Drakon was born in 2017 as collaboration between Veleyar (guitar, music) and Terror (vocals, bass). In 2017, the first album “First” was released which consist cover of the Polish black metal band Mgła’s song. After the release line-up split, and Terror released the instrumental EP “The Last Battle of Angels” and project was frozen. In the fall of 2021 Veleyar has resurrected Drakon on his own and released album titled “Awakening” (2022). After the release, the band immediately began work on the EP “High Tales”.
Upcoming EP titled “High Tales” includes 5 songs, two of which are cover versions by Unanimated and Enslaved. Music was mixed & mastered by Theodor Borovski (Alkonost, Dissector) and cover artwork was done by Alexander Tartsus (Balfor, Depravity, Sinister, Kzohh).
EP “High Tales” will be released as jewelcase CD via Sleaszy Rider on 7th April 2023.
Band commentary about the album:
“Our new mini-work is lyrically a concept, and even covers for two different Scandinavian bands, seemingly thematically distant from each other, are successfully woven into this common eschatological outline of the entire material. Through reflections on the place of our people in the universe, our fate and role, skaldically-like we tell in new songs, linking them with a common meaning, a parable-warning about the impending end of the world, Ragnarok, the destruction of all life, while saying that this is the purpose of all our human race and irreversible inevitability. Only we must fight and die proudly, with honor, like gods and real warriors. Or maybe survive at the cost of a lot, in order to be cleansed of the dirt of the outgoing circle of time and become stronger, wiser and brighter.”
|1. Providence of Russian Blood
3. God of War
4. Life Demise (Unanimated cover)
5. Fenris (Enslaved cover)