DRAGONY unveil collaboration with Lukas Knoebl of ILLUMINATA
Today, we’d like to continue giving you some details on our upcoming new album “Shadowplay” which will be released on 18th September 2015, and it is with great pleasure that we can announce a collaboration with Lukas Knoebl, guitarist and mastermind of Austrian Symphonic Metallers ILLUMINATA!
Lukas is not only a great guitarist and songwriter, but he is also a highly talented arranger of orchestral music, and when we were looking to take the “symphonic” aspect of our new songs to the next level, we got in contact with Lukas when we heard his amazing work on ILLUMINATA’s new album “Where Stories Unfold”. We are very happy to have him on board, as he provided some excellent orchestral arrangements for our new songs!
Make sure to check out his band ILLUMINATA: www.illuminata.at
HEAVENS GATE – Best For Sale! album trailer on YouTube and Facebook
Here’s the HEAVENS GATE – Best For Sale! album videotrailer and their new Facebook site.
New Facebook site here.
DRAGONY to reveal artwork
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls – it’s finally time! The wait is over, the curtain is ready to be lifted; the dragons are back!
We are extremely happy and proud to announce that our new studio album will be titled “SHADOWPLAY” and is set for a worldwide release in September 2015 via our label Limb Music!
We have been working very hard on this new album for the better part of one year in the studio now to deliver great new Symphonic Power Metal anthems, and we feel that all the hard work has finally paid off – we love the new material, and we are very much looking forward to sharing more details like collaborations, guest performances, and of course also the first audio snippets with you in the weeks to come!
For now, we are thrilled to present the artwork for “Shadowplay”, designed by the talented Péter Sallai from Hungary, who has already provided amazing artworks for fantastic bands such as SABATON, CREMATORY and SATYRICON.
Check out his websites:
HEAVENS GATE “Best For Sale!” CD release postponed to July 10, 2015
HEAVENS GATE “Best For Sale!” CD release postponed to July 10, 2015.
The CD version of “Best For Sale!” contains 17 tracks and will be released via Limb Music on July 10, 2015. The first pressing comes with a slipcase and contains a large poster and a sticker of the artwork.
The digital download version with 20 tracks will be available on June 19, 2015 via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc.
Until July 10th, 2015 you can pre-order the CD for a special discounted price here or here.
The song “Livin’ In Hysteria” is available for free download here.
HEAVENS GATE – Best For Sale!
From their first days in 1987 until their break in 1999, HEAVENS GATE were among the top representatives of German Heavy Metal. They had a large fan community, especially in Japan, and their albums are in high demand until today… Which justifies some special release, of course – ‘Best For Sale!’ is a perfect choice for the newbie and the stalwart longtime fan. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and recap the development of the band.
16 years after one of the best German Heavy Metal bands was heard of last, ‘Best For Sale!’ offers a great compendium of the quintet’s creative years. No doubt they have left their mark, and their albums are still in high demand. HEAVENS GATE were an integral part of the German Heavy Metal scene, and ‘Best For Sale!’ epitomises their unique sound: be it fast smashers or classic ballads – the boys deliver them with their impressive and distinctive style. Enjoy ‘Best For Sale!’ either as an introduction to the HEAVENS GATE catalogue or as a great essential legacy.
The first pressing will come in a slipcase containing a sticker plus 36x36cm poster.
- 01. In Control / 5:09
- 02. Surrender / 4:01
- 03. Tyrants / 4:22
- 04. Path Of Glory / 4:16
- 05. Livin’ In Hysteria/ 4:37
- 06. The Neverending Fire / 4:32
- 07. Flashes / 3:23
- 08. Best Days Of My Life / 5:53
- 09. Gate Of Heaven / 4:36
- 10. Under Fire / 3:39
- 11. White Evil / 5:00
- 12. Rising Sun / 3:31
- 13. He’s The Man / 4:19
- 14. Planet Earth / 4:16
- 15. The Edge / 3:33
- 16. Noah’s Dream / 10:08
- 17. Mastermind / 4:05
Total playing time 79:13
- In the 1990’s, HEAVENS GATE were among the most successful and most exciting German Metal bands.
- Immense success in Japan.
- Back catalogue is in high demand.
- This 17 song “Best Of” compilation features superb remastered material from all of their full-length albums.
- Three bonus tracks for Digital Download and Streaming.
- Guitarist Sascha Paeth has become a renowned producer.
WIZARD – Bound By Metal (Remastered Reissue)
The image represented so clearly by the cover artwork of the Wizard output, “Bound By Metal” is transformed into ambitious music in the tracks of the album. The power of the album bursts through the seams, as the title of this tremendous album promises. Every one of the twelve original songs shine with great instrument techniques and memorable vocal lines.
Remastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Mob Rules, Symphony X, Neal Morse, Saga and Ian Parry’s Consortium Project), including bonus tracks.
- 01. Birth Of The Weapons / 1:20
- 02. Hammer, Bow, Axe And Sword / 3:48
- 03. Brave Warriors / 4:07
- 04. Dark Wings / 3:31
- 05. Mighty Wizard / 5:09
- 06. A Nice Day To Die / 3:26
- 07. Gladiators Of Steel / 4:02
- 08. Unicorn / 6:56
- 09. Believe In Metal / 3:55
- 10. Spill The Blood Of Our Enemies / 4:30
- 11. Battlefield Of Death / 3:02
- 12. Bound By Metal / 5:39
- 13. Bloodsteel (Bonus Track) / 4:18
- 14. In The Sign Of The Wizard (Bonus Track) / 5:41
- 15. Legion Of Doom (Bonus Track) / 5:15
Total playing time 64:55
- Wizard have existed since 1989 and are one of Germany’s most popular Speed/Power Metal bands.
- Numerous successful festival performances e.g. at Wacken, Bang Your Head, Keep it True Festival
- Sven D’Anna is one of Germany’s most charismatic vocalists
- Re-release of the rare classic album incl. bonus tracks
- Remastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Mob Rules, Symphony X, Neal Morse, Saga and Ian Parry’s Consortium Project)
WIZARD – Remastered Reissues
The opinion of the international press that Wizard is Germany’s answer to Manowar is not entirely incorrect. The band with singer Sven D’Anna take their fast, furious true metal sound from similar sources as Joey DeMaio’s American band. Despite that, Wizard’s songs are not lacking in individuality.
“Nobody told us that Metal was dead – believe me”, Snoppi says with a deadpan face, “we didn’t notice that in the rehearsal room…”. This totally naive and very honest statement, taken from an early interview, is WIZARD in a nutshell. WIZARD have remained true to themselves – and they are the only real choice for anyone searching for the true Metal spirit.
Reissues of three classic albums, remastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Mob Rules, Symphony X, Neal Morse, Saga and Ian Parry’s Consortium Project)
Tracklisting – Head Of The Deceiver:
- 01. Evitum Okol / 0:59
- 02. Magic Potion / 4:24
- 03. Head Of The Deceiver / 4:49
- 04. Collective Mind / 4:42
- 05. Defenders Of Metal / 4:31
- 06. Calm Of The Storm / 5:03
- 07. Demon Witches / 4:40
- 08. Iron War / 3:23
- 09. The First One / 4:42
- 10. Revenge / 3:42
- 11. True Metal / 6:39
- 12. Ultimate Warrior (Bonus Track) / 5:54
- 13. Metal Law (Bonus Track) / 6:02
Total playing time 59:34
Tracklisting – Odin:
- 01. The Prophecy / 5:19
- 02. Betrayer / 4:53
- 03. Dead Hope / 6:02
- 04. Dark God / 5:43
- 05. Loki’s Punishment / 5:08
- 06. Beginning Of The End / 4:01
- 07. Thor’s Hammer / 5:01
- 08. Hall Of Odin / 5:06
- 09. The Powergod / 5:21
- 10. March Of The Einheriers / 5:40
- 11. End Of All / 3:56
- 12. Ultimate War (Bonus Track) / 4:52
- 13. Golden Dawn (Bonus Track) / 5:05
Total playing time 66:10
Bonus Video: Betrayer
Tracklisting – Magic Circle:
- 01. Enter The Magic Circle / 1:04
- 02. Fire And Blood / 4:38
- 03. Call Of The Wild / 4:51
- 04. Death Is My Life / 4:38
- 05. On Your Knees/ 6:11
- 06. Metal / 4:04
- 07. Uruk-Hai / 5:53
- 08. Circle Of Steel / 5:25
- 09. Warriors Of The Night / 6:23
- 10. No Way Out / 5:07
- 11. The Magic Goes On / 4:20
- 12. Don’t Say Goodbye / 5:16
- 13. Sons Of The North (Bonus Track) / 4:27
- 14. Master Of The Holy Flame (Bonus Track) / 5:18
Total playing time 68:52
Bonus Video: Warriors Of The Night
- WIZARD are one of Germany’s most popular Power Metal bands.
- Sven D’Anna is one of Germany’s most charismatic vocalists.
- Head Of The Deceiver produced by Uwe Lulis (Grave Digger, Rebellion)
- Odin produced by Piet Sielck (Blind Guardian, Iron Savior, Savage Circus).
- Numerous successful festival performances e.g. at Wacken, Bang Your Head, Keep it True Festival.
- Remastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Mob Rules, Symphony X, Neal Morse, Saga and Ian Parry’s Consortium Project).
MASTERS OF DISGUISE – The Savage And The Grace
With their 2013 debut “Back With A Vengeance”, MASTERS OF DISGUISE filled the musical gap left behind by the demise of Savage Grace almost 30 years previously. Two years later the successor CD “The Savage And The Grace” was ready, building on its predecessor in classical style and which again is sure to set the pulses of speed freaks racing. The album again honours the true Speed Metal spirit of the Eighties without sounding antiquated or dusty. Classic US Speed Metal, taken another step upwards by several typical, fast Euro-Metal characteristics make the eleven tracks a real ride through speed hell.
- 01. Judgement Day / 2:13
- 02. The Enforcer / 3:39
- 03. Conquering The World / 6:26
- 04. Knutson II: (Only A Mother’s) Love Is Forever / 5:59
- 05. Heavens Fall / 4:29
- 06. New Horizons / 6:57
- 07. Sins Of The Damned / 4:07
- 08. The Scavenger’s Daughter / 3:42
- 09. Barbarians At The Gate / 3:33
- 10. War Of The Gods (Part I) / 6:46
- 11. Hammerhead (Bonus Track) / 6:01
Total playing time 53:44
Video Album Trailer
- In the musical footsteps of the US Metal legends Savage Grace.
- Legendary speed/power metal mixture with cult character.
- Impressive successor to their superb 2013 debut.
- Masters of Disguise comprises of established musicians from bands such as Roxxcalibur, Abandoned and ex-Viron.
- Increased live activities to promote the album, e.g. Tour with Omen in March 2015, etc…