Witch Mountain (band)

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Witch Mountain
OriginPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Genres
Years active1997–present
LabelsProfound Lore, Mountastic
Associated actsIommi Stubbs, Two Ton Boa, The Skull, Point Line Plane, M99
MembersNathan Carson
Justin Brown
Rob Wrong
Kayla Dixon
Past membersCharles Thomas
Neal Munson
Uta Plotkin
Dave Hoopaugh
Johnny Belluzzi
Kip Larson
Rob Keith
Anthony Hubik
Preston Reyes

Witch Mountain is a doom metal band from Portland, Oregon.

Formed in 1997,[3] Witch Mountain recorded a demo, released their first full-length album, and toured both nationally and locally. After a 2002 tour with Eternal Elysium, the band slowed activity while Rob and Dave attended to their respective families and their other band Iommi Stubbs, and Nate worked on other musical collaborations and his booking agency, Nanotear. After a July 2009 show opening for Pentagram, guest singer Uta was asked to join the band as main vocalist, marking a revival of the band. Witch Mountain's second full-length album, South of Salem, was recorded six months later at Smegma Studios,[4] produced by Billy Anderson, and released in April 2011,[5] coinciding with a SXSW tour.

In November 2011, Witch Mountain was signed with Profound Lore.[6] As of their February 17, 2012 South of Salem CD release show, Dave parted with the band to concentrate on family and other projects, leaving bass duties to Billions and Billions member Neal Munson. Witch Mountain released their third full-length album, Cauldron of the Wild, on June 12, 2012.[7]

Neal Munson left the band in July 2013. New member Charles Thomas joined Witch Mountain to continue bass duties.

Uta Plotkin left the band after the release of Mobile of Angels, in September 2014.[8] Kayla Dixon is now the main vocalist.

Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

  • Nate Carson – drums (1997–present)
  • Justin Brown – bass guitar (2015–present)
  • Rob Wrong – guitar, vocals (1997–present)
  • Kayla Dixon – vocals (2015–present)

Past members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Homegrown Doom (demo, 1999)
  • ...Come the Mountain (2001)
  • Metal Swim (Adult Swim compilation, 2010)[9]
  • South of Salem (LP 2011, CD 2012)
  • Let It Rain (Oregon Historical Society compilation, 2012)[10]
  • Witch Mountain EP (2012)
  • Cauldron of the Wild (2012)
  • Mobile of Angels (2014)
  • Burn You Down b/w Hare's Stare (single 2016)
  • Witch Mountain (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huizenga, Tom; Tsioulcas, Anastasia; Powers, Ann; McCartney, Kelly; Hart, Otis; Thompson, Stephen; Hilton, Robin; Ganz, Jacob; Gotrich, Lars; Fitzgerald, Kiana; King, Jason; Kelley, Frannie; Contreras, Felix; Jarenwattananon, Patrick; Garsd, Jasmine; Dye, David; Carter, Bobby; Boilen, Bob; Katzif, Mike. "NPR Music's Favorite Songs Of 2014". National Public Radio. National Public Radio. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Kendrick, Monica. "Castle tap into the occult-rock vibe made famous by Black Sabbath". Chicago Reader. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Bash, James (February 11, 2012). "Oregon Music News". Oregon Music News. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  4. ^ Gotrich, Lars (April 8, 2011). "Witch Mountain: Doom Metal Aged 10 Years, Just 'South Of Salem' : All Songs Considered Blog". NPR. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Ham, Robert (April 6, 2011). "South of Salem release show preview". Willamette Week. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Witch Mountain". Profound Lore Records. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "WITCH MOUNTAIN – Complete New Album/Tour Announcement". Profound Lore Records. April 25, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  8. ^ "Frontwoman Uta Plotkin to Leave Witch Mountain after Release of New Album, 'Mobile of Angels'". NewBay Media, LLC. August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "Metal Swim compilation (2010)". Adult Swim. September 21, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  10. ^ Ham, Robert (January 31, 2012). "Oregon Bands Cover Oregon Bands and Everybody Wins". Willamette Week. Retrieved March 10, 2012.

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