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Released: 02.06.23








WITCH (aka We Intend To Cause Havoc) are a myth-shrouded band with a fifty-year-long history rooted in post-colonial Zambia. Ignited by the sounds of late-60s rock, WITCH combined Hendrixian psychedelia with traditional Zambian rhythm, spearheading the ‘Zamrock’ movement before fading into oblivion. Decades later, interest in the movement resurfaced, and the sole surviving original member, Jagari Chanda, decided to revive the band. Thus WITCH’s reincarnation began.

Zango (Meeting Place’), their first album in almost forty years, proves that the band has lost absolutely none of its distinctive charismatic groove. From lead single Waile to Avalanche Of Love, bass-driven hard rock riffs promise full immersement into the legend that is WITCH — if you accept the message at the album’s close: “Love forever, to the world”.


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