On May the 2nd, 2014, 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”.
The record will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band, which is coming in 2015.
“In all honesty,” said Beretta, “I never would have thought to reach such an important milestone when we were recording the first demos, back in the ’90s. To celebrate properly, we have invited some very good friends that we had the fortune to share the stage with a few times: Terence Holler (Eldritch), Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine) and Mat Stancioiu (Labyrinth, Crown Of Autumn) will all make special guest appearances on the album and I can’t thank them enough for that”.
As part of the 20 years celebration, “Run With The Wolf” will also come out in a very limited special edition with 5 classic Drakkar songs newly re-recorded. Longtime Drakkar-member Corrado Solarino will be taking keyboard duties on these remakes and Gabriels (Metaphysics, Gabriels) will also make a special appearance with his orchestral version of “Galadriel’ Song”.
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