Hear ye, all mortals of the Twilight Kingdoms! Hear ye!
Over 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, 2023, 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.
Twilight Force comments:
“After what feels like aeons, we can finally proudly unveil the details of our fourth opus: ‘At the Heart of Wintervale’. ‘At the Heart of Wintervale’ 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”!
To celebrate this delightful album announcement day, you can pre-save the first single “Twilight Force” here.
“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 which 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.
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
09. The Sapphire Dragon of Arcane Might is Back Again [digibook bonus track]
10. Skyknights of Aldaria (orchestral version) [digibook bonus track]
11. The Last Crystal Bearer (orchestral version) [digibook bonus track]
The 20th of January 2023 is not only a special day because of the release of “At the Heart of Wintervale”, but also because Twilight Force’s Winter Wonder Tour kicks off, set to take the Swedes to 19 different cities in Europe.
European Tour Dates 2023:
20.01. DK Copenhagen – Templet
21.01. DE Osnabrück – Bastard Club
22.01. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar KZ
24.01. UK Manchester – Rebellion
25.01. UK Glasgow – Audio
26.01. UK London – Underworld
27.01. FR Paris – Backstage
28.01. DE Mannheim – MS Connexion
30.01. DE Bochum – Rockpalast
31.01. DE Köln – MTC
01.02. FR Lyon – Rock‘n’Eat
03.02. CH TBA – TBA
04.02. IT Milano – Legend Club
05.02. DE München – Backstage (halle)
06.02. SLO Ljubljana – Orto bar
08.02. HU Budapest – Barba Negra
09.02. CZ Prague – Storm
10.02. DE Hannover – Musikzentrum
11.02. DE Berlin – Frannz
(w/ Seven Spires & Silver Bullet)
Twilight Force are a Swedish symphonic power metal band known for their highly fantastical lyrics and LARP-style outfits, which the band performs onstage in. The band’s main lyrical themes are based on the lore of a fictional world known as The Twilight Kingdoms, created by keyboardist Blackwald. The band have released three albums to date. Their latest, “Dawn of the Dragonstar” was released in 2019.
Allyon – Lead and backing vocals
Lynd – Lead and rhythm guitars
Born – Bass
Blackwald – Keyboards and narration
De’Azsh – Drums
Aerendir – Rhythm and acoustic guitars