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Drakkar - 'We Ride' (official lyric video)

Ο δίσκος των Drakkar 'When Lightning Strikes'

We Ride (Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 818 A.D.
Place, the North Sea

Once again. winter has takm its tollo n the village of Hjörvarðr Gunnarson. OzKe again, it is time to sad, in search tor more fertile rich lands to raid, Hjörvarðr and his companions know that they have an obligation to their people: to come back with enough loot to help survive, feed and clothe them. While on the open sea with their Drakkar, they encounter a storm with furious winds. Lightning strikes their sail, setting the ship on fire. Hjörvarðr looks to the sky, ready to meet his end... and is blinded by a light shining through the clouds. It's the light of flying machine. Lifted in the air by an invisible hand. the son of Gunnar feels his life slipping away... but it's not the end: only the beginning!

Son of a land
Harsh and covered in ice
You must be strong
If you want to survive
To save our kind
From starvation and death
Pirates we'll be
Warriors until the end

Side by side
The crows of Odin be my guide
Kill or die
The only choice you have in life

We ride winds of fury
The blade is our jury
We sail when the dragon
Is awake!
For some of them
We're more monsters than men
Ruled by their fear
They do not understand
Now there's a storm
That is coming our way
Another fight
Against thunder and rain

Στις αρχές του 2012 οι Drakkar επέστρεφαν δισκογραφικά μετά από (τυπικά πέντε, ουσιαστικά...) δέκα έτη με την κυκλοφορία του album "When Lightning Strikes". Σε λίγες ημέρες (25 Μαΐου 2022) ο δίσκος θα επανακυκλοφορήσει μέσω της Punishment 18 Records. Οι Drakkar μας έρχονται από την Ιταλία. Δημιουργήθηκαν το μακρινό 1995 κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει έξι "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν δύο και τρία demos EPs) με πλέον πρόσφατο "Chaos Lord" που "βγήκε" πέρυσι...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The Italian Power Metal veterans Drakkar have announced that their new release, “When Lightning Strikes Twice”, will be out on May 25th, 2022, again under the banners of Punishment 18 Records, that also published their latest effort “Chaos Lord” in 2021.

The announcement is tied to the release of the lyrics video for the first single, “We Ride”. “When Lightning Strikes Twice” is a full remix and remaster of Drakkar’s 2012 comeback album, “When Lightning Strikes”.

Back in the day, it was the album that put Drakkar on the map again after a long hiatus; met with great reviews and beloved by old and new fans alike, the ambitious sci-fi concept record was the fuel that the band needed to get back as a prominent force in Italian Power Metal.

This new version has been completely remixed and remastered from the original recording sessions; 90% of it is the original performances, only a few rhythm guitar tracks have been re-recorded because the hard disks storing them were damaged. However, the impressive work done by Mattia Stancioiu at Elnor Studio has given it a completely new life!

Now-classic Drakkar songs like “We Ride”, “When Lightning Strikes” and “Revenge Is Done” sound better then ever, with increased power, clarity and feeling.

Lose yourself in the fascinating sci-fi story that will take you through time and space, mainly ispired by the works of comic book legends like Jack Kirby and Alan Moore, narrated through epic and bombastic power metal songs that apply the lesson of giants like Blind Guardian and Running Wild to create a deeply personal musical voyage.

A strictly limited 200 copies “10th anniversary edition”, including a box set with gadgets, will be available exclusively on the band’s Bandcamp page and as a reward for the higher tiers of their Patreon. Sometimes, even Lightning Strikes Twice!»

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