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Magellan were a progressive metal/rock band formed in San Francisco, California, United States by brothers Trent and Joel Wayne Gardner in 1985. The band's albums featured a number of well-known guest musicians, such as Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), drummer Joey Franco (Twisted Sister, Van Helsing's Curse), and bassist Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Liquid Tension Experiment).
|Origin||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Genres||Progressive metal, progressive rock|
|Years active||1985 – 2016|
|Labels||Magna Carta, InsideOut|
|Associated acts||Explorers Club, Mullmuzzler, James Murphy, Jethro Tull, Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, Van Helsing's Curse, Widowmaker, Desperado, Hammerhead, Eddie Ojeda|
|Past members||Trent Gardner, Wayne Gardner|
- Trent Gardner - lead vocals, keyboards, trombone (1985 - 2016)
- Wayne Gardner - guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals (1985 - 2014)
- Joey Franco (Twisted Sister, Van Helsing's Curse)- drums and orchestral percussion (Hundred Year Flood)
- Jason Gianni - drums (on Impossible Figures)
- Tony Levin (John Lennon, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) - bass (Hundred Year Flood)
- Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) - Flute (Hundred Year Flood)
- George Bellas - guitar (Hundred Year Flood)
- Robert Berry (Alliance (band), 3 (1980s band)) - guitar and bass (Hundred Year Flood)
- Brad Kaiser - drums (Test of Wills)
- Hal Stringfellow Imbrie - bass, Backing vocals (Hour of Restoration, Impending Ascension)
- Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)- drums (Impending Ascension)
- Hour of Restoration (1991)
- Impending Ascension (1994)
- Test of Wills (1997)
- Hundred Year Flood (2002)
- Impossible Figures (2003)
- Symphony for a Misanthrope (2005)
- Innocent God (2007)
- Inert Momentum (never recorded due to the deaths of Wayne in 2014 and Trent in 2016)
- "Dust in the Wind" (featuring Rob Lopez) (2012)
- "Hello,Goodbye" (2012)
- "Keep It" (2012)
- "Good to Go?" (2012)
- "The Better Suite" (2013)
- "Cynic's Anthem" (2013)
- "25 or 6 to 4" (2014)
- "Icons" (2015)
- Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 210. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
- Details about Wayne Gardner's Passing from Trent. Magellansongs.com.
- "Captain's Final Entry – Trent Gardner Memorial Fund". Archived from the original on 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
- "Magellan - Founding Member Trent Gardner Dies". Metalstorm.net. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
- Official website
- Encyclopaedia Metallum page
- Co-wrote songs with Chicago (band) frontman Robert Lamm on his album, Living Proof (2012)
- "Trent Rigel Gardner (1961-2016)". Findagrave.com.