So when exactly did it occur to them to form the band? And whose idea was it? Let’s find out. The idea to form the band germinated in the spring of 1997. This is when Kürsch and Schaffer expressed their common desire to compose music together, after being good buddies for quite a few years.
The first Demons & Wizards music album was recorded in 1999. It featured Mark Prator who has been the drummer on some of the Iced Earth music albums. In addition, Jim Morris was the guitarist for their first album.
With a vision to merge varying musical forms of Iced Earth’s dark melody and Blind Guardian’s influential singing in a single musical form, Demons & Wizards music band was formed. As the band members mentioned, the name, Demons & Wizards implies the amalgamation and portrayal of two forms – the self-confessed demon-like themes and music of Iced Earth and wizard-like themes and music of Blind Guardian.
The moniker “Demons & Wizards” originated from the fact that Schaffer’s wife used to fondly call him and Hansi as “Demons and Angels”. To this Hansi clarifies all the time that his band is not angelic at all.
In 2005, the Demons & Wizards music band came up with their second album, ‘Touched by the Crimson King’. According to the grapevine, the album ‘Touched by the Crimson King’ is moderately derived from Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ chain of books wherein the Crimson King is the chief contender. The album has a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” The North American release featured all the 14 tracks songs on 1 disc. Besides, ‘Touched by the Crimson King’ was released in Europe as well with a different cover. This limited version had 4 extra songs on a 2nd disc. Two striking tracks of this Demons & Wizards music album are ‘Terror Train’ and ‘Wicked Witch’. This Demons & Wizards music is a must-have for lovers of their previous venture. For many of their fans, Demons & Wizards music is classic rock.
Demons & Wizards music band consists of some of the most competent musicians. They experienced a lot of line-up changes in the 1970s and 1980s. The band met with a reasonable amount of critical acclaim and commercial success. In an interview in May 2009, Jon Schaffer revealed his band’s future plans. This band just loves to perform and entertain its audience with their authentic mix of their musical forms. It remains to be seen what future holds for them. As their fans, let us keep our fingers crossed for their next album.