THE WIZARDS come from Bilbao in Spain. They were originally formed in the spring of 2013. After having recorded a four-track demo the band started gigging for earnest in February 2014. Since then THE WIZARDS have released two studio albums and toured mainly in Spain but also in France, Portugal and Germany. “Rise Of The Serpent” is the band’s third album.
“We are determined to carry the flag for hard rock and heavy metal all around the globe and make all headbangers happy,” states guitarist Felipe.
The band’s slogan is “Occult Heavy Metal Warriors”, what’s that supposed to mean and how would THE WIZARDS describe their overall musical style?
“What we play is a totally unconscious mix of styles we all share and like. There definitely is a strong and obvious heavy metal background in our music, but if you scratch the surface you will also find some 1970s hard rock, a piece of the doomy element and even some punk. We like rock ’n’ roll and blues music in all their forms. We are interested in occultism, spiritualism and all the alternative religions against mainstream monotheism. We feel our music is a weapon against the modern world and that our band is on a magical war against it. We are gonna win this personal battle against this rotten modern corporate society with loud guitars and catchy epic vocals.”
The brand new album “Rise Of The Serpent” might turn out to be the most important tool for THE WIZARDS to
achieve their goal:
“We are very happy with how the record turned out. The main difference to the previous record is that we used a different studio to record the demos. Our producer wanted a big old room to record the drums the old way. You can really feel the difference sound wise on the drums. We also used old 1960’s and 1970’s microphones and gear. We recorded the best album we could. We honestly think this is our best recording so far, both musically and production wise.”
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