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|Released||October 21, 2005|
|Genre||Gothic, Dark ambient, Dark wave|
|Nox Arcana chronology|
Transylvania is the fourth album by gothic duo Nox Arcana. This album is a musical tribute to Bram Stoker's Dracula. The duo employs their musical storytelling concept to take their listeners through chapters of the classic novel—beginning with Jonathan Harker's voyage into the Carpathian Mountains, a ride in Dracula's ominous black coach, arriving at Castle Dracula, a rendezvous with Dracula's brides, and a foray into a gypsy encampment, and finally into the lair of the vampire.
As with previous CDs, the booklet artwork is supplied by Joseph Vargo, with illustrations and quotes from Harker and Van Helsing. The duo's website also offers some historical background for the inspiration of their album.
Nox Arcana took their subject matter very seriously when composing the music for Transylvania. The album was also used to score a televised edition of the 1922 silent film Nosferatu.