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||DESERT WIZARDS: Beyond the Gates of the Cosmic Kingdom
New album by this Italian band sharing their love to typical sound of psychedelic and hard rock music of the 70ies. Think Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, Blue Cheers, Pink Floyd, Pentagram and a lot of other bands
Format: CD | BestellNr.: 25083
Preis: € 16,99
DESERT WIZARDS: BEYOND THE GATES OF THE COSMIC KINGDOM LP
Lim. LP - 300 copies only! New album by this Italian band sharing their love to typical sound of psychedelic and hard rock music of the 70ies. Think Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, Blue Cheers, Pink Floyd, Pentagram and a lot of other bands
Desert Wizards was formed in 2007 by four music-loving friends from Ravenna, who
despite of having in common the love for the typical sound of psychedelic and hard
rock music of the 70ies, have never had the occasion to work together. As that kind of
music requests, the four dedicated months of improvising in challenging jam sessions
together from which results the basis of their first pieces.
The rough-and-ready recordings contain a handful of pieces of pure rawness and the
band therefore decides that the moment has come to record a homonymous demo that
appears in January 2008.
The demo, that today is hardly possible to find, contains 5 pieces of pure psychedelic
hard rock, the essence of the band.
Thanks to ist success in Ravenna’s underground scene, Desert Wizards start to move
their first steps onto stages in and around the zone nd decide after one year to construct
something more important. They therefore withdraw themselves again in their
refuge and throw themselves into long jam sessions in order to compose proper music
rather than common pieces. The result is “Dos”, the first full length totally self produced
by the four. A sincere album without thrills that narrate their musical journey
in a dreaming and evocative way.
This work awakes the attention of Black Widow Records who are always alert to discover
hidden talents in the italian rock scene.
In this way, in 2010 a new version of “DOS” simply called “Desert Wizards” gets released
through the record label. The material gets reworked and entrusted to a professional
producer without distorting the typical sound of the band. The album is well
accepted by critics of the sector, getting positive recessions and achieving good results
The year after, “The Lisergic Show” out of that album gets included in the “Hard Rock
Explosion” collection in which Desert Wizards work side by side with artists like Pentagram,
L’impero delle Ombre and Wicked Minds.
In 2012 they get contacted by Mag Music and recorded the cover of “Childhood’s End”,
from the album “Obscured by Clouds” of 1972 that then gets published in the compilation
“One of my turns” in the same year. It’s the album involving many Italian bands
as a tribute to Pink Floyd. But the four from Ravenna, never satiated and in desire
to compose, find themselves at the end of the same year with heaps of material that
enables them to realize almost two full lengths obtaining “Ravens”, the second record
adventure shared with Black Widow Records. The album gets published in 2013 and
the decision is taken to produce also a vinyl version which sells out in short time.
The label entrusts the work to an international distribution that allows the band to
be known in various countries, obtaining best response both in critics and sales. It’s
again a production entirely in Desert Wizards style, where the most hard parts in a
decisive Black Sabbath style leave space for elaxation and Floyd-like and Doors-like
atmosphere. Hereafter, the band starts to experience more and more vintage sounds,
introducing the synth to their musical repertoire, allowing a vast range of effects to the
modulation of sound and a long composing work starts, that then comes to an end
in 2015. The pieces that get extracted are the result of exhausting arrangement and
researches of sound to an extent that the band does not want to allow compromises.
In 2016 the recordings end and “Beyond the gates of the cosmic kingdom” is released,
the last, longest and meticulous labour of the band.
Format: LP | BestellNr.:25704 | Preis: € 22,99