It's been ages since they updated thier website, but today I discovered: Dragonland 4: Astronomy Swedish melodic metallers DRAGONLAND are back on their stellar musical quest with a brand new album, programmatically entitled Astronomy, destined to amaze the dedicated listeners of technically challenging bombastic metal, but also sure to positively surprise those of you who haven’t yet been exposed to the impressing compositional quality of this virtuoso six-piece. Guitarist Olof Mörck comments the 4th opus of the 1999 formed band as follows: "This album is another huge step on the way of finding our unique galaxy in the melodic metal firmament. It is partly a musical resumé over our previous career, retaining all the core elements of what made DRAGONLAND what we have always been about, but most of all it is a progression towards the future of metal and powerful music in general”. Two years after the launch of their previous Starfall album, which marked their Century Media debut, DRAGONLAND returned to quality-trademarked Studio Fredman (HammerFall, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) for the realisation of Astronomy and achieved their most complete and comprehensive work to date: From the epic vibe of the opening track “Supernova” or “Cassiopeia”, the compact approach of the title track, the power-ballad “Too Late For Sorrow” and the grand finale with the classically inspired depth of the trilogy “The Old House on the Hill” (a 14-minute movie score piece), Astronomy is a through and through passionate musical journey of atmospheric and majestic sound landscapes, vocally enriched by guest vocal features ranging from angelic female passages to aggressive death metal shouts, which help adding a new dimension of amplitude to the band’s predominantly melodic overall character. Niklas Sundin’s (Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Arch Enemy, etc.) gifted conceptual artwork and Olle Carlsson’s (The Haunted, Soilwork, Nevermore, etc.) brilliant photography round off the packaging for this ambitioned, modern album, which is sure to appeal to fans of Nightwish, Yngwie Malmsteen or Dragonforce but also proggier acts like Evergrey and Soilwork. Be ready for stellar phenomenae and astral ascension on November 13th! (My sister's birthday ) Century Media, 2006 DRAGONLAND - “Astronomy” (52:23) track-listing: 1. Supernova (5:09) 2. Cassiopeia(4:06) 3. Contact(4:25) 4. Astronomy (3:20) 5. Antimatter (3:00) 6. The Book of Shadows part IV: The Scrolls of Geometria Divina (4:04) 7. Beethoven's Nightmare (6:11) 8. Too Late for Sorrow (3:36) 9. Direction: Perfection (4:29) 10. The Old House on the Hill Chapter I: A Death in the Family (4:30) 11. The Old House on the Hill Chapter II: The Thing in the Cellar (3:07) 12. The Old House on the Hill Chapter III: The Ring of Edward Waldon (6:17) In my book, any album which contains the songs; Supernova and Antimatter, is just gonna stomp some serious ass!