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Dragony

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Dragony Issues Update On Vocalist, New Keyboardist

Austrian power metal act Dragony issued an update on the condition of vocalist Siegfried "The Dragonslayer" Samer, who underwent vocal surgery last month. In addition, the band announced the addition of new keyboardist Manuel Hartleb, who replaces the outgoing Georg Lorenz. The band is in the process of planning live show dates for 2013.

The update on the band's Facebook Page reads as follows:

"Well guys, I guess it's time for a little news update from the DRAGONY camp, and it's exclusively good news today!

"First off, we are happy to announce that our lead singer's vocal chord surgery in early November went really well, the recovery process is running smoothly, and we will be back to regular rehearsals in early 2013!

"Meanwhile, the dragons have not been lazy, and we've used to time to hunt high and low for a new keyboard player... and well, we are happy to announce that we have found one in Manuel Hartleb! Thus, please welcome Manuel as the newest member of DRAGONY, and we are sure that with his classical piano background, he will be a great asset to the Unicorn Union!

"Give him a warm welcome, and look out for the first live date announcements for DRAGONY for 2013 real soon! ;) Unicorns Unite!!!"

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Dragony Streaming Entire New Album

Austrian power metallers Dragony will release their debut album "Legends" tomorrow, August 14th, on Limb Music. Today the band is giving fans a sneak peak to listen to the entire album one day before it is released. Get a first listen here, courtesy of AOL Music's Full Album Listening Party Series.

The "Legends" track listing is as follows:

1) Of Legends...
2) Burning Skies
3) Land of Broken Dreams
4) Dragonslayer
5) Wings of the Night
6) Vaults of Heaven
7) The Longest Night
8) Hero's Return
9) The Ride
10) Alcado More...

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Dragony Streaming New Song "Burning Skies"

Austrian power metallers Dragony will release their debut album "Legends" on August 14th via Limb Music. Today Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song "Burning Skies." The track features a guest appearance from Primal Fear vocalist Ralph Scheepers and can be heard at this location.

The "Legends" track listing is as follows:

1) Of Legends...
2) Burning Skies
3) Land of Broken Dreams
4) Dragonslayer
5) Wings of the Night
6) Vaults of Heaven
7) The Longest Night
8) Hero's Return
9) The Ride
10) Alcador More...

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Dragony To Release Debut Album In North America

Austrian act Dragony will be releasing debut album "Legends" in North America this coming August 14th, 2012. The following press release was issued about the band and album:

"What first began as a project in the idyllic alpine republic has solidified into a real band. Everyone knows that Austrians don't do things half-heartedly and it was only to be expected that the former Dragonslayer Poject had evolved into a solid lineup by 2008. Since then the road led ever upwards for the six lads from Vienna. Being professional enough to recognize that the band name was a bit bulky, they changed it to Dragony in 2011 and continued their march forward. Their excellently produced debut album comprised of melodic, symphonic power metal with traditional character which stands up well against comparisons with the productions of long-standing international acts.

"So it is also no wonder that the Dragony musicians have become well known on the Austrian circuit. Legends combines the entire know-how of the six lads in ten songs, which span sounds from tough heaviness to high-powered melody lines. Overall, Legends can be summed up as high quality, symphonic power metal with ass-kicking melody inserts, powerful guitars and lyrics with insight.

"The work on the debut album lasted until the end of 2011, but for good reasons: They had been able to talk numerous guest musicians into contributing their skills, for example Tom Tieber of Ecliptica, Katie Joanne of Siren's Cry and naturally Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear, all of whom give their best on the album, as do many other guest musicians from the Austrian scene. And it is exactly because of these additional performances by their guests, that the material retains a certain rock opera character. Fine-tuning the result was carried out by Mika Jussila during his wonderful mastering work in the Finnvox Studios in Helsinki.

"Legends unites a powerful wall of guitars with huge choruses in songs, which are predominantly kept in mid-tempo style. The impressive, charismatic voice of Siegfried 'The Dragonslayer' Samer, is hugely admirable, with its incredible volume driving every song forward. After a classical intro, Dragony get down to business with 'Burning Skies,' a bone-shaking, fast power metal number with a great rhythm, gilded by the exceptional voice of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear). More...

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