Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI’s RHAPSODY) has checked in with the following announcement:
I’m proud to announce that I’ll be the drummer for Viv Lalu’s latest band/project Dragonir! Together with me joins Symphony X bass player Mike LePond! Viv’s and I are longtime friends and I’m happy that we finally get to work on an album together! I also can’t wait to hear Henrik Båth’s vocals on it (Henrik and I just recently worked on the Universal Mind Project together and I was blown away by his vocals there) and last but not least it’s great that I’ll also get to play with Joop Wolters, someone I always considered a truly fantastic guitarist!
Here’s a snippet from the preproduction:
Read Viv’s statement below!
Viv Lalu comments:
”I am completely stoked about this! I’ve known Alex for 10 years already. In fact, this is thanks to him if I know Martin LeMar today, if LALU has a vocalist…I did an audition for Alex’s band 10 years ago and Martin was the singer, but they disbanded and I ended up working with Martin on my own band. I am really thrilled that Alex & me are going to work on something together – it means a lot to me – same for Mike. I worked with Mike on Atomic Ark and I felt that given his tremendous contribution to that album, and his work with his band Symphony X, he was the perfect choice for Dragonir.”
Dragonir, Lalu’s new “Orchestral Metal” band/project, consists of:
Alex Landenburg – Drums
Henrik Båth – Vocals
Joop Wolters – Guitars
Mike LePond – Bass
Vivien Lalu – Orchestrations & composition
The album is currently in preproduction stage. More info at: http://www.dragonir.com