Recorded over a 2 year period, Australian traditional metal band Dragonsclaw are nearing completion of the third full length release entitled “Moving Target.” Joining the band on drums this time around on drums is Mark Zonder (Graham Bonnet Band/ex-Fates Warning/Warlord). The date for “Moving Target” has not yet been set, but its expected in 2016.
Mark comments : “Having worked with Giles in Warlord, when he played me the new Dragonsclaw songs I heard a great development in their sound, and it was great to get involved on this record. These are strong powerful metal songs!”
Vocalist Giles Lavery added: “This record finds us moving quite far away from the power metal sound of the first two releases , we wanted to make a record that was a ‘traditional heavy metal’ record in the style of mid 80’s Judas Priest or Iron Maiden, with the raw production of something like early Twisted Sister… a focus on big memorable songs was the main priority … it has taken a long time to get this record to exactly where we want it, releasing ‘just another metal record,’ or something that sounded like the first two Dragonsclaw records would be kinda pointless, this had to be something that took it to the next level in performance, songwriting and more … having Mark on drums was part of that plan.”
The band issued the album’s first music video “The Road Beneath Your Wheels” yesterday, which you can check out at this location.
The track listing for “Moving Target” is:
1. Road Beneath Your Wheels
3. Cry Wolf
4. Don’t Break The Silence
5. (Tell Me)All Your Lies
6. Ghost Soldiers
7. Shadowfire (feat. Todd Michael Hall)
8. Back On The Streets
9. Raise Your Fist