Russian symphonic power metal act Estate released a video clip for the new single "Winter Kingdom." The song will appear on the band's second album "Mirrorland," which drops on April 20th via Mighty Music.
Fans of Blind Guardian, Primal Fear, Rage, Iced Earth will not be disappointed! "Mirrorland" is powerful, attractive, mystical epic progressive power metal. Guest musicians on the album include: Mats Leven (Therion, Treat, and Candlemass) and Mark Boals (Y.Malmsteen, Royal Hunt, and Ring of Fire). The artwork (shown at the bottom) was created by Leo Hao (Blind Guardian, Primal Fear, Rage, Iced Earth). "Mirrorland" represents a huge step up for the band. It is heavier and more progressive, but by no means Estate has lost its calling card: lyrical and romantic melody. The album is very diverse, but the songs keep the same vibe and are filled with obscure and mysterious atmosphere.
Featuring such strong tunes as “Mirrorland," “Lady Wind," “The Ghoul” and a dark medium tempo horror story “Springtime," plus traditional power metal ballads like “Winter Kingdom” and “Silvery Skies” - this will be one to watch for 2018! There is also a special three-act opus called “Storm of the Age." It was written under the influence of works of an American writer, Glen Cook, founder of the dark fantasy genre.
The recordings for "Mirrorland" began in August 2015 and lasted till May 2017 at the band’s own studio. Mixing and mastering is done by band’s guitarist Peter Filevsky.
A European tour in support of the album is being booked. Check out the artwork here: