After five years Dragonland's latest masterpiece, fifth album and follow up to 2006's Astronomy is nearing completion. This latest opus is set to be recorded at Hansen Studios starting May 31st.

Several different studios will be used to put this utterly ambitious album together, though Jacob Hansen is set to put his magic touch to the mix. Twelve songs will recorded, and the music itself is founded upon a a deep and emotional story, picking up where second album Holy War left off nine years ago.

Commented guitarist Olof Mörck: "After 5 years of doing concepts, writing lyrics and composing we are seeing the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel! After Astronomy we knew we needed to explore our music further not to risk becoming a band that releases music every year cast in the same mold, so the idea from the beginning was; what would it be like with a metal album based in fantasy that respects the literary genre, that actually tries to be mature and that enriches said fantasy world with inspiration from millenias of human mythology? To make a neoclassical album filled with overly bombastic clichés of steel clad warriors was out of the question - instead we explored the themes and sounds around various fantasy movies, new and old, and also countless computer RPG soundtracks to infuse the musical aspect with a genuine fantasy feel, and as previously stated heaps and stacks of tomes on every mythological tale from Gilgamesh to the Aeneid provided a genuine and credible backdrop to the story.

The album is genuinely a concept album in every aspect, and we will collaborate with some truly gifted artists who are experts in this genre to bring our world to life visually - more on that soon.Prepare yourself to be engulfed in a world of enchanting fantasy and songs of swirling magic later this year!"


Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Dragonland
 
Posted: 16.03.2011 by BudDa



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Luneth - 16.03.2011 at 23:35  
Oh man they are making this irresistible.
cluster53 - 16.03.2011 at 23:36  
Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wyrd - 17.03.2011 at 02:06  
These guys are finally BACK!
RafaRata - 17.03.2011 at 02:12  
Yeeees
Wes - 17.03.2011 at 05:03  
Can't wait
MetalSpider - 17.03.2011 at 05:09  
Can't wait to hear this! Olof's description makes it sound like it'll be one epic album!
atkmetal123 - 17.03.2011 at 10:59  
Yes! Another masterpiece is gonna become reality!!!
Metal Maiden - 17.03.2011 at 11:41  
Astronomy is my all time favourite power metal album and I definitely don't like the idea of them going back to Holy War-era...But I'm still looking forward to it, and I'm greatly intrigued by this description...
FeskarN - 17.03.2011 at 14:04  
This will be awesome. Looking forward to it!
Nighthowls - 23.04.2011 at 16:24  
May be they're bullshitting us again they wanna how long they can keep fucking with us NAH, Im sure it'll be good though

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