OUT 15 JANUARY 2021
DRAGONY signs with NAPALM RECORDS
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DRAGONY -"Gods of War"
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+++ "GOLDEN DAWN" LYRICS VIDEO RELEASE +++
We are thrilled to announce the release of the second single from our upcoming album, "Golden Dawn"!
Check out the brand new lyrics video on YouTube!
+++ DRAGONY SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS AND ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "VIRIBUS UNITIS" +++
The long wait is finally over! We are more than thrilled to officially announce the release of our fourth studio album titled "Viribus Unitis" and present the first single: "Gods of War"!
VIRIBUS UNITIS Tracklist:
1. On The Blue Danube
2. Gods of War
3. Love You To Death
5. Darkness Within
6. A.E.I.O.U. (feat. Georg Neuhauser)
7. Viribus Unitis
8. Golden Dawn
9. Made of Metal (Cyberpunk Joseph)
10. Battle Royale
11. Legends Never Die
12. Haben Sie Wien Schon Bei Nacht Gesehn (Bonus Track)
"Viribus Unitis", named after the official motto of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef, marks both a comeback to our musical roots as well as a next step into the future for Dragony, as we are returning to a "rock opera concept" album similar to our debut "Legends", but at the same time we have evolved musically and are delivering what we consider our heaviest and most diverse album to date.
The concept story of the album is deeply intertwined with the history of Austria and in particular with the end of the Habsburg monarchy, which is often romanticized in our collective consciousness. However, the story of "Viribus Unitis" presents a very fantastical, alternate timeline of these events, involving magic, crazy science, a demonically possessed Empress Sisi, zombie armies and of course: Cyberpunk Joseph.
The first single "Gods of War" is also the opening track of the album, and sets the stage for the story that is to come: The year is 1867, and Emperor Franz Josef of Austria is forced to accept the terms of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise after suffering losses in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, effectively establishing the dual monarchy that became known as the "k. & k. Monarchy". In this situation, he is questioning whether his empire even has a future, or only its glorious past is left.
The music for the song was co-written by Tommy Johansson from SABATON & MAJESTICA with his bandmate in SYMPHONY OF TRAGEDY, Tomas Svedin, with the vocal line and lyrics having been composed by our singer Siegfried.
We are thrilled to release this very special album on an Austrian label in Napalm Records, and hope that both old and new fans of Dragony will enjoy the brandnew songs!
"Viribus Unitis" will be released on CD, Digital and, for the first time in Dragony history, also on vinyl through Napalm Records on 15th January 2021.
Pre-order through the Napalm Records store: https://smarturl.it/ViribusUnitis-NPR
Other pre-order links: https://smarturl.it/ViribusUnitis