Wykked Wytch Biography
Gio Geraca - Lead Guitar
Ipek - Vocals
Roger Aikens - Drums
Salvatore LoPresti - Keys & Samples
Sean Young - Guitar
Lenny - Bass
Wykked Wytch is a Florida based female-fronted extreme metal
band. Their third full-length album Nefret is a new dimension to
the sound of the band and is set to re-define the borders of
The music of Wykked Wytch can be best described as
combination of black/death/thrash metal with gothic atmosphere,
& the vocal intensity of frontwoman, Ipek.
Founded in the mid 90's, Ipek formed Wykked Wytch in
Philadelphia. The band's first release (on her own label Cauldron
Records) saw thelight of day in September 1996. The album,
Something Wykked This Way Comes, received critical acclaim
throughout the US & theworld. After its initial pressing,
Demolition Records, a UK based metal label, picked up the album
for European Distribution and e-issued the album with an extra
In the fall of 1999, Ipek reformed her band with a new line-up
and started to write material for the album Angelic Vengeance.
The album Angelic Vengeance was recorded in the fall of 2000
at Damage Studios in Ventimiglia, Italy with producer Kit
Woolven (Cradle of Filth, Anathema, Thin Lizzy).
Angelic Vengeance was released in Europe in the fall of 2001
through Demolition Records.
After the release of the album Wykked Wytch took their show on
the road to support their album in Europe. Wykked Wytch landed
the highly coveted support spot on the SOLD OUT "Hell Comes To
Your Town" European tour from Dec. 2001 - Jan. 2002 with
thrash legends: Kreator, Sodom, & Destruction.
After returning from a successful European tour in 2002, Ipek
collaborated with guitarist: Gio Geraca on writing material for the
third album. In late 2002 Wykked Wytch recorded demos with
Richard Christy (Iced Earth/Death) performing session drums.
By early 2003 the band enlisted drummer: Steve Brubaker who
would add his own style to the new material. The band went into
the studio in June 2003 to begin recording the third full-length
album Nefret. The album was recorded at Studio 13 in Deerfield
Beach, FL and was produced by Jeremy Staska (Marilyn Manson,
Poison the Well, Malevolent Creation) and the band. The album
was completed in August.
The album cover art for Nefret was handled by Chad Michael
Ward (Soilwork,Darkane), who also designed the cover, for
Wykked Wytch's previous album Angelic Vengeance. After the
completion of the album Wykked Wytch shot a video for the
track The Soul Awaits.
The album Nefret was released in Europe through
Demolition/Dreamcatcher Records in 2004. Wykked Wytch
are getting prepared to spend the entirety of 2005 supporting
Nefret and touring worldwide.
Something Wykked This Way Comes 1996
Angelic Vengeance 2001
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