Continuing their quest to unleash unreleased music from noteworthy hard rock bands across the globe, 20th Century Music will be releasing Wicked Witch’s ‘Wicked Witch of Boston’ on 27 April 2018.
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, CA 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 – 92 Wicked Witch did about 200 shows and two demos, the first with Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, etc) and the other with Paul David Hager (Van Halen, Devo, etc). After features in Metal Edge and some strong radio support, Zak left 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.
Track list:
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