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Italian Pagan Black Metallers DRAUGR Call It Quits
In the same year that pagan black metallers DRAUGR
are celebrating their tenth anniversary, the Italian band, whose music has been a tribute to their pagan ancestors and the history of the Abruzzo region of Italy, have decided to call it a day. In a statement issued both in Italian and English, the group explains its decision to disband — a decision which they are keen to emphasize, is entirely amicable:
"As friends, brothers and the 'legio linteata,' we announce our decision today to bring to an end the experience that is DRAUGR
"Having arrived at the threshold of 2014, we decided to bring to a close this chapter in our lives that has been so important to us in order that we may follow different artistic paths.
"We thank all those who have taken part in the project over the years, and especially the fans for their support.
"Our last show will take place on December 22 in Pescara and we will shortly be revealing more details about it”.
’s debut album, "Nocturnal Pagan Supremacy"
, was released on Christhunt Productions
in 2006. Keyboards were added to the band in 2007, creating the much more epic feel which DRAUGR
describes as "Italic hordish metal." The sophomore album, "De Ferro Italico"
, appeared on To React Records
in 2011. Today’s lineup includes Nemesis
on vocals, Triumphator
on guitar, Ursus Arctos
on keyboards, Stolas
on bass and Jonny
's final performance will take place at the Tipogragfia in Pescara, Italy, on December 22.
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