Magenta evoke the spirit of Hammer Horror with new film for The White Witch

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Welsh prog rockers Magenta have shared a new film for their epic new track The White Witch. You can watch the whole thing, which evokes memories of classic 70s Hammer Horror films, so beloved by Magenta keyboard player Rob Reed.

The ten-minute The White Witch film accompanies the third movement of the Magenta's latest album The White Witch - A Symphonic Trilogy, which was released in October.

Reed recently had his video of the track Willow’s Song included in a new Blu-ray release for the film The Wicker Man, which alongside the folklore classic Witchfinder General are among some his favourite movies.

“I’ve always loved making films and it’s something I plan to do more of in the future and this short movie will act as a trial run for a planned full length feature to accompany an upcoming project," says Reed. "My love of Hammer Horror goes back to my teens when me and my brother would stay up every weekend and watch the BBC ‘double bill’ of classic horror films.

"I’ve always wanted to create something in that style, and this album, being about witches, gave me the excuse I needed. It was an amazing experience, and working again along-side cameraman Andrew Lawson, I think we have managed to produce something rather special.”

The White Witch - A Symphonic Trilogy has been produced and mixed by Robert Reed .

Get The White Witch - A Symphonic Trilogy.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.