Fairyland’s new album “Osyrhianta” is the fourth in a conceptual series and acts as a prequel to the previous trilogy that was comprised of “Of Wars In Osyrhia” (2003), “The Fall Of An Empire” (2006) and “Score To A New Beginning” (2009).
It narrates the creation of the world Osyrhia, presents its lands as well as the people who inhabit them, and ultimately deals with the appearance of Cenos, sent on Osyrhia to teach, but driven to jealousy and greed by the creations he allowed the Osyrhians to devise. It takes place roughly 3000 years before the events of the very first album.
Regarding the sound and songwriting, this new album goes back to Fairyland’s roots while highlighting aspects of all previous albums. Technically, the band has benefitted from advances in studio equipment. It was mastered in a professional studio by a highly professional sound engineer, who knew what he was doing when he worked on
And to sweeten the deal, all the new tracks also include a real violinist, which is something Fairyland wanted to experiment with again after a first attempt on the band’s earliest demo.
As seems to be a tradition now, Fairyland have a new singer on the new album: Francesco Cavalieri from Italian dwarf metal icons Wind Rose (of “Diggy Diggy Hole” fame). He brings roughness as well as melody to the mix, and his choirs are very operatic.
* The 4th studio album of the French symphonic power metal band FAIRYLAND – available as CD Digipak as well as download & stream.
* Recorded and mixed by Willdric Lievin at Multiversal Studio in Lieuche, France.
* Recorded and mixed by Willdric Lievin at Multiversal Studio in Lieuche, France
* Mastered by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited Studio, Los Angeles (CA).
* Cover artwork by Gonzalo Ordóñez AriasBooklet design by Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove Design).
* GUEST MUSICIANS. Elisa C Martin (lead vocals on Eleandra), Flora Spinelli & Victoria Cohen (lead vocals on The AgeOf Light), Tony Rabusseau (Backing vocals), Camille cydorrh Dominique from the band Adaryn (violins 7 Flutes), Dan Wilberg (Narration The Age Of Birth).
01 – The Age Of Birth
02 – Across The Snow
03 – The Hidden Kingdom Of Eloran
04 – Eleandra
05 – Heralds Of The Green Lands
06 – Alone We Stand
07 – Hubris Et Orbis
08 – Mount Mirenor
09 – Of Hope And Despair in Osyrhia
10 – The Age Of Light
– Francesco Cavalieri – Vocals
– Willdric Lievin – Bass
– Sylvain Cohen – Guitars
– Philippe Giordana – Keys
– JB Pol – Drums