Drakonis Black Metal / Co. Antrim
The band decided to hold off releasing a full album and released one more EP, this time on a much larger scale. Therefore “The Great Miasma” came into being, a story driven concept spanning three songs. Each song taking its listener through a different chapter, following the ritualistic sacrifice, possession and wrath of a young girl to appease an ancient god.
With “The Great Miasma” alone, the band were able to take a huge leap forward, securing headline slots at Hammerfest, Manchester Death Feast, plus many supporting slots for big name international acts such as, ACKERCOCKE, HECATE ENTHRONED, PESTILENCE, MORTIIS and SIKTH.
There was enough spotlight on the band to take things to the next level and start work on the debut album. “Blessed by Embers” was written over a 2 year period, while being recorded, mixed and mastered by Saul McMichael in his home studio. At the same time Saul, Lee and Steve were working on a WAYLANDER album, with the aim to release both within a month of each other. But due to tour and festival commitments with WAYLANDER, “Blessed by Embers” was intentionally delayed for an additional 12 months to give it its own dedicated time in the spotlight. This time was used to recruit Sarah Prior on keyboards and clean vocals, to elevate the bands live performance to match what was being produced in the studio.
Black Metal, Death Metal
- Steve Reynolds - L.Vocals
- Saul McMichael - Guitars/B.Vocals
- Tommy Hewitt - Guitars
- Stephenie Dickey - Bass
- Lee McCartney - Drums
- Sarah Prior - Keyboards / Clean Vocals
- Gazz Murdock - Bass
- Dooley - Guitars
- Cass Cassidy - L.Vocals