DEMONS & WIZARDS Debut Music Video For New Single "Wolves In Winter"
February 14, 2020, 7 months ago
On February 21, Demons & Wizards will release their new studio album, III, and now present a video for the group’s new single, "Wolves In Winter".
Jon Schaffer comments: “I’m not sure why the title of this song came to me so strongly when I wrote and arranged the music. But it certainly did. I even put the wolves howling part on the pre-production demo before I had written any lyrics or heard any vocal melodies from Hansi. It is about embracing the beast that lies within us all. At any rate, it’s a cool song with a big hooky chorus. My favorite part is the verse riff though. It just sounds heavy and intense, and you can’t go wrong with that combination.”
Hansi Kürsch adds: “‘Wolves In Winter’ is definitely a tune, you want to hear live and even more than hearing it, you want to sing along with it immediately. Feel free to rehearse in front of your speakers!”
The video for ‘Wolves in Winter’ was directed by Ivan Čolić and produced by iCODE Team and can be seen below:
III can now be pre-ordered in a variety of luxurious and limited formats, here.
Demons & Wizards is one of the most legendary collaborations in the history of heavy metal, uniting the talents of Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) and Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) who are friends for nearly three decades.
Demons & Wizards musically embodies both musician’s stylistic trademarks and has resulted so far in two hugely celebrated studio albums, Demons & Wizards and Touched By The Crimson King. Both records have been reissued in 2019 on time with the group’s extremely successful return to the world’s stages. Throughout the year, Demons & Wizards presented an impressive stage production and intense sets, toured North America for the first time, performed at renowned festivals such as Wacken Open Air (DE), Hellfest (F), Sweden Rock (SE), GMM (BE), Barcelona Rock Fest (ES), Copenhell (DK), Chania Rock (GR), Metaldays (SI), and played shows in Moscow, London and many more.
Now, the band presents III, a stunning monument of dynamic and powerful heavy metal that simply has all you would expect from these iconic musicians. III is epic, melodic, crushingly heavy, atmospheric, and all in between. 65 minutes of heavy metal mastery.
"Wolves In Winter"
"Dark Side Of Her Majesty"
"Children Of Cain"
The III recording lineup 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
(Photos - Tim Tronckoe)