Uruk Hai - Angel of Mercy

I had gotten more interested in medieval re-enactment and with new friends came a broader range of musical influences. Medieval, Irish, and folk music melded with rock, metal, and punk - very strange bedfellows. Uruk Hai was never actually "released" in the very limited sense that any of my music was released - usually me making copies of a tape or burning a bunch of CDs as I realized some period of music making was nearing an end.

Uruk Hai / Angel of Mercy was more like a couple of ideas I had at that time. Half of the songs seemed like a heavy metal themed album and I thought I'd call it Uruk-Hai (Orc in the black tongue) but I only had a few songs in that genre and eventually I got more interested in other kinds of music and I started to play with the idea of a more medieval or folky album instead. The album cover is a drawing I did around that time and I thought maybe I'd call it Angel of Mercy since its basically a rendition of an Angel from an illuminated manuscript. There weren't enough of those kinds of songs to put together as a whole album and so I just threw all the songs together into a folder on a hard drive and there they sat. I think its worth putting it here since I definitely worked on these tunes with a bunch of different folks and it marks that transitional time in my life.

01 - Domine Exaudi
02 - Mental Anguish lyrics by Seth
03 - Ned & Me Guitar and Bass
04 - Rancid Peace lyrics by Mike
05 - ROBOT
06 - Storm Bringer (cover, Deep Purple)
07 - Troll Slayer lyrics by Seth
08 - Vision
09 - Wild Mountain Thyme (trad)
10 - Zarozinia (cover, Hawkind)
  • YouTube and Twitch

    Music videos I've posted on social media

  • Thus Sang the Bard at Beltaine

    tunes I wanted to bring to Bardic Circle but never got good recordings for with the group

  • Bardic Circle - Samhain, MMXI

    Sport and Cate Moran help me carry on without Tim

  • TdB Bardic Circle Podcast

    All that is left of the podcast which I used to run in iTunes where I posted spippets of practice sessions or other funny stuff

  • Bardic Circle - Samhain, MMVIII

    more musicians and more merry music making in the medieval inspired genre

  • Momus and the Fomorians - Samhain MMVI

    More originals by Tim rounded out with lots more Irish and English folk

  • Comyn's Bardic Closet - Beltaine, MMVI

    Irish and medieval inspired folk tunes with several originals by Tim

  • NRN - Mostly Covers

    Mostly inspired by Rob, we worked up a lot of actual recognizable covers for a couple summers

  • Looking For Me

    I'm done screaming

  • Uruk Hai - Angel of Mercy

    An eclectic miscellany

  • LVC Sessions

    an EP of sorts produced by Todd of a few songs Ned and I had worked up

  • PREY

    an EP recorded by John in his basement

  • The Flying Mollusks

    some more original trip-metal meat puppets inspired material

  • In the daze of Ralph

    Ned, Todd, and I collaborate. Todd was a large influence here as he had been writing longer.

  • Identity Crisis

    more attempts at writing songs but perhaps a little angrier

  • Introspection

    My first attempts at writing songs

  • Chipmunks on Acid

    A very silly set of songs inspired mainly by my friend John

  • Me, Him, and the Other Ones

    Merry antics and deep lyrics by Morgan, great guitar work by Erik