AEGONIA is a fantasy project which includes a series of novels and atmospheric metal music with lyrics inspired by the world of the books. So far the artists have released two novels "Tales from the lands of Aegonia", one LP album "The Forgotten Song" (2019) and two folklore singles based on the most mystical part of the Bulgarian folklore, closely related to ancient Rhodopi mountain (2020). The newest addition to the project is the EP "Moonlight Tales" which had a premiere at the end of August 2022.
The magical and fulfilling melodies of the project can be played either with the heavy sound of a full-metal band or with acoustic classical instruments and vocals.
Aegonia was founded by Elitsa Stoyanova and Nikolay Nikolov. They started by playing short improvisations on guitar, violin and vocals. They soon noticed that the lyrics they wrote were connected to each other and were telling a fantasy story. Every new song they wrote was like another piece of the puzzle that they later called "Tales from the lands of Aegonia". Eli decided to write this story as a fantasy novel with writer’s name Nea Stand. The writing process led to more music, and the music – to more facts from the story.
In the world of Aegonia the biggest power of a sorceress/sorcerer is their song. The first album and novel "The Forgotten Song" tells the story of Endoriel’s forgotten song. The novel pretty much sounds like a tale or a legend. Endoriel is a powerful sorceress and the queen of the ancient fortress Aegonia. One day she is attacked by another sorcerer – Varkhagor – who is determined to conquer her lands. He soon realizes that Endoriel’s power is equal to his and he has to be very creative in order to defeat her. So he comes up with a plan how to steal her song of power…
The second release "Moonlight Tales" is a continuation of the story.
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Чуйте музиката на Аегония
Първия от романите от фентъзи поредицата "Истории от земите на Аегония" можете да свалите като електронна книга от тук:
Aegonia's founding members have always been fascinated by the beauty of nature and the authentic folklore music. They have played in a traditional orchestra for authentic Bulgarian music for two years on the traditional instruments kaval and gadulka. This influenced them deeply and inspired them to compose songs with lyrics in Bulgarian that sound pretty much like authentic Bulgarian folklore songs.
The videos for "The Maid And The Mountain" ("Ща да ида, майчинко") and "Samodiva" were shot in the Rhodopi mountain and the beautiful Krushuna falls. All the clothing and items used in the video are authentic. A magical trip back in time.
"Samodiva" - this is a magical creature in the Bulgarian folklore - a woman in white clothes and bare feet, that lives in the forest. The word is made of two words meaning "alone" and "wild".
Other folklore songs of Aegonia are: "Иска ми дума гората" (translated literally means "The forest asks me for my word") (video) and "Заспала е Стоена" ("Stoena has fallen asleep").
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
- Via Nocturna: Review: The Forgotten Song (Aegonia) (review)
- Mautorland: Aegonia: «Nuestra música no viene de la mente, viene del corazón»
- Pete's rock news and views: Aegonia – Interview
- Darkzen: Aegonia interview
- Darkzen: Aegonia "The Forgotten Song" review
- Waldhalla: Interview mit Aegonia (Elitsa)
- Waldhalla: Aegonia – The Forgotten Song (review)
- Metal Addicts: Aegonia – The Forgotten Song (review)
- MyTouché Blog: Introducing: Aegonia from Bulgaria (interview)
- Bonavox: Interview Eli (Elitsa Stoyanova) – vocal, violin
- musika.be: Aegonia: The Forgotten Song (review)
- folk-metal.nl: Interview with Eli of Aegonia
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