Draconicon – “The Dark Side of Magic”

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Oct 222021
 

Draconicon use power metal to tell the story of the awakening of an ancient evil in their debut album Dark Side of Magic.

Draconicon is pure European power metal from Italy, influence by the sounds of bands like Kamelot, Saboton, Gloryhammer and others. The story behind the debut album is about a Dark Force awakening to rule the world. A hunger for power led mortals to summon the dark Order Draconis. The dragon pictured on the cover art is a metaphorical representation of the power and evil that has taken control over everything. The album was mixed and mastered by Marco Mastrobuono who has done a great job ensuring all instruments and vocals are clear in the mix. For the album are, the band chose a veteran of the genre, bringing in Dan Godsworthy (Alestorm, Gloryhammer).

After a short intro in “Principium Tenebris”, the band launches straight into “Fiery Rage” leading off with some great guitar leads before settling into a fast galloping rhythm led by the drums of Manuel D. Asendent. Arkanfel’s vocals are a perfect match for the genre, smooth and powerful without sounding strained throughout his impressive range. In some sense, the song reminds me a bit of Dragon Force except the song is not just a vehicle for guitar solos.

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Sep 172021
 

The Italian power metal band Draconicon just released a lyric video for ‘Monsters’ Breakaway’, the fourth single from their new album “Dark Side of Magic”.

The lyric video can be seen below.

“Dark Side of Magic” will be released on October 22nd on CD and digital via Beyond the Storm Productions.

Simon Borgen (violinist) comments on the new single:
Monsters’ Breakaway represents the moment of self-identification in our narrative, the moment in which we rediscover ourselves as monsters who rejoice in the sufferings of others. Musically it represents one of the songs we care about most and that perfectly sums up our sound”

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Aug 272021
 

Beyond the Storm Productions are proud to announce the signing of the Italian power metal band Draconicon to the label. The band’s debut album “Dark Side of Magic” will be released on October 22nd on CD and digital.

A new project, Draconicon, was born from the minds of five musicians located throughout the Italian territory. Their intent was to make Draconicon a fully-fledged power metal project, a mix of dark and gothic atmosphere, the result of the awakening of an Ancient Evil, left forgotten for so long.
In this era, where evil, sickness, ignorance and violence have become proud leaders in the hearts of people and the human race is signing its own death sentence, they are prospering, as our true happiness lies in shadow and sorrow. Draconicon will be the silent blade that gives you the fatal blow in the Dark. An innovative concept in which chaos and madness overcome order and reason.

The sound of the Draconicon is European style power metal, inspired by the great masters of the genre with influences ranging from extreme metal to classical music, resulting in an unique timbre that will bring the listener into the dark world of Draconicon. Perfect for fans of Kamelot, Powerwolf, Sabaton, Gloryhammer, Orden Ogan and Arion!

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