May 31 – AXEWITCH – OUT OF THE ASHES INTO THE FIRE (Pure Steel Records / Soulfood) – Review by Stefan

This Swedish act began its quest back in 1981, prior to that they called Hazy (1979-1981). Axewitch’s existence was not always without controversy. Through many years they called it quits three times but blood is thicker than water and apparently they couldn’t live without Heavy Metal music and returned to the scene over time.

From 1983 to 1985 they released three albums that, to my knowledge, did not get the attention they deserved. “The Lord Of Flies”, “Visions Of The Past” and “Hooked On High Heels” are fine Heavy Metal gems that are still close to my heart. Underrated in my opinion and I suspect this was the reason Axewitch went down a few times.

In 1991 they tried again but in vain, again things went wrong until finally in 2017 they reappeared with new bass player Tommy Brage (also participated on “Pray For Metal” EP’82). Plans were forged to record a new album, an ambition that has since become a reality. After several years of hard working on new material, the time has finally come to spread the word of Axewitch’s new, fourth full-length album entitled “Out Of The Ashes Into The Fire” ! To give you the right information on the present Axewitch personnel, Björn Hernborg has replaced Tommy Brage. READ MORE…