Magellan (band)

Magellan were a progressive metal/rock band formed in San Francisco, California, United States by brothers Trent and Joel Wayne Gardner in 1985.[1] 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).

OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresProgressive metal, progressive rock
Years active1985 – 2016
LabelsMagna Carta, InsideOut
Associated actsExplorers Club, Mullmuzzler, James Murphy, Jethro Tull, Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, Van Helsing's Curse, Widowmaker, Desperado, Hammerhead, Eddie Ojeda
Past membersTrent Gardner, Wayne Gardner

In February 2014, Wayne Gardner committed suicide.[2] On June 11, 2016, Trent Gardner also passed away of undisclosed reasons.[3][4]


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Dehydration by George Grie 2006, the cover-art has been licensed by Wayne Gardner for the album Inert Momentum


  • "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)


  1. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 210. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  2. ^ Details about Wayne Gardner's Passing from Trent.
  3. ^ "Captain's Final Entry – Trent Gardner Memorial Fund". Archived from the original on 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  4. ^ "Magellan - Founding Member Trent Gardner Dies". Retrieved 2019-11-18.

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