WARDRUM ANNOUNCE NEW TOURING MEMBER
We are pleased to announce J. Demian as our new touring member. He is a fully active and respectful member of the scene, shared his talent with bands like Blackdrawn, Hail Spirit Noir, Dol Ammad and will replace guitarist Kostas Vaporidis who has recently moved abroad.
So let's give a warm heartfelt welcome to J. Demian for joining the Wardrum family!
"MESSENGER" ANNIVERSARY MERCH SALE OFFER
It's been already a year, since the release of our latest album "Messenger" and we want to thank you all, from the bottom of our heart for your love and support. So for this month we're giving you the chance to purchase any Wardrum album or t-shirt by 20% off.
Visit the merch page here and and take your pick, among our shirts or signed albums by the band!!!
"MESSENGER" ALBUM's BONUS TRACKS AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
It's been more than a month now, that our latest album "Messenger", has been released in Japan. If you already have the album and want to get the bonus tracks, just the follow the links bellow:
WARDRUM's "MESSENGER" ALBUM RELEASED IN JAPAN!!!
We are proud to announce, that our latest album "Messenger", is released in the Japanese market today, via Spiritual Beast records. The Japanese version, also features two bonus tracks, "In Dependence" and "Circle Of Hate", remixed and remastered with Yannis Papadopoulos on vocals!
FREE WARDRUM GUITAR BACKING TRACKS
For all of you that asked for it and especially our friends who play the 6-string, here is our song "Parental", without any guitars so you can play along.
You may find the full tab for the song HERE
Stay tuned for more backing tracks !
WARDRUM - PRESENT NEW VIDEO FOR "TRAVEL FAR AWAY"
WARDRUM’s campaign moves forward with a new video for the song “Travel Far Away” from their new album "Messenger" and a few more shows in Greece, before they "cross the borders"... Enjoy!!!
VOTED AS NUMBER 2 BAND IN GREECE FOR 2013!!!
We are happy to announce that on the annual poll of the biggest Greek metal magazine METAL HAMMER, the readers voted WARDRUM as the 2nd Best Greek Band for 2013
We would like to thank all our friends, as well as the Metal Hammer team for the great support!
The Messenger Greek Tour starts in a few days. Can't wait to meet you all there... somewhere in Greece
WARDRUM - GREEK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR FEB-MAR 2014
Prog-Power Metalers WARDRUM are about to hit some of their favorite stages nationwide. Touring in the UK to promote their new album "Messenger" ,which is their third studio release in a row, the band’s outstanding performances as well as ''Messenger'' got tremendous feedback and they cannot wait to perform LIVE in their homeland.
Here are the exact dates:
14.02.2014 GR Trikala, Kentriki Plateia
21.02.2014 GR Agrinio, En Achi Club
22.02.2014 GR Patra, Mikros Prigipas
01.03.2014 GR Kavala, Havana Club
08.03.2014 GR Athens, Up The Hammers Fest
15.03.2014 GR Thessaloniki, Eightball Club
16.03.2014 GR Larisa, Stage Club
For more details, please visit the tour section
ROCKHARD MAGAZINE READERS VOTED WARDRUM AS THE 2ND BEST GREEK BAND!
We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all you that voted for us. It's a big honor really! See you on the road very soon.
MESSENGER IN GREEK METAL HAMMER'S TOP 20 (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
We are happy to announce that the GREEK METAL HAMMER magazine includes our new album "Messenger" in 2013's top 20 Albums list! THANK YOU VERY MUCH METAL HAMMER!!!
THE "AFFILIATION OF FIRE" MINI TOUR IN UK STARTS TODAY!!!
Today we start our tour in UK with NEVERWORLD and NEURONSPOILER!
Catch us all at The Unicorn Camden Live on the 7th, Club 85 on the 8th (with a special appearance from TOLEDO STEEL) or The Rock Zombie on the 9th!!!
WARDRUM’S NEW ALBUM “MESSENGER” ANNOUNCED “ALBUM OF THE MONTH” IN METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE!!!
In November's issue the top Greek heavy metal magazine METAL HAMMER, presents Wardrum’s new album “Messenger” as “Album of the month”. We would like to thank METAL HAMMER wholeheartedly, it is truly an honour for us and a great reward for 3 unstoppable years of hard work! Our new album "Messenger" is officially released as of today, and there’s much more in store for you in the future, so stay tuned people!
NEW LYRIC VIDEO UPLOADED ON YOUTUBE
Visit Wardrum's Official Youtube channel and check out the lyric video of the song "After Forever".
WARDRUM ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TITLE, TRACK LIST, RELEASE DATE AND REVEAL COVER ARTWORK
It's been three years since the Greek heavy / power metalers Wardrum were formed and now they return with their third full length studio album "Messenger" , which will be released via Steel Gallery Records on the 4th of November-2013.
"Messenger" is a powerful album with more than 1 hour of music that invigorates the band's sound trademark with 14 heavy, ultra melodic, technical, brand new songs, taking them to a whole new level.
The album was produced by Kostas Scandalis, the cover artwork was created once again by Piotr Szafraniec especially for Wardrum, while the album's layout is a work of Gregory Derekenaris.
Here's the track list and a picture of the cover artwork:
02 The Messenger
03 Lady Jane Grey
05 After Forever
06 Looking Back
07 Travel Far Away
09 Red Ruby Heart
14 Four Seasons
WARDRUM added to Redlion Family
Since the beginning of September 2013, WARDRUM belong to the family of Red Lion Music. REDLIONMUSIC is a German independent management agency for Rock and Metal bands and will help the band spread their name in Europe.
Right now the band is in the mixing process of their 3rd album, so stay tuned for a lot more news
WARDRUM open the FATES WARNING show in Thessaloniki
Prog-Power Metalers Wardrum will take part on the FATES WARNING show as an opening act, on 19.10.2013! It's been 10 months since the "Desolation" tour's successful ending in their hometown and the band can't wait to climb the "Eightball" stage again, supporting one of their main influences.
Tickets are available in Public, Steel Gallery, Nephilim, MusicLand!
Get them on time!
Wardrum - In The Studio, 3rd Album In October 2013
Wardrum recently finished with the pre-production of 14 new songs and began the recording process of their 3rd full length album. The band started working on new material straight after the "Desolation Greek Tour” and the pre-production took place between March and May of 2013. The new songs retain the powerful character that’s already been marked by the band’s previous releases, enriching it with additional lyrical, ultra-melodic and technical elements. The release date is set for October 2013. More details will be unveiled soon.
WARDRUM TO HEADLINE CYPRUS'S MENTAL NOISE IV FESTIVAL (2013)!
We are happy to announce that we are going to headline the fourth Mental Noise Festival in Cyprus. This is our first time in Cyprus and we really can't wait to perform there. The festival takes place in Franky's Live in Nicosia, we are playing together with Exarsis and some of Cyprus's best bands, Solitary Sabred, Serpenteeth, and Unholy Reich. Nobody should miss it.
The door's open at 18:30, get your ticket and be there on time!
TODAY DESOLATION HAS IT'S BIRTHDAY!!!
Today "Desolation" has it's birthday. It's one year since the album's release and we celebrate with this anniversary video that's made by using footage shot by the audience. Special thanks to Greg Derekenaris.
Wardrum - Desolation Greek Tour 2012: 09.11.2012, Trikala (Club Kentriki Plateia) - 17.11.2012, Kastoria (Club RockTale) - 18.11.2012, Ioannina (Polychoros Agora) - 24.11.2012, Komotini (Club Journey) - 02.12.2012, Athens (An Club) - 09.12.2012, Thessaloniki (Eightball Club)
WARDRUM'S GUITARIST KOSTA VRETO RELEASES PICTURES OF A BROKEN HEART ALBUM
Wardrum's guitar virtuoso Kosta Vreto creates a moody masterpiece with Pictures Of A Broken Heart, balancing between several styles of instrumental guitar music. The all original new album Pictures Of A Broken Heart has mainly a "Hard Rock meets Fusion" sound with guest performances by members of Wardrum, Uli Jon Roth's Band, Horizon's End, Uthull and many more . The Album, produced by Kostas Scandalis and Kosta Vreto, will be released by Steel Gallery Records on 20.03.2013 and you can pre-order a physical copy by clicking on the link below:
VOTED AS NUMBER 4 BAND IN GREECE FOR 2012!
On the annual poll of the biggest Greek metal magazine METAL HAMMER, the readers voted WARDRUM as the 4th Best Greek Band for 2012!!!
This really means a lot to us and we want to send a big THANK YOU to all of you out there for this honor!!! Be sure that we will keep up the hard work so... STAY TUNED!!!
METAL PRESS INCLUDES "DESOLATION" IN THE 2012's TOP 20
We are happy to announce that the most important local Rock magazines (Metal Hammer, Rock Hard, Metal Holocaust) include our latest release "Desolation" in 2012's top 20 Albums lists:
Be sure that in 2013 we will still keep our heads down and work even harder.
THE 'DESOLATION' GREEK MINI TOUR ENDED LAST NIGHT
"Desolation Greek tour" ended last night, with our gig in Thessaloniki. Surely a night to remember...
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, for the love and support, you showed us all over Greece.
WARDRUM will stay restless. STAY TUNED!!!
You can check out some videos in the Greek Metal Hammer Magazine's official Website HERE
WARDRUM START THE 'DESOLATION' TOUR IN GREECE
The Prog-Power Metalers Wardrum, after two and a half years of hard work that resulted in 2 studio albums, their debut "Spadework" and the recent "Desolation", continue tirelessly with a tour in Greece, playing songs from their two releases as well as including some surprises .
Date, time Town Venue Guests Ticket
09/11/2012 , 20:30 Trikala Kentriki Platia Club Ungravity 7 Euro
17/11/2012, 20:30 Kastoria Rock Tail Bar Clonocide 7 Euro
18/11/2012, 20:30 Ioannina Polixoros Agora T.B.A. 7 Euro
24/11/2012, 21:30 Komotini Journey Rock Bar ------------- Free
02/12/2012, 20:30 Athens An Club Secret Illusion 8 Euro
09/12/2012, 20:30 Thessaloniki Eightball Club Shock Absorber 8 Euro
WARDRUM on METAL HAMMER magazine!!!
WARDRUM’s “DESOLATION”, the Greek Metaler’s new album is re-reviewed by METAL HAMMER magazine (GR) on the latest issue (Aug 2012). Four months after it's released, “Desolation” can be found among the most important albums of the Greek Heavy Metal scene, on this special August issue, dedicated on the Greek Heavy Metal Scene. Metal Hammer’s author Giorgos Ketigenis, for once more used his qualified writing skills and praised in the best way the album, the band’s song writing ability and performance.
Also, in the same issue, the band’s drummer Stergios Kourou is interviewed, talking about the two historical Horizon’s End albums “Sculpture On Ice” and “Concrete Surreal”, also featured in this special issue.
Go and get the new METAL HAMMER as long as it’s still available on the stores!!!
WARDRUM - New video clip "Parental" uploaded on WardrumTV!!!
We've just uploaded the official video of our song "Parental", taken from our new album "Desolation".
Follow the link below
"DESOLATION" IS OUT!!!
Visit the link below and get your copy now:
18 April 2012
"DESOLATION" ALBUM-TEASER ONLINE
Greek Prog/Power Metallers WARDRUM, uploaded the “Desolation” album teaser on their Official Youtube channel revealing many samples of the new album’s songs and booklet layout artwork. You can check it out by clicking HERE
The album release will be on April 25th, 2012 containing 12 new tracks listed as follows:
WARDRUM - "Desolation"
2. Sign Of Treason
4. Common Ground
5. Tide Lakes
6. Higher Sky
8. Urban Storm
9. No Retreat
10. Abound In Nothing
11. Sailing Away
12. Rainy Day
"Desolation" will be available in the jewel box CD format as well as Digital Download.
NEW SONG UPLOADED
Check out the Wardrum Official Reverbnation page and listen to the brand new song "Sign Of Treason", taken from the forthcoming album "Desolation".
WARDRUM ANNOUNCE NEW SINGER, NEW ALBUM TITLE AND REVEAL COVER ARTWORK
Back 1 year after their debut, Greek heavy / power metal act Wardrum, return with their brand new opus "Desolation" via Steel Gallery Records, to be released on 25th April 2012.
Taking a step onwards from their debut 'Spadework', the band delivers an even more powerful sound that still retains the melodies and technicality of its critically acclaimed predecessor. 'Desolation' also marks the first album recorded with the new singer, Yannis Papadopoulos (Until Rain, Crosswind) a great vocalist who also lives in Thessaloniki and has brought stability to the band.
The cover artwork, a work of Piotr Szafraniec especially created for Wardrum, is the "next step" of the debut "Spadework" cover while the album's complete layout is a work of Gregory Derekenaris. You can check out the front cover here in the picture.
23/02/2012 WARDRUM INTERVIEW - In "anakalipsi.blogspot"
Click the link below and check out the answers on the "10 questions of anakalipsis" Stergios gave a few days ago, regarding Wardrum, the Spadework release, the other band members and some advice about drumming. Here's the link
25/12/2011 Wardrum Interview - In metal Brigade
Check out Wardrum interviewed by Beppe "HM" Diana from Meta Brigade on the following link
Thank you very much Beppe!!!!
23/12/2011 Wardrum Interview - In Metal Shock Finland
Drummer Stergios and Vocalist Piero where interviewed by Tarja from Metal Shock Finland a few days ago. Here's the link
Thank you so much Tarja!!!!
05/12/2011 Wardrum - In The Studio, New Album In 2012
Greek Prog-Power metallers Wardrum are currently at Infinity Studio in Thessaloniki, Greece, to record their second studio album, the follow up to "Spadework", released on the 25th of April 2011.
The band has finished with the drums (Stergios Kourou) and guitars (Kosta Vreto), Kostas Scandalis is now recording the bass, while Piero Leporale is programmed to finish with the vocals by the end of January 2012. The new album follows the sound paths of their debut "Spadework", but in a more powerful way, with strong songs, lyrical choruses, melodic guitar solos, and technical rhythm section.
The band will release their new album through Steel Gallery Records in 2012.
27/10/2011 Stergios Kourou on Drum recording tutorial DVD
"Sonic Ark" is a Greek company that deals with sound recording and music productions and will soon release a tutorial DVD named "Complete Drum Recording" about the drum recording methods for all styles of music. Wardrum's drummer Stergios Kourou was honnored by Sonic Ark, to be the drummer who will cover the Metal drum kit by re-recording some Wardrum songs.
You can have a taste of Stergios performance on the link:
17/10/2011 Five days for... Wardrum Live
Don't forget to get your tickets on time!!!
17/10/2011 Wardrum interview on softmag.gr
Visit the cool site softmag.gr and read the latest Wardrum interview. The softmag magazine is really unique with many interesting information about arts. Check it out
Thank you very much S.O.Ft!!!
09/09/2011 Request??? DONE!!!
We assure you that as long as you got a request that we can make real, it's just gonna happen... So after requests of our musicians/friends for the Guitar TAB of "Forever" (that's how they renamed "The Meaning Of Forever"), here it is!!! You can find the whole song's guitar TAB in the Media section of the website...just one more click...
31/08/2011 Another GREAT WARDRUM - "Spadework" review @metalbrigade.it
Follow the link below and check out this fantastic Spadework review from the Italian Web magazine Metal Brigade.
Thank you very much Beppe!!!
30/08/2011 Crest Of The Wave Bass TAB!!!
After requests for the Crest Of The Wave bass TAB we gladly inform these friends and musicians that they can find it in pdf format on the Media section of the website, next to the guitar TAB.
18/08/2011 Wardrum live!!!
On 22/10/2011 Wardrum will climb the stage for their first gig ever, supporting the great Crimson Glory in Thessaloniki! This will be a unique moment and the first opportunity to hear the songs of our debut album live... we really can't wait to do it!!!
Don't forget to get your tickets on time!
29/07/2011 New interview!!!
Drummer Stergios Kourou is talking about the band on Metal Perspective...
18/07/2011 GREAT WARDRUM - "Spadework" review @ metal Perspective
The Class A online heavy Metal magazine METAL PERSPECTIVE uploaded a great review for "Spadework" on the link below:
Moreover, the album is also tagged as the "EDITOR'S CHOICE" on the top right side of the webpage.
We really thank you very much Giannis Tsakonas!!!
02/07/2011 Wardrum interview on Loudout.org
Visit the cool site Loudout.org and read the latest Wardrum interview with the history so far and also the near future plans.
Thank you Loudout team!!!
15/06/2011 WARDRUM - "Spadework" review @ metalholocaust.gr
Check out the great "Spadework" review (in Greek lang) on the famous Greek metal Webzine "Metal Holocaust", on the link below:
Thank you very much Dion!!!
10/05/2011 WARDRUM - "Spadework" release party @ Dizzy Dolls rock bar
Come and join us on the 15th of May at Dizzy Dolls rock bar, Thessaloniki (GR), where the party with the presentation of debut album "Spadework" will take place.
There, you will get the chance to hear the whole album and win Spadework CD's and t-shirts of the band.
See you there!!!
04/05/2011 KOSTA VRETO - GUITAR CLINIC
For all guitar maniacs who live around Thessaloniki Greece, next Monday 09/05/2011, Wardrum's guitar master Kosta Vreto will be in the Bikers Club (at 5 pm sharp), presenting his "Essential techniques for the modern guitarist" clinic. Among other songs he will also play a lot of Wardrum riffs and solos, breaking down the whole thing and explaining all the needed tools of technique, a modern guitar player must have.
Be there and get it all, from the master's hands!
26/04/2011 Crest Of The Wave Video Clip
The first Official song video is up on Wardrum TV!
It's made of some footage with the band recording the song, fIlmed and edited by our friend Synodinos Moschidis, except from Piero's shots (filmed by Stergios Kourou).
Here's the link:
19/04/2011 Kosta Vreto interview on Rockoverdose.gr and a NEW song streaming.
Check out the link below and hear Kosta Vreto talking (unfortunately only in Greek language) about the debut album and the near future plans of wardrum on the Greek web-radio Rock Overdose!!!
On the same page, you can find a new song called "Crest Of The Wave", especialy uploaded for Rock Overdose, a few days before this song's video shows up on the Bands TV channel on Youtube.
So if you speak Greek or not, it worth the visit...
13/04/2011 The first full review of the album is already on line:
Thank you very much for all the kind words Countraven!
28/03/2011 "Spadework" teaser video, is up on WardrumTV
The first visual Wardrum media is up on the band's Youtube channel "WardrumTV". It's a teaser of 3':20" length and you can taste a bit more how the debut album sounds, while you can drop an eye on some more photo's from that works photo session.
Here's the link
08/03/2011 "Spadework" will be the name of the Wardrum debut.
All recordings are done and Kostas Scandalis is reaching to the production's final stage, the album's mix and mastering. This work will be released under the label of "Steel Gallery Records", the oldest Greek record label for Metal, while the artwork belongs to Michal Karcz, member of the famous Rainer Kalwitz team (Shadow Gallery, Century Media, Massacre, Inside Out).
The release is arranged for the 15th of April.
Studio report: All instruments are now recorded. Special thanx to our additional musicians, Sofi Stavropoulou (flute), Aris Kapagiannidis (Violin, Viola) and Pella Papavasiliou (cello) for the quick and great work. Now it is vocals time...
Studio report: Kosta Vreto is 90% done with the recordings of the guitars keeping a good pace by fully completing one song per day, while Kostas Scandalis is already wedging some bass lines. The album starts to take form and the band is quite satisfied so far with the result, while the real thing will start showing up when the vocal lines join in...
Wardrum begin the recordings of their debut today. The drums will be done in "Mix studio", engineered by Fotis Demertzis and produced by Fotis Demertzis and Kostas Scandalis. Guitars and Bass will be recorded in the "Infinity studio", engineered and produced by Kostas Scandalis, while for the vocals the need of a third studio is seemingly inavoidable.
Pre-recording rehearshals begin today. Soon the band will enter the recording studio. It's quite clear that the recordings will take place in more than one studio, due to the special needs and circumstances. Main target is surely a killer production result. Let's see!
A vocal-less pre-production of ten songs is already done and the result is more than exciting. The composotions, in spite of their characteristic rythmic paterns and riffs, are all based in the vocal melodies and certainly keep an easy to catch mood with their emerging chorus parts and melodic guitar solos.
Stay tuned for more details...
Wardrum have already started the pre-production of their debut album that will propably be released before the end of 2010. More details soon....
The Wardrum Official Website is up!!!
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