Electric Wizard (album)

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Electric Wizard
Studio album by Electric Wizard
Released January 1995
Recorded Rhythm Studios
Genre Doom metal, stoner metal
Length 47:24
Label Rise Above
Candlelight Records (reissue)
Producer Jus Oborn
Paul Johnson
Electric Wizard chronology
Electric Wizard
(1995)
Demon Lung
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Electric Wizard is the debut studio album by English doom metal band Electric Wizard. It was released during 1995 through Rise Above Records. The music is in the style of traditional doom metal with some stoner metal traits. The album cover depicts a woman riding a winged seahorse across a psychedelic ocean floor, which has been decorated with stone statues. The font used for the logo is the same style used for Black Sabbath's self-titled album, a nod to one of the band's inspirations.

Electric Wizard was re-released bundled with their second album, Come My Fanatics... in 1999. A remastered version was then released on CD and LP in 2006, with two bonus tracks, taken from a demo entitled Doom Chapter.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Jus Oborn

  1. "Stone Magnet" – 4:52
  2. "Mourning Prayer" – 5:06
  3. "Mountains of Mars" – 3:47
  4. "Behemoth" – 8:54
  5. "Devil's Bride" – 6:34
  6. "Black Butterfly" – 8:20
  7. "Electric Wizard" – 9:40
  8. "Wooden Pipe" – 0:08

Bonus songs on 2006 reissue:

  1. "Illimitable Nebulie" (Demo) – 4:51
  2. "Mourning Prayer, Part 1" (Demo) – 5:19

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Year Label Format Country Out of Print? Notes
1995 Rise Above CD U.K. Yes original CD release
1995 Rise Above LP U.K. Yes original LP release; limited 1000 copies on green vinyl
1999 Rise Above 2CD U.K. Yes coupled with Come My Fanatics...
2002 Rise Above CD U.K. Yes
2006 Rise Above DigiCD U.K. No remastered version; includes 2 bonus tracks
2006 Candlelight DigiCD U.S. No remastered version; includes 2 bonus tracks
2006 Rise Above 2LP+7" U.K. Yes remastered version; includes 2 bonus tracks on a 7"
limited 1500 copies (500 black, 500 ice blue, 500 luminous green)

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