Back 1 year after their debut, Greek heavy / power metal act Wardrum return with their brand new opus "Desolation" via Steel Gallery Records on 15th April 2012.
Taking a step onwards from their debut 'Spadework', Wardrum have produced an even more powerful sound that manages to retain the melodies and technicality of its critically acclaimed predecessor. 'Desolation' also marks the first album recorded with their new singer, Yannis Papadopoulos (Until Rain), who also lives in Thessaloniki and has brought stability to the band's working timetable, not to mention presenting a new dimension to the lyricism heard on the new album.
Wardrum started working on their new album right after "Spadework" was released. Pre-production took place in October 2011, final adjustments were made and full recordings took place during the period of November 2011/February 2012. With "Desolation" the band delivers once again strong songs, catchy choruses, melodic guitar solos and a technical rhythm section, highly establishing the band's skills and songwriting abilities. The album was produced again by Kostas Scandalis and released by Steel Gallery Records, while the Cover artwork is a work of Piotr Szafraniec especially for Wardrum.
“The story so far…”
During the beginning of Summer 2010, drummer Stergios Kourou decided to start Wardrum together with guitarist Kosta Vreto and bassist Kostas Scandalis, following their common urge to play some old school metal. Later, vocalist Piero Leporale from Italy joins in and the team now is complete and ready to work. On September 2010, the band started the preproduction of 10 songs and entered the recording studio. The debut album “Spadework” was produced by Kostas Scandalis and released by Steel Gallery Records on the 20th of April 2011.
Their successful fusion of power metal with unique melodic and prog elements as well as the band members professionalism, focus and high technical skills, showed their strong will to put their mark in the metal world. “Spadework” offered heavy and fast riffs, super melodic vocal lines, outstanding technical guitar solos and a strong tight rhythm section, all packed together in a solid quality sound production, a work made to please all true metalheads, real fans of Judas Priest, Dio, Sanctuary, Conception, Warlord. Strong songs, like the opening track “The Meaning Of Forever”, the catchy “Crest Of The Wave”, the epic “In Dependence”, the fast “Soultrip”, or the super catchy, totally acoustic ballad “Turn About”, where definitely perfect examples of the skills and the range of Wardrum. Spadework was a very good start, the band was directly rated as one of the most promising Greek bands of all time and was proposed to open for Crimson Glory’s gig in Thessaloniki on the 22nd of October 2011. This was scheduled to be the first show and the starting point of the “Spadework Greek Tour”.
Three months later band had to stop collaborating with Piero and tried to find a local singer, in order to be more flexible and respond faster on the demands of the band’s drawn plan. Soon Yannis Papadopoulos took over the band’s frontman position and they entered the recording studio for their second album, “Desolation” released on the 25th of April 2012, exactly one year after the their debut release.
“Desolation” follows the soundpath of the band’s debut “Spadework” in an even more powerful production, with strong, technical songs, lyrical choruses, melodic guitar solos, technical rhythm section, directly establishing the band’s skills and songwriting abilities. The album was produced again by Kostas Scandalis and released by Steel Gallery Records.
Take a look to the Wardrum logo and if your eye catches it in the boards of your town, don't loose the chance to check them out on stage.
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Αργύρης Χατζηαργυρόπουλος & Κορίνα Αντωνιάδου