Six Magics - Biography


Six Magics started around 1996 by five teenagers in Santiago of Chile. At that moment Six Magics was: Pablo Stagnaro (Drums), Erick Avila (Guitars), Nicolás Espinoza (Guitars), Juan Pablo Pizarro (Bass) and Sergio Villaroel (Vocals).

The band played in many Chilean cities receiving great local support. In those days their songs were in Spanish, but there was an intention to start writing lyrics in English. After a year Six Magics recorded "Trilogía de un Guerrero" (their first demo tape) which had good comments and acceptance in the scene. In 1998 Juan Pablo left the band and was replaced by Rodolfo Sanchez de Lozada. Also a second line-up arrangement was made in 1999, when Sergio Domínguez was chosen as the new singer. With this new -formation- plus Sebastián Carrasco on keyboards, Six Magics started writing their lyrics in English and got ready to record their first album.

In January 2001, Six Magics returned to the recording studio. The lyrics portray stories between fantastic and epic scenarios, all of this through two great styles: baroque and classic. The new album is named: Dead Kings of the Unholy Valley and includes 11 tracks of symphonic metal with various musical structures.

At the beginning of 2002, line up changes took place: Gabriel Hidalgo as the new guitar player (replacing Nicolás Espinoza) and Mauricio Nader in bass guitar. With the new alignment the band worked on an acoustic set list, which is presented twice.

In July 2002 in the Centro de Eventos Laberinto the "Dead Kings of the Unholy valley" CD had its live release with an audience of about 700 people. In that same year the band signed a world-wide distribution contract with Underground Symphony. Also in October 2002 the band shot their first video clip. The chosen song was Prince of Pure light, from the "Dead Kings of the Unholy Valley" LP.
The new album is called "The Secrets of an Island" and its official release date was November 1st. This concert took place en Teatro Providencia, the same place in which Six Magics had played before as the supporting band of bands like Nightwish and Rhapsody . The theatre was full of metalheads. More than 1300 people assisted to the concert and it was evaluated by important sites as one of the best events seen in this land.

The new album gets the attention of Underground Symphony again but without exclusivity in order to find new labels interested in this new proyect. In this way the band signs with the Brazilian label "Hellion Records" that sends many copies of this album to Europe and Japan.

In may 8th Six Magics played in a farewell concert. They were ready to go to Europe to promote the band and check personally some of the offers they had received before. This show was very important for the band because they showed a performance never seen before in those stages: a theatrical play inspired in the story of its concept album. A group of professional actors gave life to the mythological characters and in that way the story contained in the last album of the band was shown in front of the people who really enjoyed this new proposal of Six Magics.

At the beginning of June the manager of the band, Elízabeth Vásquez and the guitar player, Erick Avila, go to Europe with the purpose of promoting the band and the second album. This trips brings to the band a concrete propose of the Spanish label Avispa, a contract with the French label Underclass and the interest of some German labels to record new album. The band also appears in different magazines like Rockhard and Kerrang in which the review of the last album was recognized with the high punctuation. Some of European web sites also published good comments about the band.

In may 2005 the band recorded its first live DVD. It took place in Teatro Providencia in Santiago de Chile. This material was released in after a year and had excellent comments from specialized media and fans. This live dvd called "Dead Secrets"is a compilations of the two albums: Dead Kings of the Unholy Valley and The Secrets of an Island.

Sergio Domínguez left the band in good terms and because of his personal interests concerned with his new family and job. With this, the band decided to have a new singer: Elizabeth Vásquez who had worked with the band for 11 years as its manager. Now the band is ready to finish its new album with a female voice and the new material should be ready at the end of 2007.