We were big fans of the new Dimmu Borgir album, but it seems like a lot of long time Dimmu listeners were disappointed.
Well if you considered yourself one of those disappointed folk, fear not, Testament's Eric Peterson is here to give you the black metal you desired. Peterson has reactivated his black metal project Dragonlord. Eric does the vocals, guitar and bass, Lyle Livingston (Psypheria) on orchestrated keys and pianos, Alex Bent (Trivium) on drums. There is also a guest appearance from power metal vocalist Leah. Here's the first single:
It's been 12 years since we've heard from Dragonlord. It makes sense, Eric's been busy with Testament. But now he's ready to explore:
"I'm super stoked for you all to finally hear "Dominion"! This song has all the arsenal to engage any metal appetite! From the first drum cannon-walloping performed by Alex Bent, to the melodic discorded sounds of my guitars and haunting choirs performed by Celtic singer Leah, entering in my lyrical blackened satanic tongue followed by unholy orchestrated strings and violas performed by Mr. Livingston – this song has it all! A beautiful violent storm whirls your way! Breaking down to two old school influenced guitar solos voiced before and after some cleaner melodic singing, only to be sucked back into the vortex… Enjoy!"
The new album, Dominion, will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records.