Deep Dark River | King of the Forest

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King of the Forest

by Deep Dark River

From the gloom of Canadian cold comes Deep Dark River - a formidable haunting folk duo - and their newest release 'King of the Forest'. Seven songs tell the tale of an ancient forest guardian whose lands fall to ruin and overtaken by a new threat: humans.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Beneath an Ancient Sky
1:59 $0.99
2. Of Primeval Ilk
6:05 $0.99
3. Starfire
5:53 $0.99
4. The Inferno
4:51 $0.99
5. Doom Must Come to Pass
5:01 $0.99
6. The Hunter
5:18 $0.99
7. Bloodied and Uncrowned
3:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
Morgan Rider & the Deep Dark River combines all the humble qualities of blues, folk and classical into a well-balanced, artfully crafted musical reflection on life, hope and old-fashioned storytelling while delivering a uniquely fresh and uplifting listening experience.

BIO: Born in 1989, singer, song-smith and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Rider had his earliest imaginings of life as a musician while contending with a tumultuous childhood. Often overhearing his mother – who is a trained operatic soprano – his love and understanding of music blossomed at an early age. Morgan wound up spending his adolescent and early adult years performing in touring metal bands – appearing on tours and large festivals across North America and Europe.

During the summer of 2017, Morgan’s adoration of folk, classical and blues music finally culminated into a project and the beginnings of a collection of songs. The name Deep Dark River had been stuck in his head for years, as a byproduct of his writings and alluding to the very nature of his ideas as a musician and artist. As such, Deep Dark River became the name by which he would perform beneath.

While his ideas began to take form, so did his mindset for what became the early stages of Deep Dark River. In March of 2018, the first original Deep Dark River single ‘The Golden Bough’ was released digitally worldwide. Morgan began performing live and also toured solo to the Canadian east coast to promote the single. In the summer of 2018, the debut album Deep Dark River was release, followed by a full Canadian solo tour over 5 weeks.

As 2018 neared it end, Morgan called upon his friend Nathen Morrison to contribute cello to the sounds of Deep Dark River, solidifying the project as a duo. The pair immediately began rehearsing and recording the first of a four-album quadrilogy - which Morgan had written the bulk of on his travels. The first single featuring the pair - Starfire - was released in March of 2019. The new album King of the Forest is due for release in June of 2019.



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