17 January 2020
Demons & Wizards: release new single 'Midas Disease'!
On February 21st, 2020, DEMONS & WIZARDS will release their highly anticipated new studio album, "III", and now present another track from this impressive opus.
Hansi Kürsch states: "Meanwhile, you all should have heard the epic 'Diabolic' and as second impression of "III" we offer you the complete opposite now: The four and a half minutes of 'Midas Disease'! The song reminds me of one of these good old hard rock bands, playing on and on for more than 40 years, I guess you'll know whom I refer to once you hear it. 'Midas Disease' has a cunning vibe, which I absolutely love. It is pure honesty."
Jon Schaffer adds: "I had a working title of 'Unbroken' for this song, and when I sent it to Hansi, he instantly liked it. We both feel it added a totally different dimension to an already very diverse album. It's straight-up fists in the air hard rock/heavy metal song, which was certainly inspired by the riffing and rhythmic abilities of Malcolm Young and I personally dedicate it to his memory. You are missed Sir Malcolm!"
Listen to ‘Midas Disease’ here: https://youtu.be/RjVEVU5uP0A
“III” can be pre-ordered in a variety of luxurious and limited formats here:
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:
1. Diabolic https://youtu.be/frMkdkCV2D0
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: