German True Heavy Metallers WIZARD will reissue their four studio albums in 2015, via Limb Music. New editions of: “Bound By Metal” (1999), “Head Of The Deceiver” (2001), “Odin” (2003) and “Magic Circle” (2005), have been remastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Mob Rules, Symphony X), and will include bonus tracks. Except that, “Odin” and “Magic Circle” reissues will also include bonus video clips.
“Nobody told us that Metal was dead – believe me”, says WIZARD drummer, Snoppi. “We didn’t notice that in the rehearsal room…” he adds. This totally naive yet very honest statement, taken from an early interview, is WIZARD in a nutshell. The only thing that counts for them is the absolute will to write one good metal album after another and to keep the flame burning for the best kind of music in the world. The opinion of the international press that Wizard is Germany’s answer to Manowar is not entirely incorrect. The band with singer Sven D’Anna take their fast, furious True Metal sound from similar sources as Joey DeMaio’s American band. Despite that, WIZARD songs have their very own identity.
“Head Of The Deceiver”, “Odin” and “Magic Circle” albums will be available on March 27 in Europe, and May 12 in North America. “Bound By Metal” reissue will be available on April 10 in Europe, and May 26 in North America.
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Gabriel Management has issued the official announcement of WIZARD:
WIZARD had no line up change for the 25 years of existence, the band always been like a family… Now, with a great sadness, we need to inform you, that Volker Leson is forced to stop his activity in WIZARD due to health issues. This was already suggested during second part of the the GERMAN METAL ATTACK TOUR, on which he couldn’t be present. He will remain part of the WIZARD family forever, and if his health will allow him, he will continue writing songs for the band. We also hope he will be able to return to the ranks of the band on stage within year or two. For now, we would like to introduce you our old friend Arnd Ratering – ex member of the prog band NO INNER LIMITS – as the new bass player of WIZARD. Fans already had an occasion to see him on stage during last few shows we did, and surely can agree he is technically great musician. We are looking forward to bring you more Metal, and we can’t wait to play next shows for all of you! We also wish all the best to our brother Volker: may he return with health and strength!”.
Current WIZARD album “Trail Of Death” was released on September 27, 2013, via Massacre Records, and is available as CD and digital download. Album’s artwork has been painted by Jens Reinhold – artist known from cooperation with acts such as RUNNING WILD, SODOM or VIRGIN STEELE.
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Blackdiamond of World Assault METAL SHOCK FINLAND has conducted an interview with German metallers Volker Leson and Soren van Heek from heavy metal band, WIZARD which have been mentioned as German’s Answer to MANOWAR.
The interview was done at Hammerfest IV last month.
You can listen to this interview on soundcloud player below:
Volker from Wizard-Hammerfest IV, 2012.
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