Doom metal fun with Witchfinder General

Hopkins by Cathedral


Guest writer ANDREW GARVEY pays tribute to Cathedral – England’s greatest and most influential doom metal band, who have drawn on horror imagery and subjects to create their distinctive music over their 20 year career.


Cathedral’s links to British horror are best illustrated by the second track on their 1995 album Carnival Bizarre, a song inspired by 1968’s classic film, Witchfinder General starring Vincent Price. The accompanying music video, with clips from the film itself, is a perfect example of the band’s ability to make doom-laden heavy metal fun.  That video is available as an extra on Witchfinder General’s 2001 DVD release.  And thanks to the magic of youtube here it is:

Author: Andrew Garvey

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