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Snidget Releases Live Album “Live at Wrockstock”

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

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Earlier this week, Grace Kendall (a/k/a Snidget) released a live album of her Wrockstock V set, called “Live at Wrockstock”. The album is available on her Bandcamp page, and fans can opt to pay what they want for it (everything from $0 through… well, you name it!).

For her set at Wrockstock V, Grace was joined onstage by a number of various musicians including Ashley Hamel, Lauren Fairweather, Scott Vaughn, and Stacy Pisani, who all helped round out the band for this fantastic set.

Fans of Snidget’s unique dulcimer-based wizard rock should definitely grab this album, as it represents a decidedly different (and very well performed) take on Snidget’s songs.

Other albums from Grace are available on her Bandcamp, including demos and some of her muggle music as well.

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Solitary Snape Release Free New Three Song EP “Re-Recorded Stuff”

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

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Fans of heavy, distorted guitar-driven wizard rock can rejoice, as Solitary Snape has just released a free new three song EP, titled “Re-Recorded Stuff“. The EP can be downloaded from this link.

The EP’s songs are a bit of a departure from their first EP, “The Dark Arts EP” (also available as a free download from this link). While the songs on that EP were heavily influenced by 80′s thrash bands such as Slayer and Anthrax, the new re-recorded songs are much more modern rock – and I don’t say that as a bad thing. The great guitar work is still there, only now it’s supported with better production and more melodic vocals, along with some atmospheric synth layers.

Also, as a nice gesture to people who prefer slightly fuller sounding mixes, the band has both MP3s as well as full quality wav files included with the download. Definitely appreciated.

We gave the EP a few listens, and our quick review is right after the jump.

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The Mudbloods Release ENTIRE Discography For $5

Wed, Mar 26, 2014

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Yes, that headline is correct – Adam Dubberly announced on Twitter today that the entire Mudbloods discography is now available on their Bandcamp page for $5.

The collection, titled “The Complete Potion”, also contains two brand new songs that Adam recently recorded.

In addition to announcing the compilation release, Adam also teased out some other related Mudbloods things in the works, including the hashtag #newmusic.

We think it’s safe to say that wizard rock fans everywhere are rejoicing at the prospect of potentially hearing even more new Mudbloods songs.

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Tonks and the Aurors Announce Summer Tour and Upcoming Shows

Tue, Mar 25, 2014

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Tonks and the Aurors have announced preliminary plans to tour this summer from June 23 through July 3, and will once again be traversing the nation with Justin Finch-Fletchley and Kirstyn Hippe.

Fans who want to help support the tour and also get some unique items can order from Out of Print Clothing, who make great items about books. To support the tour, and help the three bands get the funding they need to bring their wizard rock to the masses, simply visit the Tonks and the Aurors website to learn more.

“Tour is the highlight of EVERY year,” said Steph from Tonks and the Aurors. “To know I get to be out on the road again with my best friends playing music for the best fans makes it hard to wait for June to come around!”

In addition to the tour, Tonks and the Aurors will also be playing at the following shows: (more…)

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Seven Potters Release New Version of Their Single “Why Fight?”

Sun, Mar 23, 2014

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Today, Rebecca from Seven Potters released a new updated version of her song “Why Fight?” from an EP she released earlier this year of the same name.

The track is available free of charge from the band’s BandCamp page.

Feel free to head on over, give it a listen, and also read Rebecca’s reasoning on why choice to re-work and re-release this song, given recent events in the wizard rock community.

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Final “Hallows & Horcruxes” Vid From Lauren Fairweather

Sat, Mar 22, 2014

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Lauren Fairweather posted this wonderful, touching video on her YouTube page, chronicling the final Hallows & Horcruxes Ball; the video also features some archive footage from years past.

Thank you for putting this together for everyone, Lauren. It’s a fantastic reminder of how beautiful the wizard rock community can be.

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Hogwarts Trainwreck Now Offering Their First Album As A Free Download

Wed, Mar 19, 2014

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Greg Gower, also known as Hogwarts Trainwreck, announced tonight that he is giving away his first album free of charge!

The album (which I own a badly scratched copy of, thanks to my kids) can be downloaded from Greg’s ReverbNation page – just scroll down to the songs, which have a blue Download button next to them.

Hogwarts Trainwreck songs are guaranteed to get a chuckle out of you, at the very least. Head on over to his ReverbNation page and give them a download!

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On Recent Events

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

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A few days ago, some very serious allegations were made against a long-time, prominent wizard rock musician. Saying that our hearts were broken to hear that good people were victimized, and felt that they had to stay silent about it, would be an understatement. We here at the Wizrocklopedia applaud those who have come forward, and hope that their statements can help begin their healing process. 

Wizard rock has always been about community. While that community may not be as large or as strong as it once was, it’s still a community to many people. Hearing these allegations has torn a hole in the fabric that holds our community together… but we also hope that we, as a community, can both help those who need it as well as continue forward with the positivity that’s been a wizard rock hallmark since Day One.

The Wizrocklopedia has always been a news website, first and foremost. We’ve featured various social stories over the years, and hope to continue to do so. Even though we’re a news outlet, behind the news and reviews we’re just people – people who are heartbroken and who wish nothing more than to offer our support to those who have come forward, and those who may be sitting in silence over what happened to them as well.

We encourage those who have recognized themselves in these allegations to take whatever steps are needed to begin their healing process. Please know that you have friends (and some would say, a family) who are ready and willing to do whatever they can to help. If you would like more information, please visit the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network.

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The Puffskein Experience Release New Song From Their Upcoming EP

Fri, Mar 14, 2014

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Miranda from The Puffskein Experience let us know that she’s released a new video of her performing a song from her upcoming EP, called “The Horcruxes EP”. Check it out below!

The EP will contain 7 songs, each about one of Voldemort’s horcruxes; Miranda said that the EP will be available on May 20, for the low low price of only $3.

Give the new song a listen, and get ready for her EP!

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Slytherin Soundtrack release “Unspeakables 1″

Thu, Mar 13, 2014

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Slytherin Soundtrack, one of the more prolific wrock bands, has released “Unspeakables 1: Unreleased and B-sides” on their Bandcamp page.

The EP, which contains 14 songs (including one “Eyes Like Mine” cover) is available free of charge.

Swing on by their Bandcamp page, and give it a listen and a download!

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