All lyrics by Mark Shelton.
Music by Scott Parker and Mark Shelton.
All music arranged by Manilla Road.
Recorded at Miller Studio, North Newton, Kansas.
Produced by Manilla Road for Roadster Records, Inc.
Assisted by Max Merhoff and Rick Fisher.
Engineered by Larry Funk.
Inspiring literature by Marcus Manilius "Astronomica", Alfred Lord Tennyson "Idylls of the King", R.B. Anderson "Norse Mythology", Robert Graves "The White Goddess", "The Welsh Mabinogion", "The Hanes Taliesin" and the "Norse Elder Eddas".
"Open the Gates" is dedicated to Al Arnold (Till We Meet Again).
Cover painting by Eric Larnoy.
Inner sleeve Manilla Road drawing concept by Nick Newbill.
Originally released by Black Dragon Records on vinyl. Due to its length, it was released as a LP and an additional 12"-single (featuring The Ninth Wave and Witches Brew), which were placed in the same single record sleeve.
Reissued in 2001 by Dragonheart Records
containing two bonus tracks:
11. Open the Gates (live) (2:22)
12. Witches Brew (live) (5:28)
Both bonus tracks are originally from the Roadkill
Remastered by Steve Falke at Cornerstone Studios.
Reissued on LP by High Roller Records
Reissued on CD by Shadow Kingdom Records
on June 19th, 2012.
Remastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony in December 2011.