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Seven Kingdoms

Formed: 2007
From: Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Seven Kingdoms News

Below is our complete Seven Kingdoms news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

DeLand Rock & Metal Festival Adds Fathoms Pass

Promoters for the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival have announced that Tampa progressive metal act Fathoms Pass has been added to the Friday, November 7th pre-party event. The band replaces Chief Wiggum, which dropped off the roster for the festival. Fathoms Pass released the debut album "Before the Dawn" independently in 2013.

The DeLand Rock & Metal Festival will take place from November 7-9, 2014 at OB's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1750 North Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. The event will have two outdoor stages, the Main Stage and OB's Stage. Camping will be available. For all information on the event and where you can purchase one day, two day, VIP and camping tickets, head over to the official Facebook page at this location.

Previously announced headline acts include Seven Kingdoms, Massacre, Widow and Warforged along with notable acts: A Sound of Thunder, MindMaze and Draekon. The current schedule can be found below.

The current lineup and schedule is as follows, with more announcements expected soon:

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 7th **PRE-PARTY**

-OB's STAGE-
1|6:15-6:45 - TBA
2|7:00-7:30 - TBA
3|7:45-8:15 - TBA
4|8:30-9:00 - TBA
5|9:15-9:45 - ShadowStrike - Power Metal from NY
6|10:00-10:45 - Judicator - Power Metal from Tuscon, AZ
7|11:00-11:30 - Project: Roenwolfe - Power Metal from AZ/FL
8| 11:45-12:30 - Fathoms Pass - Progressive Metal from Tampa, FL

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 8th

-OB's STAGE-
1|12:00-12:30 - Koffity - Metal from Panama City, FL
3|1:00-1:30 - TBA
5|2:00-2:30 - All Hell - Death Metal from Longwood, FL
7|3:00-3:30 - Atlas - Metal from Melbourne, FL
9|4:00-4:30 - TBA
11|5:00-5:30 - The Bride Wore Blood - Deathcore from Orlando, FL
13|6:00-6:30 - TBA
15|7:00-7:30 - Orbweaver - Experimental Metal from Miami, FL
17|8:00-8:45 - Promethean Horde - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
19|9:30-10:15 - Ovid's Withering - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
21|11:15-12:00 - Warforged - Death Metal from Chicago, IL More...

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DeLand Rock & Metal Festival Adds ShadowStrike

Promoters for the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival have announced the latest act for the upcoming event: New York power metal act ShadowStrike. The band just issued its debut EP "Infinite Power," which is available via Bandcamp at this location. Previously announced were headline acts that include Seven Kingdoms, Massacre, Widow and Warforged along with notable acts: A Sound of Thunder, MindMaze and Draekon. The current schedule can be found below.

The DeLand Rock & Metal Festival will take place from November 7-9, 2014 at OB's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1750 North Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. The event will have two outdoor stages, the Main Stage and OB's Stage. Camping will be available. For all information on the event and where you can purchase one day, two day, VIP and camping tickets, head over to the official Facebook page at this location.

The current lineup and schedule is as follows, with more announcements expected soon:

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 7th **PRE-PARTY**

-OB's STAGE-
1|6:15-6:45 - TBA
2|7:00-7:30 - TBA
3|7:45-8:15 - TBA
4|8:30-9:00 - TBA
5|9:15-9:45 - ShadowStrike - Power Metal from NY
6|10:00-10:45 - Judicator - Power Metal from Tuscon, AZ
7|11:00-11:30 - Project: Roenwolfe - Power Metal from AZ/FL
8| 11:45-12:30 - Chief Wiggum - Metal from DeLand, FL

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 8th

-OB's STAGE-
1|12:00-12:30 - Koffity - Metal from Panama City, FL
3|1:00-1:30 - TBA
5|2:00-2:30 - All Hell - Death Metal from Longwood, FL
7|3:00-3:30 - Atlas - Metal from Melbourne, FL
9|4:00-4:30 - TBA
11|5:00-5:30 - The Bride Wore Blood - Deathcore from Orlando, FL
13|6:00-6:30 - TBA
15|7:00-7:30 - Orbweaver - Experimental Metal from Miami, FL
17|8:00-8:45 - Promethean Horde - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
19|9:30-10:15 - Ovid's Withering - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
21|11:15-12:00 - Warforged - Death Metal from Chicago, IL More...

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Seven Kingdoms Writing New Album

Seven Kingdoms has checked in with the following year-end recap and announcement about working on a new album:

"WOW! What a year 2013 has been. We've played all over the world this year and we were able to meet so many new and incredible people!

"We will for sure, out-do 2013, as 2014 brings another European tour, more tours after that, and also begins the writing process for the 4th Seven Kingdoms album.

"We can already tell you that the new CD will take off where we left off on The Fire Is Mine, but also include one of the fastest and most intense songs we have ever written. 3-4 songs deep already, and at least a year to polish and make the rest of the record ready for the consumption of your ears.

"Thanks for another great year! Cheers to what 2014 brings!" More...

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Seven Kingdoms Finalizes Dates For Tour

Florida power metal act Seven Kingdoms has finalized its schedule of tour dates for the upcoming U.S. headlining tour beginning in Delaware on August 15th. The live dates are in support of the band's latest LP "The Fire Is Mine," which is available now via Nightmare Records (see review at this location).

The final list of dates are as follows:

August 2013:

15: Thur - New Castle, DE @ JB McGinnes
17: Sat - Toronto, Ontario CN @ Rancho Relaxo
18: Sun - Montreal, Quebec CN @ L'Alize
19: Mon – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (get tickets here)
21: Wed – Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
22: Thur - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
23: Friday – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
24: Sat - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
25: Sunday - Miami, FL @ Churchill's
26: Monday - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum More...

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Seven Kingdoms Announces U.S. Tour

Florida power metal act Seven Kingdoms, on the heels of a successful European tour with Stratovarius and Amaranthe, have announced the first string of dates on an upcoming U.S. headlining tour this summer, with more dates to be announced soon. The live dates are in support of the latest LP "The Fire Is Mine," which is available now via Nightmare Records (see review at this location).

The announcement from the band reads: "We're happy to announce that we're headed out for a good run of shows on our the East Coast in August 2013. We want to use the energy, we gathered on the European tour this spring, and unleash that energy towards you guys here in America, so booking is taking place right now for even further headlining shows."

Confirmed dates/venues are as follows:

August 2013:

19: Mon – New York, Webster Hall
21: Wed – Raleigh, The Maywood
23: Friday – Atlanta, The Masquerade
24: Sat - Orlando, The Haven
25: Sunday - Miami, Churchills
26: Monday - Tampa, The Brass Mug

**more dates TBA**

"We'll be announcing supports as soon as they are confirmed - will mostly be local openers and supports. Don't forget to buy presale tickets!!!! Check on the venue's homepages for links. The Fire will be yours!!!" More...

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Seven Kingdoms To Support Stratovarius In Europe

U.S. power metal act Seven Kingdoms announced that the band will provide support for the upcoming European tour for Finnish metal band Stratovarius and Amaranthe. The tour begins in Munich on March 20, 2013 and will include a performance at the PPM Festival in Belgium.

The announcement reads as folllows:

"EUROPE HERE WE COME!!! We are VERY ecstatic to announce we have been selected to support STRATOVARIUS and AMARANTHE on their Nordic Nexus of Nemesis Tour in March. The tour also confirms us for PPM festival in Belgium with Helloween, Manticora, Gamma Ray, Avantasia and more!!! Poster coming soon!"

Confirmed dates of the tour are as follows:

20.03.2013: Backstagehalle, Munich, Germany
21.03.2013: Stadtgarten, Erfurt, Germany
22.03.2013: Masters Of Rock Cafe, Zlin, Czech Republic
23.03.2013: Club 202, Budapest, Hungary
24.03.2013: Majestic Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.03.2013: Szene, Vienna, Austria
27.03.2013: Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
28.03.2013: Matrix, Bochum, Germany
29.03.2013: Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
30.03.2013: De Pul, Uden, Netherlands
31.03.2013: La Cigale, Paris, France
02.04.2013: La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
03.04.2013: Le Kao, Lyon, France
05.04.2013: Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain
06.04.2013: Arena, Madrid, Spain
07.04.2013: Rock Star, Bilbao, Spain
09.04.2013: Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
10.04.2013: Alcatrazz, Milan, Italia
11.04.2013: Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
13.04.2013: PPM Fest (Festival), Mons, Belgium
14.04.2013: Rosenhof, Osnabrück, Germany
16.04.2013: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Danmark
17.04.2013: KB, Malmö, Sweden
18.04.2013: Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden

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Unearthing The Metal Underground At ProgPower USA

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. With the ProgPower USA festival still fresh in my mind, this week I will take on the festival's “power” metal side.

Most people think that the majority of what you see and hear at ProgPower USA is just the bands on stage. Of course, this is true, but there are also many other avenues at the festival in which the metal connoisseur can explore and discover new bands. For one, the merchandise area at "Vinyl" is just about the greatest record store you can ever find in the world (see my first reaction to that in my op/ed piece “The ProgPower USA Experience From The Eyes Of A Newbie” over at this location). However, there are times where this is almost too much to take in, so while you are at the festival its best to make time for many trips to the merch area.

Despite the onslaught of material at the merch area, the first place any attendee should check is the free promotional CD that the festival itself gives out each year (see full track listing at this location). For 2012, the giveaway was expanded to three CD’s and all are chock full of power and progressive acts from all over the world. Now I pride myself on knowing thousands of metal bands, but I was shocked at how many I hadn’t heard of on this triple CD. The bands showcased here all appear on the promotional CD, though did not perform at the festival: Seven Kingdoms (USA), Siren’s Cry (Austria) and Draekon (USA). More...

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Seven Kingdoms Streaming Entire New LP

The new album "The Fire is Mine" from Florida power metal band Seven Kingdoms is streaming in its entirety over at GuitarWorld.com at this location. The album was produced by famed producer Jim Morris and will be released on October 9, 2012 via Nightmare Records.

The track list for "The Fire is Mine" is as follows:

1. Beyond The Wall
2. After The Fall
3. Forever Brave
4. Flame Of Olympus
5. Symphony Of Stars
6. The Fire Is Mine
7. Kardia
8. Fragile Minds Collapse
9. In The Twisted Twilight
10. A Debt Paid In Steel
11. The King In The North

Check out the video for "After the Fall" over at this location

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Seven Kingdoms Posts New Music Video

Florida power metal act Seven Kingdoms has debuted a new video for the song "After the Fall" at ProgPower USA this past Saturday, just after Pretty Maids left the stage. The song appears on the bands new and third LP entitled "The Fire is Mine." The album was produced by Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Obituary, JOP, Jag Panzer etc) and is scheduled for release on October 9, 2012 through Nightmare Records.

The track listing for "The Fire is Mine" is:

1. Beyond the Wall
2. After the Fall
3. Forever Brave
4. Flame of Olympus
5. Symphony of Stars
6. The Fire is Mine
7. Kardia
8. Fragile Minds Collapse
9. In the Twisted Twilight
10. A Debt Paid in Steel
11. The King in the North

Check out "After the Fall" here: More...

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Pit Stories: The First True Metal Show Experience

Every Tuesday we chat up band members and metal fanatics to get their favorite mosh pit stories from live shows. This week guitarist Camden Cruz from Seven Kingdoms reminisces about his first true crazy pit experience at a metal show where he saw the legendary Jason Suecof:

I remember going to my first legit death metal show. It was Nechrophagist, Arsis, Nuraxis, and Cattle Decap at Will's Pub in Orlando. I was maybe 18 then just getting into the other genres of metal. I was at the front of the stage just eating up all the crazy blast beats and sweeps and it was the first time I ever saw Jason Suecof from Audiohammer. Being a huge Trivium nut back then, It was cool to finally see the guy that recorded them. The first time I saw him he was flying past the opening launching himself and his wheelchair into the sides of the pit. I just remember thinking 'Man, this guy is legit!' haha.

Seven Kingdoms is set to release new album "The Fire is Mine," which was produced by Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Obituary, JOP, Jag Panzer etc), on October 9th, 2012 through Nightmare Records. For more info on Seven Kingdoms, check out the band's Facebook profile here.

Be sure to check back in again next Tuesday as we continue to share more pit stories from metal shows. More...

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Seven Kingdoms Reveals Track List For New LP

Florida power metal act Seven Kingdoms have completed work on its third LP entitled "The Fire is Mine." The album was produced by Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Obituary, JOP, Jag Panzer etc) and scheduled for an October 9, 2012 release date through Nightmare Records. The release marks the first for bassist Aaron Sluss (Vermiform) who joined the band after the self-titled 2010 release.

A new music video for the song "After the Fall" will be premiered exclusively at the ProgPower USA Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2012 on the big screens in between the sets of Pretty Maids and Symphony X.

The track listing for "The Fire is Mine" is:

1. Beyond the Wall
2. After the Fall
3. Forever Brave
4. Flame of Olympus
5. Symphony of Stars
6. The Fire is Mine
7. Kardia
8. Fragile Minds Collapse
9. In the Twisted Twilight
10. A Debt Paid in Steel
11. The King in the North More...

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Seven Kingdoms Announces New Album Title

Florida's Seven Kingdoms has announced the band's new album "The Fire is Mine" is coming this October 9th, 2012 via Nightmare Records. A preview of the album cover's artwork is available below, and more info on Seven Kingdoms can be found via Facebook here.

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Seven Kingdoms To Enter The Studio

Florida-based Seven Kingdoms is getting ready to enter Morrisound studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Jim Morris (Iced Earth) to begin recording the follow-up to the band's 2010 self-titled Nightmare Records release. The 11 track album is still untitled, and more info is expected to be released shortly.

Guitarist Camden Cruz commented on the writing process for the new album:

"Fans can expect a more dynamic SEVEN KINGDOMS this time around. We have spent the greater part of a year transposing what we have learned into this new record. It has been since the middle of 2009 since we have written anything together and I really believe that you will hear three more years of experience on this album. It is overall a little bit faster, but not in a thrashy way; it is more in the vein of older school power metal that sometimes seems to be overlooked now days. We have been able to shape something in our 'sound' that will set us apart from our forefathers while still being true to the genre. Expect a twin turbo version of our self titled release. The record is the most challenging material we have physically played to date and it has a lot of guitar work on it. Sabrina has even become more herself with this record as we have all grown as musicians. We aim to bring a polished version of what a Modern Day Power Metal Band should sound like. This should be a record that everyone can enjoy from the brand new listener to the most diehard Power Metal fan with more hooks, more shred, more epicness, More In your face double bass, more literal bass, Just more POWER."

Coinciding with entering the studio, the band has just finished filming its very first official video clip for the new record's opener, "After The Fall." The band's first pro video clip, the story is based on George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, which is also the story which the band's name is based on. Ironically, the same type of cameras used for filming the HBO show were also used for the band's video. More...

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Creation's End Gearing Up For Tour Dates

Creation's End is preparing to kick off the next leg of the band's live appearances next week, this time in the form of the first "Uniting The Powers Of Metal" tour. The tour features Artizan, Seven Kingdoms, and Widow as well as Creation's End for a co-headlining six-date East Coast tour, where all four acts will trade headlining spots show-to-show.

The festivities officially kick off this Tuesday, August 16 at Manhattan's Sullivan Hall, with shows in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida to follow, including a special one-off headlining appearance by Adrenaline Mob -- featuring Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and Russell Allen (Symphony X) -- this Sunday at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia.

Dates are as follows:

8/16/2011 Sullivan Hall - New York, NY [tickets]
8/17/2011 Jaxx - Springfield, VA w/ Adrenaline Mob
8/18/2011 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
8/19/2011 The Local at Sidelines - Marietta, GA
8/20/2011 The Haven - Orlando, FL
8/21/2011 The Local 662 - St. Petersburg, FL

Creation's End features guitarists Rudy Albert (ex-Zandelle) and Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band), drummer Dario Rodriguez, vocalist Mike DiMeo (ex-Masterplan, ex-Riot) and bassist Joe Black (Chris Caffery, ex-Zandelle). The band is currently constructing a new album now, which will be released sometime in 2012.

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Blind Guardian Conquers Everything In Chicago

After I bought my ticket to the Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Tour I realized I had never seen Blind Guardian play live, which in turn sparked some questions: would I have to recite Gimli’s entire family tree to get my ticket from will call? Would the audience be acting out the grand tales Blind Guardian spins in real-time? Would I need a suit of armor? A battle axe? Should I ride my war horse or would my lighter travelling mare be better suited to the evening? Fortunately all my questions would be answered by the great bards…

I arrived just as opening act Seven Kingdoms was getting rolling. Hailing from Orlando, Florida these power and speed metal troubadours have the chops and desire to be quite good, even though silky vocalist Sabrina V could use a couple semesters in the Angela Gossow School of Stage Presence for Women. The songs ranged from overwrought to outstanding; set closer “Seven Kingdoms” was the standout as the eponymous tune was Maiden-meets-Yngwie-meets-Doro fun, and Seven Kingdoms was warmly appreciated by the already full house. More...

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Seven Kingdoms Splits With Bassist

Florida's Seven Kingdoms has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Miles Neff:

"Seven Kingdoms has parted ways with bassist Miles Neff. It was a mutual agreement on behalf of everyone for the benefit of the band. Miles will be working in his other various projects so be sure to check them out!

"As one royalty steps down, an open throne remains. We would like to welcome new bassist of Seven Kingdoms, Aaron Sluss, to take a seat! Aaron has already shown a drive to perform exceptionally and make the band better as a whole. We are very happy to have him on board and think many good things will come from this decision."

"I've been good friends with the members of Seven Kingdoms for some time now, as well as a fan of the music," Aaron says, "so when Camden asked me to come on board as their new bassist I didn't hesitate. There is a lot of musical talent in this band and I'm very much looking forward working with them on the upcoming Blind Guardian tour and in the time beyond."

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Seven Kingdoms To Support Blind Guardian

Florida's Seven Kingdoms has issued the following brief announcement about touring alongside Blind Guardian: "We are beyond excited to be a part of the Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine North American tour with Holy Grail and Blind Guardian!" The currently announced dates are as follows:

11/19 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
11/20 - Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
11/21 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
11/23 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC - Canada
11/25 - Theatre Capitole - Quebec City, QC - Canada
11/26 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON - Canada
11/27 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
11/29 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
11/30 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
12/01 - The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
12/03 - MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB - Canada
12/04 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Canada
12/06 - Showbox at The Market - Seattle, WA
12/08 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
12/09 - Henry Fonda Theatre / The Music Box - Los Angeles, CA
12/10 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
12/11 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
12/12 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
12/14 - Trees - Dallas, TX
12/15 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
12/17 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
12/18 - The State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL (Florida Power Fest)
12/19 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/21 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
12/22 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA

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ProgPower USA XI Lineup Announced

The full lineup for the 11th annual installment of ProgPower USA has been finalized for this September's festivities. The event, which is held in Atlanta, Georgia, will include a plethora of both stateside and European acts, including headlining acts Kamelot, Accept, and Hammerfall, along with Turisas, Nocturnal Rites, and more. This year's festival will also mark the first American appearances from Paradox, Leprous, Delain, Tarot (featuring Marcto Hietala of Nightwish), Seventh Wonder, and many more international acts.

In addition to the main two days of the event, there will be two days of pre-fest shows and activities based around ProgPower, including a Mid-Week Mayhem show on Wednesday, September 8th, and a Fest Kick-Off Show on Thursday, September 9th. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

The festival's itinerary is as follows: More...

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Seven Kingdoms Signs To Nightmare Records

Nightmare Records has announced the signing of Florida-based, female-fronted power metallers Seven Kingdoms. The band's upcoming self-titled album will be released on July 13th. According to a press release, Nightmare Records owner Lance King "was impressed with the band's vocal siren, Sabrina Valentine. Her unique, warm and melancholic melodic sense combined with this speedy power metal band should please fans that are into the sound of Blind Guardian, Evanescence, Nightwish, Iced Earth, Withing Temptation, and Epica."

Formed in Deland, Florida in 2007 by Camden Cruz and Bryan Edwards, Seven Kingdoms entered Morrisound Recording in Tampa in August 2007 to record its debut self-financed independent release, "Brothers of the Night," which was lyrically inspired by the literary works of George R. Martin. After playing shows throughout the Southeastern region of the United States the band returned to Morrisound in 2009 to begin work on its self-titled sophomore effort.

The "Seven Kingdoms" track listing is as follows:

1. Prelude
2. Somewhere Far Away
3. The Ones Who Breathe The Flame
4. Open The Gates
5. Venegeance By The Sons Of A King
6. Wolf In Sheep's Clothes
7. A Murder Never Dead
8. Into The Darkness
9. Eyes To The North
10. Thunder Of The Hammer
11. Seven Kingdoms (feat. Wade Black of Crimson Glory)

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