When listening to Witchrider, you can not help but be drawn in by
their magnetism. They have a haunting beauty that proves to engulf
and ignite. As frontman Daniel Dorninger says, »the thing about
making music is, there are no boundaries. It's like a spirit of
emotions that eventually passes through your body...you never
know what you're gonna' end up with«.
The band formed in 2012 in a town called Graz, Austria, Yes the
same place as Arnold Schwarzenegger is from. Now it is time for
Graz to be known for something way cooler than this. Witchrider
sport a mutual love for the quirky riffage of heavyweights QOTSA
and Eagles Of Death Metal, as well as an affection for the dark
elements of Soundgarden. Siphoning fuel from these powerhouses,
Witchrider offer a genuinely refreshing take on their own brand of
stripped down, fuzzed up alternative rock.
Living and breathing their music is crucial to the four-piece, and as
such, they are constantly writing and honing their craft. »Being able
to work on music all the time is essential for all of us. That's why
we record most of our stuff at home if we can. There's even a
freakin' drum kit next to my bed!«, states drummer Michael
Although the songs work with each other as a collective piece of
work, Witchrider's music is diverse and has an array of influences.
»I always found musical style not really that important. What counts
the most is whether you can identify yourself with the music or
not. I know I can and I am happy about every person who can as
well. I think that's what makes music cool«, says Hans-Peter.
As well as basking in the writing process, the band are supremely
dedicated to playing live and fans will have ample opportunity to see
the quintet as they hit the road this autumn supporting label mates