The Witching was born out of a pure desire to rock.
They are a raw, aggressive, dynamic 5-piece
band, featuring Meryl Bursic on lead guitar, Maco
Rodriguez on rhythm guitar, Eva Revesz on bass, Barb
Dybwad on drums, and Ruby Beil on lead vocals and
fiddle. Theirs is an impressive wall of sound:
a grand mix of punk, metal and indie rock flavors.
More and more women are rocking out, and
doing it well. Ruby Beil and Maco Rodriguez had this
in mind when they decided to form a band. So, in
January 2002 Ruby and Maco started toying with songs
while they searched for women who really wanted to play hard.
Meanwhile, Meryl was having the same vision, and Eva was simultaneously looking to *rock*.
All four women finally collided at a local Mofo's show less than 2 months later.
Shortly thereafter, Barb came to
practice and layed down the beat as solid as a
rock...and the combustion of The Witching was complete.
The Witching has been an entity since March, 2002.
These women are all quite unique in their own styles
and contributions ranging from influences varying from Sonic Youth
to Metallica, including a healthy dose of classic rock. Their creative and personal bond
clearly manifests in their songwriting as
well as in their energetic and aggresive stage performance. Bring earplugs; leave stereotypes.
The band's songs deal with such timeless artistic themes as the love of a woman for her
amplifier (a classic tale), a "stolen" dildo,
and lots of sex, or not enough of it.
The band hopes to inspire women and men
everywhere to follow their rock and roll dreams and
to question the 'women in rock' or 'chick-band'
stereotypes they may be all too familiar with, as well
as offering new musical venues of expression to women,
who are usually associted with the 'softer' rather
than 'harder' musical genres.
The Witching released their first full-length album
on September 26, 2003. They look forward
to a steady dose of rocking the east coast this winter and into 2004...