It is time for some historic news for DRACONIAN. After a decade and a year, it is with great excitement we welcome Lisa Johansson back into the band. As most of you know Lisa was our singer on our first 5 full-length albums, but her first work with us was for our 5th and final demo “Dark Oceans We Cry” which was released in 2002, finally leading us to a record deal with Napalm Records later that year. We have remained with them ever since.
Heike Langhans will leave the band with a focus on family and her own musical projects. Although together arriving at this notion we are, needless to say, of course, sad to see her leave. With Heike, we have written and released two enigmatic, truly special albums held in much high regard all over the world. Heike and her voice with its spectacular presence and approach are a large part of that.
Yet, we are very much delighted to announce that we will play HELLFEST this June as a 7-piece special arrangement, with both Lisa and Heike on stage. This will be Heike’s final show with DRACONIAN and the perfect opportunity to pass back the torch to Lisa, shining bright together on what will be a very special occasion and at the largest metal festival on the planet. Here you’ll have the chance to firsthand experience songs from ‘Under A Godless Veil’ in this extraordinary setting. The full show will be streamed live and will also be available for viewing at a later date.
We also would like to shed a light on the fact we’re working on songs for a new album, as well as a unique streaming show.
Exciting times are ahead, so stay tuned for more news.