Not many know that Witches and Other Night Fears is the first demo (even before This Is Only the Beginning) made of five tracks of the Finnish rock band HIM. The only copy of this demo is in possession of Ville Valo, singer of HIM, and it will not be put on sale ever nor there are bootlegs, because the quality of the recording was very deficient to be shown. The title is inspired by a book about the occult that Ville Valo read.
This demo has always been considered The Saint Graal of any HIM fan.
During all those year, as written on Wiki, the tracklist was supposed to be this one:
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (cover de Blue Öyster Cult)
Sleepwalking Past Hope
However, the tracklist is another one. That is just a fake like as many others. Thanks to our sources (that we cannot disclose obviously) is this one:
- The Fast
- Jupiter The Fulminator
- Congregation of the Moon
- Got myself a girl
- When prayer fails
- Cast the priest into the Fire
- Mige: bass, trombone, keyboards, percussions.
- Ville Hermanni Valo: 6-string bass, percussions, vocals.
- Juha: drums.
- Recorded in February 1995 at Slapmetal Studio by Mige’s home.
- Producer: Ville Valo
- Engineer: Mige