Sorcerer: When Death Calls-2021.

Sorcerer is a Swedish epic doom band from Stockholm, which was founded in 1988, disbanded in 1992 and re-formed in 2010.

The original 1988 band consisted of bassist Johnny Hagel, drummer Tommy Karlsson and guitarist Peter Furulid. In 1989, singer Anders Engberg (Lion’s Share)and a second guitarist, Mats Liedholm, joined the band. In the same year, the group recorded their first demo Anno 1503, of which 1,500 copies were sold,[citation needed] and the band played two gigs in Stockholm, the first with Count Raven and the second at a festival with other bands, including EntombedCarnageTherion and Mezzrow, all of which were playing their first show.[1] In the same year the sampler Rockbox was published, including “Born with Fire”.[2] In 1990 Rickard Evensand joined Sorcerer as new drummer.[3] In 1992 Sorcerer recorded their second demo, The Inquisition, which included a demo version of the Rainbow song “Stargazer”.[4] Later that year, Hagel left the band to join Tiamat. Shortly thereafter, the band disbanded. According to Hagel, his departure was not the reason for the band’s dissolution, but the lack of motivation and lack of time of the remaining band members.[5] In 1995, John Perez of Solitude Aeturnus released both demos as a compilation on his label Brainticket Records,[1] Brainticket’s first release.[4] Perez and Hail had known each other since the first Sorcerer demo.[5]

In 2010, Oliver Weinsheimer offered the band a slot at the German Hammer of Doom Festival. Sorcerer now consisted of Hagel and Engberg and friends of the two. Kristian Niemann and Ola Englund played electric guitar and Robert Iversen the drums. In 2011, Perez re-released the remastered demos.[1] As a bonus, three previously unreleased songs, “Wisdom”, “Northern Seas” and “At Dawn”, were included.[4] The same year, the band played at the Up the Hammers Festival in Athens, and work began on the debut album. In 2012, Englund left the band to join Six Feet Under; Peter Hallgren joined as a replacement. In the following years, the band continued to work on the album, then the recorded material was mixed and mastered by drummer Robert Iversen. The album was mastered by Jens Bogren[1] and released in 2015 under the name In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross on Metal Blade Records.[6] In 2017, the second album, The Crowning of the Fire King, was published via Metal Blade, and was chosen as “album of the month” in the German Rock Hard magazine.[7]


The InquisitionDemo1992 
Heathens from the NorthCompilation2004 
The SorcererFull-length2011 
Anno 1503EP2011 
In the Shadow of the Inverted CrossFull-length2015
Ship of DoomSingle2017 
The Devil’s IncubusSingle2017 
The Crowning of the Fire KingFull-length2017
The Hammer of WitchesSingle2020 
Dance with the DevilSingle2020 
Lamenting of the InnocentFull-length2020
The Quarantine SessionsEP2020 
Gates of BabylonSingle2021 
When Death CallsSingle2021 
Johnny Hagel
Bass (1988-1992, 2010-present)
See also: Order of Isaz, ex-Tiamat, ex-Lithium, ex-Sundown (Swe)
Anders Engberg
Vocals (1989-1992, 2010-present)
See also: ex-Dreams Fall, ex-Twilight, ex-220 Volt, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Lion’s Share, ex-Section A, ex-Therion (live), ex-Tony Martin (live), ex-Speaking to Stones
Richard Evensand
Drums (1991-1992, 2017-present)
See also: ReignsawDemonoid, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Ebony Tears, ex-Southpaw, Toehider, ex-Sectu, ex-Therion, ex-Black Majesty (live), ex-Soilwork (live), ex-Chimaira
Kristian Niemann
Guitars (2010-present)
See also: Demonoid, ex-Therion, ex-Snowy Shaw (live)
Peter Hallgren
Guitars (2012-present)
See also: ex-220 Volt (live), ex-Eclipse (live)
Justin Biggs
Bass (2019-present)
See also: Autumn’s MourningDying DaylightHyperion (live), Therion (live), ex-Descend, ex-Sarasvati, ex-Revolution Renaissance

Past Members:

Tommy KarlssonDrums (1988-1990)
Peter FurulidGuitars (1988-1992)
Mats LiedholmGuitars (1989-1992)
Robert IversenDrums (2010-2017)
Ola EnglundGuitars (2010-2012)
See also: FearedOla EnglundScarpointThe Haunted, ex-Facing Death, ex-Subcyde, Eldvåg, ex-Six Feet Under, ex-At the Gates (live)

One thought on “Sorcerer: When Death Calls-2021.

  1. Swedish epic doom metallers Sorcerer have released a new single and video – their tribute version of Black Sabbath‘s “When Death Calls” – through Metal Blade Records! Watch the video for this magnificent rendition below.
    Since Sorcerer‘s latest release, “Lamenting Of The Innocent” (2020), the pandemic restrictions have impacted the whole music scene and interfered with promotional aspirations and touring. While Sorcerer‘s main focus lies on creating new material for a fourth record with Metal Blade and moving forward, the vacuum of the pandemic offered the band some spare time for a fun side project.
    According to Sorcerer guitarist Peter Hallgren, “Black Sabbath is an endless source of inspiration for writing good music in whatever style of hard rock and metal.” Additionally, singer Anders Engberg says: “You can hear it in the early Sorcerer songs, that we are a lot about Black Sabbath. Maybe we tend to mix in the more melodic parts – more like the Dio and Tony Martin era albums – in the music we make today. For me ‘When Death Calls’ is one of the strongest songs I think they have written. A really doomy song, which in my opinion sounds a lot like the music we create in Sorcerer. After having a blast recording ‘Gates of Babylon’, we decided to give covering another spin. ‘When Death Calls’ was unanimously chosen as the track to go for!“


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