Victory iV
Fourth iCE KiNG album, released as Compact Disc in 2014, as well as digitally

All epics are being performed still, possibly slightly adapted







I. Spirit of Sherwood
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Robin Hood" (traditional)

II. False Prophets
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Misfortunes of Elphin" by Thomas L. Peacock (1785-1866)

III. Tour of Honour
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Go, Hart, Unto the Lamp of Licht" (traditional)

IV. Metafusion I
Guitar composed by Bas L.G. Verdin

V. Veni Vene
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "To the Evening Star" by Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

VI. Palace Charming
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Home, no more home to me..." by Robert L. Stevenson (1850-1894)

VII. The Return of the Viking King
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Sea-King's Burial" by Charles Mackay (1812-1889)

VIII. Metafusion II
Guitar composed by Bas L.G. Verdin

IX. Riding West
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Farewell, fair day and fading light" and "He hears with gladdened heart the thunder" by Robert L. Stevenson (1850-1894)

X. Tour of Honour - Pars Altera
Guitars composed by Bas L.G. Verdin



Mastering by Iguana Studios in Germany
Graphics based on pictures by Death Bird Art at Domein van Kwabbeek in Belgium

Projections of paintings, live or online:
III. "Atala au Tombeau" by Anne-Luis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767-1824)
IV. "Rain, Steam and Speed" by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)
VI. "Mediterende Monnik bij Nachtelijke Ruïne" by Fredrik Marinus Kruseman (1816-1882)
VII. "The Funeral of a Viking" by Sir Frank Dicksee (1853-1928)



"Fourth victory. Many who talk victory though, seem to think in terms of winners and losers. This is far from being adequate. Considering the plenty casualties on either side in battle, in fact everyone has lost. Also, it is possible to victory without there being a loser at all. If one victories over himself that is, vis-à-vis the unfortunate setting in which he is thrown or his own lower inclinations. We should deem a man doing so worthy of the name king, and in this sense everyone can be a king in principal. Or, more correctly, be-come a king, since it is not some title on the wall, but an enduring challenge honourably taken..."