The tour of a side project, especially that featuring members of two more high profile bands, is a rarity. Seeing them label a tour as “The first and only North America tour” makes it that much more special.

Vocalist Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian and Guitarist Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth have gathered talent from each band to form the live act for Demons & Wizards. Together on stage they perform as a cohesive group of longtime friends (which is safe to say they are) instead of standing inside little bubbles and performing solo which is always a worry when seeing a super group live.

The interaction between each other, the body language, and passion for the music is apparent in every song. The witty banter between Hansi, the crowd, and the band mates made the break between each song an intimate moment.

The set featured 18 songs, including 2 Iced Earth covers and 2 Blind Guardian covers. I really don’t want to spoil which ones, although you could easily search it up, I highly recommending seeing them live if you think that getting blasted in the face with Power Metal riffs is your thing.