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Drakkar

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Formed: 1995
From: Milan, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Drakkar News

Below is our complete Drakkar news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Drakkar Recording New Album

On May 2nd, Drakkar will enter the studio to begin recording the successor to the acclaimed comeback album “When Lightning Strikes.”

Veterans Dario Beretta (guitars), Davide Dell’Orto (vocals) and Simone Cappato (bass) will be joined by newcomers Emanuele Laghi (keyboards) and Paolo Pirola (drums), plus a few special guest musicians.

According to guitarist/composer Dario Beretta, the new record, called “Run With The Wolf” and scheduled for early 2015 on My Kingdom Music, will be “a very straightforward, direct album. After a concept so complex and thought-out like 'When Lightning Strikes,' we thought it was the right moment to do something very immediate and energetic. There are also a couple of songs that make use of traditional Irish melodies and chord progressions, something we’ve never done before. As a life-long fan of Thin Lizzy, I’m pretty excited to be finally able to incorporate those influences in our sound." More...

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Drakkar Names New Album; Posts Update

Italy's Drakkar announced that the name of the upcoming new release will be entitled "Run With the Wolf," the band's fifth album. The pre-production phase for the release is complete and the band will soon announce further details, including guest appearances.

Guitarist/composer Dario Beretta provided the following update: "Hi guys, Dario here. Time for some good news!

"The works on the new album proceed as planned. Pre-production is done and sounds good. Frankly, I can't wait to start the 'real' recordings for this material, I am confident it's going to come out great. As I mentioned before, there will be some Irish melodies/influences this time around, which is something new for us. And there will also be a couple of special guests, but we'll talk about that later; for now, it's time to announce the TITLE OF THE ALBUM!

"The fifth DRAKKAR full-lenght will be called... (drum roll please)

'RUN WITH THE WOLF'!

"The release date is not settled yet, but it's going to be between the end of 2014 and early 2015, depending on many factors.

"The album will also come out in a VERY LIMITED EDITION (probably around 500 copies) with a second CD, which will include... well, let's just say that it will include some awesome bonus material and leave it at that! Can't spoil all surprise now, can we?

"So, there you go. I hope you like the title and that you look forward to hear what we have in store.

"Stay metal!"

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Drakkar Posts New Album Update

Italian epic power metal act Drakkar has posted an update on the progress of the band's new album and follow up to the 2012 release "When Lightning Strikes" (see review here). Recently, the band revealed that the new drummer for the album is Sound Storm's Federico Brignolo.

In a post on Facebook, guitarist/composer Dario Beretta reported: "Me and Dave [Dell'Orto], with the aid of the great Federico from Sound Storm, are working hard on the new songs. A lot of traditional heavy metal in them, with a few interesting twists. Soon we will also announce the title of the album: that will help you understand the direction we're taking. Stay with us! - Dario"

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Drakkar Announces Drummer For New LP

Italian power metal act Drakkar, founded by Crimson Dawn's Dario Beretta, have announced that the drummer for the upcoming follow up to "When Lightning Strikes" (See review at this location) will be Sound Storm's Federico Brignolo. The album is currently in the writing stages with a tentative release time of 2014.

The announcement reads as follows: "Ok, it's time for the announcement you were waiting for!...because you were, right? Anyway...the next Drakkar album, coming in 2014, will have a very special guest on drums: our friend Federico Brignolo from the awesome Sound Storm! These guys are one of the most promising young bands of the Italian Metal scene. We'll be back with more great news about our next record! Stay metal!" More...

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Drakkar Streaming New Song

Italian power metal band Drakkar are streaming the new track "Revenge Is Done" from the forthcoming album "When Lightning Strikes." The album is due for release on January 16, 2012 through My Kingdom Music. The album marks the first full length release from the band since 2002's "Razorblade God."

See Metal Underground's full review for "When Lightning Strikes" at this location.

The track listing for "When Lightning Strikes" is as follows:

1. Hyperspace – The Arrival
2. Day Of The Gods
3. The Armageddon Machine
4. In The Belly Of The Beast
5. Revenge Is Done
6. When Lightning Strikes
7. Winter soldiers
8. Salvation
9. At The Flaming Shores Of Heaven
10. We Ride
11. The Awakening
12. My Endless Flight
13. Aftermath – The Departure
14. Engage!
15. New Frontier

Check out "Revenge is Done" by clicking the play button here:

Revenge Is Done

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Drakkar Posts New Album Preview

Italian power metal band Drakkar is streaming the new track "When Lightning Strikes," the title track from the band's first full length album in nine years (heard below). "When Lightning Strikes" is due out on January 16, 2012 through My Kingdom Music.

The track listing for "When Lightning Strikes" is as follows:

1. Hyperspace – The Arrival
2. Day Of The Gods
3. The Armageddon Machine
4. In The Belly Of The Beast
5. Revenge Is Done
6. When Lightning Strikes
7. Winter Soldiers
8. Salvation
9. At The Flaming Shores Of Heaven
10. We Ride
11. The Awakening
12. My Endless Flight
13. Aftermath – The Departure
14. Engage!
15. New Frontier

Check out the trailer here:

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Drakkar Streaming New Song

Italian power metal band Drakkar is streaming the new track "When Lightning Strikes," the title track from the band's first full length album in nine years (heard below). "When Lightning Strikes" is due out on January 16, 2012 through My Kingdom Music.

The track listing for "When Lightning Strikes" is as follows:

1. Hyperspace – The Arrival
2. Day Of The Gods
3. The Armageddon Machine
4. In The Belly Of The Beast
5. Revenge Is Done
6. When Lightning Strikes
7. Winter Soldiers
8. Salvation
9. At The Flaming Shores Of Heaven
10. We Ride
11. The Awakening
12. My Endless Flight
13. Aftermath – The Departure
14. Engage!
15. New Frontier

Check out the title track by clicking the play button below:

When Lightning Strikes

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Drakkar To Play Milan After Eight Year Absence

Italian power metal band Drakkar announced that the band will play a special show in Milan, after an eight year absence, to present the band's forthcoming LP "When Lightning Strikes" which is due for release on January 16, 2012 through My Kingdom Music. The concert will be at Legend 54 in Milan on October 14, 2011.

The band is selling a mini-CD featuring three new tracks from "When Lightning Strikes" at the event, which will contain a coupon that allows for the purchase of the full LP for 6 Euros.

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Drakkar Posts Preview Of New Album

Italian power metal band Drakkar have posted a preview stream of the forthcoming album "When Lightning Strikes" (heard below). The album marks the first full length album in nine years and is the follow up to 2002's "Razorblade God." "When Lightning Strikes" is due out on January 16, 2012 through My Kingdom Music. The artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. Hyperspace – The Arrival
2. Day Of The Gods
3. The Armageddon Machine
4. In The Belly Of The Beast
5. Revenge Is Done
6. When Lightning Strikes
7. Winter Soldiers
8. Salvation
9. At The Flaming Shores Of Heaven
10. We Ride
11. The Awakening
12. My Endless Flight
13. Aftermath – The Departure
14. Engage!
15. New Frontier

DRAKKAR "When Lightning Strikes" preview album by My Kingdom Music

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