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Witchskull blend NWOBHM laced traditional doom with the aggression that you would expect a 3-piece Australian band to deliver. This energy, coupled with an authentic insight into the occult to create mesmerising lyrics, has won the band plenty of interest worldwide.

The story essentially began in 2015 with the band intending to record a demo at Melbourne’s Goatsound Studios with Jason Fuller (Blood Duster), and ended up recording 8 songs that became their debut album The Vast Electric Dark…In just 3 days.

With no expectations the album went on to top the storied Doom Charts, received an incredible boutique vinyl release through America’s STB label, and received a worldwide release through Ripple Music to a slew of album of the year nods and rapturous reviews.

Buoyed by this response, the band considerably upped the ante for their second album, Coven’s Will.

Travelling to New York’s Studio G in Brooklyn with one of doom metal’s best producer/engineers Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Cathedral), and their 'right hand man' Jason Fuller, the band set out to make the album they always wanted. Live to tape, no click tracks and most tracks captured in one take. The results speak for themselves. Pure, in-your-face, no frills traditional doom metal delivered with primal aggression. 

At the end of the recording process, Witchskull made its international live debut headlining New York’s famed St Vitus Bar.

Coven’s Will struck a chord with several international labels, but once an offer from Lee Dorrian’s revered Rise Above Records arrived, the choice was simple.

The album was released in June 2018 and received overwhelmingly positive reviews, including a full page spread in the universally acclaimed metal bible ‘Metal Hammer’.


Witchskull unleashed videos for both ‘Raven’ and ‘Breathing Blue Light’ from Coven’s Will.


The following 18 months were spent touring Australia and New Zealand and writing the follow up for Coven’s Will. It was decided that the northern hemisphere was going to have to wait a little longer to witness the band live.


Late 2019 saw Witchskull enter the studio to record their 3rd (second for Rise Above Records) offering, titled A Driftwood Cross, released in April 2020.  A video for ‘This Silent Place’ was released and reviews heralded the album as the bands finest to date. More extensive touring throughout Australia was undertaken before writing commenced for their highly anticipated 4th album.


September 2021 saw the band enter Toyland Studios in Melbourne to record the AC/DC track Sin City for Magnetic Eye Records “Best of AC/DC” tribute. Witchskull’s interpretation was a looser more feral rendition of the masters original, which managed to stay true enough to the songs roots, yet allow their own style to shine through.


In May 2022 the band began recording of their 4th album The Serpent Tide for Rise Above Records, with Jason Fuller once again in charge of production. The album was released in June 2023 and a groundswell of interest is already underway. It is the bands heaviest instalment to date, and once again showcases, through their song writing and live performances, why Witchskull have become one of the most genuinely intriguing and bludgeoning bands in the scene today.

The band have once again delivered the goods on every level, and are set to leave a significant scar! 



27 September 2023

Our Launch shows for “The Serpent Tide” are still underway, so a huge thanks to everyone who came to the Sydney Melbourne and Newcastle shows, we had a blast! It was great having Pilots of Baalbek with us for all three shows as well as Oceanlord at Cherry Bar, Robot God at Crowbar and The Howlin’ Rats at the Hamilton Station Hotel in Newcastle. Our official Canberra launch is at The Basement on Saturday 18 November with a killer mixed bill of some of Canberra’s finest heavy hitters, in Immorium, Undermines & Loose Cannon.  It’s definitely going to be a huge night and we’re really looking forward to making some noise with the local Canberra crew. More shows will be announced over the coming months, so stay tuned!

16 June 2023

Our 4th album “The Serpent Tide” was released through Rise Above Records today. It was recorded nearly a year ago, so we are pleased that is finally available and are looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Most of the material was written during the pandemic with no pre-conceived ideas about how we wanted it to sound. It’s a different  beast, but one we are very proud of.

Our first show of the year will be Saturday 24 June at the Croatian Club Canberra with a stacked line up of killer bands, with awesome production supplied by Greenroom Canberra. We have gold vinyl copies of the new record for sale along with new tee and hoody designs, so hopefully we’ll see the local Canberra contingent there! Oh, and it’s licenced until 3am, so we’ll get to have a drink with you all after our set.

1 May 2023

Our 4th album will be released through Rise Above Records towards the end of June 2023. Its been a long wait, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think of it. We have an exciting show happening at The Croatian Club in Canberra on Saturday 24 June, and hopefully we’ll have copies of the new album available at this show? The only official launch show we have booked at this stage is Melbourne on Saturday 5 August…Details to follow soon, but save the date if you want to catch us in Melbourne for the first time in a while.

More launch shows to be announced over the coming months and we can’t wait to play the new album along with some older tracks we haven’t played in a while. Hope to see you all soon!

9 September 2022

Final mixes for opus 4 have been completed, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We still don’t have a release date for the album but it's looking likely to be within the first half of 2023, so fingers crossed! We are in rehearsal mode for a run of shows starting Sat 29 October, supporting the King Parrot lads at Max Watt’s in Melbourne, then we finally get back to Sydney on Sat 5 November at The Landsdowne Hotel with Astrodeath and MWDC. We also finally get to Adelaide for the first time playing the Froth and Fury Fest on Sat 19 November, before finishing up at Canberra’s Basement on Fri 25 November with Reaper from Melbourne and Schkeuditzer Kreuz from Sydney. These are likely to be our last shows until the new year…Bring on 2023!

2 August 2022

It’s been a hectic few months recording the new album, and completing our July shows. Unfortunately due to supply chain issues, the album won’t be released until sometime in 2023, but it will be released through Rise Above Records and we will let you know as soon as we have an update.  The album was again recorded at Toyland and Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, and again produced by Jason Fuller and engineered by Jason and Adam Calaitzis. We are really happy with how it's sounding and the mix is almost complete.  During our July shows we played a few of the new songs live, and are looking forward to launching the album throughout 2023.

Thanks for coming out to see us in Melbourne, Goulburn and Canberra and apologies to Sydney for cancelling due to Covid. We have some killer shows in November to announce shortly, so stay tuned!


12 May 2022

At the end of May we are heading back into the studio to record our 4th album, and our 3rd for Rise Above Records. We have been writing since the release of “A Driftwood Cross” and are really pleased with the results and can’t wait for you all to hear it. Unfortunately due to difficult market conditions for certain commodities to make vinyl stampers, the album will not get a release until 2023. We will update you all when we know a likely release date.

We have just announced a run of shows for the east coast of Oz this July, taking in Melbourne on 9 July, Sydney 16 July, Goulburn 23 July and Canberra 30 July. We definitely plan to play some of the new songs on this run, so hopefully we’ll see you there!


15 November 2021

We had a great time last weekend playing two shows at The Basement in our home town Canberra, with the covid cap finally lifted from 100.  We are playing The Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne Saturday 4 December and then spending a couple of days in the studio doing some pre-production work for the next album.  Our final show for the year is at Sydney's Crowbar on Friday 17 December, so if you're around please come down for a drink.

16 September 2021

Magnetic Eye Records have released a preview of our version of AC/DCs 'Sin City' for the release of their 'Best of AC/DC' Tribute.  We would like to thank Jadd from Magnetic Eye Records, Jason Fuller at Goatsound Studios for Producing and Mixing and Adam Calaitzis at Toyland Recording Studio for Engineering.  You can hear it here:

2 July 2021

New merch has arrived and is available from Bandcamp

We are really excited to be involved in the upcoming Best of AC/DC Redux through Magnetic Eye Records, and are stoked with how our contribution turned out.  But you'll have to wait for the song announcement.  Thanks to Jason Fuller from Goatsound, Adam Calaitzis from Toyland Recording Studio and Lee Dorrian from Rise Above Records for his support.


4 May 2021

JUST ANNOUNCED!  Witchskull hit the road in July for their highly anticipated 'March of Winter' Tour. After 13 sold out ‘pandemic’ shows in support of their 3rd opus A Driftwood Cross (Rise Above Records) it’s now time to travel further afield as well as return to old stomping grounds!

Recently awarded 'Best Live Band in the ACT' at the National Live Music Awards 2020, Witchskull have firmly entrenched themselves as one of the Australian scenes most blistering live acts. The 'March of Winter' Tour hits Melbourne, Sydney, Goulburn, Brisbane, Canberra and Alice Springs (Blacken Open Air) throughout July with some of Australia’s finest exponents of Doom and Metal…If you missed them on their previous visits, now is the time to catch what has been described as a 'blistering, visceral, aural assault, that simply need to be seen LIVE to be truly appreciated'.


22 February 2021

What a blast! Thanks so much to everyone who came to the White Eagle shows over the weekend. Finally seeing you all standing for a show was a sight for sore eyes, and as usual you were as vocal and supportive as always. Nothing better than playing your home town, especially with our good friends Dead Lazarus, so cheers!

A monumental thanks to the 20 plus crew involved in making this show happen. Gaz, Wayne, Mick and Sam from the Greenroom who went above and beyond to deliver a killer sound system and lighting rig and absolutely nailed the old-school aesthetic and sound production we were hoping to achieve. Roger, Rich, Johnny, Andy and Tom who spent both nights filming it all and will now begin the arduous task a cutting it all together. A huge job ahead, so we are eternally grateful for your expertise and patience. Rusty, Liv, Nicole, Eric, Richie, Matt, Josh and Roy who are always there for us and who we love dearly. Thanks to Maggie for joining us onstage as she did on the recording of 'A Driftwood Cross'. Thanks to Andrew and all of the staff at The White Eagle for making the whole process a breeze and finally all of the punters and good friends of ours who travelled many miles and consumed many Polish beers in the process. Hopefully this won’t be the last time. 


1 December 2020

JUST ANNOUNCED!  Witchskull will be “Live at the White Eagle” in February 2021. We promise to deliver something a little different, reminiscent of gigs back in the 1980’s and ‘90’s. This marks our live return and first appearance at The Polish Club.  The concept is to bring a full production sound system and a healthy bank of old (and new) lights to create the atmosphere of shows from back in the day. There will be a full professional film crew capturing the event with a DVD (or perhaps VHS) planned for release later in the year…This promises to be a memorable tilt of the hat to the early days and one you don’t want to miss. There are still strict capacity limitations due to Covid, so get in quick!

21 October 2020

A huge thanks to the National Live Music Awards 2020 for nominating us in the “Best Live Act” category, and eternal thanks to everyone who voted for us to achieve our win. Thank you to The Basement and Canberra Theatre Centre in Canberra & The Crowbar in Sydney for supporting live music in the most difficult of times. We have so many people to thank for their ongoing support, both personally and within the industry, and we hope to see you all as soon as we can venture further afield. We have some big things planned for early 2021. 

14 October 2020

It was brilliant to get back to Sydney and play two shows at Crowbar with our good friends Sworn Sober and Lucifungus. As unusual as it is playing to a fully seated audience we’re just happy that gigs are happening in any capacity. The Crowbar crew looked after us, and the Sydney punters were as awesome as always, so thanks to all involved for helping make it a great weekend. We have no more shows booked for 2020, but hopefully things open up further in 2021 so we can get to Melbourne and beyond as soon as possible!

5 August 2020

Huge thanks to everyone who came out for our two “A Driftwood Cross” album launch shows at the Basement. It was amazing to play the new album in its entirety to our home crowd with the help of our good friends Sworn Sober and Juggernaut. We are eternally grateful to The Basement and their staff, especially Mikey, for looking after us so well. We are very lucky to have venues of this quality still operating in such difficult times. Great to have a drink with you all, and we hope to do it all again soon! Cheers.

22 June 2020

2nd Canberra Album Launch announced for Saturday 1 August.  If you missed out on tickets for the 1st show, get on to this one quickly.

19 June 2020

Our first official launch show for ‘A Driftwood Cross’ has just been announced.  We will be playing The Basement in Canberra on Saturday 25 July with Sworn Sober and Juggernaut.  This show will be capped at 100 tickets due to ongoing restrictions.  We are really looking forward to playing again so hope to see you there.

12 May 2020

NEW MERCH ALERT!  Witchskull badges/pins are available on our Bandcamp site.


24 April 2020

Our third album 'A Driftwood Cross' was released today through Rise Above Records.

22 April 2020
Our new video for 'This Silent Place' is being premiered through Metal Injection

18 April 2020

We have new merch available!  A killer new design by Xavier Irvine and a re-tweek of our first t-shirt design by Glenno.  Merch is available on Bandcamp:

11 March 2020

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - Our third album 'A Driftwood Cross' will be released on 24 April through Rise Above Records. 

10 March 2020

New Zealand was as memorable for us as the last time we toured there, but this time we were able to share the experience with our good friends POTION. We finally got to play Whammy Bar in Auckland with a couple of NZ’s finest (Brackenwood Coven and Bloodnut) and we couldn’t have had a better time. We were blown away with the people and bands and were overwhelmed how many came out on a Thursday night, so thank you Auckland...Next stop Christchurch! Unfortunately, Swamp Dweller were unable to play but thankfully they suggested Snailrider to join us at the Darkroom. These guys went above and beyond to help us out and played a killer set so we can’t thank the staff, bands and punters enough for coming out and supporting these shows.

Saturday morning, we flew into Wellington and made our way to Upper Hutt for Obey the Riff. Words can’t describe how well put together this festival is and we can’t thank Nathan from Beastwars and Rebecca from Panhead Custom Ales enough for their hospitality and support. At 6pm we hit the stage and gave everything we had, then some. We were definitely riding the same wave as everyone there and played one of our most enjoyable sets thanks to the incredible support of the Wellington/Upper Hutt locals. Some incredible bands played throughout the afternoon, with a pretty varied mix of styles. It was great seeing and hanging with End Boss again while also getting the chance to meet Linen, The Schizophonics and Earth Tongue. Potion were even more sonically pounding than usual thanks to an amazing PA run by a great bunch of guys. Potion are fast becoming one of Australia’s best and seeing them at Obey the Riff was absolutely killer. Nothing could have prepared us for the Mighty Beastwars on their home turf at their own festival though! They are truly one of the best live bands we have ever seen. This was our 7th show supporting them, and the finest one we’ve witnessed. They have the ability to punish you at will by drawing you into their groove vortex, hold you until the final note, then leave you wondering what the fuck happened. They must be close to the best NZ band of all time and are 4 of the best people you could ever meet. Legends.

It’s a big ask to follow Beastwars at any time let alone at Obey the Riff, but that was the task for Uncle Acid. As expected, they delivered exactly what the punters were anticipating.  They were well received and capped off a killer day. After show drinks followed with UA and the Panhead Custom Ales peeps who looked after us as only the Kiwi’s can, so a nice way to finish off another perfect day.

We took Sunday off to hang at the Newtown Festival and watch POTION one last time before heading home Monday afternoon. If you are yet to see these guys in action, you really should check them out. Most definitely one of the best bands in Oz right now. Big things await I’m sure!

NZ is an amazing country with the most chilled out awesome people you’ll ever have the good fortune to meet. Thanks to everyone that came up to us and had a drink and a chat…It was an absolute pleasure. Cheers, we will return!


17 January 2020

The final touches of mastering have now been completed thanks to Dav Byrne at Iridium Audio in Melbourne, and the album has been shipped to Rise Above. It is still due to be released early 2020 so with any luck you’ll all hear it sooner than later. We are really pleased with how it turned out and are eternally grateful to everyone involved who helped us achieve more than we could have hoped for. In March we are off to NZ for the Obey the Riff Fest in Wellington. Beastwars have once again invited us over and we couldn’t be happier to oblige. We also play Auckland and Christchurch with Potion which is going to be an absolute blast, so if you’re local to any of these cities we’d love to see you…Will hopefully have an exact release date for you next update, but until then, Obey the Riff!

13 December 2019

Back home after a huge couple of weeks in Melbourne. The inaugural Sun Burn Fest was killer and a good chance for us to road test some of the new songs leading into the recording of the new album. Some of Australia and NZ’s finest made for a hell of a night including the long-awaited return of Pod People…Can’t wait for next year. We spent 4 days at Toyland Studios tracking beds for the new album before moving to Goatsound Studios for a week to finish things off. Toyland was brilliant and engineer Adam Calaitzis helped us to capture a massive drum sound. Having Fooz producing us again helps make everything seem seamless, he really gets what we are trying to achieve and we couldn’t be happier with the results so far. Mixing is underway at Goatsound and the album will be released through Rise Above in 2020…Stay tuned for a release date soon.

24 November 2019

Our last show of 2019 is at the inaugural Sun Burn Fest in Melbourne on Saturday 30 November. We’ve been looking forward to this show ever since it was announced! An absolutely killer line up with some of our favourite bands and people, it’s going to be huge. We start recording the new album a couple of days after Sun Burn. It will be released in 2020 through Rise Above. We’ve been working hard on the new tunes and can’t wait to get them tracked. We’ll be playing a few of them at Sun Burn, so come and have a drink with us and give us your thoughts. 

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21 February 2024

D.R.I, Witchskull, Speedball, Head in a Jar

The Baso, Canberra

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17 February 2024

Churches of Steel Festival



27 January 2024

Witchskull, Gate of Thorns, Herald

The Baso, Canberra

16 December 2023

King Parrot, Witchskull, Deprivation, Point 17

The Baso, Canberra

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18 November 2023

Witchskull, Immorium, Undermines, Loose Cannon

The Baso, Canberra

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27 October 2023

Witchskull, Robot God, Rawrus Tongue

Ls La La's, Wollongong


15 September 2023

Witchskull, Pilots of Baalbek, The Howlin' Rats

Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle


1 September 2023

Witchskull, Pilots of Baalbek, Robot God

Crowbar, Sydney


5 August 2023

Witchskull, Pilots of Baalbek, Oceanlord

Cherry Bar, Melbourne


24 June 2023

Witchskull, PurEnvy, Elm Street, Dark Horse, Just Say Ozzy, Aiffel

Australian Croatian Club, Canberra


12 December 2022

Nashville Pussy, Witchskull, Department of Gloom

Crowbar Sydney


10 December 2022

Nashville Pussy, Witchskull, Plastic Bath

La La La's, Wollongong


9 December 2022

Nashville Pussy, Witchskull, Pilots of Baalbek

The Basement, Canberra


25 November 2022

Witchskull, REAPER, Schkeuditzer Kreuz

Pirate Life Brewing, Adelaide


19 November 2022

Froth & Fury Festival

Pirate Life Brewing, Adelaide


5 November 2022

Witchskull, Astrodeath, Mountain Wizard Death Cult

The Lansdowne, Sydney


29 October 2022

King Parrot 10 Year Anniversary

Max Watts, Melbourne


30 July 2022

Witchskull, Hydranaut, VeeBees, B.C., Grandduke, Mangrove

Rose Cottage Inn, Canberra


23 July 2022

Witchskull, Bastardizer, Symptons Persist

Flamingoes, Goulburn


9 July 2022

Witchskull, Butterfly, TTTDC, Flitcraft

Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne


17 December 2021

Witchskull, Potion, Robot God

Crowbar, Sydney


4 December 2021

Witchskull, Burn The Hostages, VVARP

Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne

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12 and 13 November 2021

Witchskull, Charlotte and the Harlots, B.C.

The Basement, Canberra

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24 July 2021

Witchskull, Pilots of Baalbek, B.C.

The Basement, Canberra

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27 February 2021

Witchskull, Butterfly, Burn The Hostages

Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne


19/20 February 2021

Witchskull, Dead Lazarus

White Eagle Polish Club, Canberra


10 October 2020

Witchskull, Sworn Sober, Lucifungus

Crowbar, Sydney


9 October 2020

Witchskull, Sworn Sober, Lucifungus

Crowbar, Sydney


3 October 2020

Witchskull, Charlotte and the Harlots

The Basement, Canberra


21 August 2020

Witchskull, Ploughshare

The Link Bar, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra


1 August 2020

Witchskull, Sworn Sober, Juggernaut

The Basement, Canberra


25 July 2020

Witchskull, Sworn Sober, Juggernaut

The Basement, Canberra


24 May 2020

An Intimate Dinner with Witchskull (The Covid Sessions)

6.30pm and 9.00pm

The Basement, Canberra


23 May 2020

An Intimate Dinner with Witchskull (The Covid Sesions)

6.30pm and 9.00pm

The Basement, Canberra


7 March 2020

Obey the Riff Festival

Wellington / Upper Hutt, NZ


6 March 2020

Witchskull, Potion, Snailrider

darkroom, Christchurch, NZ


5 March 2020

Witchskull, Potion, Bloodnut, Brackenwood Coven

Whammy Bar, Auckland, NZ


25 August 2019

Witchskull, Sworn Sober, The Babes, Steel Cap Therapy

Frankie's Pizza, Sydney


30 November 2019

Sun Burn

The Tote, Melbourne


3 August 2019

Witchskull, Sworn Sober, The Veil

Transit Bar, Canberra


12 July 2019

Beastwars, Witchskull, Dr Colossus, Droid

Gershwin Room, The Espy, Melbourne


11 July 2019

Beastwars, Witchskull, Potion

Crowbar, Sydney


29 June 2019

Beastwars, Witchskull, Slumbug

Galotos, Auckland, NZ

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28 June 2019

Beastwars, Witchskull, End Boss

San Fran, Wellington, NZ

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27 June 2019

Beastwars, Witchskull, End Boss

San Fran, Wellington, NZ


26 April 2019

Witchskull, Witch Fight, Smoke Witch, Kitchen Witch, Witchcliff

Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne


3 April 2019

1000Mods, Witchskull, Lucifungus

The Basement, Canberra


16 November 2018

IExist, Witchskull, Potion, Bloodmouth

Transit Bar, Canberra


7 October 2018

Church of Misery, Witchskull, Los Hombres Del Diablo, Holy Serpent, Subterranean Disposition, Neck Grip, Coffin Wolf

The Barwon Club, Geelong


6 October 2018

Church of Misery, Witchskull, Holy Serpent, Los Hombres Del Diablo, Merchant, DAWN, Thaw

Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne


5 October 2018

Church of Misery, Witchskull, Sumeru, DAWN, Lucifungus

The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney


4 October 2018

Church of Misery, Witchskull, Green Amphiban, Lucifungus

Transit Bar, Canberra


3 October 2018

Church of Misery, Witchskull, Smoke, Empress

Crowbar, Brisbane


27 July 2018

Witchskull, Hobo Magic, The Royal Artillery, Greig

Crowbar, Brisbane


20 July 2018

Witchskull, Holy Serpent, Dawn, Pilots of Baalbek

The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney


14 July 2018

Witchskull, Holy Serpent, Butterfly

Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne


6 July 2018

Witchskull, Pilots of Baalbek, Grand Duke

Transit Bar, Canberra


14 April 2018

Witchskull, Mental Cavity

The Pot Belly, Canberra


16 December 2017

Witchskull, Way of the Wolf

The Pot Belly, Canberra


8 December 2017

Blood Duster, Witchskull, Holy Serpent, The Ruiner, Way of the Wolf, Mental Cavity, Headless

The Tote, Melbourne


19 November 2017

Witchskull, Saxon Davis

The Basement, Canberra


17 November 2017

Daemon Pyre, Witchskull, Mental Cavity, Panic Burst, Terravorous

The Basement, Canberra


22 September 2017

Wretch, Witchskull, Taliesin, Johnny Roadkill, Cockbelch

The Basement, Canberra


27 May 2017

Live Evil, Witchskull, Wretch
ANU Bar, Canberra


22 April 2017

Peeping Tom, Witchskull, I Am Duckeye, A Basket of Mammoths, Peg Bucket

The Tote, Melbourne


27 January 2017

Holy Serpent, Witchskull

Transit Bar, Canberra

10 December 2016


Private Party

30 October 2016

Witchskull, King Dead, Last Hours, Hammer of Justice

St Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, New York


29 September 2016

Acid King, Witchskull, Monoceros

Transit Bar, Canberra


23 July 2016

I Exist, Witchskull, The Ruiner, Blunt Shovel, Derailment

The Tote, Melbourne


2 July 2016

Sumeru, Witchskull, Summonus, Not of the Earth

The Hideaway Bar, Sydney


28 May 2016

The Levitation Hex, Witchskull, King Fuzi

Duke of Kent, Wagga Wagga


30 April 2016

Witchskull, Los Hombres Del Diablo

The Phoenix, Canberra


22 April 2016

Witchskull, Hazmat, Temtris, Black Reign

Mariners, Batemans Bay


13 March 2016

Witchskull, Comacozer, Aver, Frozen Planet 69, Greenthief

Frankie's Pizza, Sydney


11 March 2016

Metal Fiesta 9

The Basement, Canberra


9 January 2016

Arrowhead, Witchskull, Summonus, Transcending Sea, Netherhell

The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney


14 November 2015

Smoke & Doom 2015

Lewisham Hotel, Sydney

17 October 2015

Gay Paris, Witchskull

The Phoenix, Canberra


3 October 2015

Witchskull, Local Horror, Tundrel

Transit Bar, Canberra


2 October 2015

Witchskull, The Runier, TTTDC, Olmeg

Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne


8 August 2015

Brewtality 2015

The Tote, Melbourne


7 August 2015

Witchskull, TTTDC, Loveless, Hard Rubbish

Bar Open, Melbourne


10 July 2015

TTTDC, Troldhaugen, Witchskull, Renegade Peacock, Hence the Testbed

The Basement, Canberra


30 May 2015

I Exist, Hellbringer, Witchskull, Boonhorse, Urge to Kill

Magpies City Club, Canberra

16 May 2015

The Corps, Trench Hell, Hellbringer, Witchskull

Private Party


11 April 2015

Child, Los Hombres Del Diablo, Witchskull, The Neptune Power Federation

Herman's Bar, Sydney


13 December 2014

Oz Zeppelin, Witchskull, Young Docteurs, The Crossbones

Croation Club, Canberra


3 October 2014

Windhand, Beastwars, Summonus, Witchskull

Herman's Bar, Sydney


20 September 2014

The Levitation Hex, Witchskull, Wretch

ANU Bar, Canberra



Sea of Tranquility #5 Top Album of 2023

The Serpent Tide

Released through Rise Above Records


A Driftwood Cross

Released through Rise Above Records


April 2020

…these lads know how to get heads banging, fists pumping and malevolent spirits stirring.


Metal Hammer

April 2020

It’s a rather delicious compromise between the fuzz of yester-year and the aggression of contemporary metal.


Maximum Volume Music

May 2020

Black Sabbath were formed about seven miles from where I typing this. …if there was any justice in rock n roll – their rightful heirs.


Doom Charts

This is an early Album of the Year candidate as Witchskull is carving their path with heavy rock that has a familiarness to it while crafting songs that stick in your brain that has you craving for more.


Decibel Magazine

May 2018

Australia’s Witchskull are a natural fit for Rise Above Records with their blend of classic heavy and stoner metal, as evidenced on second album Coven’s Will. 



May 2018

Australia's Witchskull faithfully worship the sounds of heavy metal's glorious past and they've delivered yet again with their second album, Coven's Will…

Metal Hammer

August 2018

Rising from the blackened elemental ooze from which all heavy emerges, Australia’s Witchskull return with a ferocious sophomore effort that has injected a bracing shot of adrenaline into the withering arteries of psychedelic metal.

Coven's Will

Released through Rise Above Records


The Doom Charts

January 2016

Witchskull from Canberra, Australia have made an impact with their debut album The Vast Electric Dark, lodged at #1 release of 2015 on a fistful of well respected music blogs/zines year end lists.



New Noise Magazine

October 2016

Witchskull rules, and I could tell that within the first fifteen seconds of the album. It’s a hard effect to have, but when a band can capture someone that easy and that quick, there’s obviously some magic running through this Aussie trio.



Metal Hammer

October 2016

With lots of proto-metal groove and bluesy riffs their debut album is more a nod to the 70s than a hellish vision of the thrash/death scene.

The Vast Electric Dark

CD released through Ripple Music

Vinyl previously released through STB Records


Witchskull Promo CD

Self released




25 November 2022

The Basement,  Canberra

credit Hold Still Photography

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19 November 2022

Froth & Fury Festival, Adelaide

credit Monika Smith Photography

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29 October 2022

Max Watts, Melbourne

credit Monika Smith Photography

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12 and 13 November 2021

The Basement, Canberra

credit Hold Still Photography


24 July 2021

The Basement, Canberra

credit Hold Still Photography


20 February 2021

Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra

credit Roy Torkington


10 October 2020

Crowbar, Sydney

credit Jeremy Belinfante


1 August 2020

The Basement, Canberra

credit Roy Torkington


23 May 2020

The Covid Sessions, The Basement, Canberra

credit The Basement

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7 March 2020

Obey the Riff Festival, New Zealand

credit Garry Thomas


25 August 2019

Frankie's Pizza, Sydney

credit Jeremy Belinfante


11 July 2019

Crowbar, Sydney

credit Jeremy Belinfante


27 June 2019

San Fran, Wellington, New Zealand

credit Bruce Mackay


5 October 2018

The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney

credit Rod Hunt Photography


20 July 2018

The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney

credit Reuben Love's Photography


20 July 2018

The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney

credit Rod Hunt Photography


6 July 2018

Transit Bar, Canberra

credit Roy Torkington


17 November 2017

The Basement, Canberra


27 May 2017

ANU Bar, Canberra


23 July 2016

The Tote, Melbourne

credit Adam Russ, Right Eye Media


17 October 2015

The Phoenix, Canberra

credit Patrick Cox


3 October 2015

Transit Bar, Canberra

credit #Papperazbri


8 August 2015

The Tote, Melbourne

credit Matt Allan


8 August 2015

The Tote, Melbourne

credit Carbie Warbie


3 October 2014

Herman's Bar, Sydney




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