|Debut album now remixed, largely re-recorded and remastered with new artwork!
Format: CD / Cat No: NKP003 / Released: 22/10/2018
Track Listing: 1. No Place Cyclone (2:33) / 2. Emerald Eyes (4:33) / 3. Conjurer Of Cheap Tricks (1:40) / 4. Into The Dark (7:14) / 5. Twilight At the Gates Of The Prism Moon (3:23) / 6. The Sulfur Highways Of Io (4:36) / 7. Untrodden Ways (3:49) / 8. Road To Darkness (5:30) / 9. The Council Of Anderson (6:19) / 10. Assorted Lunatics (2:54)
More information: In 2011 Gandalf's Fist released what they consider to be the first real Gandalf's Fist album: Road to Darkness.
The album was recorded over the course of a weekend by Dean and Luke and, even though the album has had several, short-run releases over the years, it has never benefited from a high quality packaging or glass-pressed master... until now!
Using the original multi-track sessions and compositions, the release retains the essence and spirit of the original album but brings the sonic palette up to date, so it can sit seamlessly alongside the band's more recent releases.
Road to Darkness is a sinister space-rock re-imagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum, chronicling the tale of a young girl transported to the alien world of Io by an evil sorcerer.
Inspired by Gandalf's Fist's love of science fiction and fantasy and influenced by 70's era progressive rock, the sound could be roughly categorised as Arthur C Clarke taking guitar lessons from David Gilmour before jumping into a Delorean to kidnap L Frank Baum.
It's a mix of Classic-Rock style songs, instrumental sections, hard rock riffs, blues solos, narrative passages and harmonious choruses. With the odd smattering of shanty/folk thrown in for good measure!