At the Heart of Wintervale
【Japan Edition】CD w/Obi
・W/ exclusive Japanese OBI Strip
・Include exclusive booklet with Japanese liner notes and translation
Release Date: January 20th 2023
01. Twilight Force
02. At the Heart of Wintervale
04. Highlands of the Elder Dragon
05. Skyknights of Aldaria
06. A Familiar Memory
07. Sunlight Knight
08. The Last Crystal Bearer
Allyon (Lead/Backing Vocals)
Lynd (Lead/Rhythm Guitars)
Aerendir (Rhythm Guitars/Acoustic Guitars)
“The first beaming rays of a warm crimson sun caressed the shivering horizon. The Twilight Force were gathered once again, their hearts filled with prowess and fortitude.
Many moons had passed since the six heroes last joined forces, and together they gazed in silence towards the coming dawn. Their future was filled with splendour and adventures, but also perils. Thus, they set off into the unknown...”
The legend of Twilight Force began to form in the year 2007 of the Human Era. It was the result of a yearning to bring back the golden age of Epic Symphonic Power Metal. But Twilight Force soon became an entity of its own, evolving and elevating the genre to new heights and sounds. By fusing triumphant melodies with rich orchestral arrangements and swift performances, Twilight Force creates an intense and immersive experience. Transporting the listener to a magic realm filled with wonder, heroic tales and mesmerising tales from the mythical world known as The Twilight Kingdoms.
Using their vast experience from previous musical endeavours, their classical training, and technical proficiency, Twilight Force spawned the first ever Adventure Metal album in 2014 H.E. - Tales of Ancient Prophecies. Two more critically acclaimed albums followed in its wake, Heroes of Mighty Magic (2016), and Dawn of the Dragonstar (2019), with the fourth opus At the Heart of Wintervale set for release on January 20th, 2023 on Nuclear Blast Records.
Once again, the cover artwork has been created by the brilliantly skilled Kerem Beyit, and is directly connected to the album’s title track as the band explains: “It depicts the tale told in ‘At the Heart of Wintervale’ where an evil curse is broken, and the ancient dragon may finally roam the realms again, free and unfettered!"
At the Heart of Wintervale will be released on CD, Digibook, and Vinyl. The limited Digibook edition will also include three bonus tracks. The first one is a song, many of the band's loyal knights may somewhat recognize; it is an acoustic blend of some of the older works, featuring an entrancing vocal performance and guitar work by Twilight Force's very own wood elf Aerendir. The second and third bonus tracks are orchestral versions of two songs from the album, where fans will have the opportunity to experience a different soundscape, and perhaps discover new exciting elements and intricacies never discerned before.
With the band embarking on a headlining tour through Europe and UK on time with the album’s release, Twilight Force look immensely forward to continue their epic tale.
“So, sharpen your swords, dust off your magic tomes, and brew your strongest potions. It is time to join Twilight Force on their quest for the eternal glory of the Twilight Kingdoms, once again.
May the Power of the Dragon guide you!”
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