Angel Witch formed in Kent, England in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement.
Their track Baphomet was included on the influential EMI album, Metal For Muthas and lead guitarist and chief songwriter Kevin Heybourne used lots of horror and fantasy imagery on the band’s self-titled debut album in 1980 – which proved popular with fans, if not the music critics of the day (who weren’t generally big fans of NWOBHM anyway).
Constant lineup changes took their toll although Angel Witch managed to release follow-up albums Screamin’ ‘n’ Bleedin’ (1985) and Frontal Assault (1986) and perform sporadically (enough to spawn a 1989 live album).
Despite an attempt by Heybourne to form an American version of the band, Angel Witch had ceased to exist by the 1990s.
The band reformed in 2009, releasing the album As Above, So Below and touring in Europe, Canada and Japan.