DRAGONY is a Melodic Power Metal band from Vienna, Austria and defines their style as „Glory Metal“
Originally founded as THE DRAGONSLAYER PROJECT, the group now known as DRAGONY was created in summer of 2007 by former members of the split-up Austrian Powermetal-Bands OMEGA EFFECT and ELEFTHERIA. After additional members on bass, drums and keyboards had been found, the band began rehearsing for their first live shows which they played in spring 2008.
Since then, the band has had a few gigs in Vienna and its surroundings, with local support slots for national and international acts such as EDENBRIDGE, FIREWIND and AXXIS among them. The band’s music is heavily influenced by well-known bands of the True- and Powermetal genres such as HAMMERFALL, EDGUY, KAMELOT or NIGHTWISH; with a lot of doublebass, harmonic guitar leads and catchy choruses.
After the very successful „Night Of Power 2009“ that DRAGONY organised together with ECLIPTICA and that featured SERENITY as a headlining act, as well as local support gigs for PAUL DI’ANNO, SONATA ARCTICA and MANTICORA, DRAGONY recorded their debut album „Legends“.
„Legends“ was recorded and mixed at WildOneMusic Studios Vienna by Jakob Grabmayr and Frank Pitters, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios Helsinki.
In 2012, DRAGONY promoted and performed at the METAL NATION Tour of PRIMAL FEAR and BRAINSTORM in Vienna Austria.
Also, DRAGONY appeared at METALFEST Austria 2012 in Mining am Inn.
In May 2012, DRAGONY announced the signing of a worldwide deal with LIMB Music.
In October 2012, it was announced that Daniel Stockinger (guit) and Georg Lorenz (keys) left the band. Simon Saito was announced as new guitar player, and in December 2012, Manuel Hartleb joined the band as a new keyboard player.
The band released its second album „Shadowplay“ in September 2015.
To promote the release of the album, DRAGONY released an 80s-Metal-Tribute video to the David Hasselhoff viral hit „True Survivor“, and also joined legendary German Power Metal outfit GAMMA RAY on their „25 Years In Metal“ tour in fall of 2015. To cap off a very successful year supporting BLIND GUARDIAN, POWERWOLF, SONATA ARCTICA and VAN CANTO among others, DRAGONY performed at Austria’s two biggest festivals, NOVA ROCK festival (opening the Red Stage for TWISTED SISTER) and Donauinselfest.
In 2017, DRAGONY celebrated their 10-year-anniversary with the release of a special Extended EP titled „Lords Of The Hunt“, out on 7th April 2017.
The band launched a crowdfunding campaign for their third album “Masters of the Multiverse”, which was released in October 2018.
To promote the new album, the band joined fellow Austrian Melodic Metal acts SERENITY and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS for the “Symphonic Metal Nights VI” tour in fall 2018, as well as the legendary 70.000 Tons of Metal cruise in early 2019.