Radiant, enchanting & uplifting!

Base: Casperia • Italy
Genre: Symphonic Fantasy Metal
Title: Compass To Your Heart’s Desire
FFO: Nightwish, Epica, Enya
Format: Album
Label: Independent
Release: Dec. 16, 2022

• Deeply soulful, upliftingly visionary debut album
• Sensational clear, operetta-like female vocals
• Inspiring noble mix of Melodic, Power & Symphonic Metal

[ Embrace The Cold • Lyric Video ]

Kate says about the song:
"This is a dark and epic story about facing difficult times and the struggle to keep going nonetheless. 'Embracing the cold' is not about giving up or bending to your circumstances, but is rather a metaphor for radical acceptance of your situation and trying to make the most out of what you have. Embrace the cold, to find your way back to the sunlight!"

[ Compass To Your Heart's Desire • Album Teaser ]

KATE NORD is a classically trained Finnish singer/songwriter who creates high quality SYMPHONIC FANTASY METAL in central Italy.

With her versatile, impressively clear as well as amazingly soprano strong exceptional voice, this fabulous golden throat can easily compete with the best and most famous of the entire guild.

[ Pic: Marco Savi • SPF Produzioni ]

"Compass To Your Heart's Desire" is KATE NORD's debut album as a solo artist, with a special guest solo by Timo Tolkki, popular by Finnish Power Metallers Stratovarius.

[ Artwork: Nicolas Spreutels ]

"Compass To Your Heart's Desire" is inspired by Scandinavian folk tales about trolls and fairies and the illustrations to these tales, such as the works of John Bauer, as well as fantasy novels as well as the works of the world famous fantasy grandmaster J. R. R. Tolkien.

"Compass To Your Heart's Desire" is embedded in wonderfully powerful Heavy/Power Metal sounds with slamming drums and furious distortion guitars, often bursting with fully melodic, catchy outbursts.

[ Pic: Marco Savi • SPF Produzioni ]

Her first release as a solo singer was a cover of Howard Blake's "Walking In The Air" in 2017.

Kate's musical resume includes formal studies in classical singing in both Finland and Italy. She began her music studies in Porvoo, Finland with pianist Diana Bärlund, who also taught former Lordi keyboardist Awa (Leena Peisa).

Kate already appeared as a lyricist of the Italian Progressive Power Metal ensemble Noveria since the band's formation in 2013. She was also featured as a guest vocalist on Noveria's album "Forsaken", released 2016 via Scarlet Records.

KATE NORD • Online:


01. Recitative To The Moon 01:47
02. All Alone 03:28
03. The North Wind And The Troll 03:50
04. Embrace The Cold 02:59
05. Wither And Rust (feat. Timo Tolkki) 05:04
06. Dream Of Daylight 05:37
0. Breathe In The Night 03:43
08. Dance Of The Fairies 02:58
09. Aeternam Vale 04:24

total: 33:50 min.

Kate Nord • Vocals, Keys, Orchestration
Francesco Mattei • Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli • Bass
Omar Campitelli • Drums

2022 • Compass To Your Heart’s Desire • Full-length

KATE NORD is available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email