Traditional Metal act DRAGONSCLAW have uploaded three tracks to their official facebook page streaming audio player as a preview from their forthcoming debut release ‘Prophecy”, which features guest vocals from Blaze Bayley (of Iron Maiden / Wolfsbane fame) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever, Edens Curse, and who has also worked with Ian Paice, Roger Glover & James Labrie).
The tracks can be streamed at this location: www.facebook.com/DragonsclawOfficial
DRAGONSCLAW are a four Piece Heavy Metal outfit that features Guitarist Ben Thomas, already an established name with his work with PAINDIVISION and his guest appearances with EMPIRES OF EDEN , and Vocalist Giles Lavery who brings an immense vocal range and an ear for melodies in the tradition of the classic metal genre. The band is also made up of Bassist Aaron Bryn Thomas and Ray Martens On Keys… The band is recruiting a full time drummer shortly for live dates.
Guest Vocalist Alessandro Del Vechio has the following to say regarding his appearance on the album:
“Even if I’m not the typical “metal” singer, as I am known for my melodic stuff, I grew up on the right stuff like Dio, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath so I really enjoyed getting the call from Dragonsclaw. It’s music I normally don’t sing every day so my performance was genuine and fresh…and that’s how a performance should be when you’re a guest on a record. Really wish these guys the best!”
The Debut album which was recorded over the last 12 months and mixed and mastered by Producer Stu Marshall (Empires Of Eden/Pain Division/Ex – Dungeon) is a true celebration of traditional metal.
Vocalist Giles Lavery gives a run down of the 3 tracks below
This track opens our album , it is a heavy “Balls to the wall” fast powerful dose of metal, it already seems to be favourite amongst those who have heard it and is very much in that JUDAS PRIEST style … who are of course one of our favourite groups, we think this will be a stormer live too
ANGELS IN WHITE:
Probably our most melodic track on the cd, the Guitar harmonies and the Chorus really stay with you after listening … this was a very late addition to the album , we were working on a track that wasn’t quite coming together and then this one just came out from an idea Guitarist Ben Thomas had, He’s great, he is a never ending supply of riffs and song ideas, We laid this one down in 2 nights and it is a fine addition to the cd , needless to say the other track got left behind very quickly…
it is very early 80’s sounding and hopefully will find favour among the fans of that NWOBHM or early US STEEL scene
Another fantastic riff from Ben , and we called upon COREY WYER from Australian band ‘THE CURSING STONE’ for lyrics here, I have Known COREY for years and he’s alwasy been a great Lyricist … he did a great job here and this track is a face melting power metal anthem about a deadly entity from another world desending upon earth … would we survive, I think not?
The Band are currently working on securing a label for the debut and are in the process co-ordinating the release for different territories.
Giles Added “We have a really strong set of songs here, We need the right label and the right folks behind it , we also have a Promo video for another track due in the coming week put together by Filmmaker and band photographer JEREMY BELINFANTE.”
Some early reviews of the album describe the work as a mix of Judas Priest, Helstar, Symphony X, & early Kamelot, one of Europes leading online metal sources ‘Forgotten Scroll’ had the following to say:
“The album rules simple as that. This band came out of nowhere and they are actually handing a Metal bomb full of inspiration, passion and power, that should be released as soon as possible. For those who are after some high quality Metal this is the record they should look for. It is already on my top ten list for the best albums of the year”
Any interested Labels, Radio Shows, Websites, Zines, Or Journalists should contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org