman
Past membersAdrian Guerra

Bell Witch is an American doom metal band from Seattle, Washington, United States, formed in 2010.[1] Notably, the group has no guitarist.[2]


Bell Witch was formed in 2010 by Dylan Desmond and Adrian Guerra.[3] In 2011, the group created a four-track demo that was released through a number of small record labels.[4] With the success of that release, Bell Witch went on to create their first two studio albums, Longing (2012) and Four Phantoms (2015). In 2016, drummer and co-founding member Adrian Guerra died, shortly after being replaced by Jesse Shreibman on drums.[5] Less than a year later, Bell Witch released their third album, Mirror Reaper (2017), to critical acclaim.[6] The album features vocals from Guerra that had been left over from the Four Phantoms sessions[7] and acts as a tribute to him.[8] Notably, Mirror Reaper comprises one 84-minute song of the same name.[9] Mirror Reaper received significant national coverage, appearing on a number of year-end lists.[10][11][12][13]


Current members

  • Dylan Desmond – vocals, bass (2010–present)
  • Jesse Shreibman – drums, vocals (2016–present)

Former members

  • Adrian Guerra – drums, vocals (2010–2016; deceased)[14]


Studio albums

Other releases

  • Demo 2011 (various labels, 2011)


  1. ^ "Bell Witch Bandcamp entry (includes bio)". Bandcamp. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Rothbarth, Adam. "Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Bell Witch Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Demo 2011 (cassette liner notes). Bell Witch. 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Davis, Cody. "Former BELL WITCH Drummer/Vocalist, Adrian Guerra, Passes Away". Metal Injection. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Mirror Reaper Metacritic entry". Metacritic. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Britt, Thomas. "Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper". PopMatters. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Schafer, Joseph. "Bell Witch's New LP Is a Loving Tribute to Former Drummer Adrien Guerra". Vice. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Lyons, Patrick. "Bell Witch Is the Most Ambitious Band in Doom Metal". Willamette Week. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  10. ^ Spyros, Stasis. "The Best Metal of 2017". PopMatters. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  11. ^ Weingarten, Christopher. "20 Best Metal Albums of 2017". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "25 Best Metal Albums of 2017". Loudwire. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Here Are Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2017". Decibel. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  14. ^ Gordon, Jeremy. "Bell Witch's Adrian Guerra Has Died". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 9, 2017.

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