Bliand>>DARK WIZARD - THE NETHERLANDS

Reign Of Evil - 1985 - Mausoleum
Close in The Dark – 2019 – Metal Warrior

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Members
S= Berto Van Veen – Jagannath, Under Siege, Philosopher>>Egbert Berenst

G= Exit, Solo>>Hans Pol>>Exit, Solo - Marcel Degroot - Exit>>MARCEL HOP

B= KEES REINDERS

D= TONY ‘WHITE’ WUITE




History & Biography
The band Bliand became a dark wizard in 1983 and issued two studio and a live demo in that year. Dark Wizard had preceded its only full-length album with a MLP called Devil's Victim in 1984 as well. This EP was issued through Mausoleum Records and was essentially the Only A Coffin demo with an extra track. Four demos were issued in the early '80s including 1983’s Only A Coffin, which ended up filling most of the band’s EP. The black metal band had a macabre stage show with a Mr Nice and a Dr Doom who would come out of coffins on stage. Berto reportedly lost his mind and joined a religionist cult.

The group re-emerged from the shadows in 2011. New singer Berenst had attempted to pull the members together several years earlier as well. Early Spells was a compilation. Hans Pol died in 2016. Close In The Dark was a 2018 demo, which became a 2019 album.


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