Dark Essence Records is proud to announce that the legendary Black Magic EP “Wizard’s Spell” will finally be re-released.
Recorded in 2009/2010, and originally released in 2014 – this amazing piece of heavy, speedy metal is widely regarded as one of Norway’s finest underground metal releases from modern times.
Rooted in the speed / heavy metal traditions of the early 80s, “Wizard’s Spell” sounds as if the album was indeed recorded way back when, instead of feeling like a retro pastiche. It sounds like a studio album from the early eighties, adding to its sense of time and place.
As one reviewer put it: “For all intents and purposes this album could have been reissued from a 1981 release from a failing record company and no one would have questioned it. The band not only nails the sound but they create something so believable, I am hard pressed to find any flaws in it.”
Black Magic had already disbanded by the time “Wizard’s Spell” was originally released, but a new line-up soon emerged, playing more blues-based late 60s/early 70s rock, with a hint of the occult still.
Their debut album is will be released by our sister label Karisma Records sometime in 2019/2020