Bewitched (1995-present): a Speed Metal band from Umea, Sweden.
ewitched performs a sort of retro early-mid eighties European thrash and speed metal enhanced with black metal influenced vocal styles. Not only do they pay homage to that style but they do it in a reasonably successful way. Under the membership of Vargher (Real Name: Marcus E. Norman; guitar/vocals), Blackheim (Real Name: Anders Nyström; guitars/vocals), Wrathyr (Real Name: Kristoffer Olivius; bass) and Reaper (drums) they would debut with Diabolical Desecration (1996), the Encyclopedia Of Evil all covers compilation EP (1996) and Pentagram Prayer (1997) all on the 'Osmose' label.
By the time the live effort Hell Comes To Essen (1998) arrived, Blackheim and Reaper would be out, with Spider (Real Name: Fredrik Degerströmand) and Stormlord replacing them respectively. Spider would be gone by the time At The Gates Of Hell (1999) arrived; Hellfire would replace him for Rise Of The Antichrist (2002), Atrocities In A Minor (2004) MCD, now on the 'Regain' label, and Spiritual Warfare (2006). Since then, the act has not recorded except for the release of the The Dawn of the Demons boxed set compilation in 2018.