Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal
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Wizard  


Formed in 1989 by drummer Snoppi, Wizard is one of many "true" metal bands from Germany, a country that apparently just can't get enough of this kind of music. A quick glance of song and (especially) album titles is all one needs to know to figure out where these guys are coming from. Musically, recent Manowar is the clear reference (at least as heard on Bound By Metal, one guesses that they've probably branched out some now four albums later), almost to the point of cloning or plagiarism (the opening riff of "Battlefield Of Death" is a direct steal of some Manowar tune, and "Bound By Metal" is absolute Manowar worship). Their hearts are in the right place, but some degree of originality would be nice (a band with no fewer than five songs with "metal" in the title needs to broaden their horizons just a bit), though for sheer conviction they can't be faulted.

Current Members

Sven D'Anna

vocals

Michael Maaß

guitars

Dano Boland

guitars

Volker Leson

bass

Snoppi (Sören van Heek)

drums


Discography



Son Of Darkness 
1995
  1. In The Sign Of The Wizard
  2. Death Or Glory
  3. Rain Of Death
  4. Dawn Of Evil
  5. Lovesong
  6. Enemy Die
  7. Son Of Darkness
  8. Masters Of The Sea Of Gods
  9. Lonely Wolfe
  10. Fuck Your Ass
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Michael Maaß
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi




Battle Of Metal 
1997 B.O.
  1. Thunderwarriors
  2. Named By The Devil
  3. Lost Souls
  4. Pain
  5. The Liberation
  6. You Prayed To God For Mercy
  7. Thoughts
  8. Heavy Metal Will Never Die
  9. Our Hate Will Burn You
  10. Dragon Lords
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Michael Maaß
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi




Bound By Metal 
1999
  1. Hammer, Bow, Axe And Sword
  2. Brave Warriors
  3. Dark Wings
  4. Mighty wizard
  5. A Nice Day To Die
  6. Gladiators Of Steel
  7. Unicorn
  8. Believe In Metal
  9. Spill The Blood Of Our Enemies
  10. Battlefield Of Death
  11. Bound By Metal
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Michael Maaß
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi




Head Of The Deceiver 
2001 Limb Music
  1. Evitum Okol
  2. Magic Potion
  3. Head Of The Deceiver
  4. Collective Mind
  5. Defenders Of Metal
  6. Calm Of The Storm
  7. Demon Witches
  8. Iron War
  9. The First One
  10. Revenge
  11. True Metal
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Michael Maaß
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Odin 
2003 Limb Music
  1. The Prophecy
  2. Betrayer
  3. Dead Hope
  4. Dark God
  5. Loki's Punishment
  6. The Beginning
  7. Thor's Hammer
  8. Hall Of Odin
  9. The Powergod
  10. The March Of The Einheriers
  11. End Of All
  12. Ultimate War (bonus track)
  13. Golden Dawn (bonus track)
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Michael Maaß
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Magic Circle 
2005 Limb Music
  1. Enter The Magic Circle
  2. Fire And Blood
  3. Call Of The Wild
  4. Death Is My Life
  5. On Your Knees
  6. Metal
  7. Uruk-Hai
  8. Circle Of Steel
  9. Warriors Of The Night
  10. No Way Out
  11. The Magic Goes On
  12. Don't Say Goodbye
  13. Master Of The Holy Flame (bonus)
  14. Sons Of The North (bonus)
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Dano Boland
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Goochan 
2007 Massacre
  1. Witch of the Enchanted Forest
  2. Pale Rider
  3. Call to the Dragon
  4. Children of the Night
  5. Black Worms
  6. Lonely In Desert Land
  7. Dragon's Death
  8. The Sword of Vengeance
  9. Two Faces of Balthasar
  10. Return of the Thunder Warriors
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Dano Boland
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Thor 
2009 Massacre
  1. Utgard (False Games)
  2. Midgards Guardian
  3. Asgard
  4. Serpents Venom
  5. Resurrection
  6. The Visitor
  7. What Would You Do?
  8. Utgard (The Beginning)
  9. Stolen Hammer
  10. Lightning
  11. Pounding In The Night
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Michael Maaß
  • Dano Boland
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



... Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes 
2011 Massacre
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Michael Maaß
  • Dano Boland
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi




Taste Of Wizard  COMPILATION
2012 Massacre
  1. Witch of the Enchanted Forest
  2. Pale Rider
  3. Call to the Dragon
  4. Children of the Night
  5. Sword of Vengeance
  6. Utgard (The Beginning)
  7. Midgrads Guardian
  8. Resurrection
  9. The Visitor
  10. ... Of Wairwulfs and Bluotvarwes
  11. Bluotvarwes
  12. Taste of Fear
  13. Messenger of Death
  14. In the Sign of the Cross




Trail Of Death 
2013 Massacre
  1. Creeping Death
  2. War Butcher
  3. Electrocution
  4. Angel of Death
  5. Angel of the Dark
  6. Black Death
  7. One for All
  8. Post Mortem Vivere
  9. Death Cannot Embrace Me
  10. Machinery of Death
  11. We Won't Die for Metal
  • Sven D'Anna
  • Michael Maaß
  • Dano Boland
  • Volker Leson
  • Snoppi


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