Two years after its previous record, DREAGGAN is back with
its new CD : Good Bye Bastards. This time, DREAGGAN's heavy
metal is slower in order to become heavier. But the most important
: the rage and the aggressiveness of the band are still here
to make a direct, efficient and monolithic metal.
Babar : vocals/bass
Pétère : guitars
L'Beinj : drums
Zaza : sound ingineer, guitars
DREAGGAN was creates in 1998. By the time, the band was a power
trio made up of Thomas (guitars), Julien (drums)
and Aurelien (vocals and bass guitar). In early 1999,
the band release is first EP : Back To Metal. Thanks to its
direct and efficient songs, this record received a nice feedback
from the French underground scene. Then, DREAGGAN took part
of the finals of the EUROCKENNES festival (the most famous rock
festival in France). After one year giving concerts, DREAGGAN
came back in 2001 with Still Fighting. This EP was faster and
more violent than the previous one. So the band seized the opportunity
to give numerous concerts including a headlining in Brussels
Belgium. At this time, Aurelien decided to abandon bass guitar
in order to devote himself to vocals. So Nicolas entered the
band and DREAGGAN started to work on Good Bye Bastards.
80's heavy metal and 90's thrash metal mainly influence DREAGGAN's
members. So the bands which mainly influenced DREAGGAN are IRON
MAIDEN, METALLICA, MANOWAR and RAGE.
Good Bye Bastards, the CD :
Good Bye Bastards is made of 6 songs going from aggressive Hard
Rock to modern Heavy Metal. These raging songs deal with alcoholism,
poverty, work addiction and Heavy Metal of course.
The songs of Good Bye Bastards are slower and heavier than the
tracks from previous DREAGGAN's CDs. This means that new songs
are more powerful and efficacious than the old ones. However,
the things that made the success of Back To Metal are still
here : heavy riffs powerful voice and Rock n' Roll attitude
Back To Metal (7 tracks CD, 1999)
Still Fighting (6 tracks CD, 2001)
Good Bye Bastards (6 tracks CD, 2004)
listen to some materials (free MP3)
"I like the way this guys have taken elements from eighties
metal, added modern sound and influences and turn all that into
their own particular and original sound. (
)This is pure
metal with an eye in the past and taking the music to the future."
(www.musicextreme.com, Webzine, Argentina, 2003)
"Nothing could stop DREAGGAN on its way to success"
(Hard N' Heavy Magazine, France, 2002)
"DREAGGAN canalize all the fury of those glorious years
in order to give it an actual flavor." (Hard N' Heavy Magazine,
"DREAGGAN's songs are built for the stage. They will kick
some fucking ass". (Hard Rock Magazine, France, 2000)
How to order Good Bye Bastards ?
From European Community : send 12 euros cash to DREAGGAN's address.
From the rest of the world : send 13 dollars cash to DREAGGAN's