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Beyond the Crypt

by SORCERER

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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    • Remastered from the best sources available
    • 8-page booklet
    • Complete lyrics
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1.
Sorcerer 03:58
Sorcerer I can sweep the sands of time Level mountains to the ground Watch the tempest storm Shatter glass without a sound Realign the stars hurl flames to the sea To show what you mean to me But to redesign your heart for me is something I know will never be Angel with a broken wing With eyes as grey as night Come and hear my plight But to redesign your heart for me is something I know will never be Angel with a broken wing With eyes as grey as night Come and hear my plight
2.
The Equinox 04:15
The Equinox I heard a scream From beyond the depths of time So clear that I thought I lost my mind Did you meet the reaper For the evil you have done? Now you’ll die As you send the troops in one by one (Chorus) Now is the time for the beat of the equinox Young men die as their blood it flows like wine The planets in the heavens They rearrange themselves Brother against brother Is this the armageddon? Every nation believes that they’re right And no good man will ever give up the fight Religious leaders are at each other’s throats They push their beliefs on you Their cash flows as you go broke (Repeat Chorus)
3.
Rock Me 03:16
Rock Me Come little girl I want you to be mine The way you look You look just fine One more look and you’ll be mine Rock and roll me all through the night You ain’t so innocent I know Your lady schtick is just a show I’ll be gone by the morning light So rock and roll me all through the night (Chorus) Rock me through the night Rock me all through the night We play our music loud and strong I need new faces I need new names Tonight baby You’ll be my slave
4.
The State I’m In I wake in the night to find you on my mind All I know is life’s so unkind You looked through me and touched my soul When words to hard to hide Now you’ve touched me deep inside (Chorus) You don’t know what you do to me When love is a passion that you can’t break free You reel me in and I’ve taken your bait Oh dear girl I hope it’s not too late You touched my life like no one had before I hope the songbird don’t fly out the door I hear my friends I hear them talk They say you’ve lost it boy I tell them if I lose you I’ve lost all my joy (Repeat Chorus) Through the night I long for you to be here I hold your picture so dear I’d trade all my memories one by one To be in your heart Now I know what’s been dissolved (Repeat Chorus) I should have known That you were out of my league Oh dear girl don’t you leave me
5.
Freakout 04:05
Freak Out I’m a-leavin’ you woman Before I commit a crime I’m a-leavin’ you woman Before I commit a crime Sweet sixteen don’t seem so sweet to me When you’re looking at it behind bars No charge Met you backstage, baby Right after I did the show Met you backstage, baby Right after I did a show Then you tell me Your dad’s the chief of police So I believe it’s time I must go freak out Won’t see me around here no more… (Repeat Verse 1) I’m a-leavin’ you woman I’m a-leavin’ you woman I’m a-leavin’ you woman I’m a-leavin’ you woman
6.
Cheap Romance Hey there, mama won’t you be with me Oh there, sugar You’re my fantasy Walk into the room Oh no no no no like a dog now Come on baby, please Now is the time for some good old-fashioned cheap romance now come on baby, please Oh, there mama You look so fine Oh there, sugar Your lips taste like wine (Repeat Chorus) Hey there, mama; you look so fine Oh there, sugar; your lips taste like wine Repeat Chorus Man in the Mirror Time goes on without a sound Now you’re gone You left me here to face my fears alone You took me for all I was worth You left me dry Now I’m alone as the voices in my head Are getting louder and louder and louder (Chorus) See the man in the mirror See the lines on my face are gettin’ clearer As my soul fades away I curse the sunlight of day The voices in my head They tell me what to do I’d be better off dead Than to live like a madman I roam the city streets In search of havoc I can reap The knife in my hand is a bloody I killed some young man for nothing The voices in my head They tell me what to do I’d be better off dead Than to live like a madman See the man in the mirror See the lines on my face are gettin’ clearer As my soul fades away Watch my mind decay What have I done to my life? Reality cuts just like a knife I must escape the man in the mirror
7.
Man in the Mirror Time goes on without a sound Now you’re gone You left me here to face my fears alone You took me for all I was worth You left me dry Now I’m alone as the voices in my head Are getting louder and louder and louder (Chorus) See the man in the mirror See the lines on my face are gettin’ clearer As my soul fades away I curse the sunlight of day The voices in my head They tell me what to do I’d be better off dead Than to live like a madman I roam the city streets In search of havoc I can reap The knife in my hand is a bloody I killed some young man for nothing The voices in my head They tell me what to do I’d be better off dead Than to live like a madman See the man in the mirror See the lines on my face are gettin’ clearer As my soul fades away Watch my mind decay What have I done to my life? Reality cuts just like a knife I must escape the man in the mirror

about

In 1989, three high-school mates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania would bring together their creative talents to form a progressive psych influenced heavy garage rock band known as SORCERER.
The power-trio of guitarist Sam France, bassist/keyboardist Michael Selcovitz, and drummer Steve Burdziak would avoid popular trends and focus on a more organic and pure sound. By manipulating the guitar to his advantage, France moved from powerful rhythms to blazing, furious, speed-picking leads with swift and precise accuracy. The band’s driving bass and intricate keyboard playing by Selcovitz and the raw and unleashed drumming of Burdziak complemented each other. Together, the three completed a diverse and obscure band.

SORCERER would record and humbly self-released a demo titled ‘Beyond the Crypt’ that would only be distributed locally at live gigs. Although it would not be correctly dated so to be called proto-metal, the 7-song effort would certainly capture that early pre-heavy metal sound and give reminding glimpses of obscure NWOBHM acts now lost to time.

The band would play several shows in Philly and in southern New Jersey over the next few years. They would also record several more demos that would never see the light. Over the short time of the band their sound would rapidly change, never again really capturing what was laid down on the “Beyond the Crypt” demo.

SORCERER was a band born too late. They would come and go quickly, not ever really having a chance to survive. Ahead of a future resurgence, behind a popular trend, they were simply a band at the wrong time.

credits

released October 1, 2021

SORCERER is:
Sam France - guitar/vocals
Mike Selcovitz - bass/keyboards
Steve Burdziak - drums

CREDITS:
All songs written by M. Selcovitz & S. France
Recorded 1989-1990 at Strata Studios in Folsom, PA

2021 reissue executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Remastered by Jamie King at King Studios in Winston-Salem, NC
Wordage by Marie Peters-Barry
Original cover art & photos provided by Mike Selcovitz Archives
Cover & layout design by Chris Ferguson

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