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Performer: Coven
Genre: Rock
Title: Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls
Country: US
Released: 1969
Style: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Label: Mercury
Catalog Number: SR 61239
FLAC version ZIP size: 2499 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2540 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1200 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 683


1Choke, Thirst, Die3:23
2For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge4:37
3Coven In Charing Cross4:01
5Black Sabbath3:27
6The White Witch Of Rose Hall3:04
7Wicked Woman2:58
8Satanic Mass13:17
9Pact With Lucifer3:28
10Dignitaries Of Hell4:05


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
OLR-002Coven Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls ‎(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num, RE)Outlaw RecordingsOLR-002US2000
RGM-0764Coven Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora)Real Gone MusicRGM-0764US2018
RGM-0764Coven Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls ‎(LP, Album, RE, Cri)Real Gone MusicRGM-0764US2018
AK 271Coven Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls ‎(CD, Album, RE)AkarmaAK 271Germany2011
NEVOC 13Coven Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls ‎(CDr, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Pro)Nevoc MusickNEVOC 13US2013


  • Arranged ByCoven , Jim Donlinger
  • DesignJerry Griffith
  • EngineerMal Davis
  • Other [Dominus Limini] – Chis Neilsen, Chuck Lishon, Dave Wilkerson, Jim Donlinger, Jim Nyeholt
  • Other [Ipsissmus] – Bill Traut
  • Other [Magister Templii] – Jinx, Oz Osborne, Steve Ross
  • Other [Magus] – Jim Donlinger
  • Other [Philosophi] – Ginna Donlinger, Joel Sebastian
  • Other [Practici] – Al Dawson, Charlotte Ceasar, Don Drumm, Lance Massey, Mike Bean, Robin McBride, Tom Donlinger
  • Other [Zelators] – Bill Blair, Bud Carr, Buddy Meyers, Dan Baughman, Eddie Higgins, Fred Bohlander, Jack Mondrus, Jack Woodman, Jim Golden, Jim Pilster, Judy Haywood, Larry Gordon, Lynn Janutka, Pat Griffith, Sheila Edwards, Vivian Bouchard
  • Photography BySig Binder
  • Written-ByB. Traut, D. Wilkerson (tracks: A4, A5, B1), G. Donlinger (tracks: A5, B2), J. Donlinger (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, A6, B2), J. Dawson (tracks: A4, B1, B3), O. Osborne (tracks: A4, B1, B3), S. Ross (tracks: A4, B1, B3)


  • Record Company – Mercury Record Corporation



Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls is the debut studio album by the American rock band Coven. Released in 1969, it was unusual in that it dealt with overtly occult and satanic themes and was removed from the market soon after its release due to controversy, particularly as it coincided with the hysteria surrounding the Manson family and rampant media speculation about occult influences on the American counterculture. Despite its brief initial release, it remains a classic of its genre, and in. Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls - Coven. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls. Track-List: 1 Black Sabbath 2 White Witch of Rose Hall 3 Coven in. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. Álbum de estréia da banda de rock psicodélico Coven. Lançado em 1969, que era incomum em que tratou. Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls. CD Outlaw Recordings - OLR-002 2000, US CD Akarma - AK 271 2003, Europe CD Nevoc Musick - NEVOC 13 2013, US. Buy COVEN Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls Music. More places to buy COVEN music online. Satanic Mass Lyrics. About Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls. Before Black Sabbath changed the face of music in 1970, Coven unleashed the Sigil of the Horns, inverted crosses, and the infamous phrase Hail Satan upon mainstream audiences in 1969. Jinx Dawson, Jim Donlinger, Rick Durrett, Michael Gregory Osborne, and Steve Ross brought psychedelic rock laced with occult and Satanic lyrics to an age that wasnt necessarily thrilled with them and the album was eventually pulled from shelves. However, the record is a classic and remains a major influence on music and popular cu. Coven Format: Audio CD. I had been looking for this album for years. Originally recoeded in late 60's Saw them live in a small club in Round Lake Beach in the 60's and they put on a tremendous live show. Read more. Songs in album Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Soul 1969. Coven - Black Sabbath. Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls Симпатичные такие сатанисты. Есть и Black Sabbath и Oz, правда, Osborne. Raised By Hell
First side is allright, good moving cheesy fun letting the consumer believe it's going to prove itself as something more than just a tiresome campy outing (at first sight, the album cover looked too silly for it's own sake to think otherwise)....alas, all of the potential disappears on side two where Coven obviously start to struggle with their own restrictions culminating in plainly repetitive filler material...finally, the closing 13+ minutes of crashing bore named Satanic Mass REALLY puts the album down. When I've purchased this album for the first time, some 25 years ago, I was expecting a blasting, mind blowing long psychedelic track full of guitar/organ attacks with omnipresent dark under/overtones, but what a dissapointment when I realised it was nothing more but a late night spoken radio show.
The purpose of the album with such an threatening title, vivid cover art and the badass premise in general should be dealing with at least a little bit of menacing, disturbing or psychedelic vibes, but none was presented. Seemingly, all of that was an unreachable goal for the involved.

Not really that great and the last track is deadly dull...don't get conned with this,

WDMRS is a very highly sought after record for a reason, not just because of its notoriety from being associated with the Manson killings (thanks to Esquire Magazine's highly unethical Faux-news style of false reportage.) This caused the record to be withdrawn within a month of being released, making it very rare indeed (although from the availability of it nowadays I find it hard to believe it is really worth $300!) BTW, just know that the Akarma label pressing from 10 years ago was done without the authorization of Mercury Records or Coven, making it a bootleg. I have both copies, but I prefer the Mercury version. Also, Jinx Dawson is selling a CDr of this on her eBay account, which goes for around $20. I got mine signed, but I think she's only selling unsigned copies now.

This album was a center of controversy. No surprise given the occult content. While people are used to metal bands flirting with this subject matter, there were non-metal acts doing it too, like Black Widow, Jacula, and Coven. This was the same group who later scored the hit "One Tin Soldier". Often they've been compared to an occult version of the Jefferson Airplane. I guess just about any psychedelic band with a female vocalist seemed to get compared to the Airplane. But Jinx Dawson's voice does not sound like Grace Slick, she reminds me a bit of Anna Meek of Catapilla (although that group did not exist then) and she has that wicked voice appropriate for this kind of music. I find it interesting two members of Aorta are on this album, Jim Donlinger and Jim Nyeholt. I guess, since they too were from Chicago, although Jim Donlinger is a Christian, so how he participated on this album, I can't say, he certainly doesn't want anyone to know he was involved in that album these days. Interesting a member of the band was called Oz Osborne. Not Ozzy Osbourne, but it seems like a coincidence to me. Also coincidentally, the album features a song called "Black Sabbath" as Sabbath has on their debut, except they're completely different songs (you'll be able to tell the Sabbath one right away). So that lead to speculation if the guys from Black Sabbath got a hold of this album (it needs to be noted the album was never released in the UK). This album is basically a collection of psychedelia, but you can notice some prog leanings in many of the cuts. "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" features a nice jazzy arrangement, while "Charing Cross" features some chanting. "Black Sabbath" is completely different from the Black Sabbath song of the same name, but it demonstrates the band's sound in a nutshell. That last cut is basically an initiation ceremony, I got a kick on how the priest was telling one of his initiates to "Kiss the goat!" in a real angry tone of voice. This is one album you might not want to play to just anyone. I'm afraid of leaving my window open and having a pedestrian walking by hearing that. Musically, it often gets a bad rap, I was rather surprised, it featured some great music, although it's true the lyrics might be a bit too much for some.

Personally I find this album rather underrated. I guess, aside from the themes, the reason so many people dislike this album is it's not metal. I watched Frank Zappa's movie 200 Motels, there was a scene called Dental Hygiene Dilemma involving Jeff (I presume Jeff Simmons, who briefly played with Zappa, on the Chunga's Revenge album) where he wanted to ditch the comedy group and how he wanted to be heavy like Grand Funk, Black Sabbath, or Coven (really, Sabbath was the only group mentioned you can call heavy). I was laughing because Coven isn't heavy, and I believe at the time the movie came out, they scored a hit with "One Tin Soldier" which was much more mainstream AM radio fare. This album is about as metal as Black Widow's Sacrifice.

It's also no surprise the controversy caused Mercury to quickly delete this title, so it's became one of the rarer titles in their catalog. Apparently a March 1970 issue of Esquire Magazine had an article entitled "Evil lurks in California" which mentioned the Charles Manson murders, and also referenced this album (I initially thought there was a picture of Manson with this album, but that don't appear to be so. I hadn't seen this issue either). This group suffered a similar fate to Black Widow: too much bad publicity forced them to move away from the occult, as their following albums demonstrate. So if you enjoy albums like Black Widow's Sacrifice and late '60s psychedelia in general, this is one to own.