Official Website. Please note that this site is still very much Work In Progress. We just thought it was best to get something online in the form of an official website. You Smells Like Teen Spirit - Tori Amos - Blooming see big improvements in the coming months as we add content and improve the layout etc.
So watch this space! The band originally formed back inwith Trevor Barnes on guitar and vocals, Alys Sterling on bass guitar and D. B on keyboards. There very first gig was at the Turks Head, playing a selection of orginal songs and cover versions.
B fancied himself as a bit of a Sanctuary - Witching Hour - Raven promoter so the band played residencies at a number of places includng Camden Underworld, with bands such as Nosferatu and the Marionettes. B Sanctuary - Witching Hour - Raven left the band due to differences and was replaced with Alex Winton on keyboards. More gigs followed with the new lineup, including spots at the legendary Powerhaus in London and Cafe Translyvania in Birmingham with bands such as the Dream Disciples.
Alex eventually left the band to pursue other interests to be replaced by the bands third and final keyboard player, Ash. More gigs followed including playing support in Scotland with the now legendary London After Midnight. Witching Hour also released there first release on vinyl, the Hourlgass E. P, soon followed by the debut album Exhumation on cassette, followed by the second E. P on cassette; She's Alive. Ash eventual left the band due to inconcileable differences.
After the departure of Ash, Witching Hour continued as a two-piece for a while and then completely disappeared from the limelight, leaving many wondering what had happened to the band Inafter a very long hiatus, Trev and Alys agreed to play live at a private Halloween party and this pretty much triggered the official return of Witching Hour!
Soon after this followed the setting up of an official Myspace page and a Facebook page. The renewed interest in the band was very positive, which led finally to the back catalogue being digitally remastered and re-released on iTunes and Muzej Voštanih Figura - The Nitkovi - A Uša!. Also, the promo videos for She's Alive, Your Cries Quand Mon Corps Bondira - Vincent Cloutier - Vincent Cloutier, Vol.
1 Carnival of Souls were released onto YouTube for the very first time, to a very positive reaction. New gigs followed, including a couple of spots at The Purple Turtle in Camden and at an all-day goth festival in Birmingham. In Octoberthe band finally released their second album Raven, to coincide with a live spot supporting the excellent band Pretentious Moi at Nambucca in Islington, London.
Witching Hour are now very much back and active as a band. They have remained a two-peice, but are still very much trad-goth and are very proud of their heritage.
With plans for more gigs, more releases and more promo videos, the future will be very exciting, so watch this space! Early Gig at the legendary Powerhaus venue, with Alex Winton Sanctuary - Witching Hour - Raven keyboards.
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