SINGLES

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BONUS EP

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RELEASE INFO:

Release Date: November 30, 2013 (Europe); January 17, 2014 (World)

Label: Power Prog Records/Metalism Records/Medival Records (Reissue)

 

Credits:

Produced by Majesty Of Revival
Mixed at Embarkation Studio; mastered at EBK Studio

Cover Art by Olexa Dynnyk
Vocals on “Masked Illusion Part III” recorded at Studio57
Alaveteli, Finland by Pasi Kauppinen
Guitar Solo on “Masked Illusion Part III” recorded

at Rick Langne Studios, Malmö, Sweden
Konstantin Naumenko - vocals, growlings (2,4,5,6,9 tracks)
Oleksa Dynnyk - vocals (1,3,7,9,10 tracks)
Dimitriy Pavlovsky - all guitars and bass, growlings/backing vocals (1,3,7,9,10 tracks)
Marat Adiev - keyboards
Dennis Fursov - drums

There are 3 versions of this album:

Standart Power Prog Edition

01. Nameless Guest
02. Infernal Grays
03. Lost Empire
04. Nocturnus Gate
05. Wicked Game
06. Close Your Eyes
07. Edge of Sanity
08. Masked Illusion (II & III)
09. Iron Gods

Metalism Edition

01. Nameless Guest
02. Infernal Grays
03. Lost Empire
04. Nocturnus Gate
05. Wicked Game
06. Close Your Eyes
07. Edge of Sanity
08. Masked Illusion (II & III)
09. Iron Gods

10. Mad Song

Medival Edition

01. Nameless Guest
02. Infernal Grays
03. Lost Empire
04. Nocturnus Gate
05. Wicked Game
06. Close Your Eyes
07. Edge of Sanity
08. Masked Illusion II

09. Masked Illusion III
10. Iron Gods

11. Mad Song

12. Phantom Rider (Acoustic)

After a few months of concert activity, we started recording our second album Iron Gods, which sounds more in Progressive/Power Metal vein. The previous singer Oleksa Dynnyk returned to the band, so we had the ability to record epic choirs with two singers for new tracks in the spirit of Therion (such as singing a canon in the middle of the song Nocturnus Gate).

Denis Fursov (Reusmarkt) also temporarily took the place of drummer Vasyl Irzhak.

Soon we sign an agreement with the British management Real Media Music, known for working with such artists as Tim Ripper Owens, Saxon, Silent Voices, Dreamtale, Sonata Arctica, Blaze Baley. With their help, Iron Gods was released on Power Prog Germany/Metalism Records in autumn 2013. As a result of the rotations, the album was included in the TOP albums of the year in several European publications (MyGlobalMind, Legacy among others), receiving high marks among critics. Guest musicians on this album: guitarist Magnus Nordh (Time Requiem, Majestic, Blind Faith) & Jouni Nikula (Requiem, Altaria, Isäntä Meidän). After the release, Vasyl Dovhanych joined MOR as a bassist & Vasyl Irzhak returned for drums; we played a number of shows, released a special bonus EP Netherworld with previously unpublished material. This EP contains 6 outtakes/single edits + 2 videos. Actually, Netherworld was printed & planned for release by the end of 2013/early 2014: for unknown reasons label canceled its release, but then in July 2014 decided to put it back on the release schedule. The video for the single Infernal Grays rotated on Ukrainian TV channels. Soon we found out that the first-press of Iron Gods CD sold out, so in the summer of 2014, we reissued the album on Medival Records. In the fall of 2014 we started working on new songs, & at this time the vocalist Konstantin Naumenko left the band.

Also, two Within Temptation covers were recorded during album sessions, along with an acoustic version of Phantom Rider with Nelly on vocals. Another outtake The Bird was recorded (patly) for Iron Gods, but due to the strange deathmetalish sound it didn't found its place on the album; later we'll put it on re-issue, so stay tuned!

VIDEOS

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