Spanish ’70s hard/heavy rock band The Wizards has inked a deal with Fighter Records for the release of the highly anticipated second album “Full Moon in Scorpio,” which will see the light on May 16th internationally.
Formed in Bilbao (Basque Country) back in 2013, these five outcasts decided to form a band after several intense sessions of drug abuse and hard liquor drinking marathons at backyard parties where the records of Black Sabbath, Danzing, The Cult, Blue Oyster Cult, Pentagram, Deep Purple, Dio, Horisont, and Electric Wizard were played so loud, neighbors would call the police sooner than expected.
In January 2014, The Wizards recorded the first demo, “Plagues.” With only four songs recorded and a bunch of covers, the band was able to win the 26th edition of the local pop/rock contest Villa de Bilbao. During 2015, the band released the self-titled debut album through its own label, Witch Records, in collaboration with French label Geea Music.
The band played live in France, Basque Country, and Spain opening for legendary bands and artists such as The Dictators, Iggy Pop, and Turbonegro, sharing the stage with bands like Horisont, Peter Pan Speed Rock, and Hypnos among others. The Wizards was even invited to participate in festivals such as Madrid Stoner Scene Fest, Kriston Fest, and Faan Fest.
During April 2016, The Wizards entered Gaua Studio together with Brooklyn-based produced Dean Rispler, current bass-player for The Dictators. During two weeks, they recorded eight songs that form the upcoming second album. “Full Moon in Scorpio” was engineered by Asier Zubelbu and mixed and mastered by Jesse Cannon (The Cure, The Misfits, The Dillinger Escape Plan) at Cannon Found Soundation in Union City, New Jersey.
The new release contains eight tracks of hard & heavy rock attack, the lyrics dealing with such issues as the destruction of the veils that blind us, the vast concepts of space and time, the search for spiritual enlightenment, and so on. For the band, it truly means a step forward in the quest for world domination. The sound is bigger, the songs are better, and The Wizards is ready to destroy and fuck things up wherever a presence is needed. The western world is collapsing – let’s dance over the fires while we howl at the Scorpio Moon. All in the name of rock ‘n’ roll – all in the name of Lucifer!
“Full Moon in Scorpio” will be released in CD and vinyl LP formats. In the meantime, check out lead off track “Avidya” below. The album artwork and track listing can be found here:
2. Calliope (Cosmic Revelations)
5. Leaving the Past Behind
6. Halftones to Eternity
7. Who are You, Mr. Gurdjieff?
8. When We Were Gods
Check out “Avidya” here: