Between the Witches

Youngstown, OH

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Take a deep breath and prepare your mind, body and soul for “Moonmoons;” a haunting atmospheric dance to and fro, amid swirling time-signature shifts and frantic instrumentation. Such is the way for Youngstown’s seminal Prog-Rock outfit Between the Witches. Their debut album, “Dark Circles,” finds Between the Witches weaving post-hardcore aggression with jazz-like swing, unwavering noise and pure Progressive Rock bliss. The band serve up a live performance of the albums’s closer “Moonmoons” a ripping climatic piece full of the tension reminiscent of The Mars Volta or Porcupine Tree, but also serving plenty of nods to the jazz fusion rooted deep in King Crimson and Yes. As the song bounces of the walls like the stark raving mad, it provides many moments of brilliance with swinging rhythms and crunchy riffs, before slowly falling on a spiraling noise-driven outro. Dark Circles is now available on all streaming platforms.

-Rick Polo (The Raw Alternative/Baroque Monody/Heck Vektor)
Recorded live at Mindrocket Recording Studio | More live sessions and contact info at

Mindrocket Recording Studio, home of Mindrocket Sessions, sits between Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the OH/PA state line.

In 2014, Mindrocket Engineer Josh Roman joined forces with independent music podcaster Jimmy Martin. The duo began to produce live session videos featuring regional and touring bands from all across the US, as well as bands from Europe and Canada. Finding themselves in a growing live session arena with studios such as Audiotree, KEXP, and NPR’s Tiny Desk Sessions; Roman and Martin tagged their original live Sessions The Mindrocket Project. They would go on to record over 50 sessions featuring bands like The Vindys, Teenage Bubblegums, The Multiple Cat, JD Eyeker, and many more.

More recently, the guys from Mindrocket recruited Rebreather bassist Steve Wishnewski and his bizarre video art, infusing a new layer of artistic video imagery into the session-videos, calling these live in-studio performances, Mindrocket Sessions.