Updated: May 30, 2022
Swedish Gothic Doom Entity DRACONIAN Announces New Band Line Up
Vocalist Lisa Johansson Returns as Permanent Member
Latest Album, Under A Godless Veil, Out Now via Napalm Records
Special Performance at Hellfest 2022 Announced!
The Swedish Gothic Metal band, "Draconian", has warmed up engines and announced their new work, right after presenting the incorporation of their new element, the guitarist who played in bands like, "Myteri", "DeathTrap" and of "The Random Victims", it's time for "Draconian" to have Niklas Nord among them.
But the good news don't end there, the inimitable Lisa Johansson, returns permanently to the band, after her absence. Remember that she was the vocalist on the first five albums of the Swedish band, to share again the fantastic vocal tones of Anders Jacobsson. Let's return to enigmatic music after the fifth album in 2011 "A Rose for the Apocalypse". After Lisa's departure for personal reasons she was replaced in 2012 by Heike Langhans who leaves the band to focus on her family and her own music projects.
The French festival "Hellfest" on June 25th 2022 will welcome "Draconia" with a special set in which Lisa and Heike will share the stage, a unique opportunity to see the last time Heike Langhans with the band and passing the baton to Lisa Johansson. But good news for those who can't make it to see the concert. The entire show will be streamed live and will also be available for viewing at a date to be announced, Napalm Records guarantees!
Heike Langhans comments: “10 years with any band is no small thing and I thank DRACONIAN for the wonderful opportunities and challenges that made me confident in my path forward. The time has come for me to start a new chapter in music and life that requires my undivided focus. I'm so grateful to Lisa for being here to step in and seeing the old songs performed in the way they should be, will be as much of a treat for me as the rest of our listeners! Thank you for all the friends and supportive fans I met along the way. I have much more in store for you all this year, so please no sadness
I wish the band great success in 2022 and beyond! “
Lisa Johansson adds: With great excitement and with a humble heart, I rejoin DRACONIAN. I’m still a bit surprised that Johan called to ask me if I could consider touring with DRACONIAN again. Also that I said, without any hesitation, "Sure, I will!" I wish my newfound friend Heike Langhans - who has the most beautiful voice - all the best of luck and prosperity in her future. I’ll try my best to do her songs justice. See you on the road!”
Get your copy of Under A Godless Veil HERE!
(2020), entered the charts in several countries. The prodigious album marks the unit's most successful record to date and delivers a captivating mélange of dreary doom and contrasting vocals, and mixes Heike Langhans' angelic voice with Anders Jakobsson's death growls. Under A Godless Veil ’s last full-length, DRACONIAN.
Under A Godless Veil tracklisting:
1. Sorrow of Sophia
2. The Sacrificial Flame
3. Lustrous Heart
5. Moon Over Sabaoth
6. Burial Fields
7. The Sethian
8. Claw Marks On The Throne
9. Night Visitor
10. Ascend Into Darkness
Anders Jacobsson – vocals
Heike Langhans – vocals
Lisa Johansson – vocals
Niklas Nord – guitar
Johan Ericsson – guitar
Daniel Arvidsson – bass
Jerry Torstensson – drums