13 December 2019
Demons & Wizards: release first video/single 'Diabolic' and start presales for new album "III"!
On February 21st, 2020, DEMONS & WIZARDS will release their highly anticipated new studio album, "III", and now present a truly epic first impression of this opus!
Hansi Kürsch states: "'Diabolic' for sure is a musical statement and its message is very clear and precise: We take no prisoners! We had a hard time figuring out a proper opener to "III", but when 'Diabolic' took shape, we realized it was the perfect introduction to the album!"
Jon Schaffer adds: "This song is a sequel to 'Heaven Denies' and it is dark, heavy, vicious, melodic, and totally atmospheric, everything I love about songwriting and making records in eight minutes! 'Diabolic' has the right attitude to make a strong statement as the first song that people will hear after 15 years!"
Watch the video for ‘Diabolic’, which was created by iCODE Team here: https://youtu.be/frMkdkCV2D0
Furthermore, “III” can now be pre-ordered in a variety of luxurious and limited formats: https://demonswizards.lnk.to/III
DEMONS & WIZARDS is one of the most legendary collaborations in the history of heavy metal, uniting the talents of Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) and Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) who are friends for nearly three decades.
DEMONS & WIZARDS musically embodies both musician's stylistic trademarks and has resulted so far in two hugely celebrated studio albums, "Demons & Wizards" and "Touched by the Crimson King". Both records have been reissued in 2019 on time with the group's extremely successful return to the world's stages. Throughout the year, DEMONS & WIZARDS presented an impressive stage production and intense sets, toured North America for the first time, performed at renowned festivals such as Wacken Open Air (DE), Hellfest (F), Sweden Rock (SE), GMM (BE), Barcelona Rock Fest (ES), Copenhell (DK), Chania Rock (GR), Metaldays (SI), and played shows in Moscow, London and many more.
Now, the band gears up for the release of "III", a stunning monument of dynamic and powerful heavy metal mastery!
The track-listing can be viewed below:
3. Wolves In Winter
4. Final Warning
5. Timeless Spirit
6. Dark Side Of Her Majesty
7. Midas Disease
8. New Dawn
9. Universal Truth
11. Children Of Cain
The "III" recording line-up consists of:
Hansi Kürsch - Lead & Backing Vocals
Jon Schaffer - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Bass Guitar, 6 and 12 string Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Guest Musicians on "III":
Brent Smedley - Drums
Jim Morris - Additional Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jake Dreyer - Additional Guitars
Ruben Drake - Bass
Thomas Hackman, Olaf Senkbeil, John Jaycee Cuipers, Zakery Alexander, Jeff Brant, Todd Plant, Jerome Mazza - Backing Vocals
PA'dam chamber choir - Classical Choir
DEMONS & WIZARDS online