Founding members Adam Grant and Eugene Parkomenko – still part of the original line-up – were both working less than desirable construction jobs at the time, cranking the likes of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Witch, or Electric Wizard as loud as possible to get through the days on site.
Heavily motivated by Vancouver’s thick and heavy scene, full of bands like Bison and 3 Inches of Blood ruling at the time, “The Wiz” was born. Having always followed a true DIY aesthetic, Black Wizard has independently released two full length LPs and a 7” single, selling over 5000 copies worldwide.
In 2015, Black Wizard signed with Listenable Records, a label based in France, which released their third LP titled “New Waste”. We can’t wait to see them perform for the Uvic Metal Club Eventide show.
Take a listen to their distinct heavy metal below.