King of the Nordic Twilight

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King of the Nordic Twilight
Studio album by Luca Turilli
Released November 24th, 1999
Recorded Sascha Paeth Studio and Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, Germany, April–June 1999
Genre Symphonic metal, power metal
Length 50:16
Label Limb Music/SPV
Producer Sascha Paeth & Miro
Luca Turilli chronology
The Ancient Forest of Elves EP
(1999)
King of the Nordic Twilight
(1999)
Prophet of the Last Eclipse
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

King of the Nordic Twilight is the first album in a solo trilogy by the Italian symphonic power metal songwriter and guitarist Luca Turilli. It was released in 1999 through Limb Music Productions.

The limited edition of this album comes in a digibook, with an expanded booklet. A video for the song "The Ancient Forest of Elves" is included as a hidden feature on the disc in .mov format.

Track 11 is unlisted on any form of the album. It is an a cappella rendition of a traditional Icelandic song by soprano Rannveig Sif Sigurdardottir. Sometimes the track is referred to by her name, or as "Lullaby", but the real name of this song is "Sofðu unga ástin mín" ("Sleep My Little Loved One")

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Luca Turilli

  1. "To Magic Horizons" – 1:21
  2. "Black Dragon" – 5:04
  3. "Legend of Steel" – 5:21
  4. "Lord of the Winter Snow" – 6:06
  5. "Princess Aurora" – 3:47
  6. "The Ancient Forest of Elves" – 4:44
  7. "Throne of Ice" – 1:51
  8. "Where Heroes Lie" – 4:25
  9. "Warrior's Pride" – 3:47
  10. "Kings of the Nordic Twilight" – 11:37
  11. "Sofðu Unga Ástin Min" (Hidden track) – 2:12
  12. "Knight of Immortal Fire" (Japanese bonus track) - 5:11

Credits[edit]

Band members
  • Luca Turilli — guitars, additional keyboards
  • Olaf Hayer — lead and backing vocals
  • Sascha Paeth — bass, acoustic and additional guitars, guitar solo on "Where Heroes Lie", producer, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Miro — keyboards, piano, harpsichord, producer, choir arrangements and conduction
  • Robert Hunecke-Rizzo — drums
Additional musicians
  • Opera Choir:
    • Sonja Pallasch, Heidrun Brockoff, Rosina Herrera-Sicilia, Ewald Bayerschmidt, Georg Mihalinov, Karl Heinz Kinsel, Jasinsky, Enrike Ochmann
  • Rannveig Sif Sigurdardottir - soprano voice
  • Epic Choir:
    • Thomas Rettke, Robert Hunecke-Rizzo, Cinzia Rizzo, Kirsten Metzing, Miro, Olaf Hayer
  • Matthias Brommann - first violin
  • Annette Berryman - flute
  • Bettina Jhrig - viola
  • Lord James David - narrator

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