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
Vertigo reissues
ProducerAxel Thubeauville
Warlock chronology
Burning the Witches
Singles from Burning the Witches
  1. "Without You" / "Burning the Witches"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]
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
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
6."Metal Racer"Graf3:42
7."Burning the Witches"Graf4:17
8."Hateful Guy"Graf, Pesch3:41
9."Holding Me"Szigeti, Pesch4:07



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


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


  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.
  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.