Recovering from a slight pause to their plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle metallers Draemora have now completed their follow-up full-length, Death Rectangle, out June 18, a full year since unleashing their introductory EP, Awakening.
New Noise are proud to premiere the video for the band’s latest single, “Victorious,” below:
Draemora formed in November 2019 in the Seattle area through Terry Jenkins (vocals/guitar) after his separation from his previous band Odyssian. Seeing it as an opportunity to take a chance and try something different, he wrote a handful of songs with lyrics and demoed them out at his house. These demos attracted the attention of soon to be bandmates, ex-Jesus Wears Armani drummer Jared Conelie and ex-Odyssian vocalist Taylor Wood.
After fleshing out the demos with their own personal touches on the songs, Jenkins found local guitar player Max Taylor and set out to record the five-track EP, 2020’s Awakening.
On their new album, Draemora have truly explored an evolution from their previous release. Musically, the collection of songs are mostly dark and heavy sounding. It wasn’t intentional, but when the band was writing the new record, they were all locked up and had lost their jobs due to the pandemic, along with watching their hometown riot during George Floyd protests.
The songs on Death Rectangle all have deep meaning to the band, while also straying away from using any specific references, so the listener can make them whatever their imagination wants them to be.
On the single’s release, Draemora state:
“We are really finding our sound on this album and where we all fit together and the two singles on here were so obvious to us because they sounded so good as demos.
We were going to actually separate [‘Victorious’] from the album and let it be a song on its own, but at the last minute, we decided it was the perfect way to end the album, because it has that great classic formula in there with a twist to the parts that really puts our stamp on it in a great way.
Our main goal in mind for this release was that we wanted people to enjoy it live, so we made big choruses and really big recognizable parts that made us feel great when we were writing the whole record.”
Tour Dates with Hed PE
July 24 – Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT July 27 – Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO July 28 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE July 29 – The Back Bar – Janesville, WI July 30 – The Forge – Joliet, IL July 31 – Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI August 1 – Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI August 3 – Red Flag (prev. Fubar) – St Louis, MO August 4 – Club 1175 – Kansasville, WI August 5 – Hobart Art Theatre – Hobart, IN
Stream Draemora here.