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Genre: Metal/Hardcore, Rock

Website: http://www.myspace.com/rimeoftheancientmanwitch

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"Man-Witch deliver a type of spectacle rarely seen in the Portland rock scene. But even aside from the choreographed fights and theatrics, faulty faux-pyrotechnics, and hand-painted cosmic-themed stage backdrop, the band write some damn fine songs, and play them with their own peculiar brand of self-effacing abandon.

This is a Portland band to behold: they have taken the last 25 years of metal, stripped them down to their choicest clichés, and spewed them back out in a fashion that not only sounds fresh, but is really fun to listen to, even if you can't name the reference. You don't necessarily need to know, though — these four have done their homework, and it's obvious that these songs have been crafted with blood, sweat, and tinnitus. It's metal that knows its own drama, and has no qualms about poking fun at itself. Think Iron Maiden meets Mystery Science Theater 3000, and you'll have an idea of what to expect from a Man-Witch show."
-Portland Phoenix