You cannot help but love a band named Lordian Guard. Similar to Sacred Warrior, Majestic Vanguard and Veni Domine, a great name hints of a bands persona. In this scenario, it suggests of something symphonic, Gothic and orchestral that is apocalyptic and medieval at the same time. In other words it represents a fitting name for an epic metal band, one with the grandiose and theatrical qualities to stand out from the crowd and create a sound uniquely its own.
Lordian Guard came together in the mid-nineties as the solo endeavor of William J. Tsamis, founder and guitarist of the renowned eighties classic metal band Warlord. Two Lordian Guard albums were released on Germany’s Hellion Records, Lordian Guard (1995) and Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God (1997), with Tsamis’ wife Vidonne Sayre-Riemenschneider on lead vocals. Much of the Lordian Guard material started as either Warlord demos (and later re-recorded for the 2002 Warlord comeback album Rising Out Of The Ashes) or written for the My Name Is Man project, a 75 minute music video concept based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost that never came to fruition.