Swedish power metallers VANDOR have released a video for the song ‘Enter Twilight’ – the first single taken from their new album ‘On a Moonlit Night’ (out on July 16th via Scarlet Records).
This is how the band commented: “For us ‘Enter Twilight’ is about returning to your true home, but we have of course left some room for interpretation. We wrote ‘Enter Twilight’ the night before we filmed the ‘Well of Salvation’ video: we feel that it captures a more spontaneous side of our sound without sounding less epic”
‘On a Moonlit Night’ was written, produced and recorded at the Vandor HQ outside Gothenburg by Alve Bjerde, Vide Bjerde & Jack L. Stroem. The album was mixed by Jason Carter at Wavelength Studio and mastered by Tom Nunes at Atomic Mastering (both located in Salem, Oregon).
The album artwork was made by super talent Nele Diel and it captures an unknown world waiting to be explored, with different tales to be told from the land of Vandor.
Swedish power metal warriors VANDOR have released the details of their new album ‘On a Moonlit Night’, set to be released on July 16th, 2021 on Scarlet Records.
In the band’s own words: “‘On a Moonlit Night’ feels without doubt like a highlight in our career: we took a look at everything we loved with our debut [2019’s ‘In the Land of Vandor’] and aimed solely at writing in that vein. We are proud that we managed to cover so much musical ground on this album, spanning from the anthem-sounding ‘Mountains of Avagale’ to the beautiful ‘Future to Behold’ and the intense warmongering tale ‘Fate of Eltoria’, and finishing with the almost 20-minute-long saga ‘The Sword to End All Wars’.
This record is more Power Metal than our previous one, but we have also embraced Progressive Rock, which might not come as a shock for those familiar with our music. As for the bonus material… this is our way of thanking the fans! The 4 songs available on the CD show the different musical backgrounds we, as a band, have – with echoes of country music in the acoustic version of ‘Future to Behold’, our love for video game music in the 8-bit version of ‘Fate of Eltoria’ and our very own encore tradition song ‘Together We Fight’.”
‘On a Moonlit Night’ was written, produced and recorded at the Vandor HQ outside Gothenburg by Alve Bjerde, Vide Bjerde & Jack L. Stroem. The album was mixed by Jason Carter at Wavelength Studio and mastered by Tom Nunes at Atomic Mastering (both located in Salem, Oregon, Usa). The album artwork was made by super talent Nele Diel and it captures an unknown world waiting to be explored, with different tales to be told from the land of Vandor.
‘On a Moonlit Night’ will include 5 bonus-tracks (4 of which are exclusively available on CD only). The digital version will include one bonus-track.
The tracklist is as follows:
1. … Darkness Looms 2. Mountains of Avagale 3. River of Life 4. Endless Sea 5. Future to Behold 6. Fate of Eltoria 7. The Sword to End All Wars 8. On a Moonlit Night 9. Enter Twilight (digital/CD bonus-track) 10. Together We Fight (CD exclusive bonus-track) 11. Serpent & Its Prey (CD exclusive bonus-track) 12. Future to Behold [acoustic version] (CD exclusive bonus-track) 13. Fate of Eltoria [8-bit version] (CD exclusive bonus-track)
Swedish power metallers VANDOR have signed a multi-album deal with Scarlet Records.
The band came out with their independent debut album ‘In the Land of Vandor’ in 2019, allowing them to share the stage with acclaimed acts such as Sonata Arctica and release the fan-favourite single ‘Well of Salvation’ (featuring Sabaton/Majestica guitarist Tommy Johansson).
They have been described as a “classic European Power Metal band”, something all members of Vandor rejoice over with singer Vide Bjerde chiming in: “I’m ecstatic that people compare our music to my idols even though I personally don’t think we sound like Helloween or Sonata Arctica and other bands I would label as Classic EUPM… But we do have that Northern European twist to our music for sure!”.
What happens next in the land of Vandor?! Just stay tuned…