Finland - February 17
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy - February 19
UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest of Europe - February 22
Spain, Portugal - February 23
Sweden, Hungary - February 24
North America - March 9
Recorded at the Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastered by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studio.
Cover art by Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa.
Song titles in English:
2. The Saga of the Sun
3. The Frozen Mouth
4. The Deed of the Northern Lights
5. Within the Song of the Trees
6. Time Without Time
7. The Gallows Song
8. Towards the World of Shadows
9. Under the Root of the Mountain
10. Embraced by the Ancient
Available in the following formats:
- Limited cardboard box with die-cut cover (including CD jewel case + exclusive bonus track, beer coaster and poster flag)
- Limited gatefold LP + the entire album on CD
- Digital download
Bonus track on the limited edition:
12. Under Dvärgens Fot (03:32)
This is basically an acoustic reprise of "Under Bergets Rot".
Bonus tracks on the two disc limited European Tour edition (Cover
) (release: September 2011):
- Insects (Oingo Boingo cover)
- Can You Forgive Her (Pet Shop Boys cover)
- The God That Failed (Metallica cover)
Music videos were made for "Solsagan", "Under Bergets Rot", and "Ett Norrskensdad".