Photo Credit: Fotograf Heléne
The new opus of Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE, »Dawn Of The Dragonstar«, will see the light of day in four weeks’ time (August 16, 2019) through Nuclear Blast. Today, the fellowship has unveiled another epic tale off the much anticipated album in the form of animated pictures, which were produced by watchful director Stefan Altzar and captured for all eternity by diligent cameraman Tommy Eriksson. Enjoy the magic melodies of the title track, ‘Dawn Of The Dragonstar,’ over here:
Purchase the track here: http://nblast.de/TF-Dragonstar-Single
Keyboard wizard Blackwald proclaims, “Knights and apprentices! We are delighted and excited to finally present to you the title track from our third creation – ‘Dawn Of The Dragonstar’! This hymn tells the olden tale of a mighty and ancient dragon, whose final fate is to ascend to the firmaments and become a star of guiding light. The splendour of his gleaming soul brings honour, courage and strength to all humans, elves, and dwarves.
“The video for this song portrays TWILIGHT FORCE on their journey to help fulfil the prophecy of the Dragonstar. By using the blinding swiftness of his nimble fingers, Lynd, empowered by powerful enchantments, imbues the petrified Dragonking with renewed lifeforce. However, the incantations required to enchant Lynd turn out to be volatile, and Born’s potent decoctions come in handy when Blackwald’s spellcasting manifests itself in a somewhat…unplanned manner (shapeshifting is indeed a handy school of magic, but it is better utilised for quests requiring great stealth rather than for awakening dragons). We hope you enjoy this adventure together with us, and may the power of the Dragon guide you all!”
The captivating and beautiful artwork for the song, which illustrates the mighty dragon’s ascension towards the empyrean void, was conjured up by none other than Martin Hanford, the creator of TWILIGHT FORCE‘s very first album cover.
Check out the lyric video for the first single, ‘Night Of Winterlight,’ here:
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Listen to the band’s new melodies in the NB New Releases Playlists:
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The record will be released as jewelcase CD, digibook, on vinyl and last but not least digitally. The vinyl as well as the limited digibook editions will include several bonus tracks. One is an exquisite cover version of the fellowship’s 2014 song ‘The Power Of The Ancient Force’, performed by skilled singer-songwriter Hanna Turi. Secondly, you’ll be taken on an instrumental voyage through the western-most Kingdom Of Vhardas, with an orchestral version of ‘With The Light Of A Thousand Suns’. Last but not least, the Knights Of Twilight’s Might will for the first time be able to experience never before heard ancient rudimentary demo versions of two of the first ever recorded TWILIGHT FORCE songs, namely ‘Forest Of Destiny’ and ‘Enchanted Dragon Of Wisdom’. Both of these were conjured as early as 2007, Human Era, long before TWILIGHT FORCE was even an official entity or ever mentioned in the Book of Time.
The 10 tales, with a total running time of more than 57 minutes, are as follows:
01. Dawn Of The Dragonstar
03. Long Live The King
04. With The Light Of A Thousand Suns
05. Winds Of Wisdom
06. Queen Of Eternity
07. Valley Of The Vale
09. Night Of Winterlight
10. Blade Of Immortal Steel
Bonus Tracks (DIGIBOOK & 2LP only)
11. The Power Of The Ancient Force (HANNA TURI Version)
12. With The Light Of A Thousand Suns (Orchestral Version)
13. Enchanted Dragon Of Wisdom (2007 Demo Version)
14. Forest of Destiny (2007 Demo Version)
Once again recorded in the group’s own Twilight Forge, the album will not only present ten new stories to their loyal Knights Of Twilight’s Might, but also introduce the companions’ new minnesinger, Allyon, who was called upon by the prophecies to join the fellowship in 2018.
The band let be known about the new record, “Lo and behold! We are beyond elated to finally unveil the third opus of TWILIGHT FORCE: »Dawn Of The Dragonstar«. The absolutely magnificent artwork by the mighty Kerem Beyit once again brilliantly captures the adventurous and magical world of the Twilight Kingdoms; and a sparkling adventure it shall be indeed. »Dawn Of The Dragonstar« will be unleashed upon the realm of the living on August 16th, so we humbly ask for your patience for just a little while longer. In the meantime, practice your battle cries, sharpen your swords, and dust off your spell tomes. Make sure you are prepared to join and experience our triptych adventure.”
After wandering across several foreign shores to proclaim the illustrious tales of their two previous records alongside minstrels such as SABATON, ACCEPT, SONATA ARCTICA, and DRAGONFORCE among others, TWILIGHT FORCE will of course be lying in wait to claim the universe’s playgrounds. A few European festival gatherings have already been announced, more to follow soon…!
TWILIGHT FORCE live:
15.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
14. – 21.10. E Mallorca – Full Metal Holiday