During the past few years, Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have been crafting their new opus “At the Heart of Wintervale,” which will be released on January 20th via Nuclear Blast. Three years after the release of the last album “Dawn Of The Dragonstar,” it is time to tell new stories and continue the incredible epos of TWILIGHT FORCE.
Today, the band has unveiled the first epic tale of the much-anticipated album. The first single ‘Twilight Force’ comes along with an official lyric video allowing you to dive word by word into the new adventure of TWILIGHT FORCE. The visual portrayal of this song is created by Tullius Heuer. The glorious lyric video of the title track “Twilight Force”can be witnessed below.
TWILIGHT FORCE comments: “Rejoice and Revel!! We are extraordinarily elated and proud to finally share the first track and single from our fourth opus: ‘Twilight Force‘. Our self-titled track is the tale of the Six Crystal Bearers and their quest for the glory of the Seven Kingdoms. The six heroes, as foretold by the Book of Time, are the protectors of the realms and the saviors who shall lead the Twilight Kingdoms into eternal prosperity and triumph. So come, follow the Crystal Bearer’s journey throughout this swift and classic piece, where the sounds and sights of old and new are fused into one sparkling concoction of extraordinary adventures! Join us, partake in the adventure once again, and May the Power of the Dragon Guide You!”
Pre-order and pre-save the upcoming album“At the Heart of Wintervale” HERE.
TWILIGHT FORCE previously commented about the album: “After what feels like aeons, we can finally proudly unveil the details of our fourth opus: “At the Heart of Wintervale”. The record is set to be unleashed on January 20th. While the dwarven forges are busy assembling the physical manifestations of the album, we can all use some time to brush up on old incantations, polish dusty daggers, and re-stir murky potions – for this glorious quest will be upon us before we know it, and for that we must be prepared! The breathtaking and dramatic cover artwork is once again created by the brilliantly skilled Kerem Beyit. It depicts the tale told in the title track of the album – where an evil curse is broken, and an ancient dragon may finally roam the realms again, free and unfettered!”
“At the Heart of Wintervale” will consist of 8 captivating tales from far and wide, and will have a running time of approximately 45 minutes. The songs are all stories and legends from the Twilight Kingdoms, gathered over years of meticulous research, and will further explore and delve into the vast and magical world of its realms.
“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 that many of TWILIGHT FORCE‘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.
“At the Heart of Wintervale” track-listing:
1. Twilight Force
2. At the Heart of Wintervale
4. Highlands of the Elder Dragon
5. Skyknights of Aldaria
6. A Familiar Memory
7. Sunlight Knight
8. The Last Crystal Bearer
9. The Sapphire Dragon of Arcane Might is Back Again *
10. Skyknights of Aldaria (orchestral version) *
11. The Last Crystal Bearer (orchestral version) *
* Available only in the Limited Digibook Edition.