Style: Gothic / Doom Metal
Year of birth: 1997
Biography of Band
|Melbourne shock metal band, CATWITCH, "…are a live theatrical act not to be missed…" (Loudmouth magazine).
In a state of mind half way between nightmare and reality, Darkness lay silent, shapeless, for it needed a new form. A
form that was powerful and of pure blood, something to spread its word, something to bring mayhem to where before there
was order and breed a new kind of insanity. Mother Darkness gathered up her dying embers and with these ashes she forged
one purpose, split within a force of six and with a single icy breath she breathed, not life but something in-between that
and death, CATWITCH was born. Together they spawned a unique fusion of gothic melodies and thundering rhythms that would
shake the pillars of Heaven, destined to alter the perception of musical Entertainment forever. Like a vicious storm
CATWITCH rain down thrilling crowds with their "…brutish songs and powerfully visual stage show…"(Loudmouth)
With "…The searing, screeching tonsil torment emanating from lead singer Kieran O'Reilly bares not merely anguish and
aggression but a possessed intensity…"(Massive) "…Their dark and brooding music holds a weird fascination and when singer
Kieran really sings it's sweet and involving - then harshly torn apart by his screeching…"(Loudmouth) Also the spine
tingling bass of Quaagar X, haunting keyboard melodies of Rudi Paoletti, the ear rupturing guitar assaults of Josef
Stanley & Riley Strong and "…the pummeling drumbeat of Rob Charlton you have an impressive gothic metal band emerging…"
.. "…Onstage CATWITCH are well noted for their hellish theatrical visions and raw atmospheric power…"(Massive magazine).
"…The most entertaining show seen on the live circuit in a long time…"(Loudmouth).
"…To see CATWITCH perform is to see a band that goes to no end of effort to put on an awesome stage show…"(Beat magazine).
With influences including the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Sepultura, Alice Cooper and My Dying Bride, CATWITCH are able to
retain a distinct sound and style, which makes them stand out from the rest of the Goth/metal scene.
"…Criss-crossing Marilyn Manson and Metallica territory, CATWITCH provide a furious gothic metal vision…"(Massive).
"…The flow of music flooding your ears, is like the nourishment a babe would get from the blood in the womb…"(Rabelias).
CATWITCH have been included on three of the 'Metal Warriors' Videos produced by Samson Productions, with video clips for
their songs 'Demons of the Night' and 'Judgment Day' (both taken from the 1997 release Phobophilia). These clips have also
been televised on 'Rage' (ABC TV) and 'Asylum' (Ch 31).
The attention CATWITCH have arouse led to the filming of a documentary produced by December Films and Film Victoria.
Centering on the band, the film 'Hear No Evil', which screened nationally on SBS TV January 1998, gained CATWITCH
mainstream publicity and was reviewed in some of Australia's leading magazines and newspapers like The Age, The Herald
Sun, Who Weekly and TV Week.
"Take Pyogenesis, add a little My Dying Bride and mix the lot with Metallica and the result will be worth your
CATWITCH "…deliver a musical statement worthy of enticing the demented listener to the show…"(Beat).
At present the CATWITCH discography includes two albums, 'Phobophilia' (1997) and 'This Haunted Lullaby' (2000), both
albums received a fantastic response from the media and fans alike. Recently CATWITCH returned to the studio, recording
and releasing a sample of "things to come" in the form of an EP entitled 'The Hidden' featuring three new tracks (as well
as four previously released bonus tracks) destined for the third album 'Faces' (to be released 2004).
Currently CATWITCH are rehearsing tirelessly for a string of live shows spread across 2004. As well as working on new
material for 'Faces'. 'Faces' is a concept destined to show the world what nasty little things lurk in the shadowy minds
"Whether you want million miles an hour guitar and thrashing drums, or a haunting gothic mystery, CATWITCH provide
Members of Catwitch
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|CD: Phobophilia (1997)
CD: This Haunted Lullaby (2000)
EP: The Hidden (2003)
CD: Faces (2004)
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