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The New Dark Age

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Released  March 12, 2008
The New Dark Age (2008)  Lustdriven (2010)
Release date  12 March 2008
Length  51:30
Artist  Kiuas
Label  Spinefarm Records
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Recorded  October 2007–January, 2008, Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki, Finland
Producer  Nino Laurenne, Mikko Salovaara, Janne Joutsenniemi
Genres  Power metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal
Similar  Kiuas albums, Thrash metal albums

Kiuas the new dark age

The New Dark Age is the third studio album by the Finnish Heavy Metal band Kiuas. The album was released through Spinefarm Records on March 12, 2008 for Finland with new dates to be announced for other areas. The song, "Conqueror", directed by Owe Lingwall was shot as a music video on February 18, 2008. "Of Sacrifice, Loss and Reward" was released on February 20 as a single in Finland and topped the Finnish charts at number 1. The single will include two other songs and a Japanese bonus track exclusively to the single and Japan only. The album cover was designed by Niklas Sundin of Cabin Fever Media, and guitarist for Dark Tranquillity. It is of an original renaissance woodcut illustration with the portrayal of Kiuas' band members as the "five" Horsemen of the Apocalypse. A second music video for "The Decaying Doctrine" was again directed by Owe Lingwall.


Kiuas of sacrifice loss and reward

Track listing

  • All Songs Written By Mikko Salovaara, except where noted.
    1. "The Decaying Doctrine" – 4:55
    2. "Conqueror" – 5:06
    3. "Kiuas War Anthem" – 4:36 (Ilja Jalkanen, Salovaara)
    4. "The New Dark Age" – 5:03
    5. "To Excel and Ascend" – 5:55
    6. "Black Rose Withered" – 3:50
    7. "After the Storm" – 5:40 (Jalkanen, Salovaara)
    8. "Of Sacrifice, Loss and Reward" – 4:42 (Jalkanen, Salovaara)
    9. "The Summoning" – 4:58 (Jalkanen, Salovaara)
    10. "The Wanderer's Lamentation" – 6:45
    11. "Towards the Hidden Sanctum" (Japanese bonus track) - 5:25
    12. "Electric Crown" (UK bonus track) - 5:23
    13. "Sailing Ships" (UK bonus track) - 6:14


  • Ilja Jalkanen – vocals, Choir
  • Mikko Salovaara – guitars, vocals, Choir, Narration
  • Atte Tanskanen – keyboard, Choir
  • Teemu Tuominen – bass guitar
  • Markku Näreneva – drums
  • Additional musicians

  • "J", Aleksi Parviainen, Pasi Rantanen, Pekka Heino: Choir
  • Anna-Maija Jalkanen: Additional Vocals on track 7
  • Jussi Reijonen: Oud on tracks 5 & 10
  • Production

  • Arranged By Kiuas
  • Produced By Nino Laurenne, Mikko Salovaara & Janne Joutsenniemi
  • Recorded & Engineered By Nino Laurenne
  • Mixed By Mikko Karmila
  • Pro-Tools Editing By Aksu Hanttu
  • Mastered By Svante Forsback
  • Songs

    1The Decaying Doctrine4:52
    3Kiuas War Anthem4:36


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