Touched by the Crimson King

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Touched by the Crimson King
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Studio album by Demons and Wizards
Released June 27, 2005
Studio Morrisound Studios
Genre Power metal
Length 49:26
Label Warner/Chapell & BG Publishing & Platinum Songs Unlimited
Producer Jim Morris with Schaffer and Kürsch
Demons and Wizards chronology
Demons & Wizards
Touched by the Crimson King
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Touched by the Crimson King is the second album by the power metal supergroup Demons and Wizards, released in June 2005. The album contains a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song." It was also released as a limited edition digipak in Europe with an alternate cover and four bonus tracks on a second disc. For the North American release, all fourteen songs appeared on one disc, which had the limited edition cover in the form of a sleeve around the jewel case.

It appeared on the American Billboard charts on place 35.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kürsch, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Crimson King"   5:47
2. "Beneath These Waves"   5:11
3. "Terror Train"   4:45
4. "Seize the Day"   5:22
5. "The Gunslinger"   5:13
6. "Love's Tragedy Asunder"   5:26
7. "Wicked Witch"   3:32
8. "Dorian"   6:36
9. "Down Where I Am"   4:54
10. "Immigrant Song" Jimmy Page, Robert Plant 2:28
Limited Edition
No. Title Length
11. "Lunar Lament" 4:04
12. "Wicked Witch" (slow version) 3:57
13. "Spatial Architects" 5:46
14. "Beneath These Waves" (edit) 3:40


Guest musicians[edit]

  • Bobby Jarzombek - drums and percussion
  • Jim Morris - guitar solos and backing vocals
  • Rubin Drake - bass and fretless bass guitar
  • Howard Helm - piano and backing vocals
  • Kathy Helm - backing vocals
  • Tori Fuson - backing vocals
  • Jesse Morris - backing vocals
  • Krystyna Kolaczynski - cello

Lyrical content[edit]