Nox Arcana celebrates the 10th year anniversary of Winter's Knight2015-11-11
In 2005, Nox Arcana spread their dark wings to put a truly original take on a winter holiday album. With the release of Winter's Knight, the band offered 16 original tracks of haunting melodies for the winter season in addition to putting their Gothic spin on several traditional holiday carols.
"The concept was to offer a haunting alternative to the old classic Christmas songs, while embracing the spirit of the holiday season," band founder Joseph Vargo explains. Vargo, along with William Piotrowski, teamed with vocalists Jeff Endemann and Michelle Belanger to create this truly unique holiday classic.
The CD garnered critical acclaim and soared to the top of the music charts, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart, an unheard of accomplishment for an independent release. The success of Winter's Knight inspired Vargo to continue the winter series with two more albums, Winter's Eve (2009), and Winter's Majesty (2012), as well as the annual Ebonshire holiday releases.
"It's no secret that Halloween is my favorite holiday, but there's also something magical about wintertime. It's that time of year when we reflect on the past and look forward to a brighter future."
This December Vargo will release the 3rd volume in the ongoing Ebonshire holiday music series.
Also available are 6 styles of Gothic holiday cards reflecting the artwork from Nox Arcana's winter music collection.