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Battle Magic
Studio album by Bal-Sagoth
Released 1998
Genre Symphonic black metal
Label Cacophonous Records
Bal-Sagoth chronology
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule
(1996)
Battle Magic
(1998)
The Power Cosmic
(1999)

Battle Magic is the third album by Bal-Sagoth, released in 1998 on Cacophonous Records. It is the last album to feature Jonny Maudling on drums, who following this album would go on to concentrate fully on playing the keyboards.

The band were awarded one full month to record, much of which was spent on the orchestral arrangements. The keyboards in "Blood Slakes the Sand at the Circus Maximus" alone took six full days to complete. [1]

Track listing

  1. "Battle Magic" – 2:45
  2. "Naked Steel (The Warrior's Saga)" – 4:44
  3. "A Tale from the Deep Woods" – 5:37
  4. "Return to the Praesidium of Ys" – 6:30
  5. "Crystal Shards" – 2:17
  6. "The Dark Liege of Chaos is Unleashed at the Ensorcelled Shrine of A'Zura Kai (The Splendour of a Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath the Blazon of the Hyperborean Empire Part II)" – 4:14
  7. "When Rides the Scion of the Storms" – 6:17
  8. "Blood Slakes the Sand at the Circus Maximus" – 8:53
  9. "Thwarted by the Dark Blade (Blade of the Vampyre Hunter)" – 6:19
  10. "And Atlantis Falls" – 2:22

References

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