Ice Wind continues the Birka saga (see Birka lyrics), telling the story of a mother and two children fleeing across the frozen windswept lake, illuminated by the firestorm that was once their town. The father remained behind to defend the town and already knew his fate as he helped his family slip unseen under the city walls. The story is what the music tells your heart, the flight, the march and the remorse. And an eternal vigil by the mother that continues to this day.
Lenny Levash played the drums and did the arrangement. Michael Rud played that beautiful guitar at the end. They are true brothers and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.