FAIRYLAND: 'Score To A New Beginning' Artwork, Release Dates Revealed

French symphonic metallers FAIRYLAND will release their new album, "Score To A New Beginning", on the following dates:

Mar. 25 - Japan and rest of Asia (Marquee/Avalon)
Apr. 29 - Finland, Spain (Napalm Records)
Apr. 30 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden (Napalm Records)
May 04 - Rest of Europe (Napalm Records)

FAIRYLAND keyboardist/backing vocalist Philippe Giordana previously stated about the new album, "The main vocal character on the disc is the Italian singer Marco Sandron from the progressive metal band PATHOSRAY. His voice fits perfectly into our style. Other vocal participations on the album [are] by Elisa Martin (the original FAIRYLAND vocalist from the debut album), Lars Larsen (from Danish power metal band MANTICORA) and Georg Neuhauser (from Austrian power metal band SERENITY).

"Score To A New Beginning" guest musicians:

Marco Sandron (PATHOSRAY): Vocals
Elisa C. Martin (DREAMAKER): Vocals
Lars F. Larsen (MANTICORA): Vocals
Georg Neuhauser (SERENITY): Vocals
Flora Spinelli (KERION): Vocals
Fabio D'Amore (PATHOSRAY): Bass
Dushan Petrossi (MAGIC KINGDOM, IRON MASK): Guitar Solos
Alessio Velliscig (PATHOSRAY): Guitar Solos
Alex Corona (REVOLTONS): Guitar Solos
Chris Menta: Rhythm Guitars, Guitar Solos
Hugues Lefebvre (ANTHROPIA): Guitar Solos
Yann Mouhad (ANTHROPIA): Guitar Solos
Willdric Lievin (HAMKA): Drums, some Rhythm Guitars

"Score To A New Beginning track listing:

01. Opening Credits
02. Across The Endless Sea Part II
03. Assault On The Shore
04. Leviathan
05. A Soldier's Letter
06. Godsent
07. At The Gates Of Morken
08. Rise Of The Giants
09. Score To A New Beginning
10. End Credits

The artwork for "Score To A New Beginning" was created by Gonzalo "Genzo" Ordonez, who also did the artwork for the band's last album, "The Fall Of An Empire".

Back in July 2007, Philippe Giordana announced that "Anthony [Parker; guitar], Vincent [Kreyder; drums], Tom [Cesario; guitar, bass] and Max [Leclercq; vocals] decided to leave FAIRYLAND and go on with their own project. The reasons for their departure have not been clearly expressed, and the way they handled the whole business, with direct announcement on FAIRYLAND's forum prior to any kind of discussion with Intromental Management, Napalm Records, Marquee Avalon, Burrn! Corporation or even me, was not very professional. However, it is their decision and I wish them all the luck they will need to make their new project break through."

FAIRYLAND's latest album, "The Fall of an Empire", was released in 2007 via Napalm Records and was accompanied by the reissue of the band's "Of Wars in Osyrhia" debut (2003).

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