WICKED WITCH Feat. SAVATAGE, METAL CHURCH Members: 'Wicked Witch Of Boston' Due In April
Continuing its quest to unleash unreleased music from noteworthy hard rock bands across the globe, 20th Century Music will release WICKED WITCH's "Wicked Witch Of Boston" on April 27.
Comprised of members that went on to join and form bands such as SAVATAGE, METAL CHURCH, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and CIRCLE II CIRCLE, WICKED WITCH came to light when Zak Stevens and guitarist Matt Leff met while at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California and then added the Boston-based rhythm section of Mark Stewart and Jeff Plate, with whom they recorded several demos and slugged it out on the highly competitive New England club circuit.
From 1989 through 1992, WICKED WITCH played about 200 shows and recorded two demos, the first with Bob St. John (EXTREME, DURAN DURAN) and the other with Paul David Hager (VAN HALEN, DEVO). After features in Metal Edge and some strong radio support, Zakleft the band after a show at the Xfinity Center Ampitheatre in Boston to join SAVATAGE, with Plate following the next year. Matt Leff then put together the band TRIGGER EFFECT and would later rejoin former WICKED WITCH bandmates Stevens and Plate in MACHINES OF GRACE.
"Wicked Witch Of Boston" features rare photos and the band's history, as told by Leff in a 16-page booklet and the first 100 orders will also receive a guitar pick replica.
01. Fly Away 02. Rainbow's End 03. Love Lies 04. Live And Let Live
05. Danger Game 06. Love Teacher 07. Lost In Confusion 08. Soul To Fire 09. This Time 10. Breakdown 11. Just A Game 12. The Moment 13. Midnight Rain
"Wicked Witch Of Boston" can be pre-ordered here.