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  • Singer: Nocturnal Rites
  • Album: Grand Illusion
  • MP3: 1913 mb | FLAC: 1607 mb
  • Released: 2005
  • Country: Germany
  • Style: Heavy Metal, Power Metal
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 611
Nocturnal Rites - Grand Illusion mp3 flac

Released in 2005, Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album from Nocturnal Rites. The lyrical themes on this album focus on achieving freedom and overcoming tyranny. Fools Never Die" – 3:54. Something Undefined" – 4:08. Our Wasted Days" – 5:17. Cuts Like a Knife" – 5:10. End of our Rope" – 5:26. Never Ending" – 4:29.

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Grand Illusion Tracklist. 1. Fools Never Die Lyrics. 12. Under The Ice Lyrics. About Grand Illusion. Lineup: Jonny Lindqvist – Vocals Fredrik Mannberg – Guitars Nils Norberg – Guitars (lead) Nils Eriksson – Bass Owe Lingvall – Drums. Grand Illusion Q&A. More Nocturnal Rites albums. The 8th Sin. Show all albums by Nocturnal Rites.

In fact, resistance to change is perhaps the most disspiriting thing about this band, as they appear to simply content themselves with recycling the same road-tested templates perfected by the power metal elite (Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Helloween, et a. and avoiding any truly unconventional gadgetry along the way.

Band Name Nocturnal Rites. Album Name Grand Illusion. Released date 19 September 2005. Labels Century Media. Music StyleMelodic Power. Members owning this album90.

Nocturnal Rites does have a dark side about them, most particularly revealed in the majestic yet devilish Cuts Like A Knife. Wicked growling vocals during the chorus section, provided by Kristoffer W. Olivius (Naglfar) enhance the song’s overall impact, measuring up as one of the more intense pieces that you’ll find here. The track is richly articulate, with further acrobatics guitar-wise giving the track an eerie tone  . has more and better ideas. Grand Illusion is not bad, it’s not great, it’s just damn generic and lacks good melodies. Hopefully NR can make a better album next time. 3 best songs: Cuts Like A Knife, Our Wasted Days, Never Ending.

Tracklist Hide Credits

CD-1 Fools Never Die
CD-2 Never Trust
Guitar [Pre Chorus Whammy] – Per ElofssonSoloist [Second Solo], Guitar – Stefan Elmgren
CD-3 Still Alive
CD-4 Something Undefined
Soloist [First Solo], Guitar – Olec BaltaSoloist [Second Solo], Guitar – Nils Norberg
CD-5 Our Wasted Days
Guitar [Left Channel Intro] – Olec BaltaGuitar [Pre Chorus Whammy Bar Madness And End-of-song Lead Frenzy] – Emil NorbergGuitar [Right Channel Intro] – Nils Norberg
CD-6 Cuts Like A Knife
Recorded By [Vocals From Hell] – Fredrik MannbergSoloist [First Guitar Solo], Guitar – Henrik DanhageSoloist [Second Guitar Solo], Guitar – Nils NorbergSoloist, Keyboards – Jens JohanssonVocals [From Hell] – Kristoffer Olivius
CD-7 End Of Our Rope
CD-8 Never Ending
CD-9 One By One
CD-10 Deliverance
Bonus DVD:
DVD-1 Fools Never Die (Video)
DVD-2 Avalon (Video)
DVD-3 Against The World (Video)
DVD-4 Awakening (Video)
Film Producer – Alfonso Ågren, Niclas Bäckar
DVD-5 Making Of Grand Illusion
DVD-6 Making Of Fools Never Die Video
DVD-7 Demons Of The Opera Documentary

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Magic Arts Publishing
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Century Media Records Ltd.
  • Produced At – Toontrack Music
  • Recorded At – Toontrack Music
  • Mixed At – Toontrack Music
  • Recorded At – Hell Hole Audio
  • Recorded At – Jävla Fuck You Studios
  • Recorded At – The Hot Closet With Noisy Air Aircondition Studios
  • Mastered At – Tonteknik Recording
  • Pressed By – Sonopress Arvato – 51563910
  • Pressed By – Sonopress Arvato – 51588646


  • Arranged By [Backing Vocals], Recorded By [Backing Vocals] – Henrik Kjellberg
  • Backing Vocals – Fredrik Mannberg, Henrik Kjellberg, Jens Carlsson, L-G Persson, Leif Grabbe, Ronny Hemlin
  • Bass – Nils Eriksson
  • Cover – Axel Herrmann*
  • Drums – Owe Lingvall
  • Engineer – Mattias "Mighty Ass" Eklund*
  • Engineer [Additional], Edited By [Additional] – Fredrik Mannberg
  • Film Director, Video Editor – Owe Lingvall (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-7)
  • Film Producer – Owe Lingvall (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-3, DVD-5 to DVD-7)
  • Keyboards, Arranged By [Keyboards], Recorded By [Keyboards] – Henrik Kjellberg
  • Layout [Booklet Layout] – Nadine Mainka
  • Lead Guitar – Nils Norberg
  • Mastered By – Pelle Henricsson
  • Music By, Lyrics By – Mannberg*, Lindqvist*, Eriksson*, Norberg*, Lingvall*
  • Other [Dvd Authoring] – Stefan Wibbeke (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-7)
  • Photography By [Band] – Olle Carlsson
  • Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – SHEP
  • Rhythm Guitar – Fredrik Mannberg
  • Vocals – Jonny Lindqvist


Produced, recorded and mixed at Toontrack Studios, Umeå, Sweden, May/June 2005. Additional recordings made at Hell Hole Audio, Umeå, Sweden, May/June 2005. Mastered at Tonteknik, Umeå, Sweden, July 2005.
Backing vocals arranged and recorded at Toontrack Studios.
Keyboards played, arranged and recorded at Toontrack Studios.
First guitar solo track 6 recorded at Jävla Fuck You Studios, Göteborg, Sweden.
Vocals from hell track 6 recorded at The Hot Closet with Noisy Air Aircondition Studios, Umeå, Sweden.

Booklet layout for Media Logistics GmbH

All music video and documentary material directed, produced and edited for Satellit Productions, except track DVD-4.
DVD authoring for Media Logistics GmbH.

DVD-1 taken from the album "Grand Illusion"
© 2005 Magic Arts Publishing.
℗ 2005 Century Media Records Ltd.
DVD-2 to DVD-4 taken from the album "New World Messiah"
© 2004 Magic Arts Publishing.
℗ 2004 Century Media Records Ltd.

© 2005 Magic Arts Publishing.
℗ 2005 Century Media Records Ltd.
Manufactured in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 051099 759206
  • Label Code: LC 6975
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): [sonopress arvato logo] 51563910/77592-2 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 0737
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): [sonopress arvato logo] 51588646/77592-0 CC 22
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI LP50
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 07D1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
77592-2 Nocturnal Rites Grand Illusion ‎(CD, Album) Century Media 77592-2 Germany 2005
FO522CD Nocturnal Rites Grand Illusion ‎(CD, Album) Фоно FO522CD Russia 2005
8292-2 Nocturnal Rites Grand Illusion ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Century Media 8292-2 US 2006
VICP-63163 Nocturnal Rites Grand Illusion ‎(CD, Album) Victor VICP-63163 Japan 2005
IW83045 Nocturnal Rites Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album) Inner Wound Recordings IW83045 Sweden 2015