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King Gorm

by King Gorm

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Alrihkh
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Alrihkh I detect elements of early-Rush, King Crimson, and Resistor’s last album (The 5th Season) here. I’ve ever been an avid fan of tale-telling rock (Rush, Uriah Heep, Led Zep, etc) & am glad bands like King Gorm have taken up that torch. They do a fine job of conveying the evolving mood of their progressive tale. The inspired bass guitar parts are a highlight for me (akin to G. Lee or S. Harris). This is classic-sounding, imagination-friendly prog-rock. Well done! Thx, King Gorm! 7.5+/10. Favorite track: The Witch Of Irondale.
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JC This is a masterpiece in every regard.
Musicianship, writing & production is tops.
This could easily spin all day in any mood. It’s fucking brilliant. I’m just upset I missed the vinyl ship.
If anybody has a lead on a vinyl copy I’d be very grateful. Favorite track: The Witch Of Irondale.
VenusAdonis
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VenusAdonis King Gorm manage to pull from a number of retro influences and still create their own unique blend of fantasy-themed keyboard rock. There's absolutely no reason not to put this album on your to-do list. Favorite track: Ultimate Reality.
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    King Gorm illustration and logo in white on a Bella Canvas black jersey t-shirt.

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    King Gorm illustration and logo on a Bella Canvas soft cream jersey t-shirt.

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    Cassette edition of King Gorm's self-titled debut album. Includes 3-Panel, double sided J-Card with multiple illustrations.

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Intro 00:34
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Freedom calls! Meet my body on the other side Make your mark! Time enough to rot after I die! Freedom calling Freedom calls Irondale! Our return was foretold by the stars A hero is born! Delivered by the fire and the sword Freedom calling Freedom calls Freedom calls
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Four Heroes 06:27
Four signs burn in the fire; I know what I must do Four lives I know I’ll trade Four secrets keep my head on straight My past, a hoary shade Four dreams direct me elsewhere; I know that we’ll succeed Four heroes ride again Four omens show me where to go We ride through shim’ring rain
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Let me tell you a story Sing a song from brighter days There are bits I can’t remember now But alas, some things never change Peasant stories told in whispers Dragons dancing in the sky A hero’s welcome, church bells ringing out And again, I don’t know why And I wonder how our lives did lose their flame And I wonder when the sun did sink away In a song from brighter days Children laughing in the forest Devils meeting in the night The wizard watches in his crystal ball But alas, he lost his sight And I wonder how our lives did lose their flame And I wonder when the sun did sink away In a song from brighter days Let me tell you a story Sing a song from brighter days There are bits I can’t remember now But alas, some things never change In a song from brighter days
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Rise and shine Under a moribund dark sky Horizon line Under the stars Avarice Filling the pocket of the fool Rise and shine into the night Under the moon Rise up and do as you are told Monument to ignorance Rise and shine Under an anechoic lie A final sign Under the stars Light the way Back to the primordial ooze Carve a path Into Black Rainbow Under the moon Rise up and do as you are told Monument to ignorance
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Once upon a winter’s night In the town pub, by firelight Whispers of a witch’s den Past the marsh of Ever-glen Gather ‘round and hear my tale For seven years my ship has sail’d The world has turned and castles burn But I’ve come back for Irondale I wish upon a star this night Through the outlands I will ride Onward past the goats of time Until the stars doth show their sign The tower lurks on yonder hill It holds within a secret still In its depths a demon lurks And at its top the wizard works The demon grants me miracles Supposing first I sell my soul Four tasks of his I must complete He tells me that I have one week If I don’t accept his quest My life is his, I’ll never rest The farm girls watch and shake with fear My sheepish smile draws their tears The bravest of them, at the fore Though she’s shaken to the core Tells me that she’ll watch my land She knows that I’ll come home again Old Gray Witch of Irondale Cackles by the hearth as she tells your tale Sees your future, knows your past And she holds your life in her wrinkled grasp! I once was king of Irondale Bards and heralds told my tale Know this story of my fall I’m only human after all
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The Grey Witch did give me her magic Forged in a fiery pit And sent me down into a cavern Within it the Underking sits Bow down your head! You’re better off dead! Our armies are marching forth! I’ll pick up my axe And melt them like wax From a candle that’s made of your gore! Slaughter the king Slay all his Demons and Wizards and nameless things Decision comes now We stand or we fall Victory will be ours The Underking stood there before me Brandishing his shield and spear His legions had fallen beside him His black heart was dripping with fear! Hold up your hands! This is my land! Our armies are marching forth! A kiss from my lips And you’ll sail on your ships Through an ocean of blood, guts, and gore! Slaughter the king Slay all his Demons and Wizards and nameless things Decision comes now We stand or we fall Victory will be ours
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The album tells the story of four heroes on their quest to save the land of Irondale.

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released July 31, 2020

Francis Roberts - Guitar, Vocals, Music & Lyrics
Erich Beckmann - Bass Guitar
Dylan Marks - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Saki Chan - Hammond A100, ARP Odyssey, Mellotron, Vocals

Recorded by Jordan Andreen and Adam Wollach at Audio Design
Mixed and Illustrated by Francis Roberts
Mastered by Erik Peabody - Viking Guitar Productions

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King Gorm San Diego, California

King Gorm is a rock band based in San Diego, CA, comprised of members of Old Man Wizard, Beekeeper, and Grim Luck.

Francis, Erich,
Dylan

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