Witchfynde Cloak And Dagger on LP
The NWOBHM represented the essence of heavy metal act Witchfynde perfectly - raw, basic power and energy coupled with self-promotion. The movement complemented the punk rock explosion which was happening at the same time with both seen as a reaction against the domination of the music business by major record labels. Following two studio album releases in 1980 alone, Witchfynde parted ways with the Rondelet label, losing vocalist Steve Bridges and sound engineer Rich Peach in the fray. Luther Beltz joined as vocalist and producer Phil Chilton was enlisted to helm their third full length album, 1983's Cloak and Dagger. Despite featuring standouts like "Somewhere to Hide" and "I'd Rather Go Wild" the album failed to find a footing due to the bankruptcy of new label Expulsion Records soon after its release.