EYE OF MELIAN release debut album ‘Legends of Light’

After the release of their singles and a successful crowdfunding campaign, international symphonic folk band EYE OF MELIAN (featuring DELAIN’s Martijn Westerholt, alongside Johanna Kurkela) released today, 21th of June 2022, their debut album ‘Legends of Light'. 

The band stated:

“Our debut album Legends of Light was released on the Summer Solstice (June 21st) – the day when light lingers longest in the sky. As this album found its form, we saw it unintentionally focusing on the many enchanting forms of light – both literal and symbolic – the crystalline light of the moon and stars, the rising sun answering the call of dawn, a guiding light of hope across the stormy seas, and even the regret of light lost. With the sun’s light at its greatest height on June 21st, what better time to release our very own Legends of Light?”

EYE OF MELIAN - 'The Bell' lyrics:

[Intro]

The bell tolls

[Verse 1]

Hidden from noise and the cruel wind

A place of solace now I have found

My weary mind rests to the toll of

The bell of time to which we're bound

[Pre-Chorus]

The bell keeps on tolling

On graves, snow keeps falling

[Chorus]

None can escape the hand of time always pushing on, not on this side of

Life is a river without banks always flowing on, no way to get out and back

In this place of remembrance, the silent graves tell the tale of how we used our

Time in this place of deliverance, a memory marked by the tolling of the bell

[Pre-Chorus]

Time will keep on turning

While our candle's burning

[Chorus]

Time is a wind gaining speed and always rushing on, driving us forward like

Snow will keep falling on these stones oh so quietly, whispering of all that lies

Within this place of remembrance, the silent graves tell the tale of how we used our

Time in this place of deliverance, a memory marked by the tolling of the bell

[Bridge]

Life is a river without banks always flowing on

Life is a clock without a key always ticking on

[Instrumental outro]

EYE OF MELIAN was created by Dutch songwriter and producer Martijn Westerholt known for Delain and Within Temptation. Successful Finnish vocalist Johanna Kurkela is known for her work in Auri Altamullan Road, Tuomas Holopainen’s album ‘Music inspired by the life and times of Scroodge’, and much more. American lyricist Robin La Joy specialized in fantasy lyrics and poetry and complements the group with her lyrics on EYE OF MELIAN. Also contributing to the project is Finnish orchestral arranger and producer Mikko P. Mustonen who has worked on many successful releases in various genres.

EYE OF MELIAN is:

Johanna Kurkela: Vocals

Martijn Westerholt: Keys, backing voices

Robin La Joy: Lyricist, backing voices