Wizard: Sven D'Anna (vocals); Michael Maass (guitar); Volker Leson (bass); Snoppi Van Heek (drums).
Principally recorded at Solaris, Frankfurt, Germany and Mohrmann Studios, Bochum, Germany in April and May 2001.
Personnel: Sven D'Anna (vocals); Michael Maass (guitar); Snoppi VanHeek (drums); Metti Der Hetfield Of War, Carlo "Zerberus" Lepage, Mark Tiebing, Ralf Theveáen, Arno Hofmann, Jörg Brenzel, Verena "Möpsenglanz" Theveáen, Uta Nahl, Martin Brandt, Kai "Hoppelhase" Wollwert, Thorsten Prosch, German "Teutonlord" Wollwert, Sabine, Pascal VanHeek, Katrin, Christian Jungeblut, Sonja, Anja Kelin Hitpass, Mirz, Uwe Lulis, Hoffmann Meiers, Martin Der Persönliche Kriegs, Michelle (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Uwe Lulis.
Audio Remasterer: Markus Teske.
Recording information: Black Solaris Studios, Frankfurt (02/1991); Metronom Studio, Bocholt, Germany (02/1991); Mohrmann Studios, Bochoum (02/1991); Youngblood Studios (02/1991); Black Solaris Studios, Frankfurt (04/2001-05/2001); Metronom Studio, Bocholt, Germany (04/2001-05/2001); Mohrmann Studios, Bochoum (04/2001-05/2001); Youngblood Studios (04/2001-05/2001).
Introduction bys: Christian Jungeblut; Wizard.
Photographer: Hans Sicker.
Displaying a commitment to Dungeons & Dragons metal, which would bring a tear to the eye of even the most battle-worn true metal warrior, Wizard really take the teachings of Manowar about as far as they can with their fourth album, Head of the Deceiver. "Drink the magic potion/you have the power," intones vocalist Sven D'Anna on the anthemic "Magic Potion," and off into bloody warfare we go. Song titles like "Defenders of Metal," "Iron War," and "True Metal" provide all the clues necessary for even the most inexperienced metal heads to know if this is their cup of tea. Dig in if you like it. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia