Demons & Wizards are Diabolic
As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) and Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) will release the upcoming studio album “III” by Demons & Wizards on February 21st, 2020 through Century Media.
“III” can now be pre-ordered in a variety of luxurious and limited formats while a video for “Diabolic” can be watched below. The video was created by iCODE Team.
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!”
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