The Wizard and the Tower Keep

by Legendry

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about

Third full length concept album telling the tale of the Warrior with No Name as he battles the evil wizard, Vael, atop the Tower Keep in a dimension of arcane magick and great savagery.

"...The Wizard and the Tower Keep is easily one of the best heavy metal albums of this decade." - Heavy Blog is Heavy

"...Legendry has really come into their own with The Wizard and the Tower Keep. The band’s traditional metal and classic prog influences remain at the forefront, but the more dynamic songwriting expresses these elements in an otherworldly fashion that is enhanced by the conceptual theming." - Indy Metal Vault

"The organ keyboard underpinning against some killer wah-wah guitar action for the almost eleven-minute closer “Earthwarrior” reflects the incredible instinctual interplay Legendry possess, a strength that along with the folk-like start for “The Bard’s Tale” proves their dynamic abilities on record. The Wizard and the Tower Keep in the end is ideal for those who clamor for epic metal from newer artists." - Dead Rhetoric

"The Wizard And The Tower Keep is a great album to get lost in. Vidarr (vocals, guitar, mandolin, mellotron), Evil St Clair (bass, backing vocals) and Kicker (drums) have done a really good job producing an album worthy of following up the magnificent Dungeon Crawler." - CGCM Podcast

"LEGENDRY have created a magical moment of epic metal that eclipses everything like a star in the sky." - My Revelations

"‘The Wizard And The Tower Keep’ is LEGENDRY’s third full album or better put it is their third strike of trueness incarnate..." - Reflections of Darkness

"From this year’s most beautiful releases." - Metal Invader

"[The song] 'The Wizard and the Tower Keep,' is epic simply put. It delivers into worlds unknown, slowly building to a crescendo that allows for navigation through the wind." - The Median Man

"'The Wizard and the Tower Keep' is a fantastic album, well done and well executed, that develops with consistency although with subtle changes and turns that make listening interesting, while still being a work of authentic classic Epic Metal and very raw, wrapped in the mystique of the genre." - Queens of Steel

"[I]f you're a fan of both traditional and epic heavy metal, you'll find Legendry's The Wizard And The Tower Keep a fine modern interpretation of this classic and lasting genre. Recommended." - Danger Dog

"With "The Wizard And The Tower Keep" LEGENDRY join the long line of US gems in the classic sector. On their third album they bring captivating epics, which are characterized by freshness and at the same time traditional consciousness." - Metal.de

"Ultimately there’s no escaping just how ripped from the past this album feels and the rocking and rolling finale of Earthwarrior just confirms that." - Games Brrraaains & a Headbanging Life

"They are not afraid...to get carried away...and get out of the typical structure of a heavy theme....[T]hey always take you out of the comfort zone, they offer you something else that comes out of what you expect...." - Metal Brothers

credits

released November 1, 2019

Vidarr - Guitars (electric, 6 and 12 string acoustic), Vocals, Mandolin, Mellotron, Swords
Evil St. Clair - Bass, Backing Vocals, Battle Axes
Kicker - Drums, Percussion, Necromancy

Additional Accompaniment:
Drea - Hammond Organ
Dee C. - Violin

Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Arthur Rizk

Based on the novellete, The Wizard and the Tower Keep, by D. R. Lackner

Cover Painting by Vidarr
Cover Photography by Tish

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Through mists of time, and beyond the dungeons deep, Legendry has sought the secrets of steel. With swords raised, honoring such heroes as Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, and Warlord, and delving into the progressive wizardry of King Crimson, Uriah Heep, and Jethro Tull, Legendry doth heed the call to heavy metal adventure. ... more

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Track Name: The Bard's Tale
Dreams of fate are calling me back
I hear the howling of the wind
Shelter now, and weather the storm
A tale of legend shall begin

Of demons, wizards, and once mighty kings
Swords of steel drawn in the night
This tale beyond the shackles of time
Of those who would stand up and fight

Chorus
Sit now by the fire
And quaff your mug of ale
Gather ‘round and listen
To an old bard’s tale

In the song of swords was forged his path
In the strangeness of magick he did arrive
Tried in battle, and crossed by time
A warrior left mystified

Chorus
So now, while the fire grows dim
The poet, he lifts the veil
Rest a while, my friends, and listen
To an old bard’s tale
Track Name: Vindicator
From the highest mountain
To the torch lit glow of the dungeon lair
Journeyed through the wastelands
Heavy metal madness found me there

Bridge
Sword in hand, my vengeance spread across this evil land
Chorus
War Maker
Spell Breaker
Vindicator

Live to fight and plunder
I seen sights beyond compare
In the misty forests
I fought the beasts of legend there

Bridge
Chorus

Running in the wild
My enemies will know my wrath
With heavy metal power
Oh blood and iron be my path

Bridge
Chorus

I have traveled beyond the veil
Laid waste to reason in my wake
I greet my doom with a mighty hail
From triumph or defeat there is no escape
Track Name: The Wizard and the Tower Keep
Oh maiden, from beyond the sea
Tell me your dreams of darkness
I am the one you seek
To lift the veil of blindness

The eye of the kings
A glow to set the way alight
Oh maiden can’t you see?
The wizard he brings the night

Chorus
The wizard and the tower keep
A scourge upon this land
I’ve wandered through the darkness deep
I hold the key in my hand

I am the chosen one
A warrior, a child in time
My destiny before me
What horrors await to find

Chorus

I’ll never turn away
From the evil in my path
I have to journey onward
To the tower vast
Track Name: The Lost Road
The land falls silent, firelight fades and dark riders appear
With fury, they ride, carrying tidings of fear
Defender of light, raise up your sword, now your battle begins
Usurper of kings, keeper of doom waits within

Chorus
To stride upon the lost road
Beyond the veil of time and space
To stride upon the lost road
I have arrived from a far off place

Into the cold earth, vaulted pass mirrors the streets overhead
And deeper beyond, into the halls of the dead
Forgotten by time, warrior tombs of a thousand years
Green sigil ahead, in spectral light old king appears

Chorus

Ascending above, bound iron door opens to your fate
What horrors beyond? Demons and wizards await
Eye of the kings, secrets are lost for a thousand years
The torchlight grows dim, enter the tower of fear

Chorus
Track Name: Sorcery's Bane
From the roots of the keep ascend
Beyond the binding sigil aglow
Treacherous deeds of the past
The council of light once overthrown
Defile the tower of time
Coiling up into uncertain skies
Demonic servants of doom
Can still hear the wizards’ tortured cries

Torches burn red, an altar of stone
Enter the chamber, a shrine of the wise
Ghastly voice sighs in a language unknown
Tomes of dark knowledge hold man’s demise

Chorus
Spiraling into the sky
Chambers of magick enshrined
Ascending the tower arcane
My sword is sorcery’s bane

Alighted in gold, a sanctum of oak
Songs from the wood all bound, intoned
Beasts of the wild, their howling invoke
Cult sacrifice, no longer they roam

Chorus

Bathed in blue, sword axe and chain
Fury and hatred, the woes of mankind
An altar of steel for the warriors slain
Conquest and warfare, their fates entwined

Chorus

Enter the lair, demonic red eyes
Shrine of the black one, the beast peering low
A gate to the stars, behind the sky
Eye of the kings begins to glow
Track Name: Behind the Summoner's Seal
Awaken protector, holding steadfast
Eye of kings glows in a blinding flash
Alien realm beyond the keep
Ruinous land where the old gods sleep
Three curving horns, eight eyes of doom
Giant of metal in sulfurous gloom
Torment and pain, innocence wept
For eons it dreams, in eternity slept

Chorus
Where crystal shadows lay
And steel meets steel
All logic is stripped away
Behind the summoner’s seal

The thief doth awaken the metallic fiend
Powers behold, the wizard’s dream
Weapons of steel harm not its scale
Outlasting time, magick prevails
Placed on the altar, tremble and quake
Chasm engulfs this terror awake
Screaming in fire, thunderous crack
Vortex of time spiraling back

Chorus
Track Name: Earthwarrior
1. The confrontation
I am the wizard of a thousand years
No wraith, no warlord shall break my spell
Behold the tower of boundless fear
From glory here all conquerors fell

Chorus
Earthwarrior
The Tower shall fall
Earthwarrior
Hear fate’s beckoning call

I am the warrior of all space and time
Demonic guardians lay slain at my feet
I hold the talisman, the planets align
Your treachery will rot in pale defeat

Chorus

As the vortex will swallow the making
And your flesh becomes as dust of the tomb
I take my leave now and release the once-king
Standing in victory to bear not but doom

Chorus

2. The Realization
I have traveled lost way, into the shrouded mists of lore
By the cold, cruel light of day, hath my fate locked the door?

Forever is sealed my fate, the tower falls up to the sky
Forgotten demons of hate, the heaving earth shall sigh

3. The Bard’s Tale (reprise)
Into the past, beyond the gate
What was found, now is lost
Secrets that only time can create
Gather ‘round and weigh the cost

Chorus
So now as the embers glow
A Final verse in wind and hail
Legends told in voices low
In this old bard’s, this old bard’s tale

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