Electric Wizard

electric_wizardElectric Wizard are a doom metal band from Dorset, England that formed in 1993. The band have since recorded six albums, two of which are now considered to be landmarks of their genre: Come My Fanatics… and Dopethrone. Electric Wizard have a distinct yet traditional doom metal sound that incorporates stoner and sludge traits, with lyrics typically involving the occult, witchcraft, H.P. Lovecraft, horror films and cannabis. During 2003, founding members Tim Bagshaw and Mark Greening left to form the band Ramesses, making Jus Oborn the only founding member who remains.

In 1995 the band signed to Rise Above Records and released their self-titled debut album, Electric Wizard. The music was in the vein of traditional doom metal, and it received positive reviews.. In November 2007, Electric Wizard released their most recent album, entitled Witchcult Today. It was recorded entirely using vintage audio equipment from the 1970s. Witchcult Today has earned the band its most favourable reception since 2000.

Other Information

  • Origin: Dorset, England
  • Genres: Doom metal, Stoner metal, Sludge metal
  • Year active: 1993–present
  • Label: Rise Above Records
  • Associated acts: Ramesses, Sourvein, 13, Iron Monkey, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
  • Website: http://www.myspace.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom
  • Members:
  1. Jus Oborn – lead guitar, vocals
  2. Liz Buckingham – guitar, hammond organ
  3. Tas – bass
  4. Shaun Rutter – drums

Releases

Albums

  • 1995: Electric Wizard
  • 1997: Come My Fanatics…
  • 2000: Dopethrone
  • 2002: Let Us Prey
  • 2004: We Live
  • 2007: Witchcult Today

EP’s

  • 1996: Demon Lung
  • 1997: Chrono.Naut
  • 1997: Chrono.Naut/Nuclear Guru
  • 1998: Supercoven
  • 2008: The House on the Borderland
  • 2008: The Processean

Compilations

  • 1999: Come My Fanatics…/Electric Wizard
  • 2006: Pre-Electric Wizard 1989-1994

Links

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~ by molco on June 26, 2009.

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