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Draconian is a Swedish band, formed in Säffle, Sweden in 1994. The band consists of Anders Jacobsson (vocals, writing), Heike Langhans (vocals), Johan Ericson (guitars, writing), Jerry Torstensson (drums, percussion), Daniel Arvidsson (guitars), Fredrik Johansson (bass), and Andreas Karlsson (keyboards, programming). They produce songs with atmospheric, melodic, and emotive characteristics.

In May of 1994, drummer and vocalist Johan Ericson, bassist and vocalist Jesper Stolpe and guitarist Andy Hindenäs assembled the band Kerberos, initially playing melodic with influences. Seven months later, lead vocalist and lyrics composer Anders Jacobsson joined the band, and its name changed to Draconian.

Their first demo — Shades of a Lost Moon — was recorded in October 1995, a week subsequent to their first live concert. The demo counted with flutist and vocalist Jessica Eriksson, keyboardist and vocalist Susanne Arvidsson and with a special participation of Andreas Haag on the introductory section of “My Nemesis”. The album was released in February, 1996. The band was then joined by guitatist Magnus Bergström.

No recording contract was obtained with Shades of a Lost Moon, so in early 1997 the band proceeded to record their second demo, entitled In Glorious Victory. The band, however, became discontent with the quality of the recording and discontinued the release.

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  • Schivittez

    Can't wait for the new album! [3]

    22 Dec 4:21am Reply
  • amber922

    Can't wait for the new album! [2]

    13 Dec 4:57pm Reply
  • xMephisto666x

    pls make a tour threw Europe (Germany)

    9 Dec 4:29pm Reply
  • pannaMINERALNA

    Can't wait for the new album!

    7 Dec 10:18am Reply
  • MaCa_RoXa

    <3

    6 Dec 1:50am Reply
  • aexen

    This is really great new discovery to me! Turning Seasons Within sounds really good.

    30 Oct 4:52pm Reply
  • nDroae

    Wow, this has become very intensive and interesting, thanks y'all. :D Aaaahahaha so cute I'm one of those nerds who's only heard SA accents before in District 9 ;P

    30 Oct 2:34am Reply
  • Samoroth

    Me pronouncing Heike in Dutch: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1lAvpsVAVKj

    27 Oct 9:53pm Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    I think we can take that as the correct one. From what I've learned at university, the standard Dutch pronounciation of the “ei” diphthong should be with an open E, then there may be differeces depending on the palce – Saamoroth, please correct me if I'm wrong. Given how the evolution of Afrikaans was far less influenced by German than present-day Dutch, it might really be as Johan said it.

    27 Oct 5:39pm Reply
  • Samoroth

    His pronounciation is typical fron Scandinavians, like the 'Einar' example I gave. So no, it's different in German; )

    27 Oct 4:54pm Reply
  • Abetancourt_

    Here's an interview from MFVF where you can listen Johan pronounce her name. I honestly don't know how accurate he was.

    27 Oct 3:04pm Reply
  • Samoroth

    Dutch pronounciation is almost the same as German.

    26 Oct 4:00pm Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    The German pronunciation is [ˈhaɪˌkə], which is what within_darkness wrote. But I think the Afrikaans pronounciation (which should be more similar to Dutch) would be [ˈhəɪˌkə], like huh-i-kuh.

    25 Oct 4:08pm Reply
  • Samoroth

    within_darkness is right about the pronounciation. If she was Swedish her name who be pronounced as 'Heyke'. Seems logical, because when I was in Iceland a guy I met was named Einar and and his name was pronounced as Eynar, and not Aynar like I thought is correct.

    24 Oct 4:20pm Reply
  • nDroae

    Awwww v Hehe thanks :D Still no reply at http://www.last.fm/music/Vibeke+Stene/+shoutbox

    22 Oct 10:04pm Reply
  • within_darkness

    More like high-kuh. Does it make you feel better? :<

    22 Oct 12:28pm Reply
  • nDroae

    Well technically you're the sixth to basically say that BUT IN A WORLD GOING BLIND WHO CAN EXPECT ME TO COUNT THE SONGHEARTS THAT WE REPOST Also someone please tell me her name isn't pronounced http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-key_lighting

    21 Oct 8:44pm Reply
  • GrobinaBezDna

    Disharten<3 [2]

    21 Oct 12:39pm Reply
  • Skogsdotter1994

    Their new song Disharten is just gorgeous. <3

    20 Oct 5:32pm Reply
  • Aune696

    Disharten<3

    20 Oct 9:57am Reply
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