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Musicians:

Frode Hovd ( Memorized Dreams) - Guitars

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

 

Vocals

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

 

 

ALDARIA - LAND OF LIGHT

The Metal Opera

 

All songs written and arranged by Frode Hovd

All lyrics by Frode Hovd

 

Recorded in Skansen Lydstudio & Aldaria Studios

 

Mixed by Roland Grapow

Mastered by Jacob Hansen

Cover Art by Stan W Decker

 

Released Date: 24.03.2017

 

Label: Pride & Joy Music

 

 

 

Concept

 

In the year 1247 AD, there was found an ancient scroll deep within a tomb below what once was the glorious city of Babylon. The scroll was believed to be written by our Creator Himself, describing a world yet unknown to mankind. These scrolls have, until this day, been kept hidden and locked up, deep within hallways below Rome.

 

The gospel speaks of Aldaria, a place and dimension between Heaven & Hell where the fallen are reborn as angels, and where the sinners come to be redeemed or forever banished to Hell. Today we learn about these stories, the foundation of our existence, as there are signs of a darker time ahead. Reports from all around the world talk about torn and slain angels falling from the sky, each with a common warning: The darkness has found a way into Aldaria, where the Key to enter the Gates of Heaven has been hidden since beginning of time.

 

The scrolls talk about the Lightbringers - the Guardians of the Light - who are the ones destined to keep the peace and order in Aldaria. No one has ever known who the Lightbringers are or where they are hiding, not even the Chosen themselves. All we know is that they are born under the Star of Light, in the month of April. The legend says they will receive their calling in a dream, where the Archangel Michael will lead them to their destiny.

 

The scrolls tell about a portal to Aldaria, hidden in a hallway below what once was the ancient city of Babylon, where the Lightbringers - the hooded bringers of peace and light - will trancend into the Land of Light.

Now the time has come, where the Lightbringers are called upon for the first time since the beginning of time. Will this be the fall of all mankind, in eternal darkness, or will the light prevail?

 

“At the end of time, at the dawn of a crimson sky, bring forth the chosen, Awaken the light”