OUT 15 JANUARY 2021
DRAGONY signs with NAPALM RECORDS
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DRAGONY -"Gods of War"
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+++ DRAGONY NOMINATED FOR AMADEUS AUSTRIAN MUSIC AWARD 2022! +++
Some more happy news in these times when we need them most, as we are excited to announce this nomination for our album "Viribus Unitis" in the Hard & Heavy category of the Amadeus Award, which is Austria's biggest and most important music award for national bands and artists.
The official event ceremony is scheduled to take place on 29 April at the Volkstheater in Vienna, and will also be broadcasted on Austrian public television.
We are very happy about this nomination, and are honored to receive this nod of recognition for our album "Viribus Unitis" in our home country of Austria, especially since the concept of the album is heavily influenced by Austrian history. It certainly also feels like our work over the past fifteen years as a Power Metal band in Austria is being appreciated by our local music scene, and we are very grateful for this.
However, regardless of the result of the award ceremony, we would like to congratulate all the other nominees for the award, and thank you guys all very much for the continued support over the years!
+++ TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: SYMPHONIC POWER ALLIANCE 2022 +++
We are happy to announce that we will once again be hitting the road with our brothers in SERENITY on their Symphonic Power Alliance tour in early 2022, together with Sascha Paeth's amazing MASTERS OF CEREMONY and the Space Ninjas from VICTORIUS!
Here are the dates:
06.04.2022 - DE - Munich - Backstage
07.04.2022 - DE - Nuremberg - Der Hirsch
08.04.2022 - DE - Weinheim - Cafe Central
09.04.2022 - DE - Essen - Turock
10.04.2022 - NL - Haarlem - Patronaat
11.04.2022 - DE - Osnabrück - Bastard Club
12.04.2022 - NL - Enschede - Metropool
13.04.2022 - BE - Aarschot - De Klinker
14.04.2022 - DE - Rüsselsheim - Das Rind
15.04.2022 - CH - Luzern - Schüür
16.04.2022 - AT - Wörgl - Komma
Get your tickets here: http://www.serenity-band.com/tour/
+++ DRAGONY CONFIRMED FOR METAL HAMMER PARADISE 2021 +++
We are thrilled to announce that we will take part in the 2021 edition of METAL HAMMER PARADISE festival in Germany! We are looking forward to returning to Germany on 13 November 2021!
+++ 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