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ALDARIA - Land of Light


PRIDE & JOY MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of Frode Hovd’s ALDARIA for the release of their Metal Opera concept album “Land Of Light”! The release of this record is scheduled for March 24th, 2017!

“Land Of Light” is the highly anticipated debut release by the new all-star metal opera ALDARIA! The album contains 11 epic tracks in the vein of old Helloween & Avantasia, with fast-paced hymns to beautiful ballads.


The band is masterminded by guitarist Frode Hovd from the Norwegian metal group MEMORIZED DREAMS who was joined by a host of world known guests from the metal community including Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, voc), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V, voc), Rick Altzi (Masterplan, voc), Mathias Blad (Falconer, voc), Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland, voc), Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer, guit.), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, guit.), Mike LePond, (Symphony X, bass), Uli Kusch (ex Helloween, dr.), Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins, synths) and Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project, keys). The album has been in production for over two years.


Produced and fully written by Hovd himself, this conceptional album was mixed by Roland Grapow (Masterplan) at Grapow Studios and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Primal Fear, Volbeat, Doro etc) at Hansen Studios. Artwork by Stan W. Decker (Jorn, Serious Black…).



Confirmed musicians


Here are the musicians confirmed so far:


Frode Hovd ( Memorized Dreams) - Guitars & Synths

Christer Harøy (Divided Multitude) Guitars

Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer) Lead Guitars

Roland Grapow (Masterplan) Guitars

Eskild Kløften (Divided Multitude) Guitars

Filip Koluš (Signum Regis) Guitars

Rayner Harøy (Divided Multitude) Bass

Mike LePond (Symphony X) Bass

Ronnie König (Signum Regis) Bass

Filip Andel (Within Silence) Bass

Giacomo Manfredi (S91) Bass

Kenneth Skarsvaag (Memorized Dreams) Bass

Andreas Nergård (Nergard) Drums/Synths

Uli Kusch (ex Helloween) Drums

Robert Myrhaug (Memorized Dreams) Drums

Mistheria (Mistheria) Synths

Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins) Synths

Gabriels (Gabriels) Synths

Peter Crowley's Fantasy Dream Synths


Here are the confirmed vocalists



Fabio Lione - Rhapsody of Fire

Todd Michael Hall - Riot V

RIck Altzi - Masterplan

Mathias Blad - Falconer

Jonas Heidgert - Dragonland

Tommy ReinXeed- ReinXeed

Yannis Papadopoulos - Wardrum

Rob Lundgren - Rob Lundgren

David Åkesson - Qantice

Marit Minniva Børresen - Marit Børresen

PelleK - PelleK

Bernt Fjellestad - Guardians Of Time

Vasilis Georgiou - Sunburst

Sigfried Samer - Dragony

Kristoffer Göbel - ex Destiny / ex Falconer

Mina Giannopoulou


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