Stream Songs From This Dungeons & Dragons-Inspired '70s Hard Rock Comp

Numero Group previews 'Warfaring Strangers' set with "Sorcerer" and "Warlord"

Numero Dungeons Dragons Bands Warfaring Strangers Stream
Meet Hellstorm, one of the 16 D&D-loving bands on 'Warfaring Strangers'
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Some things don't need explaining. The incredible archivists over at Numero Group have put together a collection of unremembered or never-known '70s hard rock bands who prayed at the alter of Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy role-playing game. Fantastically dubbed Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the 16-song set features basement-dwelling bands with names like Wizard, Medusa, Gorgon Medusa, Stonehenge, Stone Axe, and Stoned Mace, playing songs called "Twelve O'Clock Satanial" and "Song of Sauron."

The awesomeness of such a thing is self-explanatory, really. Never ones to skimp on the packaging, Numero will line the February release with amateur D&D artwork, an example of which you can see below. But first, listen to two of Darkscorch Canticles' finest offerings: the soulfully psychedelic "Sorcerer" by Junction, and the darkly meditative "Warlord" by Wrath. Track list and totally flippin' sweet artwork to follow.

"Sorcerer" by Junction: 

"Warlord" by Wrath:

Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles (NUM048) track list:

1. Air - "Twelve O'Clock Satanial"
2. Wrath - "Warlord"
3. Stonehenge - "King of the Golden Hall"
4. Triton Warrior - "Sealed in a Grave"
5. Junction - "Sorcerer"
6. Stone Axe - "Slave of Fear"
7. Wizard - "Seance"
8. Stoned Mace - "Tasmania"
9. Arrogance - "Black Death"
10. Sonaura - "Song of Sauron"
11. Dark Star - "Spectre"
12. Inside - "Wizzard King"
13. Space Rock - "Dark Days"
14. Medusa - "Black Wizard"
15. Gorgon Medusa - "Sweet Child"
16. Hellstorm - "Cry for the Newborn"

The Darkscorch Canticles cover:

Numero Group previews 'Warfaring Strangers' set with "Sorcerer" and "Warlord"

Artwork from the release:

Numero Dungeons Dragons Bands Warfaring Strangers Stream

 

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