Judicator – The Last Emperor (2018)

Country: United States
Genre: Power Metal


01. The Last Emperor
02. Take Up Your Cross
03. Raining Gold
04. The Queen of All Cities
05. Spiritual Treason
06. Antioch
07. Nothing But Blood
08. It Falls to Jerusalem
09. King of Rome



The Last Emperor” is a historical power metal concept album covering several events and figures from the first Crusades and the People’s crusades, including Pope Urban II, Godfrey of Bouillon, Alexios I Komnenos, Raynald Porchet, and Bohemond I of Antioch. The album was recorded in 2017 and reamped, edited, and mixed by Carlos Alvarez of Dirty Viking Audio. The album was once again mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima of Tower Studio. Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian appears for additional lead and backing vocals on the song ‘Spiritual Treason’. David Brown of Chaos Frame returns once again for support with choir and backing vocals, as well as featuring on guest lead vocals on “Antioch”, playing the part of the martyred knight Raynald Porchet.


Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian – Additional Lead Vocals on “Spiritual Treason” 
Dave Brown of Chaos Frame – Additional Lead Vocals on “Antioch” 

Carlos Alvarez, Dave Brown, and John Yelland 

Produced, Mixed, and Edited by Carlos Alvarez of Dirty Viking Audio 

Mastered and Sequenced by Brett Caldas-Lima of Tower Studios 

Hansi’s vocals engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind

Artwork by Marc Whisnant of Brilliant Engine 

Judicator Logo and CD Layout by Christopher Horst of Horst Type Foundry 

Executive Producers Asher Eliyahu Zaber and David Melanson 

Lyrics by John Yelland 

Music by Tony Cordisco

Band Members
John Yelland – Vocals
Tony Cordisco – Rhythm / Lead Guitar
Michael Sanchez – Lead Guitar / Bass
Jordan Elcess – Drums

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