WIZARD present their new studio album "Metal In My Head", the first one with the band's new guitarist
Tommy Hartung (No Inner Limits)!
The band went back to their roots in terms of the songwriting and deliver pure fucking heavy metal galore.
WIZARD teamed up with their old friend and producer Martin Buchwalter (Tankard, Destruction, etc.), who
also mixed and mastered the album. When it came to the drum recordings, you will hear the real stuff, no
software was used to artificially spice up the drum sound.
The cover artwork was created by Jens Reinhold, who is also responsible for the front cover of WIZARD's
"Trail Of Death" album.
"Metal In My Head" includes a song entitled "Whirlewolf", which is dedicated to Martjo Brongers (Vortex,
Steel Shock) who passed away unexpectedly in 2019, and is sorely missed.
The album was written and recorded during the ongoing pandemic with "lots of support from Jack Daniel’s
Old No. 7". Due to the band not being able to perform live, WIZARD put all their energy into the new album,
and you can clearly hear that!
All songs were written and arranged by WIZARD, except "Whirlewolf", which was written by Gustavo Acosta
(FEANOR) and arranged by WIZARD. Gustavo also plays the piano on this song. Furthermore, Gustavo
Acosta wrote and arranged the intro of "I Bring Light Into The Dark".
The songs "We Fight" and "Years Of War" were created in collaboration with Marcel Schaffeld, who also
came up with the idea for the album's cover artwork.
• The 12th studio album of WIZARD – available as CD Digipak, limited edition Vinyl LP in different
colors as well as in digital formats.
• Produced by Martin Buchwalter & WIZARD at Gernhart Studio in Troisdorf, Germany.
• Mixed and mastered by Martin Buchwalter at Gernhart Studio.
• Cover artwork created by Jens Reinhold, cover idea by Marcel Schaffeld, booklet layout by Sinneswerk.
• Gustavo Acosta (FEANOR): Piano on "Whirlewolf"
1991 • Legion Of Doom (Demo)
1995 • Son Of Darkness
1997 • Battle Of Metal
1999 • Bound By Metal
2001 • Head Of The Deceiver
2003 • Odin
2005 • Magic Circle
2007 • Goochan
2009 • Thor
2011 • ...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes
2012 • Taste Of Wizard (Compilation)
2013 • Trail Of Death
2017 • Fallen Kings
2021 • Metal In My Head