Witchcult Today is the sixth studio album by English doom metal band Electric Wizard. It was recorded entirely on vintage 1970s equipment at Toe Rag Studios and was released in November 2007. The sound of Witchcult Today was less harsh than preceding albums and Jus Oborn’s vocals are much more prominent. It was the band’s most well-received album in seven years.
The band’s fascination with horror movies and writers continues here with “Satanic Rites of Drugula”, a reference to the Hammer Studios horror film The Satanic Rites of Dracula, and “Dunwich”, a reference to H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Dunwich Horror; also “Black Magic Rituals & Perversions (I. Frisson Des Vampires II. Zora)” makes reference to Jean Rollin film Le Frisson des Vampires (Shiver of the Vampires) and to Italian comic book character Zora the Vampire. Furthermore, the album cover of “Witchcult Today” is edited from the poster for The Devil Rides Out and is reminiscent of a scene from the 1975 occult thriller Race with the Devil.
1 Witchcult Today 7:54
2 Dunwich 5:34
3 Satanic Rites of Drugula 6:06
4 Raptus 2:13
5 The Chosen Few 8:19
6 Torquemada ’71 6:42
7 Black Magic Rituals & Perversions 11:01
I Frisson Des Vampires
8 Saturnine 11:04