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Release date: 27 May 2009
Style: Gothic metal


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Lyrics (11)

Ronny Thorsen - vocals
Cathrine Paulsen - vocals
Pål Olsen - guitars
Bjørn Erik Næss - guitar
Cato Jensen - drums
Endre Moe - bass

Session musicians
Audun Grønnestad - keyboards, orchestration, samples

Additional info
Release dates:

May 27: Finland, Spain
May 29: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
June 01: Rest of Europe
June 02: USA & Canada

Recorded at Sound Suite Studio, France during November and December 2008.
Produced by Terje Refsnes and Trail of Tears. Engineered and mixed by Terje Refsnes.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio, Finland in January 2009.

Cover art design and layout by Travis Smith. Cover concept by Ronny Thorsen.
Photography by Cindy Frey.

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Vonpire - 06.04.2010 at 15:00  
Rating: 10 I really don't know how this album is so underrated. It's really a great work! IMO Best gothic album from 2009.
Abattoir - 06.04.2010 at 23:44  
  I think it's quite well rated...however, for me this album is also the best one out of gothic picks for last year.
Blasphemer1992 - 09.02.2011 at 23:47  
Written by Vonpire on 06.04.2010 at 15:00

I really don't know how this album is so underrated. It's really a great work! IMO Best gothic album from 2009.

You're definitely right, just masterpiece I love listening to Trail Of Tears albums especially "Profoudemonium" "New Dimension Of Might" and "Existentia"
Zender 1.8 - 18.05.2011 at 09:56  
Rating: 9 Here in the vally of ashes we build a new dream
NocturnalStalker - 18.09.2013 at 17:59  
Rating: 7 Not a bad album, but I find pretty boring compared to many other Trail Of Tears records. Maybe it's because it sounds more like symphonic metal than gothic metal at most times.

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