Axewitch is a Swedish heavy metal band formed around 1981 in Linköping. The band broke up in 1987 but reunited in 2007. Axewitch was created by Anders Wallentoft (vocals) and Magnus Jarl (guitar). They were soon joined by Tommy Brage (bass guitar) and brothers Mikael Johansson (guitar) and Mats Johansson (drums). This was the original line-up.
Axewitch won a contest where the first prize was to record in a studio. At the end of 1981, they recorded their EP, Pray For Metal, released in late 1982.