Sorcerer formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988 by Johnny Hagel, Tommy Karlsson and Peter Furulid. The singer Anders Engberg joining them together with a second guitarist Mats Liedholm in 1989.
In 1989 they recorded their first demo which sold more than 1500 copies.
The band played two shows in 1989 both in Stockholm. The first one with legendary Swedish doom-band Count Raven and the second with Entombed (their first show ever as Entombed), Carnage, Therion among others.
In 1992 the band recorded their second and final demo before Johnny Hagel left the band to join Tiamat. Both demos were very well received by the metal press all over the world and the reviews were amazing.
In 1995 John Perez of Solitude Aeternus decided to release both demo tapes on cd through his label Brainticket Records. In 2011 John Perez re-released the demos again now re-mastered and featuring some songs that never had been released on cd before.
2010 the band were contacted by Oliver Weinsheimer of the Hammer of Doom Festival in Germany. The band played a set of their entire classic tracks such as Born With Fear, Queen In Black, Northerns Seas, The Sorcerer amongs others.
In 2011 the band played another successful gig at the Up the Hammers festival in Athen, Greece.
After that gig the band decided to write some new songs and is aiming to record a new full length album for a 2012 release.
Line-up: 2012-today: Anders Engberg, Johnny Hagel, Kristian Niemann, Peter Hallgren & Robert Iversen.
2010-2012: Anders Engberg, Johnny Hagel, Kristian Niemann, Ola Englund & Robert Iversen.
1991-1992: Anders Engberg, Johnny Hagel, Peter Furulid, Mats Liedholm & Richard Evensand.
1988-1990: Anders Engberg, Johnny Hagel, Peter Furulid, Mats Liedholm & Tommy Karlsson.