- Jason Hesley
Draagyn to release "Bent Rib" EP!
Los Angeles based, avant-garde metal musician DRAAGYN will release her first EP, Bent Rib, on August 26th!
Draagyn is unlike anything I’ve heard before, and nearly impossible to categorize into a specific genre. She’s a solo songwriter, fearlessly creating on her own terms and pushing boundaries of heavy music in an industry historically dominated by men, without the need for permission or validation.
Draagyn is inspired by the trickster Askeladden from Norwegian folk talks whose root name is “one who blows on the embers to enliven the fire.” She is a creator, a destroyer, a seducer and a gatekeeper. She shows people that nothing is fixed; the sacred and the profane, the funny and the serious, are the twin faces of the cosmos. She provides opportunity for conflict. This brings about a balanced world.
If you’re a fan of musicians/acts like Julie Christmas, Alcest, Boris or Cult of Luna I think you’ll be into it. Her music is ominous, both light and dark at the same time. Ethereal passages give way to blackened riffs and blood curdling vocals in an unpredictable, musical gamut. Her alluring music has the artistry and peculiarity to appeal to a large swath of heavy music fans. This is a taste of what’s to come from her eventual full-length record.