Hailing from the Mountain landscapes of Southern Oregon, Elk Witch, a stoner rock trio emerged onto the music scene in 2019. Founded by guitarist/vocalist Deven Andersen, bassist Darren Wostenberg, and drummer Joe Coitus, the three united to combine their influences into sounds of classic Psych Stoner/Doom with elements of Prog/Rock. Elk Witch critics have noted that fans of legendary bands such as Black Sabbath, The Sword, The Obessed and Freedom Hawk will be captivated by Elk Witch's heavy, riff-driven sound, making them a must-listen for any fan of the genre.
Debut EP "The Mountain" (2020):
In 2020, Elk Witch unveiled their debut EP, "The Mountain," a sonic exploration that laid the foundation for their sound. The release garnered attention for its raw energy, powerful riffs, and the band's ability to seamlessly blend modern elements of Stoner/Doom metal rooted in classic 70s and 90s Metal and Rock.
StoneFly Records and "Beyond the Mountain" (2022):
In 2021, Elk Witch caught the attention of StoneFly Records, a union that paved the way for a new production full-length release of “The Mountain”, which was to be named "Beyond the Mountain." Released in 2022, the album further solidified their presence in the stoner rock landscape and showcased the band's evolution and commitment to pushing the boundaries of their genre.
Doom Charts Success:
Elk Witch's ascent in the Doom/Stoner scene was highlighted by their impressive rankings on the Doom Charts. In March 2021, they secured Position 22, followed by an even more impressive climb to Position 11 in March 2022. These milestones solidify Elk Witch as a rising force in the heavy music community.
NEW ALBUM UPDATES....
Oct 31 2023, Mastering of our new album has been completed by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio, New Windsor NY. Dan was the Mastering Engineer for Doom Side of the Moon, The Sword - Gods of Earth 15th Anniversary Edition to name a few.
Sep 2023, Mixing of our second full length album has been completed.
July 17 2023, We entered the studio this month to record our second full length album which is set to release in 2024.
BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN (March 18th, 2022) - "You can tell from the stunning opening track Cape Foulweather that these guys know how to DOOM ON with their lovely homage to Black Sabbath and The Sword that just moves along at its own creative rhythm. The Psychedelic vibes gives Elk Witch an almost modern day feel but the majority of the music is mostly rooted in classic 70s and 90s Doom/Stoner Metal" - Outlaws of The Sun
THE MOUNTAIN (DEBUT EP) (March 5th, 2021) - "The sound of warmly fuzzed guitar riffs, the low thrum of bass guitar motifs and the steady beat of sticks hitting skins and metal. It seems that Oregon three piece Elk Witch also knows what pushes our buttons because they've included all of our "favourite things" and more on their debut EP "The Mountain." - Desert Psychlist