Origin: Tampa, Florida, USA  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: January 3, 2006

Demons & Wizards

This side project featuring Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) and Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) had been brewing for some time, and finally became official in 2000, releasing a hotly-anticipated album that appears to have met fans' expectations, as it combined several elements of both of the aforementioned bands (particularly the latter). After several years of speculation about a second album, the band announced in 2005 that indeed a new album was in the works, and that album, Touched By The Crimson King, has now been released.

Upcoming album: III, release date February 21, 2020.

Last Lineup

Hansi Kürsch

vocals (Blind Guardian)

Jon Schaffer

bass/guitars (Iced Earth, Purgatory, Sons Of Liberty)

Former Members/Guests

Jim Morris (guest)

lead guitar (guest for Purgatory)

Jake Dreyer (guest)

guitars (Iced Earth, ex-White Wizzard, Witherfall)

Rubin Drake (guest)

bass

Mark Prator (guest)

drums (ex-Iced Earth, guest for Purgatory)

Bobby Jarzombek (guest)

drums (Arch/Matheos, Fates Warning, ex-Halford, ex-Juggernaut, ex-Painmuseum, Riot, Spastic Ink)

Brent Smedley (guest)

drums (Iced Earth, ex-Oracle)



Discography


Demons & Wizards  
1999 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Rites Of Passage
  2. Heaven Denies
  3. Poor Mans Crusade
  4. Fiddler On The Green
  5. Blood On My Hands
  6. Path Of Glory
  7. Winter Of Souls
  8. The Whistler
  9. Tear Down The Wall
  10. Gallows Pole
  11. My Last Sunrise
  12. Chant
  • Hansi Kürsch
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Jim Morris
  • Mark Prator
1999 Readers' Album #98




Touched By The Crimson King  
2005 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Crimson King
  2. Beneath These Waves
  3. Terror Train
  4. Seize The Day
  5. The Gunslinger
  6. Love's Tragedy Asunder
  7. Wicked Witch
  8. Dorian
  9. Down Where I Am
  10. Immigrant Song
  • Hansi Kürsch
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Jim Morris
  • Rubin Drake
  • Bobby Jarzombek
2005 Readers' Album #18




III    RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2020
2020 Century Media
  1. Diabolic
  2. Invincible
  3. Wolves In Winter
  4. Final Warning
  5. Timeless Spirit
  6. Dark Side Of Her Majesty
  7. Midas Disease
  8. New Dawn
  9. Universal Truth
  10. Split
  11. Children Of Cain
  • Hansi Kürsch
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Jim Morris
  • Jake Dreyer
  • Rubin Drake
  • Brent Smedley




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