Demons & Wizards - Demons And Wizards

8.5 | 422 votes |
Release date: 1999
Style: Heavy metal, Power metal


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01. Rites Of Passage
02. Heaven Denies
03. Poor Man's Crusade
04. Fiddler On The Green
05. Blood On My Hands
06. Path Of Glory
07. Winter Of Souls
08. The Whistler
09. Tear Down The Wall
10. Gallows Pole
11. My Last Sunrise
12. Chant
13. White Room [Cream cover][Japanese bonus]
14. The Whistler [Alternate version][Japanese bonus]

Hansi Kürsch - vocals
Jon Schaffer - guitars, bass

Guest musicians
Jim Morris - lead guitar
Mark Prator - drums

Additional info
Recorded at Morrisound Studios.
Produced by Jim Morris with Schaffer and Kürsch.
Engineered by Jim Morris.
Mastered at Fullersound.

Artwork by Danny Miki and Travis Smith.

Staff review by
Dream Taster
In any mythology, when two Gods gather it always ends in a terrible battle . In the world of power metal, it ends in a tremendous piece of music. Old friends Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kursch finally worked together in 1999 and released their first side-project's opus entitled Demons & Wizards . Apart from Hansi Kursch on vocals, Jon Schaffer on guitars and bass guitar, the lineup consisted of Mark Prator on drums and Jim Morris on lead guitar.

published 08.01.2004 | Comments (9)

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12.09.2012 - 17:52
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
I remember this album really impressing me back in the days when I was still a young metalhead. The fruit of collaboration of two great musicians whom I respected (and still respect) quickly became one of my favourite power metal albums. Listening to this album again now... I found myself experiencing the same emotions. I don't listen to a lot of power metal nowadays 'cause it bored me but I still like Blind Guardian, I still like Iced Earth and, for sure, I like this album. I can't even name some of the more outstanding songs 'cause all of them are great for me.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
07.04.2013 - 05:40
Rating: 9
Cyborg Raptor
I actually prefer D&W to both Iced Earth and Blind Guardian. Suxx they only have 2 albums
pewpew.. gotcha
07.04.2013 - 22:54
Rating: 8
Metal slave
Written by AngelofDeth on 07.04.2013 at 05:40

I actually prefer D&W to both Iced Earth and Blind Guardian. Suxx they only have 2 albums

I did for a long time, too...I think what changed my mind was the fact that they only had the 2
18.05.2013 - 03:35
Rating: 10
Listened to this again recently, and haven't listened to anything else since. Absolutely love this album, probably the strongest power metal album I've ever heard.
06.10.2016 - 00:36
Rating: 7
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
It was a while when I tuned this, and its damn good better as new BG and even now IE is better as BG but still mix between 2 old awesome bands in one and awesome lyrics
powerful songs and great cover song to
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
30.10.2016 - 03:32
Rating: 10
At best deranged
Such a good album filled with great songs. Gallows Pole, Winter Of Souls, The Whistler, My Last Sunrise, Fiddler On The Green, Poor Man's Crusade, Heaven Denies, ... I love all of them. The overall atmosphere is amazing.

One of my favourite heavy metal records, it's actually on par with my favourite Iced Earth album (which is The Dark Saga).

03.07.2019 - 15:28
Rating: 10
IMHO a solid 10, very few albums come so close to perfection and blissfulness as this one does - beatiful and emotional songs, exceptional production, lyrics, guitar and vocals.
19 years since it's release and i like it just as much, if not even more.

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