Electric Wizard is a British Doom Metal
band formed in 1993. Their style is slow, heavy and fuzzy, with lyrics typically involving marijuana, the occult, witchcraft, HP Lovecraft 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.
- Jus Oborn - vocals, guitar
- Liz Buckingham - guitar
- Clayton Burgess - bass
- Shaun Rutter - drums
- Rob Al-Issa – bass
- Tim Bagshaw – bass
- Tasos "Tas" Danazoglou - bass
- Mark Greening – drums
- Justin Greaves – drums
- Electric Wizard, 1995
- Come My Fanatics..., 1997
- Dopethrone, 2000
- Let Us Prey, 2002
- We Live, 2004
- Witchcult Today, 2007
- Black Masses, 2010
This band provides the following trope examples:
- Black Magic: Everything in "Vinum Sabbathi"
- Burn the Witch!: "I, The Witchfinder" mixes this with Cold-Blooded Torture
- Creator Couple: Jus and Liz
- Doom Metal
- Eldritch Abomination: The ancient Yuggoth mentioned in "Weird Tales" seems to be one of the sleeping and soon to be awoken variety
- Epic Rocking - Most of their output.
- Watch It Stoned
- Heavy Mithril
- I Am the Band - Jus Oborn is the sole remaining founding member of the band.
- Mutually Assured Destruction: Where the death world on "Funerapolis" comes from
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness - 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.
- Promoted Fanboy: Clayton Burgess
- Self-Titled Album - As seen above. Adding more to this example, the album has a title track (so, Electric Wizard - "Electric Wizard", from Electric Wizard).
- Sampling: Many songs on Dopethrone have small samples from movies or PSA's at the beginning.
- Shout-Out: Being a stonerdoom band, Electric Wizard tends to have alot of shout outs to stoner, grindhouse, and pulp fantasy fiction. "Barbarian" is a song about, you guessed it, Conan the Barbarian. "I, The Witchfinder" is about the old movie Mark of the Devil.
- Start My Own: Tim Bagshaw and Serpentine Path. Subverted with Burgess and Satan's Satyrs, as the latter was around well before he joined Electric Wizard.
- Title Drop - Partial drop of the band name, from the very start of Barbarian, "the wizaaard!".
- Trope Codifier: For Stoner Metal