Revel in the beauty of darkness...
Beyond the world of light, there exists a hidden realm where creatures of the night revel in the beauty of darkness. Nox Arcana invites you to enter the esoteric order of the Legion of Shadows to explore the mysteries of the night as you immerse yourself in a gothic soundscape of haunting melodies, eerie sound effects and pulse-pounding, symphonic orchestrations. In addition to Nox Arcana's darkly romantic and haunting original pieces, the album also features Vargo's gothic version of Bach's classic "Toccata and Fugue".
Nox Arcana founder Joseph Vargo, who has been producing dark, haunting works with various bands and musical projects for over two decades, dedicates Legion of Shadows to his loyal listening audience. "To celebrate Nox Arcana's 10 year anniversary, I wanted to create an album that was entirely dedicated to Nox Arcana fans—our very own 'Legion of Shadows'. Our fans are the best. They are a very creative group of artistic-minded people who find beauty in darkness. I get countless letters from fans relaying their own stories of how the music of Nox Arcana has inspired their own artistic spirits. Many of them have definite ideas and suggestions for concepts and musical themes. I took all of this to heart, and used their input as the basis for the tracks on the new album.
"My goal with Nox Arcana has always been to create music from the shadows for creatures of the night, and I wanted this album to really reflect all aspects of this mindset. There will be a variety of dark anthems with a theme that centers around the mysteries of the night and it's various haunted denizens, with an underlying story about lost love, melancholy memories of ghosts from the past, and forlorn souls who are empowered by embracing the darkness within."
Legion of Shadows5
Joseph Vargo, Maestro of the Shadows does not disappoint with his newest creation. Dark yet beautiful Legion of Shadows really sets the mood during the months when the sun sets sooner and the nights get crisper. Add the fact the he created this album as a love letter to his fans on Nox Arcana's 10 year anniversary...magnificent. J Ryan1984 – Oct 31, 2013
Legion of Shadows 5Love it ! :)
– Oct 16, 2013
Nox Arcana never fails me as a fan of them i love all of thier music ! This new album is amazing ! =) Very dark <3
Legion of Shadows 5 Great Album!
– Oct 12, 2013
Love this album too... I am a big fan of piano music and Nox Arcana. My favorites are Toccata, Evil Genius, Loveless, and Ghost In The Mirror. As a composer myself I really can appreciate Joseph's work!!
Legion of Shadows Kitley's Krypt
A masterful piece of atmospheric splendor.