Haggard - Tales From Ithiria (CD)
Release Date: 12/08/09
The eternal battle of good against evil is a recurring universal theme in the history of mankind, spanning the most diverse forms of art throughout the centuries. Frequently, these concepts have been marked by clich'd thought patterns, but the thin line between light and darkness is rarely easy to define or recognise. 'Tales Of Ithiria' is Haggard's very own saga about this eternal battle and takes place in the fantastic world of 'Ithiria'. The album sees the German classic metal act leave the path of human history for the first time since they got together in 1991 to devote themselves to the realm of fantasy. A reorientation and reclamation of virgin soil which doesn't come as a total surprise, seeing that all the great authors of the fantasy genre have a history background, finding their inspiration in mankind's real past. And for Asis Nasseri, creative mastermind of this sizeable chamber orchestra which has come together under the name of Haggard, the journey into fictitious spheres is an expansion of his own horizons which allows plenty of room for new possibilities. 'I have to admit that I left the field of real history with a heavy heart,' he recalls the early days of his work on 'Tales Of Ithiria'. 'I'm very interested in history, and there was a variety of themes that I would like to have written about ' but this history thing has become almost normal for Haggard, and I consciously wanted to leave that familiar path.' So enter the halls of the king and allow yourselves to be enchanted by the stories of Ithiria!
|Label: ARTOFFACT RECORDS|