Witchcraft

We’ve all been burned by the promise of a truly terrifying and haunting film but 2016 might be year of The Witch. Winning Best Director at Sundance this year, writer and director Robert Eggers (now tapped for the Nosferatu remake) takes us back to creepy colonial New England.

Give Rob Zombie some credit, he tries so hard in “The Lords of Salem.” He tries to step outside of the comfortable stereotypes that were a big part of his previous films, and he wants you to see all the influences he’s pulling from--Polanski and Kubrick, among others. We know he’s done his homework as a filmmaker, but along the way he forgot to put it all together into a cohesive storyline. As a result, “The Lords of Salem” is a colorful and interesting film, but ultimately an unsuccessful one.

Witchcraft is a band borne from obscurity that has worked diligently to popularize the musical principles they idolize. Always evolving and forever toiling, Witchcraft has put their nose to the grindstone to bring to the world a nearly lost art; atmospheric, doom-influenced rock in the style of the late seventies and early eighties. We sat down bassist Ola Henriksson to talk about the band, where they've been and how they got there.

For a band that’s been around more than a dozen years, there’s precious little information available about Witchcraft.

One of the benefits of discovering a band in its infancy is being able to watch them grow and develop as the years pass.