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Norwegian prog rock trio Draken release the second single »Symbiote« taken from their upcoming sophomore album »Book Of Black«

Norwegian prog rock trio Draken has released the second single »Symbiote« taken from their upcoming sophomore album, »Book Of Black«, due out in early 2023 via Majestic Mountain Records.

»Symbiote« is available now on all streaming services!

Courtesy of Majestic Mountain Records:

In preparation for their sophomore album »Book Of Black« due out this November, Draken is back to unleash the premiere of their second single »Symbiote« thanks to Outlaws Of The Sun!

It’s no secret that the Draken lads rock it out something fierce and »Symbiote« is no exception to their ripping riffing crusade.

A killer peak into what to expect with »Book Of Black« which the band calls “.. a very natural step forward.”
Draken is a well-oiled machine built for one thing: fist-pumping, head-banging shredding of the highest calibre.
Full to the brim with mega bounding basslines, breakneck chug and gut-punching vocals »Symbiote« comes in hard right out the gate. We are even treated to a bit of the softer side of The Dragon amidst all their ruthless head-banging and the din of dynamic double guitars and screaming riff solos. Lulled into a false sense of comfort with a little taste of expertly placed atmosphere in the addictively melodic chorus the band then seamlessly brings the track right back around to the heavy like a punch straight to the face.

Holy Shit, »Symbiote« slaps and now is your chance to take the first listen!

Hallvard (bass and lead vocals) tells us that “»Symbiote« is the second single for our upcoming sophomore album, I hope you guys enjoy it! Anita Kaasbøl from Bladed (an awesome band, check them out!) added some nice vocals that blend with my own on the chorus of this song. I have to say that I’m really proud of this track, and it all came together quite easily. I developed the basic riff-verse-chorus idea, and later on, we added on a couple of Even’s ideas as well. I really like that it is quite brass and to-the-point, but still has this whole solo/middle section with a lot of different passages. Even plays his socks off on his guitar solo as well, it absolutely blew my mind in the studio and it still does! Enjoy, folks!”

More information to come on the release of »Book Of Black«, but for now, wet your appetites for all things Draken with »Symbiote«. Turn it up and let it soundtrack your weekend preparations! Get ready for all the Majestic details and presale info coming your way soon. Also, check out tour dates below as Draken will be accompanying Spidergawd through Europe in February and March of 2023! You really don’t want to miss the chance to see these guys live.

01.The Book Of Black
02. Bastards
03. We Deserve To Suffer
04. House Of Horrors
05. Symbiote
06. Devotees Of The Faith
07. Relentless Sinners
08. Bloodguilt

Album Credits:

Music by Draken.
Lyrics by Hallvard Gaardløs & Even Helte Hermansen.
Guest vocals on »Symbiote« by Anita Kaasbøl.
Produced by Draken & Vegard Liverød.
Recorded and mixed by Vegard Liverød at Røffsound Recordings.
Mastered by Espen Høydalsvik at Oslo:Fuzz.
Cover art by Per Spjøtvold.
Cover design by Petter Haugen Andersen.

Draken is:
Hallvard Gaardløs – Bass and Lead Vocals
Even Helte Hermansen – Guitar and Background Vocals
Andre Drage Haraldsen – Drums

On tour with Spidergawd in 2023:
28/02/2023 Hamburg, Germany
01/03/2023 Rostock, Germany
02/03/2023 Groningen, Netherlands
04/03/2023 Essen, Germany
05/03/2023 Köln, Germany
06/03/2023 Wiesbaden, Germany
08/03/2023 Paris, France
10/03/2023 Bilbao, Spain
11/03/2023 Madrid, Spain
12/03/2023 Barcelona, Spain
14/03/2023 Kolding, Denmark
14/03/2023 Lyon, France
15/03/2023 Winterthur, Switzerland
16/03/2023 Stuttgart, Germany
17/03/2023 Nuremburg, Germany
18/03/2023 München, Germany
19/03/2023 Wien, Austria
21/03/2023 Leipzig, Germany
22/03/2023 Berlin, Germany
23/03/2023 Kiel, Germany
24/03/2023 Kolding, Denmark
25/03/2023 Copenhagen, Denmark

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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