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 (https://drakkarofficial.bandcamp.com/) and as a reward for the higher tiers of their Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/darianmetal).
Sometimes, even Lightning Strikes Twice!