The website's up again, in case you hadn't noticed. You can see for yourself at www.ordodraconis.com.
So what's the story? Nothing juicy, except that new juicy material is being written as we speak.
It's too early to give away any clues as to what sounds and concepts we will be tackling this time round, but once it's finished, you won't miss the jack-in-the-box.
can finally announce that we've found a new record label that's
avowedly mad enough to work with us - and there was much rejoicing.
The miasma will be served hot by Germany-based Maddening
Media. The label's first feat will be the new album by the grotesques of Le
Grand Guignol, fka Vindsval.
little on the late side, but finally here's some updates from our
camp. First of all, the band has sized down to a quintet again,
as Marco de Groot (drums) has left the band. He joined us shortly
after the recordings of "Camera Obscura" and performed
a number of gigs with us, as can be witnessed in the website's photo
Last year, however, his personal situation had become increasingly
taxing to the point where he could no longer commit himself fully
to the band. On a sincere note, he made the move. We've greatly
enjoyed playing with him and wish Marco the best of luck with his
family and his further career. He hasn't given up on the sticks
yet, so no doubt there'll be chances to see him live in action sometime
in the future. [Update: he's joined the ranks of Houwitser]
In any event, you haven't seen the last of us. Without a drummer
of flesh and blood, there won't be any gigs anytime soon. That much
is clear. We are, however, currently in the heavy process of working
on the follow-up to "Camera Obscura". Talking of which
- if you still haven't obtained “Camera Obscura", be
sure to shift your arse and eerr ... e-mail your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The songs 'Sirius Fever' and 'The Dancefloor Clinic'
from "Camera Obscura pt 2" are available for listening
Some gigs have been added and hopefully some more will be confirmed
In the mean time we have worked out the conceptualization for the
follow-up to "Camera Obscura"; all we need to do now is come up
with some decent songs and record them, and our next album will
be out before you know it! ;-)
and back in the Netherlands we are after a great Portuguese adventure!
Horns up for the guys and girls from the Epping Forest and Back
to the Grave-squads. You rule!
but steadily more and more reviews are reaching us and we are
completely blown away! "Camera Obscura" is without doubt our best-received
album so far. Some examples? Here you go:
Lords of Metal, Zware
Metalen. Check the reviews
section for more info!
all set for our small Portuguese mini-tour adventure "Lusitania
Obscura", 28-30 October. Together with the Portuguese symphonic
black metallers of Epping Forest we will play 3 gigs in Guimaraes,
Lisbon and Porto (see concert section). Epping Forest drummer
Menthor will be handling the drums for us.
promotional activities for "Camera Obscura" are going full speed
ahead. The first reviews have been outstanding! A small example
for those of you comprehending German
Review on metal.de (Germany's leading metal web zine)
Ordo Draconis' second full-length album "Camera Obscura" is now
officially released by Opus Magnum Productions! The album, consisting
of two separate CDs, can be ordered by clicking here;
the price amounts € 10 per CD (inc. postage) and the CDs
can be ordered separately. As an appetizer, we offer you some
sound samples here.
great pleasure, we can finally say: "it is done!"; our best work
yet has seen the light of day. The "Camera Obscura"-CDs have arrived
and can thus be ordered!!! The official release is set for September
of both “Camera Obscura” albums will reach us within
the next week and will be available directly from us for €
10 per CD (including p & p).
“Camera Obscura” T-shirts are being manufactured this very moment,
this time with a print based on the CD-lay out. Shirts will be
available from voidsales.com,
and in limited quantities also directly from us.
tour in Portugal is planned for autumn. Further details will follow.
Draconis have teamed up with Xenomorph and Katafalk for a live
metal frenzy later this year. Clubs/venues interested in this
package – get in touch!
mastering of “Camera Obscura” has been done and we are laying
the final hand on the artwork. The time has come to share a small
secret with you all. There are going to be 2 “Camera Obscura”’s.
Part 1 “The Star Chamber Reviews” will be a conceptual album.
Part 2 “A View with a Room” contains a set of not directly interrelated
songs. Both albums clock out at little less than 40 minutes. As
we have attempted from the very beginning to offer you quality
for a reasonable price, we’ll do our very best to offer you both
albums individually for a mini CD price! Bear with us just a little
longer and expect TWO bizar pieces of music!
Draconis will be doing some gigs again: 22nd April we will play
in Bibelot in Dordrecht with Cirith Gorgor and Onheil. On the
14th May we will do a gig in De Gonz in Gouda. The performance
on the 23rd April in Veenendaal has been cancelled! About the
new album... The final mixing has been done, so we're basically
first 30 minutes of 'Camera Obscura' are right here in our hands
:-) All vocals are recorded now and a large part of the mixing
has been done. The final and complete mixes are expected in a
November we will enter the studio in Karlsruhe once more to record
the vocals and mix the new album Camera Obscura. We have found
some very interesting people to participate in the vocal lines
(let’s call them ‘mystery guests’ for now). Keep your eyes open,
since we are getting close to the actual release now...
weekend, finally the choir parts for our upcoming album Camera
Obscura were recorded in the Plug Unit studio in Gouda; and what
an amazing job the choir has done! Never before have metal and
choir music been blended together so splendidly nor so divers
- it has to be heard to be believed!
like to thank all the guys and girls from the choir as well as
our mobile magician of the mixing desk Patrick for their amazing
job - it was a pleasure working together!
last remaining hurdles to be taken before Camera Obscura will
see the light are the recording of the vocals and the mixing of
the album. Hopefully by the end of the year we will be able to
share our newborn with you all.
longsleeves have been printed! You can view pictures of the front
and back. Available in L and XL. Only a very limited number of
these exist, so be fast or be sorry! The price is 20 euros / $27
us for details and orders.
instruments for the upcoming album 'Camera Obscura' have been
recorded. At the end of August the choir will sing their parts
and in September we will add the vocals. Hopefully the album will
available at the end of the year. Meanwhile we are working on
new songs and will do some gigs in the near future.