Illumination (Tristania album)

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Studio album by Tristania
Released January 22, 2007
Recorded March–April, 2006 at Woodhouse Studios, Hagen, Germany
Length 48:25
52:33 (Europe)
54:08 (North America)
Label SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Waldemar Sorychta
Tristania chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm 4/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Illumination is the fifth full-length album by the Norwegian band Tristania. It is the last album to feature Vibeke Stene on vocals, Rune Østerhus on bass, Svein Terje Solvang on guitar, and Kenneth Olsson on drums. This is also the final album to feature Østen Bergøy as an official member of the band, although he performed some vocal work on the band's next studio album as a session member.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Mercyside" Østen Bergøy Anders Hidle, Einar Moen, Waldemar Sorychta 4:39
2. "Sanguine Sky" Kjartan Hermansen Hidle, Moen 3:50
3. "Open Ground" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 4:40
4. "The Ravens" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 5:06
5. "Destination Departure" Moen Hidle, Moen 4:34
6. "Down" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 4:32
7. "Fate" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 4:59
8. "Lotus" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 5:08
9. "Sacrilege" Moen Hidle, Moen 4:15
11. "Deadlands" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 6:39
Total length: 48:25
European version
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
10. "In the Wake" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 4:08
Total length: 52:33
North American version
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
10. "Ab Initio" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 5:43
Total length: 54:08


Chart (2007) Peak
German Albums Chart[4] 71



  • Vibeke Stene – Vocals
  • Østen Bergøy – Vocals
  • Anders Høyvik Hidle – Guitars
  • Einar Moen – Synths & Programming
  • Svein Terje Solvang – Guitars
  • Rune Østerhus – Bass
  • Kenneth Olsson – Drums

Session Members[edit]

  • Vorph – harsh vocals on "Mercyside", "The Ravens" & "In The Wake"
  • Petra Stalz – violin
  • Heike Haushalter – violin
  • Monika Malek – viola
  • Gesa Hangen – cello


  • Produced by Waldemar Sorychta
  • Recorded & engineered by Waldemar Sorychta, Siggi Bemm, Dennis Koehne
  • Mixed by Waldemar Sorychta


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