Gallus X
Tenth iCE KiNG album, shall be released in the near future

Alternate versions of iCE KiNG epics from the past two decades with lyrics in all Belgian languages, and then some!



I. IJslandvaarder
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses included (in Dutch) from "IJslandvaarders" by Guido Gezelle (1830-1899), "Zeemanslied" (traditional) and "Zeeroverslied" (traditional)
(Initial version on Kingdom of Fife as Mirror Mirror)

II. Niemandsland
Guitar, vocals and all verses (in Dutch) composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
(Initial version on Splendid Iceolation as Anacreon)

III. Marszeyls
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin, including a small reference to César-Auguste Franck (1822-1890)
Verses included (in early modern Dutch) from "Der Zee-vaert Lof" by Elias Herckmans (1596-1644)
(Initial version on EpiC CentrE as Pirates of the Northern Seas)

IV. De Mont Blanc
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses included (in Dutch) from Albert Verwey's translation (1903) of Percy Bysshe Shelley's (1792-1822) "Mont Blanc" (in English)
(Initial version on Victory iV as The Return of the Viking King)

V. Elysäischer Held
Keys and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin, including a small reference to Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907)
Verses included (in German) from "Die Nächtliche Heerschau" by Joseph Christian von Zedlitz (1790-1862) (as Um die Zwölfte Stunde II - Die Zwölfte Stunde on Quinta Icentia)
(Other keyboard epics on Kingdom of Fife, Second Sailing and especially TWiCE KiNG)

VI. L'Âme du Poète
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses included (in French) from "La Naissance du Poète" by Francis Jammes (1868-1938)
(Initial version on Quinta Icentia as Frozen Bogs)

VII. Poséidon
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses included (in French) from Victor-Henry Debidour's selective translation (1962) of Aristophanes' (c. 446-386 BC) "Ἱππεῖς" (in ancient Greek)
(Initial version on Splendid Iceolation as The Reason We Fight)

VIII. Sérénade Saxonne
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses included (in French) from Gustave de La Ruwières' translation (1952) of Sir Walter Scott's (1771-1832) "Ivanhoe" (in English)
(Initial version on Victory iV as False Prophets)
(Another Ivanhoe epic on Splendid Iceolation as Ivanhoe)

IX. Royaume Glacé
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses included (in French) from "La Neige" by Alfred de Vigny (1797-1863)
(Initial version on Second Sailing as Evensong)

X. Marching Against the Times II
Guitar composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
(Marching Against the Times [I] on VIrtue & VIrtuosity)