Italien ist nicht erst durch Band wie „Rhapsody Of Fire“ bekannt geworden für richtigen guten Heavy bzw. Powermetal, sondern auch „Frozen Crown“ oder „Elvenking“ sind absolute Topacts aus Bella Italia! Nun wollen sich „Draconicon“ in diese Gruppe einreihen! Die Truppe besteht aus fünf Künstlern aus ganz Italien die mit „Dark Side Of Magic“ etwas lang Vergessenes und Böses wieder auferstehen lassen.
Heute interview ich Grym Hünter für euch und habe ihm einige Fragen zum kommenden Album gestellt. Viel Spaß beim Lesen des Interviews! 🙂
Hello Grym Hünter from Draconicon. My name is Tobi. I run a Facebook page and a web blog. On this page I post reviews of current albums, interviews, band presentations and reports about concerts that I visit with my wheelchair. On the one hand, to tell other wheelchair users how the venue is equipped in terms of accessibility and on the other hand, how to best proceed to get tickets, which is usually not possible with conventional ticket portals.
In the future I will also write about hygiene measures, as this is important for me as a high-risk patient and for my readers too. Of course, I also write about the bands’ performance. Today I have few questions for you about your new Album “Dark Side of Magic”.
Tobi – Grym Hünter
First, I want to ask you, how are you doing right now?
Hi Tobi! We are fine! We are living strange times, but we keep fighting.
Please introduce yourself and your Bandmates to me and my Followers a little!
My name is Grym Hünter and I am one of two guitar players in Draconicon, the other is Alex Moth, Simon Borgen on violin, Manuel D. Ascendent on Drums and finally Arkanfel as the singer!
What can Metalheads expect from your Debut album “Dark Side of Magic”?
“Dark Side of Magic” is a modern power metal album, a mix of catchy melodies, aggressive riffs and rhythms, with some classical elements. It is our debut album, but I think we did an excellent job, and I can’t wait to see response of every metalhead.
What about is the Story of “DSOM”?
“DSOM” is the prelude of the chaos and madness Draconicon will spread through the world. It is the first chapter, a bit self-describing, of what we are. We are the remedy to the humanity, for all the sins that must be paid back.
How was it to make an Album in times of Corona? Even Italy was hard hit by this fucker of a virus. I hope you and your Families were safe and healthy!
Making music is always exceedingly difficult, but I think music has been the only joy in this crazy period while everything sleeps. Italy lived awfully hard moments during this pandemic but luckily our families had no problems. I can say that we passed this period writing a lot of music.
All of you, except the Man on the Drums, are taking part on singing, but who of you has which Part in singing?
Arkanfel is the lead singer, but we sang all the choirs, and I recorded the evil laugh on the end of “Symphony of Madness”.
What can we expect from Draconicon in the near future?
I would say definitely new music and shows, fuck Corona. This album is only the beginning of our path.
Where do you get your inspiration from particularly for the Story of your Debut album?
We want to create something new and to be the bad guys, we love the dark side! We wrote about the greediness of humanity. We want always more not thinking about negative faces. Something forgotten has been awakened, the Draconicon Era has begun.
Do you have a fav Song on your upcoming Album?
None in particular, we love all the songs in “DSOM”, maybe I can say we are very attached to “Edge of Power” that is also our first single.
Is Heavy Metal and the Subgenres also a means for you to switch off everything in this hectic world, to Pause and just listen?
Yes, music is life, an important part of our lives.
What was the best Album released in 2021 so far in your opinion?
It’s difficult to say, but I can mention three recent release that impressed me: Powerwolf “Call of the Wild”, Lord of the Lost “Judas”, Orden Ogan “Final Days”.
What Band or Musician did influence you most in your musical live?
Bands like Sabaton, Powerwolf, Kamelot, Orden Ogan and Arion influenced certainly our music.
Which Album was your first Metal Album bought of your own money, and why?
I bought Iron Maiden “Killers”, because they are metal gods and the album is killer.
Get away from the music a little. What about hobbies?
Each of us has very different interests ranging from sports to arts. Personally, I am a bit nerd: I enjoy every kind of games, videogames, cards games and boardgames. Simon Borgen and I, we play Magic The Gathering since we were children. I also love watching TV series, reading books and obviously listening to music.
If you got one wish…
A Nuclear Blast label contract XD
A few words to your Fans out there in Germany and all the Others in the World?
Thank you for reading this interview, listen to our music and support us! We need you to create something special, join the Orde Draconis!
Thanks for the interview, Grym Hünter from Draconicon. Many greetings to all from the Band. Something that is important to me: Stay healthy and be safe!
Tracks „Dark Side of Magic“:
01. Principium Tenebris || 2:07 Minuten
02. Fiery Rage || 4:02 Minuten
03. Dark Side of Magic || 3:54 Minuten
04. Blackfire || 4:04 Minuten
05. Draconis Theocracy || 4:02 Minuten
06. Edge of Power || 4:53 Minuten
07. Monsters’ Breakaway || 4:06 Minuten
08. Dusk of a Hero || 4:15 Minuten
09. Darkspell || 4:00 Minuten
10. Necropotence || 4:44 Minuten
11. A Song of Darkness and Light (feat. Damna) || 4:05 Minuten
12. Symphony of Madness || 6:43 Minuten
Alex Moth | Guitar, vocals
Grym Hünter | Guitar, vocals
Simon Borgen | Violin, vocals
Manuel D.Ascendent | Drums
Arkanfel | Vocals
Das war mein Interview mit Grym von Draconicon. Thank you Grym, dass du die vielen Fragen so ausführlich beantwortet hast. Viel Erfolg für euer Album und bleibt gesund! Auch meinen Lesern vielen Dank fürs Lesen des Interviews. Hört in das Album rein und supportet die Band! Bis dahin, bleibt gesund und munter, euer Tobi!