Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force are set to release their latest opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar on August 16, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. After recently revealing the album release date, the group is now unveiling the first musical glimpse of their third creation. The glorious lyrical portrayal for ‘Night Of Winterlight’ can be witnessed over on YouTube, below:
Keyboard summoner Blackwald states:
“Mighty wizards and warriors of the human realms! We proudly present to you the first song from our third creation: ‘Night Of Winterlight’. This is an ancient tale of a primordial and endlessly mighty mage with the power to control life and light itself. The unmaker of darkness and the healer of stars. He returns on the Night of Winterlight to bring order and a new dawn to the world of the living. The third album Dawn Of The Dragonstar, consists of 10 musical journeys throughout the Twilight Kingdoms, traversing both time and space, bringing you all closer to the stories, legends, and prophecies permeating the mythical world of the TWILIGHT FORCE. We tell tales of heroes, queens and kings, magical artifacts, legendary places, and ancient beasts; all engulfed by a fast paced and sparkling soundscape teeming with vivid content for the keen eared adventurer. So join us, partake in the adventure once again, and may the Power of the Dragon guide you!”
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 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 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.”