DRAGONY - Viribus Unitis History Lesson #2; Video

November 27, 2020, 2 months ago

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DRAGONY - Viribus Unitis History Lesson #2; Video

In support of their upcoming Viribus Unitis album, Dragony have released this new video, Viribus Unitis History Lesson #2:

With united forces: Dragony unveil the truth and rewrite history!

Founded in 2007 and after releasing three studio records, Austrian symphonic power metal heroes Dragony return to their rock opera roots on their brand new album, Viribus Unitis, out January 15 via Napalm Records. Following up on the conceptual approach of their debut album, Legends, on the new album, the band unveils the true history of their home country. We return to the days when Austria was ruled by emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, empress Sisi - but forget everything you’ve heard and read so far.

What really happened at the time of the last Habsburg ruler of Austria, his wife and their son, the troubled Archduke Rudolf, is revealed by the symphonic power metal six-piece on their fourth full-length, Viribus Unitis. Let’s clear the assumption that Rudolph died after trying to take his life at castle Mayerling in 1889. No way! Instead, after his mother Sisi is assassinated in 1898 in Switzerland, he subsequently gets in contact with dark powers which, driven by his desire to be with her again, make him turn to black magic and demonology. Now history takes its true course. There are not only zombies and cyberpunks lurking - Dragony also managed to prove further entanglements of well-known personalities you could never imagine...

For the exciting adventure cemented in their upcoming album, the Austrians around former Visions Of Atlantis singer Siegfried Samer are supported by well-known colleagues like Tommy Johansson, Tomas Svedin, Michele Guaitoli and Georg Neuhauser - just to name a selection. Mixing and mastering on Viribus Unitis was handled by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann of Orden Ogan in his Greenman Studios in Germany.

Singer Siegfried Samer on the new album, Viribus Unitis: "Viribus Unitis marks both a return to our musical roots as well as a next step into the future for Dragony, as we are returning to a "rock opera concept" album similar to our debut Legends, but at the same time, we have evolved musically and are delivering what we consider our heaviest and most diverse album to date. And even though we are taking a bit of a creative approach with the source material, the concept story of the album is deeply intertwined with the history of Austria and in particular with the end of the Habsburg monarchy, which is often romanticized in Austria and ingrained in our collective consciousness. We are therefore thrilled to be able to release this very special album on an Austrian label, Napalm Records, and hope that both old and new fans of Dragony will enjoy the brand new songs!”

Could Dragony’s rewriting of history mark a new revelation of hidden truths previously shrouded in fantasy? Only Viribus Unitis tells all!

Viribus Unitis will be available in the following formats:

- 4 Page Digipak
- LP Gatefold Red Transparent
- 4 Page Digipak + Shirt
- Digital Album
- 4 Page Digipak + Shirt, Napalm Records Shop Only

Pre-order Viribus Unitis here.


"On The Blue Danube"
"Gods Of War"
"Love You To Death"
"Darkness Within"
"Viribus Unitis"
"Golden Dawn"
"Made Of Metal (Cyberpunk Joseph)"
"Battle Royale"
"Legends Never Die"
"Haben Sie Wien schon bei Nacht geseh'n"

"Gods Of War" video:

Dragony is:

Frederic Brünner - Drums
Herbert Glos - Bass
Manuel Hartleb - Keyboards
Andreas Poppernitsch - Guitars
Simon Saito - Guitars
Siegfried Samer - Vocals

(Photo - Dominik Izaquiel Tomé)

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