Electric Wizard is a British DoomMetal / StonerMetal band formed in 1993. Their style is slow, heavy and fuzzy, with lyrics typically involving marijuana, the occult, witchcraft, Creator/HPLovecraft and horror films. They are generally considered one of the major bands of the stoner metal subgenre, though they also have sludge metal traits in their more aggressive material (such as ''Dopethrone'').

Initially, the band was a power trio consisting of vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn, bassist Tim Bagshaw and drummer Mark Greening; in 2003, the latter two members left the band, leaving Oborn to recruit a new lineup, which included his wife, Liz Buckingham, as second guitarist.

Current lineup:
* Jus Oborn - vocals, guitar
* Liz Buckingham - guitar
* Clayton Burgess - bass
* Shaun Rutter - drums

Past members:
* Rob Al-Issa bass
* Tim Bagshaw bass
* Tasos "Tas" Danazoglou - bass
* Mark Greening drums
* Justin Greaves drums

Studio albums:
* ''Electric Wizard'', 1995
* ''Come My Fanatics...'', 1997
* ''Dopethrone'', 2000
* ''Let Us Prey'', 2002
* ''We Live'', 2004
* ''Witchcult Today'', 2007
* ''Black Masses'', 2010
* ''Time to Die'', 2014

!! This band provides the following trope examples:

* AfterTheEnd: A common lyrical theme, usually [[EldritchAbomination unspeakable horrors]] or more cynically, [[HumansAreBastards our own destructive tendencies]] as the culprit.
* BlackMagic: Everything in "Vinum Sabbathi."
* BurnTheWitch: "I, The Witchfinder" mixes this with ColdBloodedTorture.
* CrapsackWorld: Electric Wizard albums are bleak and chaotic, with apocalyptic lyrics growled through a wall of distortion. No shortage of drugs to go around while we wait at least.
* DrugsAreBad: Not to these guys, at any rate. This trope is mocked in most samples that aren't taken from horror films, where a PSA clip about the dangers of drugs will get played. Cue ten-minute jams about tripping out on bud.
* DroneOfDread: Arguably one of the first to incorporate this heavily into the DoomMetal genre. The thick, meaty sound of their amped guitars produces this effect, which is particularly heavy on ''Dopethrone'', but is present to some extent on all of their work.
* EldritchAbomination: The ancient Yuggoth mentioned in "Weird Tales" seems to be one of the sleeping and soon to be awoken variety.
* EpicRocking: Most of their output, to the point where it's much, much easier to count the tracks that are less than five minutes in length. Amongst their full-length albums, the longest tracks are "Weird Tales" and "Saturn's Children", both around fifteen minutes in length. ("Dopethrone" and "Mind Transferral" on various editions of ''Dopethrone'' are slight subversions, each containing a hidden track after several minutes of silence, though they're both around ten minutes even without the hidden track.) "Burnout", from an EP, is even longer, at 18:38, as is the complete version of "Chrono.Naut", which runs for around seventeen minutes.
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: In particular, the first three songs on ''Dopethrone'' do this, as do tracks 4-6.
* FilkSong: "Barbarian" is explicitly about Literature/ConanTheBarbarian, and most of their other songs are inspired by B-movies and pulp fiction.
* GratuitousSpanish: The subtitle of "I, the Witchfinder" ("Las Torturas de la Inquisición") means "The Tortures of the Inquisition".
* HarshVocals: A case where the degree of harshness varies not by the style, but the production. Oborn consistently uses something between a shout and a moan, which gets distorted to certain extents. In ''Dopethrone'', for example, not only are the vocals fuzzy and reverberating, but are pushed so far back in the mix it sounds like they're coming from the inside of an inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner. ''Witchcult Today'' and ''We Live'' are heavily distorted, but put in front of the mix, making a keen listener able to understand what Jus's going on about. The first album uses clean, unmixed singing altogether.
* HeavyMithril: In the midst of the omnipresent Lovecraft worship, there's the odd song on other pulp fantasy fiction with a sprinkle of horror movie soundbites.
* HiddenTrack: A soundbite of MoralGuardians' panic about heavy metal music is placed at the end of ''Dopethrone'', followed by an EvilLaugh. This provides {{Bookends}} to the whole album, since it opens with a sample from the same panic.
* IAmTheBand: Jus Oborn is the sole remaining founding member of the band.
* IndecipherableLyrics: See HarshVocals above for how close the trope is played straight.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Mind Transferral", "Ivixor B/Phase Inducer", "Solarian 13", "Mountains of Mars", "Master of Alchemy", "Night of the Shape", "Raptus", "Black Magic Rituals & Perversions", "Crypt of Drugula", "Destroy Those Who Love God", "Saturn Dethroned"...
* LoudnessWar: Their material since ''Come My Fanatics...'' has fallen under this trope, with ''Dopethrone'' being the worst of the lot ([=DR4=] on the original, [=DR3=] on the remaster). Vinyl versions tend to be significantly quieter than the CD / digital versions, though, as is usually the case.
* MinisculeRocking: "The Hills Have Eyes" isn't even fifty seconds long, though it's an excerpt of a longer jam.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: On the border between 9 and 10. Some of their ''Come My Fanatics...'' material is said to border 10 and 11, making it among the only doom metal examples to do so.
* MutuallyAssuredDestruction: Where the death world on "Funeralopolis" comes from.
* OdeToIntoxication: [[CaptainObvious They're quite fond of weed]].
* RockMeAsmodeus: The cover of ''Dopethrone'' depicts either Satan or the titular 'Electric Wizard' smoking a bong.
* SelfTitledAlbum: As seen above. Adding more to this example, the album has a title track (so, Electric Wizard - "Electric Wizard", from ''Electric Wizard'').
* {{Sampling}}: From Come My Fanatics... and onward, many songs in their discography have small samples from movies or PSA's at the beginning.
* ShoutOut: Being a stoner doom band, Electric Wizard tends to have a lot of shout outs to stoner, grindhouse, and pulp fantasy fiction. "Barbarian" is a song about, you guessed it, Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian. "I, the Witchfinder" is about the old movie ''Mark of the Devil''.
** The band's name comes from Music/BlackSabbath -- namely, by combining two of their song titles ("''Electric'' Funeral" and "The ''Wizard''"). A further Black Sabbath ShoutOut is the cover art to the EP ''Legalise Drugs and Murder'', which looks very similar to that of Sabbath's ''Master of Reality''.
* SignatureStyle: Loud, heavy riffs played slowly even by the genre's standards, with distorted, screamed shouts in a mix of Doom Sludge, with varying amounts of PsychedelicRock.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: We're all [[{{pun}} doomed]], eldritch horrors from space, black magic, human greed, or all of the above will do us all in, eventually.
* StartMyOwn: Tim Bagshaw and Serpentine Path. And Ramesses, which also featured Mark Greening. Subverted with Burgess and Satan's Satyrs, as the latter was around well before he joined Electric Wizard.
* TheStoner: And unashamedly so. They casually and often mention lighting bongs, or doing just that in interviews. Heck you can even hear them hitting it up at the end of some songs, as if zoning out to gear up for the next jam.
* StudioChatter: Not much, but quite a few tracks start with some mumbles, creaking feedback, and tuning before the amps start blasting away.
* TitleDrop: Partial drop of the band name, from the very start of "Barbarian": ''"The wizard!"''.
* TropeCodifier: For sludgy, stoner-influenced DoomMetal. Indeed, it's all but impossible to find a fan of the above genres that hasn't at least listened to/been influenced by more than one of their albums.
* WatchItStoned: Only if you can handle the pummeling sound, which is disorienting enough while sober.