Leah‘s new album, “Ancient Winter” will be released on November 15th 2019. She just released a new single ‘Light of the World’.
‘Light of the World’ features Troy Donockley from Nightwish on all the Flutes, Pipes and Whistles and they really make this song magical!
The lyric video can be seen below.
“Ancient Winter” is one of the most anticipated holiday albums of the year. Written & performed by Celtic-Fantasy artist LEAH, you’ll be taken to another era as your soul is immersed in Medieval tapestries, Celtic instruments, and Worldly flavors of the Middle East. Most of all, LEAH‘s ethereal, yet earthy vocals will enchant you as you get lost in the music of another world.
Lyric video for ‘Light of The World’
The album will be a hybrid of Celtic, fantasy, medieval and folk sounds, featuring a total of eight tracks, with five original pieces, and three covers of traditional songs.
Leah has also once again brought in many other musicians that will be making guest appearances such as: Troy Donockley (Nightwish) Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling) Shir-Ran Yinon (Eluveitie) Oliver Philipps (Everon, Phantasma) Rupert Gillett, with artwork from Jan Yrlund and mixing and mastering by Tom Mueller.
Leah states: I’m very excited to officially announce the coming of a new album, entitled Ancient Winter.
The idea came to me in January of this year. A friend mentioned that I really should do a Christmas-type album, and since I had heard that request so many times, it really solidified the idea in my mind. And seeing that it was still January, there was time for me to pull this off. So, I went straight to work.
It’s very different from the past albums which were more of a symphonic metal style with a touch of Celtic, folk & fantasy.\
This is quite different! Many people requested I do a Christmas album, and while I do love Christmas I wanted to create something a little broader so everyone can enjoy it for longer than one month out of the year.
“Ancient Winter” definitely has a festive vibe, but I would describe it as very Celtic, Worldly, Folk, with a lot of Fantasy and Medieval vibes. There’s no metal to be found on this one, but I think you’ll find it’s not missing anything at all.
I’m just getting some mixes now and they sound not only amazing, but they are so lush and full… I think you’ll be in Winter heaven!
Leah‘s latest album “The Quest” has been released on Oct. 5th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
“The Quest” was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Evergrey] and musicians on the album includes Troy Donockley [Nightwish], Timo Somers [Delain], Chen Balbus [Orphaned Land], Barend Courbois [Blind Guardian] and Sander Zoer [ex. Delain].
With a strong Celtic & Fantasy connection, some prog rock elements, ethereal ambiance, combined with traditional Symphonic Metal elements, this is an album Leah is very proud to present.
The concept for “The Quest” is very simple: we’re all on a journey, and sometimes we lose our way. There are adventures, wildernesses, treasures, monsters, looters, people out to send us down the wrong path. Through it all, we must grow in wisdom and experience, find our compass once again and find our way back to the true path in order to reach our full potential: our destiny.
Our review of “The Quest” can be found here.