Thor (Wizard album)

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Thor
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Studio album by Wizard
Released January 31, 2009
Genre Power metal, speed metal
Length49:26
Label Massacre
Producer Andy Horn
Wizard chronology
Goochan
(2007)
Thor
(2009)

Thor is the 8th studio album by Wizard, released January 31, 2009, by Massacre Records. It is a concept album about Norse mythology and the god of thunder, Thor. It was the first Wizard album with two guitar players.

Wizard is a German power metal band, formed in 1989 by the drummer Sören "Snoppi" van Heek. The band was often called "Germany's answer to Manowar". Most of the band's lyrics are about battles, metal, war and steel. There are some exceptions, for example "Odin", which is a concept album about Norse mythology, "Goochan" which is a fantasy story about a witch, "Thor" which is also about Norse mythology and "... Of Wariwulfs and Bluotvarwes" which is about vampires and werewolves.

Massacre Records is an independent record label based in Abstatt, Germany.

Concept album album with a theme

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Contents

Track listing

  1. "Utgard (False Games)" - 4:49
  2. "Midgard's Guardian" - 4:27
  3. "Asgard" - 4:13
  4. "Serpent's Venom" - 4:44
  5. "Resurrection" - 3:48
  6. "The Visitor" - 5:53
  7. "What Would You Do?" - 3:30
  8. "Utgard (The Beginning)" - 6:35
  9. "Stolen Hammer" - 4:32
  10. "Lightning" - 3:29
  11. "Pounding in the Night" - 3:30

Album line-up

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