Claymorean's second full length album.
"I was pleasantly surprised by Sounds From A Dying World and now I'm interested in checking out more from the Claymorean back catalog.
Sounds From A Dying World will be released by Stormspell Records in Summer 2017, and will definitely please fans of HammerFall, Jag Panzer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and good ole fashioned leather-n-studs heavy metal in general. Give it a spin. Horns up for the old school!" - Keith Abt
"Without a doubt, Sounds from a Dying World is an impressive work that should be favorably received by epic metal fans worldwide. What’s more, the band just recently played their first show under the name Claymorean, in an opening slot for the mighty Ross the Boss. Would love to see this band on the festival circuit, where these songs would surely go down a storm." - Kit Ekman
"I guess that all those lovers of good-old traditional epic doom or classic power metal should check out Claymorean’s Sounds From a Dying World. I could go even further and just mentioned some bands as Manowar, Candlemass, Cirith Ungol that could suit for the right reference here. Anyway, strongly recommended record!" - Marko Despot Miranovic
"CLAYMOREAN have a more power metal feel to their metal. Not so much the “to battle we march” feeling I had hoped for; the more anthem like sound. But this is so full of life that I have a hard time not liking it. This is the stuff I like to listen to when I drive because it makes the journey so much quicker. And if you are a bunch of people in the car you can have a “Wayne’s World” kinda moment. And that is just epic." - Anders Ekdahl
"The defining features from start to finish are the quality riffs that are delivered with economy, and Garčević’s versatile and efficient vocals. Compared to the band’s previous life as Claymore, the production on this is much more raw and gritty, the polish and shine being removed much as the pomp and keyboards have been. Fans of Virgin Steele and Warlock have a like-minded option with Claymorean and will find SOUNDS FROM A DYING WORLD it hits the sweet spot somewhere between both of those bands." - Erich @ Metal-Rules.com
"I didn't much care for Claymorean's last album, Unbroken, but I'm finding 2017's Sounds from a Dying World a much more focused effort from this Serbian band. The songwriting has been stripped down to guitars/drums/vocals with only a few keyboard/sound effect flourishes. Singer Dejana Betsa Garcevic gets into her performance and really wails on tracks like "Old Mountain" and "Blood-Red Shield." The music is less Power and more Traditional metal with the bulk of the tempos in the mid-paced range. Lyrical inspiration is drawn from authors like Howard ("Cimmeria"), Moorcock ("Rage of the White Wolf") and Lovecraft ("Blackest Void") and Claymorean give them appropriate gravitas with their compositions. My favorite track is "Blood-Red Shield", an ode to Norse shield maidens. The way the riffs pound like drums and Garcevic pours her heart into the chorus takes me to a time long past. There is a cover of Cloven Hoof's "Astral Rider" to close out the album and it works better than the Manilla Road cover on the last album. If albums like The Curse of the Crystal Viper get your fist in the air, then Sounds from a Dying World is sure to do the same." - MetalMike
released July 12, 2017
Recorded at Midnight Studio, Lazarevac,
from September to December 2016.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Boris Shurlan.
Cover and booklet design by Satanya.
Dejana Garcevic - lead and backing vocals;
Vladimir Garcevic - rhythm, harmony and solo guitars, programming;
Goran Garcevic - bass guitar;
Urosh Kovacevic - solo guitars.
Astral Rider (Cloven Hoof cover) used with kind permission from Lee Andre Payne.
Boris Shurlan uses WesAudio® studio equipment for mixing and mastering.
A huge thanks to our families, friends and supporters from all over the world!
Special thanks to:
Danny Kane & Stormspell Records, Boris Shurlan & Midnight Studio, Lee Andre Payne & Cloven Hoof, Matt & Tanya DeVries, Mark Vander Zanden, Sara McIntosh, Igor & Jadranka Stanic, Nebojsha Djukanovic & Ivana Jankovic, Milosh Krsmanovic, Milan Von Stone & Miner Records, Mark “The Shark” Shelton & Bryan “Hellroadie” Patrick (and everyone from Manilla Road), Nevena Lazarevic, Dushan Markovic, Marko „Despot“ Miranovic, Serbian Metal Portal, Nikola Vukobratovic & Zlabog Promotions, Goran „Jelsa“ Jelic & Karakondzula, and everyone else who had the patience to listen to our demos while we were preparing the new material and supported our music in any way possible!
This album is dedicated to Dejan "Cile" Pavlovic, the greatest rocker who walked this Earth. Forever in our hearts and minds. Never forgotten.
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