Burning the Witches

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Burning the Witches
Warlock - Burning the Witches.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1984
RecordedNovember 1983
StudioStudio Klangwerkstatt, Düsseldorf, Germany
GenreHeavy metal, speed metal, power metal
Length35:33
LabelMausoleum
Vertigo reissues
ProducerAxel Thubeauville
Warlock chronology
Burning the Witches
(1984)
Hellbound
(1985)
Singles from Burning the Witches
  1. "Without You" / "Burning the Witches"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]
Kerrang!(favorable)[3]
Metal Forces(9/10)[4]

Burning the Witches is the debut studio album by German heavy metal band, Warlock, released in 1984 through the Belgian independent label Mausoleum Records. The album was re-released in late 1984 by Vertigo Records, which went on to release all future Warlock albums.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sign of Satan"Rudy Graf3:13
2."After the Bomb"Peter Szigeti, Graf3:50
3."Dark Fade"Szigeti, Doro Pesch4:07
4."Homicide Rocker"Graf3:12
5."Without You"Szigeti, Pesch5:25
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Metal Racer"Graf3:42
7."Burning the Witches"Graf4:17
8."Hateful Guy"Graf, Pesch3:41
9."Holding Me"Szigeti, Pesch4:07

Personnel[edit]

Warlock[edit]

  • Doro Pesch – vocals
  • Peter Szigeti – guitar
  • Rudy Graf – guitar
  • Frank Rittel – bass
  • Michael Eurich – drums

Production[edit]

  • Axel Thubeauville - producer
  • Ralf Hubert - engineer
  • Rainer Assmann and Henry Staroste - remixing (uncredited)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warlock Burning the Witches review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 404. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ Suter, Paul (5 April 1984). "Warlock 'Burning the Witches'". Kerrang!. 65. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 14. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Doe, Bernard (1984). "Warlock - Burning the Witches". Metal Forces. No. 3. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  5. ^ "Warlock (Deu) - Burning the Witches". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  6. ^ "Warlock: the story so far". International Warlock Fan Club Info Magazine (1). 1984. Retrieved 10 February 2014.