Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE are set to release their latest opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar on August 16, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the fellowship has unveiled another epic tale off the much anticipated album in the form of animated pictures. The spellbinding images were captured byTommy Eriksson and the video was produced and directed by Stefan Altzar. Enjoy the magic melodies of ‘Dawn Of The Dragonstar’ over on YouTube:
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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.
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Dawn Of The Dragonstar will be released on jewelcase CD, digibook, vinyl and digitally. The vinyl, as well as the limited digibook editions, includes 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 tracks were conjured up back in 2007, long beforeTWILIGHT FORCE was even an official entity or ever mentioned in the Book of Time.
Watch and listen to ‘Night Of Winterlight’ here: youtu.be/4Z9NPkLrK_I
The 10 tales, with a total running time of almost an hour, rack up 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 & 2 LP 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.
Speaking about the new album, the band states, “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:
15-17 Aug DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
14-21 Oct ES Mallorca – Full Metal Holiday
TWILIGHT FORCE is:
Allyon | vocals
Lynd | electric & acoustic guitars, lute
Born | bass
Blackwald | keyboards, piano, violin, cembalo
De’Azsh | drums
Aerendir | guitars