Witch Mountain was formed in Portland, OR in 1997 by Rob Wrong (Iommi Stubbs, ex-M99) and Nathan Carson (Point Line Plane, Two Ton Boa, Sunn0))) collaborator, etc). By 2000, the groundwork had been laid, the demo “Homegrown Doom” remastered and released in Europe, and Dave Hoopaugh was brought in to be the final bass player. Their debut album “…Come The Mountain” was released to critical acclaim in 2001. The first printing sold out in two months, and an expanded edition was released with bonus tracks composed for the unreleased PC/Dreamcast video game "Shrapnel". Between 1998 and 2002 Witch Mountain became a live staple in the Northwest and on the national circuit, touring with Weedeater and Spirit Caravan, and gigging with the likes of Lost Goat, Bongzilla, Goatsnake, Acid King, High on Fire, Orange Goblin, Electric Wizard, YOB, Unsane, EyeHateGod, Alabama Thunderpussy, Clutch, Unida, Solitude Aeturnus, Unorthodox, Sour Vein, Isis, Soilent Green, Karma to Burn, Nebula, Penance, Raging Slab, Warhorse, Agalloch, Thrones, etc, etc. After that, a period of hibernation was in effect. That is until 2009 when Witch Mountain would re-surface with an addition to the band, the soulful and soaring female vocalist Uta Plotkin. This is the first time “South Of Salem” sees its CD release to help spread awareness for Witch Mountain’s brand of sludgy, Sabbath-like, dirgy, bluesy, soulful doom even further through Profound Lore Records. Along with imminent touring (the band recently finished a West Coast tour with Wino’s new band Premonition 13), the band will enter the studio this spring to record the follow-up to “South Of Salem” which will be released this summer likewise through Profound Lore Records and will make a big impact on today’s doom metal scene.
1. Wing Of The Lord, 2. Plastic Cage, 3. South Sugar, 4. End Game, 5. Hare’s Stare, 6. End Game (Slight Return)