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Electric Wizard

Formed: 1993
From: Dorsetshire, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Electric Wizard News

Below is our complete Electric Wizard news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Dark Castle Announces European Tour Dates

Florida doom metal band DARK CASTLE will be performing at this year's SXSW, as the band will take part in showcases sponsored by 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore, BrooklynVegan, Chronic Youth and more.

DARK CASTLE have also secured a supporting slot on Kylesa's Spring European tour, which plows through France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Finland and Norway, with appearances at several festivals including Metalorgie (France), Impetus (Switzerland) and Asymetry Festival (Poland). The tour will share the stage with Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, Electric Wizard and more along the way.

DARK CASTLE SXSW 2010 tour dates are as follows:

3/17/2010 Emo’s - Austin, TX
Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ Torche, The Atlas Moth, Withered

3/18/2010 East End Tattoo - Austin, TX
Chronic Youth showcase w/ The Atlas Moth

3/19/2010 Headhunter's - Austin, TX
Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin showcase w/ White Mice, Liturgy, Salome, Coffinworm, Yakuza, The Atlas Moth, The Endless Blockade and more

3/20/2010 Plush - Austin, TX
Giant Steps Productions showcase w/ Irepress, Battlefields, Caspian and more

DARK CASTLE European tour w/ Kylesa:
4/07/2010 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
4/08/2010 Nantes, France - Metalorgie Festival w/ Baroness
4/09/2010 Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
4/10/2010 Porto Rio - Porto, Portugal
4/11/2010 Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain
4/12/2010 Be Cool - Barcelona, Spain
4/13/2010 Le Confort Moderne - Poitiers, France
4/14/2010 Le Grand Mix - Lille, France
4/16/2010 L’autre Canal - Nancy, France
4/17/2010 Impetus Festival - Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Eyehategod
4/18/2010 Grnd Zero Vaise - Lyon, France
4/20/2010 La Maroquenerie - Paris, France w/ Shrinebuilder
4/21/2010 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod
4/22/2010 Covo - Bologna, Italy
4/23/2010 Bloom - Mezzago - Italy w/ Shrinebuilder
4/24/2010 Kapu - Linz, Austria
4/25/2010 Sfentona Club - Athens, Greece
4/27/2010 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
4/28/2010 The Garage - Oslo, Norway
4/30/2010 Asymetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland w/ Electric Wizard, Shrinebuilder, Zu, Nachtmystium
5/01/2010 Ucho - Gdynia, Poland
5/02/2010 Archiv - Potsdam, Germany

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Life Of Agony To Headline Damnation Festival

New York crossover legends Life Of Agony will be heading to the United Kingdom for the first time in four years this October to headling the Jager stage at the Damnation Festival which takes place on October 24th at the Leeds University.

Damnation Festival director Gavin McInally said: "Landing a headliner of Life of Agony’s stature is a major coup and the fact it’s the first time they’ll play the UK in four years, makes it all the more special.

"After playing some off the biggest and most respected rock and metal events across Europe this summer, they’ll fly in from New York for this one-off performance and we’re delighted to host what is sure to be a special show."

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Whiplash Confirmed For Jalometalli Festival 2009

Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have completed tracking the much anticipated "Unborn Again" full-length album at Mozart Studio with world-renowned engineer / producer Harris Johns (Sodom, Kreator, Helloween, Sepultura, etc) and are set to fly to Berlin on April 13, 2009 where the mixing and mastering process will take place at Spiderhouse Studio.

The album artwork and final tracklisting will be announced shortly.

In other news, WHIPLASH has been confirmed for this year's Jalometalli Metal music festival, set to take place August 14-15, 2009 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Tyrant Scheduled For Hole In The Sky Festival

Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.

Here's the itinerary:

Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Dismember
Toxic Holocaust
Urgehal
OLD
Inquisition

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
Exodus
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
Tyrant
Lobotomized More...

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Electric Wizard Pull Out Of Roadburn Festival

British doom veterans ELECTRIC WIZARD have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at the Roadburn festival — which will take place April 17-20 at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands — due to a "family" matter. They have since been replace by WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, who will perform a one-off show at Roadburn 2008.

Commented ELECTRIC WIZARD's Justin Oborn: "We regret to announce that ELECTRIC WIZARD will not be able to perform at Roadburn festival this year. Unfortunately due to an unforeseen and unavoidable situation, of a personal nature — which we had no idea would arise when we agreed to play last August — it has now become impossible for us to be at Roadburn. This cancellation is not something that we want to do and we wish to apologise to all our fans and all at Roadburn, especially Walter, and we hope that this awesome festival will be the huge success it deserves to be. We will be rescheduling our performance for September 12th, 2008 again at the 013 venue."

ELECTRIC WIZARD's sixth full-length studio album, "Witchcult Today", was released in November via Rise Above Records. Recorded and produced by Liam Watson (WHITE STRIPES, DATSUNS) at London's legendary Toerag studios, initial CD copies came in foil gatefold LP replica, with a double vinyl version foil sleeve also available.

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Kruger Comment On Roadburn Confirmation

Swiss rockers KRUGER were recently confirmed for the 13th Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. They’ll be sharing the bill with CELTIC FROST as main headliner on Saturday, April 19th, 2008.

Kruger vocalist Reno comments: “We're actually totally, absolutely, excited to play one on Europe's fiercest festivals! I heard so many enthusiastic comments about the atmosphere and spirit of Roadburn that we look forward to hitting the road to Tilburg! Besides, the rest of the bill on our show date could be worse - have look : Swiss godfathers Celtic Frost, ISIS, CULT OF LUNA, CEPHALIC CARNAGE and ELECTRIC WIZARD."

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Electric Wizard Post New Song Online

A new ELECTRIC WIZARD song, entitled "The Chosen Few", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off the British doom veterans' sixth full-length studio album, "Witchcult Today", which is scheduled for release in Europe on November 12 via Rise Above Records (November 20 in the U.S.). Recorded and produced by Liam Watson (WHITE STRIPES, DATSUNS) at London's legendary Toerag studios, initial CD copies will come in foil gatefold LP replica, with a double vinyl version foil sleeve also available (first 125 copies will come with exclusive free poster and patch and will be up for pre-order on the Rise Above web site). The track listing as follows:

01. Witchcult Today
02. Dunwich
03. Satanic Rites Of Drugula
04. Raptus
05. The Chosen Few
06. Torquemada 71
07. Black Magic Rituals & Perversions
08. Saturnine

The band will make its debut appearances in Japan with three shows in November. They are also confirmed to play next year's Roadburn Festival in Holland.

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Isis Confirmed For Roadburn Festival

Post-metal icons ISIS have been confirmed as the headliner of the Friday Roadburn Festival date — April 18, 2008 — at the 013 Club in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Currently celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band, the Boston-to-Los Angeles transplants will help fans take part in their milestone anniversary by releasing their entire catalog in one deluxe 12 vinyl-LP box set, and their headlining slot at Roadburn 2008.

Throughout the years, ISIS have maintained their position in the vanguard of post-metal by consistently exploding the idiomatic strictures that have defined heavy music with each successive release. Roadburn reveres ISIS and feel they warrant discussion alongside such established pioneers as NEUROSIS and CELTIC FROST.

Roadburn Festival organizers have also announced that Swiss post-metal stalwarts KRUGER will play the Saturday Roadburn date — April 19, 2008.

The 13th annual Roadburn Festival will take place April 18-19, 2008. Also scheduled to appear on the Friday Roadburn date are WITCHCRAFT, TONY MCPHEE'S GROUNDHOGS, BABY WOODROSE, DANAVA, MOS GENERATOR, BLOOD OF THE SUN, GENTLEMAN'S PISTOLS, LA IRA DE DIOS, ZONE SIX and CHURCH OF MISERY, among others.

Seminal avant-garde/metal pioneers CELTIC FROST are confirmed as the main headliners, playing Saturday, April 19, 2008. YEAR OF NO LIGHT, ELECTRIC WIZARD, CULT OF LUNA, ACID MOTHERS GURU, THE HEADS, KONGH, LESBIAN, MY SLEEPING KARMA, ELECTRIC ORANGE and NADJA, amongst others, will also play the Saturday Roadburn date.

There will also be two additional dates added to Roadburn 2008: Thursday, April 17 [Roadburn's Pre-heat], and Sunday, April 20 [Roadburn's Afterburner — Kentucky's THE GLASSPACK will play an exclusive show, making their European debut]. The Roadburn Festival is currently talking to David Tibet/CURRENT 93 about a very special curated evening at the festival's main-hall on the Sunday, April, 2008. More info will follow shortly.

Originally a spin-off of the Roadburn web site, the Roadburn Festival has emerged as an event in its own right — it was even nominated for the prestigious "Festival Of The Year" award in the Netherlands this year. Roadburn brings together bands, fans and media from around the world. Despite its international acclaim, Roadburn retains an underground vibe and ethics, but with seriously big-league production values.

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Electric Wizard To Release Sixth Album In November

UK doom act ELECTRIC WIZARD are ready to issue their sixth full-length studio album titled Witchcult Today. Recorded and produced by Liam Watson (WHITE STRIPES, DATSUNS) at London's legendary Toerag studio's, the album will be released on November 12th in Europe and the 20th in North America via Rise Above Records. Initial CD copies will come in foil Gatefold LP replica, with a double vinyl version foil sleeve also (first 125 copies will come with exclusive free poster and patch and will be up for pre-order on the Rise Above website within the next week or so.

Tracklisting as follows: Witchcult Today', 'Dunwich', 'Satanic Rites Of Drugula', 'Raptus', 'The Chosen Few', 'Torquemada 71', 'Black Magic Rituals & Perversions/Saturnine'.

The band make their debut appearances in Japan with three shows in November and are now also confirmed to play next years Roadburn
Festival.

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Electric Wizard Complete New Album

British doom veterans ELECTRIC WIZARD have completed work on their new album, entitled "Witchcult Today". According to the band, the CD contains "eight tracks of mind-melting occult rock." The album will feature an "awesome chrome gatefold cover with full-color inserts exposing the sinister world of 'witchcult today'." Among the cuts set for inclusion on the LP is a 20-minute organ-led epic entitled "Black Magic Rituals and Perversions".

On the subject of the studio used during the recording sessions for the new CD, the group previously said, "It's totally authentic 60's recording studio just like SABBATH would have recorded — absolutley no modern shit at all. It's a real honor to be able to record here and to work with people who understand our sound and equipment."

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Unearthly Trance Announce European Tour

New York City’s UNEARTHLY TRANCE has announced a month-long European tour with special guests RAMESSES (ex-ELECTRIC WIZARD). This tour will kick-off in September in Antwerp, Belgium and is being sponsored by Ashdown Engineering and Jagermeister. A listing of Unearthly Trance tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.

Here are the Unearthly Trance tour dates:

April
16 - New York, NY - Club Midway (with Minsk, Rwake, Made Out Of Babies)
21 - Smithtown, NY - Smithtown Masonic Temple (benefit show with Deathcycle)

September (European Tour with special guests Ramesses)
6 - Antwerp, Belgium - Scheld'Apen
7 - Hoogeveen, NL - Het Podium
8 - Spremberg, Germany - JC Erebos
9 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
10 - Oslo, Norway - Garage (+ Suma)
11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser (+ Suma)
12 - Malmo, Sweden - KNASTER (+ Suma)
13 - Rostock, Germany - Jaz (+ Suma)
14 - Leipzig, Germany - Zoro
16 - Paris, France - La Gambetta
17 - Cherbourg, France - L'Epicentre
18 - Colchester, UK - Arts Centre
19 - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter
20 - Newcastle, UK - Trillians
23 - London, UK - The Barfly (with special guests Gallhammer) More...

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Cathedral To Tour Europe After All

After calling off the previosuly announced fall/winter European tour, England's doom masters CATHEDRAL will return to the road in February! Joining them will be ELECTRIC WIZARD and GRAND MAGUS featuring SPIRITUAL BEGGARS lead singer JB.

Here's the list of confirmed dates:

06.02.2006 Germany, Berlin @ Knaack
13.02.2006 Germany, Hamburg @ Molotow
14.02.2006 Germany, München @ Backstage
20.02.2006 Germany, Köln @ Underground
21.02.2006 Germany, Bochum @ Matrix (tickets: 16,00 € advance/ 19,00 € door order tickets)

Ticket prices range from 13€ to 19€.

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Electric Wizard And Capricorns On Tour

British doomsters Electric Wizard will be touring the UK later this month alongside Capricorns. Dates are as follows:

April 27: Manchester, England - Jabez Clegg
April 28: Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
April 29: Birmingham, England - Jug Of Ale (with Mistress)
April 30: London, England - The Garage
May 01: Bristol, England - Fiddlers

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Roadburn Festival To Be Webcasted Live

Holland`s major network, VPRO 3voor12, will pull off a live coverage of the 10th Roadburn Festival this Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 013-Tilburg, Holland. The live webcast starts at 18.45 hrs CET ( 12.45 pm EST). Click web radio for the live stream.

The live webcast will feature Sunn 0))), Alabama Thunderpussy, High on Fire, Electric Wizard, Litmus, Astrosoniq, Brant Bjork and the Bros, Space Ritual, Vic Du Monte`s Idiot Prayer, Hypnos 69, Black Moses, Josiah, and Hulk.

The Roadburn Festival (i.e all the performances) will be available on demand for free later throughout the week via VPRO 3voor12 and roadburn.com.

For a direct link to the live webcast page, click here.

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Monster Magnet Guitarist To Jam With Space Ritual

On Saturday, April 9, 2005, the Dutch Roadburn Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary edition with a stunning variety of space/stoner/doom rock bands on three different stages with Brant Bjork & The Bros, SUNN O))), ELECTRIC WIZARD (the first ever show with the We Live line-up), and HIGH ON FIRE, amongst others, at 013-Tilburg.

Monster Magnet lead guitarist Ed Mundell has been confirmed to jam live on stage with headliners SPACE RITUAL. That band was formed in 2001 to revive the lost magic, the truly interstellar spirit of Hawkwind, of which the band were all members, and this will be Space Ritual`s first ever gig on the European mainland. Check roadburn.com for the complete line up. Holland’s major network, VPRO 3voor12, will pull off a live webcast of the 10th Roadburn Festival.

In other news, VPRO 3voor12 will re-broadcast last year`s "Monster Magnet Live at the 9th Roadburn Festival" webtv webcast. The webcast will run on April 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. GMT at www.3voor12.nl (click on webtv).

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Sunn O))) Upcoming Australian and European Tour

Sunn O))) are playing the WHATISMUSICONATHON? Festival for the period of March 3 - 13 in Australia. In addition to Sunn O))), this festival will feature The Residents, Chicks on Speed, Black Dice, and more.

The band will also be a part of No Boogie, Only Hate European Tour `05 featuring collaborations with Atilla Csihar, John Weise (Bastard Noise/Sissy Spacek), and others.

Sunn O))) itinerary this year: More...

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