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Demons & Wizards

Formed: 1997
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Demons & Wizards is a new project featuring Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth and Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian. Combining the heavy crunch and dark melodies of Iced Earth with the powerful vocals and bombastic choirs of Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards sounds just like a combination of those two excellent bands, and at the same time, creates something entirely unique.
Jon and Hansi have been both friends and fans of each other's work for many years, and have long wanted to create some music with each other. They've finally managed to squeeze some time out of their busy schedules with their own bands to create a whole album together.

Demons & Wizards Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Demons & Wizards.

Interview

Hansi Kursch Talks "At The Edge Of Time"

After 25 years of championing fantasy-themed power metal, Blind Guardian has returned with the band's latest journey "At the Edge of Time." Vocalist Hansi Kürsch took some time to explain the creation of the album and the themes behind the songs. Commenting on the influences in the album and how it fits into the Blind Guardian discography, Hansi stated "...there’s a little bit of everything. It makes the album attractive not just for Blind Guardian fans but for heavy metal fans, because it’s a pure, epic, orchestral heavy metal album." He also dropped some hints about the possibility of a new Demons & Wizards album with Jon Schaffer, and discussed the band's upcoming tour schedule. More...

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Interview

Jon Schaffer Explains New Solo Project

Musician Jon Schaffer, best known for his work with Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards, recently launched a new solo project titled Sons of Liberty, which he has said was created to spread awareness about world issues. The band's debut album "Brush Fires of the Mind" was released on July 13th, and is currently available for streaming in its entirety at this location.

Explaining the theme of the album, Schaffer said "It’s all based on things I’ve learned since what I call my 'awakening' to what’s really going on in our country and with our government and the governments around the world and why we are headed to collapse." During our conversation, Schaffer also discussed the recording of the new album and went on to more fully explain the ideas behind the album's lyrics. More...

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