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Release date: 27 June 2005
Style: Heavy metal, Power metal


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Disc I
01. Crimson King
02. Beneath These Waves
03. Terror Train
04. Seize The Day
05. The Gunslinger
06. Love's Tragedy Asunder
07. Wicked Witch
08. Dorian
09. Down Where I Am
10. Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin cover]

Disc II [Digipak bonus]
01. Lunar Lament
02. Wicked Witch [slow version]
03. Spatial Architects
04. Beneath These Waves [radio edit version]

Reviews (3)
Lyrics (14)

Staff review by

"Is it possible to see one day the release of a new album of the magical German/American combo Demons And Wizards?". Lately, it was one of the big questions of our little Heavy Metal world and the answer, we know it today, is "yes!!!". I have the luck, only 4 years after "Demons And Wizards", to have in my hand their new excellent album "Touched By The Crimson King" and don't worry fans, they're still the same great artists and no doubt that we will talk about their new release this year hooo yes…

published 16.06.2005 | Comments (0)

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Here is finally the second album from Demons And Wizards, after 4 years of silence and a logical silence since the combo is no other than a common project of two very busy musicians, namely Jon Schaffer from Iced Earth and Hansi Kürsch from Blind Guardian. I've been a Blind Guardian fan for years now while I was into Iced Earth until "Horror Show" ruined my mood, and Hansi is my ultimate favorite singer ever, so I was expecting this album with high hopes. Maybe, too high.

published 26.07.2005 | Comments (1)

Guest review by
Arian Totalis

The Second album released by Demons and Wizards, this album is quite amazing. This was released five years after their debut, which is understandable, considering that Hansi Kursch and Jon Schaefer are normally so busy with their main bands. But I must admit, when that chemistry is repressed for so long, the results are explosive, and this album is a testament to that. "Touched By The Crimson King" is an album conceptually based off of the classic book series by Stephen King "The Dark Tower." It is not a true concept album however, seeing as how certain songs do not pertain to the dark tower, such as "Dorian" or "Spacial Architects." With creative and constructive juices brewing in these two power metal master's brains, the outcome is fantastic.

published 16.07.2007 | Comments (6)

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JÄY - 06.05.2010 at 00:23  
Rating: 9 Ahhh, love this album ... if it had more/better lead guitar work itd be a 10!
Wraith000 - 29.06.2012 at 06:25  
  Epic album !
AngelofDeth - 24.06.2013 at 21:57  
Rating: 9 Power Metal in its most raw and aggressive form. Not too be missed. Wish they would release another album!
Hellthunder - 25.10.2015 at 12:21  
Rating: 9 Feels like I'm the only one how prefers this to the s/t debut.
Bad English - 25.10.2015 at 20:20  
Rating: 6
Written by Hellthunder on 25.10.2015 at 12:21

Feels like I'm the only one how prefers this to the s/t debut.

Debut was more some way free, musically deferent, interesting even this is not bad, I see Iced Earth here

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