LEGENDRY: “The Wizard And The Tower Keep” – High Roller Records

Formed in 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, LEGENDRY are playing classic Epic Metal. Following their first two full-length albums, »Mists Of Time« from 2016 and »Dungeon Crawler« from 2017, the band’s third longplayer »The Wizard And The Tower Keep« is about to be unleashed by High Roller Records soon.
Mastermind Vidarr (guitars, vocals, mellotron, mandolin – and swords!) describes the new album »The Wizard And The Tower Keep« in relation to the band’s first two records: “»The Wizard And The Tower Keep« is a concept album based on the novelette I wrote of the same name, published by Millhaven Press in their anthology, »Fierce Tales: Savage Lands«. The songs were all written in the order they appear on the album, and follow closely the source text both lyrically and musically. We wanted to take this route as a natural progression of the mystique the band has created. On »Mists Of Time«, only the title track follows the ‘Warrior With No Name’, and that scene is depicted on the album cover. With »Dungeon Crawler«, we included three tracks of this warrior’s exploits in a strange world. Now, with »The Wizard And The Tower Keep«, we have created a complete adventure with this central character. Musically, we have gotten a bit more complex, in terms of the song structures. We like to think of the album as an adventure, from start to finish. Compared to »Dungeon Crawler«, we have included more lengthy songs as well.”
The new album has some Epic Metal leanings (the title track for example) but it surely sounds very much different to say Manilla Road or Cirith Ungol … “There are certainly hints of different influences throughout the album,” reflects Vidarr, “but I am glad to not clone the bands we love. That being said, I would find it hard to classify the album as anything other than Epic Metal. In the case of Cirith Ungol and Manilla Road, I would say that they both have very different sounds. These bands, along with bands like Brocas Helm, Warlord, and of course Manowar, create an epic sound in their own ways, which is a key aspect of the genre. There is a heroic quality to Epic Metal, which is hard to pinpoint the exact source of. I think that this is something we are striving after as musicians and song writers.”
Some of LEGENDRY’s compositions are quite atmospheric (“Sorcery’s Bane”), early Scorpions and also Rush spring to mind … Vidarr explains: “The comparison to early Rush is certainly not far off, as »Caress of Steel« was an album I listen to quite a bit while writing the novelette. ‘The Lost Road’, on the other hand, is a slight nod to Manilla Road.”

TRACKLIST
1. The Bard’s Tale  (3:33)
2. Vindicator  (3:42)
3. The Wizard and the Tower Keep  (7:29)
4. The Lost Road  (8:07)
5. Sorcery’s Bane  (8:45)
6. Behind the Summoner’s Seal  (4:39)
7. Earthwarrior  (10:57)


LINE-UP
Vidarr – Guitars, Vocals, Mellotron, Mandolin, Swords
Evil St. Clair – Bass, Backing Vocals, Battle Axes
Kicker – Drums, Percussion, Necromancy

 

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