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Sorcerer

Sorcerer was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988 by Johnny Hagel (Tiamat, Sundown, Lithium), Tommy Karlsson and Peter Furulid. The singerAnders Engberg (Lion's Share, Therion, 220 Volt) joined them together with a second guitarist Mats Liedholm in 1989. That year they recordedtheir first demo "Anno 1503" which sold more than 1500 copies. The band played two shows in Stockholm in '89; the first show was together withlegendary Swedish doom band Count Raven and later in the year they also entered the stage at a festival with bands like Entombed (their firstshow ever as Entombed), Carnage, Therion ...read more

Sorcerer was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988 by Johnny Hagel (Tiamat, Sundown, Lithium), Tommy Karlsson and Peter Furulid. The singerAnders Engberg (Lion's Share, Therion, 220 Volt) joined them together with a second guitarist Mats Liedholm in 1989. That year they recordedtheir first demo "Anno 1503" which sold more than 1500 copies. The band played two shows in Stockholm in '89; the first show was together withlegendary Swedish doom band Count Raven and later in the year they also entered the stage at a festival with bands like Entombed (their firstshow ever as Entombed), Carnage, Therion and Mezzrow among others.

http://sorcererdoom.bandcamp.com.

In 1992 they recorded their second demo which showcased a more mature sound and a higher level of musicianship. Both demos were very wellreceived by the metal press all over the world and the reviews were amazing. Johnny Hagel left the band later in '92 to join Tiamat. Sorcererdisbanded shortly after this and the members went their separate ways. In 1995 John Perez of Solitude Aeternus decided to release both demotapes on cd through his label Brainticket Records.

Fast forward 15 yearsâ€.

In 2010 Johnny Hagel was contacted by Oliver Weinsheimer of the Hammer of Doom festival in Germany and was offered a spot. Johnny andAnders decided to put a band together made up of friends for this one show more than 20 years later from the first demo release, so joining themonstage was Kristian Niemann on guitar (Therion, Demonoid), Ola Englund on guitar (Feared, The Haunted, Six Feet Under) and drummer RobertIversen. The band played a set of classic tracks such as Born With Fear, Queen In Black, Northern Seas, and The Sorcerer amongst others. Theshow was a big success with the crowd singing along to every song.

In 2011 John Perez re-released the demos again now re-mastered and featuring some songs that never had been released on cd before. Thesame year the band played another gig at the Up the Hammers festival in Athens, Greece. Another massive success, and the thoughts of puttingtogether a new album started to take form.

In 2012 guitarist Ola Englund left the band to join Six feet Under and Peter Hallgren (Rob Rock, 220 Volt) was brought in to complete the lineup.Work on the new album progressed slowly but steadily and in the end it took over two years to write, arrange and record it but the result isnothing but pure, heavy epic doom metal. The process of putting all bits and pieces together and making it ready for mix and mastering was thework of drummer Robert Iversen, also a very fine recording engineer, who was acting as the spider in the recording web. The album wasmastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend).

With years of professional experience and top-class instrumental abilities among its band members the Sorcerer of the 21st century isdetermined to deliver epic doom metal for many years to come; on record and on stages all around the world.

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Similar Bands: Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, Altar Of Oblivion, Memento Mori, Veni Domine

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