Angel Witch (UK)

Angel Witch

Founded under the name Lucifer by Kevin Heybourne in 1976 and initially comprised of guitarist and vocalist Kevin Heybourne, guitarist Bob Downing, bassist Kevin Riddles and drummer Dave Hogg. Switched to Angel Witch in 1978, when Bob Downing left the band.

On 1980, Bronze Records picked up the band and they soon proceeded to record and release their self-titled debut album. This album is considered one of the most notable from the NWOBHM, but subsequent to the album's release, the band's structure began to fall apart. Kevin Riddles and Dave Hogg left the band to join Tytan, and despite Heybourne's attempts to continue Angel Witch with other musicians, came the end of the band and he joined Deep Machine.

The band have split up and reformed many times over the years, with the line-up always revolving around founder and songwriter Kevin Heybourne. Originally split up after the debut album and reformed very briefly in 1982. Kevin Heybourne attempted to relocate the band to America in the 90s with a completely new band as none of the existing members would relocate, but passport problems prevented him from staying in the United States and the band split up again. Reformed again in 2003 but disbanded in 2004 or 2005. Then, in 2008, Heybourne re-started the band yet again with another new line-up.

Kevin Heybourne - Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
Jimmy Martin - Guitar
Will Palmer - Bass
Alan French - Drums

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