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Power Paladin - 'Dark Crystal' (lyric video)

We forge on ahead as we mourn
The death of the emperor king
The link that once held us in vain
Breaks with the impending rise of the elves

Far across the land of the lost
The minds of the ancients connected
The infinite crystals of old
Wait for the end of our world

As destinies of the mystics awakens now
The power of Thra will rise with the starfire

Rise victorious
Shine euphorious
We’re in search of the dark crystal

As sleepless ones rise from the ground
The amethyst light’s shining bright
The guardians watch over this world
Heeding the infinite wisdom of podlings

Castles of ancestral vision emerge
The crystal will rise to the sky
The curse of the wizards of west
Lights up the forgotten sphere

As prophecies of the wizard’s eternal rise
The power of Thra will fall, the stars will align

Rise victorious
Shine euphorious
We’re in search of the dark crystal

We live by your governing hand
We fall to the depths of the sand
The cowardly elves formulate
Hiding away in their magical forests

The weapons of ancients eternal
Great hammers of the night
By light of the one we’ve uncovered
The path to the end of existence

As destinies of the mystics awakens now
The power of Thra will rise with the starfire

Rise victorious
Shine euphorious
We’re in search of the dark crystal

In search of the shard

«Iceland has such a great representation of extreme metal. We didn’t feel we had much to add to that scene so why shouldn’t we do the complete opposite?» αναρωτήθηκαν κάποιοι μουσικοί στην Ισλανδία προ τετραετίας και δημιούργησαν τους Power Paladin, οι οποίοι μας παρουσιάζονται κάπως έτσι:

«Imagine deserted volcanic wasteland, freezing winds and the all-embracing darkness of the longest winters on this planet: The obvious inspiration for rather vicious and somber tunes for lonely evening hours that the biggest part of Iceland’s heavy music scene is known for.

Who would even dare to think of tales about brave warriors and mystical creatures coming from such an island? Power metal seemed like a fairytale until 2017 when Reykjavík based sextet Power Paladin (originally founded as Paladin) rose in quest of carrying out their uplifting tunes and finally proving everyone wrong. On an island known for its musical doom and gloom, they are the midnight sun.

Μετά από ένα single ("Kraven the Hunter") που κυκλοφόρησε στα τελειώματα του 2020 οι Ισλανδοί power metal metallers "έβγαλαν" και τον πρώτο "ολοκληρωμένο" τους δίσκο, ο οποίος φέρει τον τίτλο "With the Magic of Windfyre Steel" και "βγήκε" προ τριών εβδομάδων...

Ο δίσκος των Power Paladin 'With the Magic of Windfyre Steel'
Δελτίο τύπου: «Amongst metal circles, Iceland gets the seal of approval when it comes to the extreme field of music - acts like Sólstafir, Kontinuum and Audn, but also young classic rockers such as The Vintage Caravan have carried the music from the island state in the farthest corner of the European North West out into the world.

Power Paladin, launched in Reykjavík in 2017 as Iceland’s first and only Power Metal band, is now enriching the volcanic island. Power Paladin draw their influence from fantasy literature and the Heavy Metal greats of the 80s and 90s such as Edguy, Rhapsody, Helloween and Blind Guardian. The sextet holds a certain glam-touch and loves to ride past magical forests, castles and fire-breathing dragons at maximum speed.

The mammoth hymn “Kraven The Hunter”, Power Paladin’s debut limited 7“ single, simultaneously marks the first physical release on Atomic Fire. It’s quite a fitting debut for such an unparalleled catchy tune, which is in no way inferior to the full-length debut album, euphonically entitled “With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel”.

The band offers up hyper-melodic, fast, but always catchy Power Metal, all of the above reflecting one main topic: fun! Recorded in the summer of 2020, the nine numbers will finally be revealed to the metal community that has gained an absolute highlight. Power Paladin undoubtedly holds the future!»

Power Paladin: «In a land of ancient prophecies and magic, torn asunder by eons of war and hardship. Our heroes venture forth, mourning the loss of their emperor king, as they search for the dark crystal to bring back balance to the realm.

But in order to succeed they must survive the onslaught from the kingdom of the elves and wizards wielding foul and dark magic. These last weeks since our album release have been one big uplifting, flattering and in many ways humbling experience.

When we started out recording this album our first idea was to cast it out to the cosmos via Spotify and YouTube and maybe create vinyls for all the members in the band.

Seeing all these positive (and negative, it’s amazing even just to be acknowledged) reactions from press, listeners and charts makes us beyond grateful to both the people that did all the amazing work putting this out there and the people who tossed their hard earned coins to buying this album.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all!»

Band: Power Paladin
Country of origin: Iceland
Location: Reykjavík
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Power Metal
Current label: Atomic Fire Records
Years active: 2017-present

Lyric video: "Dark Crystal"
Video by: Sara Rut Fannasdóttir
Music: Ingi Þórisson
Lyrics: Atli Guðlaugsson

Album: "With the Magic of Windfyre Steel"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 7th, 2022
Label: Atomic Fire Records

Track listing:
01. Kraven The Hunter
02. Righteous Fury
03. Evermore
04. Dark Crystal
05. Way Of Kings
06. Ride The Distant Storm
07. Creatures Of The Night
08. Into The Forbidden Forest
09. There Can Be Only One

Band members:
Ingi Þórisson - guitars
Atli Guðlaugsson - vocals
Bjarni Egill Ögmundsson - keys
Einar Karl Júlíusson - drums
Bjarni Þór Jóhannsson - guitars
Kristleifur Þorsteinsson - bass

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