Demons and Wizards (Demons and Wizards album)

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Demons & Wizards
Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards - Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 8, 2000
RecordedMid - Late 1999
StudioMorrisound Studios
GenrePower metal
Length57:43
LabelSteamhammer/SPV
Demons & Wizards chronology
Demons & Wizards
(2000)
Touched by the Crimson King
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Metal-Rules.com5/5 stars[2]

Demons & Wizards is the self-titled debut album of the power metal supergroup Demons & Wizards (a side-project of Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian and Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth),[3] released in February 2000. The album was recorded with the help of Jim Morris, who plays lead guitar on almost all tracks, and by Mark Prator on drums.


Track listing[edit]

Standard Issue[edit]

  • Distributed in Europe and North America by SPV and in Japan by Victor Entertainment.
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Rites of Passage"(instrumental)Jon Schaffer, Hansi Kürsch0:54
2."Heaven Denies"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:20
3."Poor Man's Crusade"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:02
4."Fiddler on the Green"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:56
5."Blood on My Hands"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:45
6."Path of Glory"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:59
7."Winter of Souls"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:47
8."The Whistler"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:15
9."Tear Down the Wall"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:48
10."Gallow's Pole"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:22
11."My Last Sunrise"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:44
12."Chant"(instrumental)Schaffer, Kürsch0:48
13."White Room (Cream Cover) (Bonus track for limited edition, vinyl, and Japanese releases)"Pete BrownPete Brown, Jack Bruce5:01
14."The Whistler (alternate version) (Bonus track for Japanese release only)"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:21

Argentinian release[edit]

  • Distributed in Argentina by NEMS Enterprises.
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Rites of Passage"(instrumental)Jon Schaffer, Hansi Kürsch0:54
2."Heaven Denies"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:20
3."Poor Man's Crusade"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:02
4."Fiddler on the Green"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:56
5."Blood on My Hands"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:45
6."Path of Glory"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:59
7."Winter of Souls"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:47
8."The Whistler"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:15
9."Tear Down the Wall"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:48
10."Gallow's Pole"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:22
11."My Last Sunrise"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:44
12."Chant"(instrumental)Schaffer, Kürsch0:48
13."White Room (Cream Cover)"Pete BrownPete Brown, Jack Bruce5:01
14."Heaven Denies (demo version)"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:09
15."The Whistler (demo version)"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch5:21
16."Tear Down the Wall (demo version)"Schaffer, KürschSchaffer, Kürsch4:46

Lyrical content[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Demons & Wizards
Guest Musicians
  • Jim Morris - additional lead guitars
  • Mark Prator - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Metal-Rules.com review
  3. ^ Colin Larkin The Encyclopedia of Popular Music vol.4 - 2006 p446 "The triple live album Alive In Athens followed shortly afterwards, and in the same year Schaffer worked on his Demons & Wizards project with Hansi Kürsch of German power metallers Blind Guardian. By the end of 2000, Iced Earth was ..."
  4. ^ a b Chronicles of Chaos talks to Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kursch of Demons & Wizards, by Adrian Bromley, Aaron McKay and Aaron McKay. Aug. 12, 2000. Link: [1].

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