||Melodic metallers Nocturnal Rites have completed work on the follow up to their last album, New World Messiah (2004). Entitled "Grand Illusion", the band's seventh album was recorded and mixed at Toontrack Studio in Umea, Sweden.
The ten track album features guest appearances from Stefan Elmgren (Hammerfall), Jens Johansson (Stratovarius), Henrik Danhage (Evergrey), Kristoffer W. Olivius (Naglfar) and Swedish world champion of cross-country skiing (three times world cup gold), Per Elofsson.
Century Media will release the album on September 19th. The release will include a bonus DVD featuring three videos from New World Messiah, the brand-new 'Fools Never Die' video, a "Making Of Grand Illusion" segment and extra footage from the Demons Of The Opera show.
Grand Illusion will include the following tracklisting: 'Fools Never Die', 'Never Trust', 'Still Alive', 'Something Undefined', 'Our Wasted Days', 'Cuts Like A Knife', 'End Of Our Rope', 'Never Ending', 'One By One', 'Deliverance'.
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