Time to Be King

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Time To Be King
Studio album by Masterplan
Released May 21, 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Power metal
Label AFM Records
Producer Roland Grapow
Masterplan chronology
Time To Be King
Novum Initium
Singles from Time to Be King
  1. "Far From the End of the World"
    Released: April 19th, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
About.com 3.5/5 stars[2]
Danger Dog 3.5/5 stars[3]
Lords of Metal 8.5/10 stars[4]

Time To Be King is the fourth studio album by the multinational power metal band Masterplan. It is their third album with original singer Jørn Lande, the first since his original departure in 2006, and the last before his final departure in 2012. He left the band in 2006 for the first time, citing musical differences as the reason.[5]

The album was originally planned to be released on April 16, 2010 but during a listening session in Hamburg it was confirmed that the release date was pushed back to May 21.[6] The album features a rawer and less complex sound than the previous albums but still with Masterplan's progressive and melodic power metal trademarks. Lead singer Jørn Lande had a major contribution to the songwriting, he wrote some of the music and all the lyrics for the songs. Also keyboardist Axel Mackenrott took part as one of the main songwriters and brought the ideas for songs like Time To Be King and Blue Europa. Roland Grapow said Axel is now "totally filling the shoes of Uli (Kusch) and he has a very familiar style of writing that I love so much and it’s very important for the band."[7]

Jørn Lande has recorded a slightly different version of the title track on his 2012 solo album, Bring Heavy Rock to the Land.

The band had some problems touring during the time the album was released due to some of the band members' other commitments. This resulted in the departure of bass player Jan S. Eckert, drummer Mike Terrana and once again singer Jørn Lande from the band.

Track listing[edit]

All music written by Roland Grapow, Jørn Lande & Axel Mackenrott, except where noted. All lyrics by Jørn Lande.

No. Title Length
1. "Fiddle Of Time" (Roland Grapow / Jørn Lande / Axel Mackenrott / Carl Johan Grimmark) 4:22
2. "Blow Your Winds" (Roland Grapow / Jørn Lande / Axel Mackenrott / Erik Lidbom) 3:19
3. "Far From the End of the World" 3:34
4. "Time To Be King" 4:44
5. "Lonely Winds Of War" 4:35
6. "The Dark Road" 6:22
7. "The Sun Is In Your Hands" 4:27
8. "The Black One" 4:13
9. "Blue Europa" 5:08
10. "Under The Moon" (Roland Grapow / Jørn Lande / Axel Mackenrott / Joachim Küstner) 4:15
(Bonus Track Listing)
No. Title Length
1. "Kisses From You" (Digipack Edition, as track # 11) 2:50
2. "Never Walk Alone" (Japanese Version, as track # 11) 4:38



  • Produced by Roland Grapow
  • Recorded by Roland Grapow at Grapow Studios (SVK)
  • Mixed & Mastered by Mikko Karmila, Roland Grapow & Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio, Helsinki (FIN)
  • Bandphotos by Sight of Sound
  • Artwork & Design by Hiko
  • Original crown designed by Jose Mesa “Mataparda”.


Far From the End of the World[edit]

The single "Far From the End of the World", contains two different versions of the song (single and album version), It has also another song taken from the main album, the song is called "Lonely Winds of War".

(Track Listing)
No. Title Length
1. "Far From The End Of The World" (single version) 3:21
2. "Lonely Winds of War" (album version) 4:37
3. "Far From The End Of The World" (album version) 3:36