Lord Alfred Joins the CDP Roster

Artist: Lord Alfred
Album: The Lord Cometh The ‘Horde Goeth
Release Date: 03/12/2021
Genres: Old school black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly
Formats: Compact Disc, Digital
Label: Super Sargasso
Location: New York, United States
Length: 30:17
Price: $10 Compact Disc, $6 Digital

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A Message From The Artist

What I did in creating Lord Alfred was basically taking all my musical influences from early childhood until now. I wanted to throw it in a blender to see what would happen.

Growing up my parents were always playing old country and ’50’s rock ‘n’ roll. There was the doom and gloom of Hank Williams, the satire of Roger Miller. Alongside of that was the antics of Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. I mean, those guys ripped my head off as a kid. They were really like the Thrash Metal of their time.

Then I heard John Lee Hooker. It all started connecting for me. By the time I got to my early teens, it was all Motörhead and Venom. Nothing was more extreme. Since I lived close enough to New York City growing up, I discovered CBGB’s. It was all hardcore matinees from then on in.

I spent every day trying to learn guitar. I had to make sense of it somehow. It had to all come together. I spent years playing Thrash and the concept was put on the back burner. When my last band, Warhorde ended, I knew what to do.

Lord Alfred is what feels the most natural. A unique blend of influences, combining parts of my childhood. I guess it’s important to mention the fact that I grew up with a cemetery in my backyard. I was naturally attracted to the darker elements of life, and death. My early years were filled with females who believed themselves to be witches. Spells were cast nightly.

The vague lyrics are filled with experiences from my life – a true culmination of Witches, Harleys, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Thrash and the Blues.

Lord Alfred is a void. A perfect void if you ask me.

Lord Alfred

Tracklist

Track Listing:

  1. 13 Witches (2:55)
  2. Lord Alfred’s Boogie (4:48)
  3. Heavy Fingers (2:24)
  4. Lord Alfred’s Jam (6:04)
  5. Hellfucked Again (2:53)
  6. Lord Alfred’s Night (3:05)
  7. Midnight Spell (Voodoo Hell) (2:25)
  8. Nagging Witch (2:36)
  9. Black Tongue (3:04)

Album Credits

Lord Alfred
All music and lyrics and pictures by Lord Alfred. Mixed by Lord Alfred

DAAR
Mastered by DAAR

Seth Bennett
Cover artwork, illustrations and band logo

Romavall
Layout

More About the Album

Lord Alfred’s The Lord Cometh The ‘Horde Goeth is one of those rare albums that leaves the listener feeling genuinely confused. So, if that is your immediate reaction to the release you are definitely not alone. What the artist has done here defies all logic and reason, combining elements that have absolutely no business being together.

In fact, if one had to describe the album to someone, they would have a hard time doing so in a succinct manner. A solid attempt would be “imagine if Venom hired Tom Waits to do black metal vocals and Bo Diddley on guitar, but with Screaming Lord Sutch and Hasil Adkins influences and presented it all in a lo-fi black metal manner.”

This confusion combined with Lord Alfred’s unhinged energy is what immediately either grabs people’s attention or scares them off. For those who stay though, they have to know more. This is an offering that requires time and attention to fully grasp. As a result, the more time one spends listening to the release they more they fall in love with it and realise just how complex and unique it is. Each listen reveals new secrets and nuances that were missed on previous listen.

Lord Alfred has created something incredible here, a musical output that defies all boundaries of both genre and time. With influences spanning from the 50s to the present and genre wise from rock n’ roll and blues through to raw black metal and everything in between. So, take the journey today and discover what the album truly has to offer if you are willing to listen.

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