'Vitriolvm is the magnificent first album from The Red King. Enter the earth and be reborn as this album descends into the tragic tale of the bedraggled alchemist. The concept of the record is based on the 7th century imperative 'Search the interior of the Earth, and by rectifying rectifying thou shall find the hidden stone, the true medicine. You need not be an alchemist to discover the brilliance of this record, although those who invest themselves in this masterpiece will be renewed and reborn. Subtle complexities in the music, lyrics, and artwork will inspire you to spin this CD over and over and over and over...The music flows seamlessly through the mysterious caverns of the obsessed mind. The neoclassical and apocalyptic passages are sometimes bombastic, sometimes serene. The lyrics are enlightening and thought-provoking, rare qualities even in the underground these days. The Red King has created this album for all times, with no opus lasting less than 9 minutes. The mesmerizing effect of VITRIOLVM is swathed in original artwork from master painter Madeline Von Foerster. The cover is a work of art all by itself.'