Occult rock

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Occult rock (also known as doom rock[1] or witch rock)[2] is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s to early 1970s,[3] pioneered by bands such as Coven[3][4] and Black Widow.[3]

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The genre is influenced by hard rock, proto-metal, psychedelic rock, progressive rock and blues, as well as commonly incorporating lyrics referencing the occult with influences from classic horror movies to books by Dennis Wheatley.[5] Despite the common perception, it has been noted that occult rock is not inherently gloomy nor dark, although many bands have made music with these qualities.