Origin: Portland, Oregon, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
DISBANDED
Page online: January 21, 2020
Last update/review: January 21, 2020

Spellcaster

Oregon's Spellcaster formed in 2009 and managed three albums and an EP during a nine-year run. Remarkably, the two albums reviewed here, 2011's Under The Spell and their 2016 swansong Night Hides The World may as well have been recorded by two different bands, as the styles differ quite a bit (the lineup changes may be partially responsible for that). Under The Spell is clearly rooted in thrash, with some traditional metal tendencies, while Night drops the thrash altogether and ups the Maiden-isms and 80's American power metal influences. Perhaps this dichotomy led to the band's premature demise, as the albums got some good reviews and it seemed they had more to offer. Two bands with overlapping membership emerged from the ashes in and Silver Talon and interestingly, neither sound like either Spellcaster incarnation.

Last Lineup

Tyler Loney

guitars/vocals

Cory Boyd

guitars (Unto Others)

Bryce Vanhoozen

guitars

Gabriel Franco

bass (ex-Silver Talon, Unto Others)

Colin Vranizan

drums (ex-Silver Talon, Unto Others)

Former Members/Guests

Thomas Adams

vocals

Shad Covert

drums



Discography


Spells Of Speed  EP
2010 independent
  1. Chainsaw Champion
  2. Locked On
  3. Spellcaster
  • Thomas Adams
  • Tyler Loney
  • Cory Boyd
  • Gabriel Franco
  • Shad Covert



Under The Spell  
2011 Heavy Artillery
  1. Spellbound
  2. Chainsaw Champion
  3. Molten Steel
  4. Locked On
  5. Power Rising
  6. Nite of the Hellbeast
  7. Sands of Fear
  8. Spellcaster
  • Thomas Adams
  • Tyler Loney
  • Cory Boyd
  • Gabriel Franco
  • Shad Covert



Spellcaster  
2014 Lone Fir
  1. The Fading Light
  2. As Darkness Falls
  3. Bound
  4. Ghost of My Memory
  5. Premonition
  6. Haunted
  7. Run Away
  8. Eyes of Black
  9. Clockwork
  10. Voyage
  • Tyler Loney
  • Cory Boyd
  • Bryce Vanhoozen
  • Gabriel Franco
  • Colin Vranizan



Night Hides The World  
2016 Prosthetic
  1. Aria
  2. Night Hides the World
  3. The Lost Ones
  4. Betrayal
  5. I Live Again
  6. The Accuser
  7. The Moon Doors
  8. Prophecy
  • Tyler Loney
  • Cory Boyd
  • Bryce Vanhoozen
  • Gabriel Franco
  • Colin Vranizan




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