DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, has inked a deal with Spinefarm Records for the release of its third album, tentatively due this fall. Peterson states, "This time around we've created some pretty mature-sounding symphonic blackened thrash. It will have more of a melodic touch to it and memorable song structures. It's still gonna be heavy as hell, but it's gonna be a well-rounded record. New songs 'Kings Frost', 'The Devil's Insight' and 'Battle At Mordor' will surely raise the hairs on your back!"
In a recent interview with Maximum Metal, Peterson said about the upcoming DRAGONLORD CD, "We were supposed to record in December or January. Good news is that the record is almost written. I'm really excited to get started. The first few records were good but I didn't get it how I wanted it to sound. The new record is really gonna hit home for me and for my version of what I want it to be. I'm mixing my style with black metal and it's important to have it work fluidly. [It's] gonna be great — really melodic and grown-up sounding without losing any of the edge that I want to bring to the album."
DRAGONLORD's sophomore album, "Black Wings of Destiny", was released in the U.S. in October 2005 via Escapi Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Rapture" (Spitfire Records) was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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