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Lordian Guard

LORDIAN GUARD was formed in late 1995 as the solo effort of William J. Tsamis, the founder, guitarist, and songwriter of the 1980s classic metal band WARLORD. LORDIAN GUARD was comprised of William (all instruments) and Vidonne Sayre-Riemenschneider (voice). Vidonne Sayre-Riemenschneider was married to William J Tsamis at the time of the debut's release. As an expression of William's musical and conceptual ideas apart from WARLORD, the music of LORDIAN GUARD can be defined as "dark, medieval epic metal." Combining progressive epic metal with medieval, classical, renaissance, and Byzantine forms of music, the songs of LORDIAN GUARD truly sound as if they are coming out of the Middle Ages.
In addition to the medieval epic form of metal expressed in the music of LORDIAN GUARD, the lyrical and conceptual ideas are very intense as well. Written in 16th century poetic form, the lyrics convey meaningful philosophical themes which are relevant to the world today. In the songs of LORDIAN GUARD, the cosmic struggle between good and evil is played out with apocalyptic intensity. Thus, a powerful, melodic style of music, compining classical renaissance with epic metal tones, and lyrics written in the style of gothic poetry, all together create a world of mysitc fantasy in the imagination of the listener. In sum, this is LORDIAN GUARD . . .

A third album was planned, titled "The Holy Empire" but the band split up before it was released. The track "Invaders" from The Holy Empire was released on a Hellion records compilation, titled "Warzone XIV: Epic Metal Storm". The title "The Holy Empire" was later used for the third Warlord album.
Many Lordian Guard songs were originally Warlord demos, and some were in turn re-recorded by Warlord in 2002 for the "Rising Out of the Ashes" album.
The drummer of the band isn't a real person. Michael Cerularius was the name given to the drum machine used by the band (it was a reference to the English gothic rock band The Sisters of Mercy).

Epic Heavy Metal
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Warlord, Cirith Ungol

Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2013 Anthology 1233
1997 Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God 6658
1997 Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God [PICTURE LP] 726
1996 Behold a Pale Horse / Deliver Us (single) 1365
1995 Lordian Guard 5640

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