Seven Witches: Call Upon The Wicked-2011.

Seven Witches:Heavy Power Metal from United States.

Discography:

Second War in HeavenFull-length1999
City of Lost SoulsFull-length2000
Xiled to Infinity and OneFull-length2002
Passage to the Other SideFull-length2003
Year of the WitchFull-length2004
AmpedFull-length2005
Years of the WitchVideo2006
Deadly SinsFull-length2007
Call upon the WickedFull-length2011
RebirthFull-length2013 
The Way of the WickedFull-length2015

Members:

Dennis HayesBass (2003-2005, ?-present)
See also: Book of Numbers, I Don’t Know, ex-Beyond Fear, ex-Wretch, ex-Charred Walls of the Damned (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Winters Bane, ex-Castle Black, ex-Raging Bulls
Craig AndersonDrums (2004, ?-present)
See also: Geoffe Hein & Frozen GhostFates Warning (live), ex-Crescent Shield, ex-Engine (live)
James RiveraVocals (2002-2005, 2008-2011, ?-present)
See also: HelstarShadowKeepDistant Thunder, ex-Destiny’s End, ex-Malice, ex-Thrasher, ex-Vigilante, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, ex-Killing Machine, ex-New Eden, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Agent Steel (live), ex-Flotsam and Jetsam (live), ex-Bad Heaven, ex-Chaotic Order, ex-Daggers Edge, ex-Masters of Metal (live), ex-Malakis Reign, ex-Children of the Grave, ex-Denim and Leather
Jack FrostGuitars (1998-present)
See also: FrostThe Bronx Casket Co.Circle II Circle (live), ex-Bird of Prey, ex-Frost Bite, ex-Speeed, ex-Randall Frost Project, Aldo Nova (live), Jean Beauvoir (live), ex-Belladonna, ex-Lizzy Borden (live), ex-Savatage, ex-Marshall Law, ex-Metalium

Past Members:

Larry MontozziBass (1998)
See also: ex-Morbid Sin, ex-Metalstorm, ex-Proud Flesh
Billy MezBass (1998-2002)
See also: ex-Single Bullet Theory
Brian VincentDrums (1998-2002)
(R.I.P. 2021) See also: ex-Among Madmen, ex-Shock to the System, ex-Morbid Sin, ex-Sixth Victim, ex-Proud Flesh
Bobby “Leather Lungs” LucasVocals (1998-2000)
See also: AttackerReverend, ex-Exhibition, ex-Morbid Sin, Bless the Wicked, ex-Overlorde, ex-Proud Flesh
John OsbornDrums (2000-2001)
See also: ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Xthirt13n, ex-Circle II Circle, ex-Darklin Reach, ex-Metalium (live), ex-Black Star Whiskey, ex-Metal Reign, ex-VooDoo (Dio tribute), ex-X-Thirtien
Wade BlackVocals (2000-2002)
See also: Chalice of SinClockwork RevolutionDisaster/PeaceLucian BlaqueWar of Thrones, ex-Leash Law, ex-Leatherwolf, ex-Tiwanaku, ex-Crimson Glory, ex-Ben Jackson Group, ex-Astaroth, ex-DeuxMonkey, ex-Sector 9, ex-Slash Maraud, ex-Templar
Brian CraigDrums (2001-2004)
See also: ex-Destiny’s End, ex-New Eden
Joey VeraBass (2002-2004)
See also: Armored SaintFates WarningMercyful FateMotor SisterJoey VeraJohn Arch, A Chinese Firedrill, ex-Arch / Matheos, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-OSI, ex-Engine, ex-Invasion, ex-Royal Decree, ex-Sapphire
Jeff CurentonDrums (2004-2006)
See also: Kill ProcedureWretch, ex-Spawn, ex-Twist of Fate, ex-Winters Bane, ex-Byron Nemeth Group, ex-Graven Image, ex-Castle Black
Kevin BolembachBass (2005-2008)
See also: ex-Non-Fiction, ex-Valkyrie, ex-Ross the Boss
Alan TecchioVocals (2005-2008, 2011-2012)
See also: Autumn HourHadesHeathen’s RageLevel FieldsMike LePond’s Silent AssassinsWatchtower, ex-All Time Low, ex-Non-Fiction, Mind’s Mirrors, ex-Power
Steve DelaneyDrums (2006-2007)
Clint ArentBass (Session) (2007)
See also: Autumn HourLevel Fields, ex-Teos, ex-Painmuseum
Dave LescinskyVocals (Session) (2007)
See also: Autumn Hour, ex-Hades
Mike LePondBass (2008-2011)
See also: AffectorArkenstoneBurnt CityDeadRisenDeath DealerEverdawnEynomiaFatal ArrayHeathen’s RageMike LePond’s Silent AssassinsRivera/BommaRoss the BossSymphony XTwo Hundred FeetWaken EyesDistant ThunderStygia, ex-Brute Force, ex-Holy Force, ex-Ureas, ex-Midnight Eternal, Ango Tasso’s Air Force, Dead on Arrival, Mike Bino Project, ex-Ashenveil, ex-Eternity’s End, ex-MindMaze, ex-Sleepy Hollow, ex-Them, ex-Helstar (live), ex-Operatika Element (live), ex-Elegacy, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Malakis Reign, ex-Last Union, ex-Rattlebone
Taz MarazzDrums (2008-2011)
Ronnie ParkesBass (2012-?)
See also: Bonfire, ex-Cleavage, ex-Ez Livin’, ex-Farcry, ex-Metalhead, ex-Reece, ex-Slippery When Wet, ex-Tango Down
Johnny KellyDrums (2012-?)
See also: DanzigKill Devil HillQuiet RiotSilvertombThe Alien Blakk, ex-Seventh Void, ex-Type O Negative, ex-A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Black Water Rising, ex-Earl’s Court, ex-Pist.On (live)
Anthony CrossVocals (2012-?)
See also: Shadow Image, Belfire, Black Roze, Freefall, Nobody’s Fool, ex-Attacker, ex-Livesay, ex-Fischel’s Beast

One thought on “Seven Witches: Call Upon The Wicked-2011.

  1. Pratl1971, October 11th, 2011

    Okay, this is power metal!

    In the absolute textbook definition of what the silly term means to me and what it meant to me in the mid-80’s when I first heard the label as the title of a metal mag, this is what it should be about. Today it seems anything keyboarded drenched and Kai Hansen-vocalized to the nth degree is now power metal…too bad that’s all boring and pedestrian, not to mention a low common denominator to otherwise fluid, intellectual music.

    Seven Witches reunites with power screamer James Rivera and pulls no punches with its latest release, Call Upon the Wicked. While James seemingly has his hat in every band under the sun these days from Malice to Hellwitch and a live stint in Agent Steel, this latest opus from Seven Witches destroys the mundane or expectant right from the first chords of “Fields of Fire,” and while I’m not entirely sure I’d have opened such a tremendous record with that particular track, hey, it works! In fact, everything about this record just works, plain and simple.

    Rivera’s voice is above board as it usually is and the songwriting is a valid kick to the sternum throughout the entire hour-long process. The potpourri of speed, traditional, power, and even a bit of doom makes this album one of the finer pieces of metal merriment I’ve encountered in some weeks. The sharp edge to the music makes Seven Witches one of the really unsung heroes of true power metal that hardly anyone knows about because the Bodom/Hammerfall/Sonata Arctica worship is enough to make real metal fans vomit in their own mouths. How this band has slipped under the voracious appetites of some of our metal brethren is simply beyond me on every level. James Rivera is the new generation’s Rob Halford, spilling vocal notes that pass that mantle down from the mighty leather-clad giant to the unassuming disciple awaiting his master’s abdication, and that would right soon.

    One of the greatest tracks I’ve heard this year, never mind from this album, is “End of Days”, which is so intently heavy metal in every singly note that it might well be one of my new favorites after hearing it five times already. Every single second of its nine-minute entirety is a lesson in heaviness the likes of which even the commoner could never forget or dismiss. “Mind Games is an expletive call to arms for the masses to stop allowing their individualism of thought to be raped and stolen and it’s competent and lush with a brief dalliance with hardcore in vocal accompaniment. Don’t let this deter or frighten you; it’s classic SW all the way, albeit low brow diction for emphasis and effect. One listen to “Harlot of Troy” and there’s absolutely no good argument against Rivera for new reigning Metal God, and as a devoted Priest fan for 31-years that’s an easy statement for me at this point.

    If you miss this album, you’re simply falling out of the loop and the program is bypassing you at record speed. This is a must-own in all facets, and if the true meaning of power metal is ever in question during your moments of introspection this will shut tight any doors leading you astray, that I can guarantee. Call Upon the Wicked is elevated sanity with small flashes of madness in all the right places to assure its coveted place in metal lore.

    (Originally written for MetalPsalter.com)

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