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
Genres
Years active2010–present
LabelsProfound Lore Records
Websitehttps://bellwitch.bandcamp.com/
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]

History[edit]

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]

Members[edit]

Current members

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

Former members

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

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Other releases

  • Demo 2011 (various labels, 2011)

References[edit]

  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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