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They shall rise when times are dire, and come bearing arcane light and the wrath of dragons. One hero shall arise from every kingdom, and with him, a celestial crystal echoing his name. They are the Twilight Force.
— Twilight Force, Heroes of Mighty Magic, Epilogue

Artwork by Kerem Beyit
Pictures courtesy of Nuclear Blast

General Info

Genre: Adventure metal, power metal, symphonic metal
Record Labels: Nuclear Blast, Black Lodge Records
Origin: Falun / Borlänge, Sweden


Bio

The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an intense and memorable listening experience; immersing the audience in a magic universe filled with wonder, heroic tales and mesmerizing mythical worlds.
Using their vast experience from previous musical endeavours, their classical training and technical proficiency, they started working intensely and meticulously in their studio in the heart of Sweden, the Twilight Forge. The music took shape and grew from the depths of their hearts, and the basis of the songs swiftly came into existence. Hence, the first ever adventure metal album - »Tales Of Ancient Prophecies« - saw the light of day in 2014.
In the wake of their successful first release, and two glorious tours across Europe with SONATA ARCTICA and GLORYHAMMER, TWILIGHT FORCE have returned to the Forge to craft their second opus. The conquest has merely begun...


Contributing musicians

Kenny Leckremo - vocals (Fall of the Eternal Winter)
Joakim Brodén - vocals (Gates of Glory, Heroes Of Mighty Magic)
Fabio Lione - vocals (There And Back Again)


Former Members

Robban Bäck (drums)


interviews

The music is the sky, and the lyrics are the stars. And tales are written in those stars.
— Blackwald on metalwani.com
Chrileon and Blackwald on the show in Serbia, costumes, The Last Tour and future plans (Antichrist Magazine)
Chrileon, De'Azsh and Lynd on working with Sonata Arctica and criticism of fantasy elements in their music (SpazioRock)
Blackwald and Lynd on classical elements in Twilight Force music and visiting Denmark (BlastBeast)
Twilight Force on their music (Dios del Metal)
Twilight Force, "Difendendo il power metal" (Metalitalia)
Lynd and Blackwald on the 2017 tour, HOMM, and the future (The Moshville Times)
Chrileon on the reception of metal and the band (Distorted Sound)
Lynd and Blackwald on Falun and power metal (StereoBoard.com)
Chrileon on 2016, the new album, and more (RockChickenz)
Lynd in Six String Killers about his way to becoming a virtuoso (Metalforce)
Blackwald on Japan and the process of creation of Heroes of Mighty Magic (Marunouchi Muzik Magazine)
Chrileon on the source of inspiration and the future of the band (Soil Chronicles)
Blackwald in "Twilight Force Are the Best Dragon-Riding Rock Band in the Whole Wizarding World" (Noisey)
Aerendir and De'Azsh on "Elfi, draghi e power metal" (Metalforce/Roma Daily News) + YouTube teaser
Blackwald on "Who are Twilight Force and what the hell is adventure metal" (TeamRock.com)
Twilight Force's Blackwald on ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’, Writing Beautiful Tales & Touring (metalwani.com)
Twilight Force interview (Lynd) on Heavy Metal Wanaka Podcast
Twilight Force | Lynd talks about their sophomore album and fantasy (MOSHPIT on SYN)
Twilight Force interview (GigView)
Lynd – Twilight Force ‘Heroes of Mighty Magic’ (wallofsound.org)
Blackwald and Lynd, "The senseof adventure" (Metal on Loud)
Blackwald and Lynd on "Heroes of Mighty Magic", new label, Disney metal and more (The Metalist)
Blackwald on the band's relationship with Sabaton and love/hate attitude of the listeners (Rocknytt)
Blackwald on Sweden Rock Festival and the work on "Heores of Mighty Magic" (Rocknytt)
Christian Eriksson – sångare i Twilight Force (dalfolk.nu)