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News : Dragonland Australian tour supports confirmed

By on June 23, 2018

Direct from Sweden, symphonic power metal legends, Dragonland, will embark on their first ever Australian tour this September thanks to Stormrider Touring. The band is most notable for producing works based on The Dragonland Chronicles fantasy saga playing a major role on many of the band’s releases. Australian power metal fans will have the unique experience to see Dragonland this September on their east-coast tour with some very special guests. See below for full details.

Wednesday 5/9 Canberra 
Darker Half (NSW) IMMORIUM & Mattersphere

Thursday 6/9 Sydney 
Darker Half, Envenomed (VIC) & Saralisse

Friday 7/9 Brisbane
Envenomed (VIC), Espionage (VIC) & Valhalore

Saturday 8/9 Melbourne 
Black MajestyEYEFEAR, Darker Half (NSW), Envenomed & Espionage

Click here to secure your tickets. 

Dragonland’s latest release Under the Grey Banner is out now via AFM Records. The album features artwork from Damian Bajowski, known for his works from PC game The Witcher.

“Under The Grey Banner” was recorded at several different studios, with Jacob Hansen adding his magic touch to the mix at Hansen studios in Denmark. Twelve songs were created during the sessions and the music itself is based on a deep and emotional story, picking up where the band’s second album, “Holy War”, left off nine years ago.

Guitarist, Olof Mörck comments:

“After ‘Astronomy’, we knew we needed to explore our music further not to risk becoming a band that releases music every year cast in the same mold, so the idea from the beginning was: what would it be like with a metal album based in fantasy that respects the literary genre, that actually tries to be mature and that enriches said fantasy world with inspiration from millenias of human mythology? To make a neoclassical album filled with overly bombastic clichés of steel clad warriors was out of the question — instead we explored the themes and sounds around various fantasy movies, new and old, and also countless computer RPG soundtracks to infuse the musical aspect with a genuine fantasy feel, and as previously stated, heaps and stacks of tomes on every mythological tale from Gilgamesh to the Aeneid provided a genuine and credible backdrop to the story.“

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