TWiCE KiNG
Seventh ánd eighth iCE KiNG album, released as double Compact Disc in 2018, as well as digitally







Disc "once"
Monarkey (Instrumental Speech II)


Gatekeeper

I. Linne Tatha
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin, with variations on themes from Kingdom of Fife

II. Rising from the Ruins of Rome
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin

III. Pendulum
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin

IV. Linne Foirthe
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin, with variations on themes from Kingdom of Fife


Treasure Trove

Hundred Years
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin

V. Hundred Years I - Edwardian War
VI. Hundred Years II - Caroline War
VII. Hundred Years III - Lancastrian War

VIII. Mordred Fears
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin


Keystone

Verdunum Decennium
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin

IX. Verdunum I Bis - The Empire
X. Verdunum II Bis - The Treaty
XI. Verdunum III Bis - The Battle



Disc "twice"
Alive and Kicking Ice (An Unexpected Recording)

I. Mirror Mirror [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on Kingdom of Fife

II. Land of Light [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on Second Sailing

III. Montjoie! - Betrayal (I) and Bravery (II) [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on VIrtue & VIrtuosity

IV. Metafusion IV [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on VIrtue & VIrtuosity

V. Odyssey of Battle [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on Quinta Icentia

VI. Veni Vene [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on Victory iV

VII. King of Ice [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on Quinta Icentia

VIII. Ockham's Razor [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on EpiC CentrE

IX. Sole Survivors [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on Quinta Icentia

X. For the Brave and Free [live 2017]
Recorded later on Splendid Iceolation

XI. Bis/Bas: Frozen Bogs [live 2017]
Recorded earlier on Quinta Icentia

Reclaimed fan recording from November 25, 2017



Instrumental Speech I on VIrtue & VIrtuosity
Verdunum on Second Sailing



"The year 2018, in the autumn of which the iCE KiNG project turns 15 years, deserves a special treat: full albums 7 + 8 combined in the double jewel case TWiCE KiNG. The first disc (Monarkey - Instrumental Speech II) contains, for the first time, exclusively keyboard instrumentals, rather secretly composed on the longest winter nights over all these years. The second disc (Alive and Kicking Ice - An Unexpected Recording) is, also for the first time, a reclaimed fan recording indeed of a full iCE KiNG concert, as usual with B tuned guitar and vocals, at the end of 2017. The setlist, being a different one every concert still, consists of songs from every previous album, and even following one. iCE KiNG has been, is and will be what a single malt is elsewhere: atmospheric, pungent and above all distinct. Of course, not going with the flow has not been very rewarding, but 'It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are of a different opinion, it is because they only know their own side of the question. The other party to the comparison knows both sides.' (John Stuart Mill, 1861). Forward, march..."