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New Life

by Dendura

Female fronted dark melodic progressive rock/metal. The singer is part Egyptian (Aziza) and carries that into some of the songs. Fans of Nevermore, Dream Theater, Alice In Chains, Orphaned Land, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Within Temptation
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
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1. I Have A Gun
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3. Nemesis
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4. Rage
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5. Symphony
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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“Dendura presents an unforgettable approach to progressive metal that builds and weaves dark themes with the allure of sensual mystery. Their music calls from a past that touches both the primal and inquisitive nature of our souls. They combine powerful, heavy music that drives like the shifting sands, carrying vocals like rising smoke and invoking the ghosts of a land and time long passed, but never forgotten.” – Stuart Banks, president, KillZone Records

Dendura, who formed in 2004, are a haunting, progressive metal band who recently signed to KillZone Records. The warmly seductive, almost gritty, vocals of Aziza Poggi draw from the rich cultural heritage of her Egyptian and Lebanese roots, while the combined talents of Steve Wethy and Paul Stein couple classical guitar melodies with metal virtuosity. Together, the band transcends the boundaries of progmetal to create a mysterious, unforgettable soundscape.

2005 was primarily a year of hiatus due to the lack of a full-time drummer, but Dendura funneled their creative energies into various outlets including songwriting and film scoring.

In April 2006, Dendura released New Life, their debut album that attracted several film directors who licensed tracks for various projects including the award-winning film Broken, Perception and InZer0, a popular made-for-TV sci-fi series. Meanwhile, the press continued to praise their originality and Egyptian-infused sound. Dendura also hit the buzz bandwagon in Brazil, Egypt, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and the USA.

Two months later, Dendura added a second guitarist which proved to be the missing ingredient to their ever-evolving, increasingly heavier sound. The band vaulted into high gear. Dendura was filmed for an episode of a reality TV series, penned a metal version of In the Hall of the Mountain King for the Comedy Central series Monsters Ballz and appeared on the ABC TV affiliate (WZZM) in their hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. They also played with Edguy (who recently did some European dates with Aerosmith), Light This City and Lennex (featuring Phil Ritchie, a finalist on the CBS TV series Rock Star Supernova).

Always driven to imbue fresh elements into their sound and stage performances, Dendura again looked to the Middle-East for creative stimulation. They brought their inspiration to the stage for selected live shows by incorporating belly dancers who evoke an air of exotic mystery.

2007 started with a big dose of adrenaline when New Life gained distribution through Sonic Cathedral, one of the largest online stores for female vocal music. By August, New Life became one of Sonic Cathedral’s top-ten best-selling albums and the band captured the attention of KillZone Records who signed them shortly thereafter.

In addition, Dendura has tracks on three upcoming CD compilations. In October, watch for Symphony (from New Life) on the official ProgPower 2007 festival compilation distributed to more than 50,000 people attending the sold-out event starring Sonata Arctica, After Forever and Firewind. In November, watch for the acoustic version of I Have a Gun (previously unreleased) on the Bootleg compilation for WGRD FM 97.9 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Dendura is excited to continue their journey as they borrow from the past and dream into the future with their moody, powerful, and mesmerizing brand of progressive metal.

2006/ "NEW LIFE" LINE UP
Aziza A. Poggi - Vocals & Keys
Mike Fatzinger - Bass
Steve Wethy - Guitar & Back up vox
Jeremy Duffy - Drums


NEW LINE UP:
Killzone Records

Aziza A. Poggi - Vocals * Keys
Steve Wethy - Guitar
Paul Stein - Guitar
Justin Lee Dixon - Drums

***Watch for new album in 2009 produced by Grammy Award winning producer Neil Kernon***


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Nacy Luke - Metalcentre

Ancient Egyptian approach with a modern touch
"Ancient Egyptian approach with a modern touch. Aziza made us all so proud with her charisma and musical existence. She will get your attention and capture your ears. This album has a great spirit. Its holding new ideas and embracing good tones. I was really delighted laying hand on this album." By Nancy LukeFor full review go to www.metalcentre.com

William

Great
I Must Say That This Cd Is One of the best cd's That Ive Heard all, The Song On This Cd "I Have A Gun" Is My Favorite Song I Advise You All To Pick Up A Copy, You Will Definently Enjoy The CD.

William

Great
I Must Say That This Cd Is One of the best cd's That Ive Heard all, The Song On This Cd "I Have A Gun" Is My Favorite Song I Advise You All To Pick Up A Copy, You Will Definently Enjoy The CD.

William

Great
I Must Say That This Cd Is One of the best cd's That Ive Heard all, The Song On This Cd "I Have A Gun" Is My Favorite Song I Advise You All To Pick Up A Copy, You Will Definently Enjoy The CD.

Chris Wohlford

Sexy, powerful and original
Aziza's voice is really sexy and powerful. She sings with a goddess presence and it works. I can hear her words clearly and she has really good range. The progressions remind me slightly of Dream Theater; but this music is much darker. These are some amazing musicians. The guitarist and bass player have major skills and the drummer does a good job mixing in metal and tribal drumming. With the movie work they have, the sound, and the whole theme of Egypt, this band shall go far.
Chris Wohlford

MinxyMonica

Really refreshing! Not like other female fronted bands.
Really refreshing! Not like other female fronted bands. The vocals and music are powerful and transy. The Egyptian thing adds a nice layer to the sound!

Jack

A terrific blend.
Dendura has proven the quality you get from a well-oiled machine.

I wanted to praise just one song, but every track on "New Life" made me want to listen to it again and again. And I did.
Their mix of egyptian tones added to the combination of a hard lead guitar, bass, and drums that will make you say "WOW". These guys have got their act together.
Amys vocals are the icing on the cake.

But if I had to mention one track to check for sure, it would be the opening track, "I have a gun".

Fantastic mixing of the tracks also, I mean it is an absolutely awesome album, a truly terrific musical experience. I can't express this enough! If you haven't heard them, you must! Then you'll know.

Mike Peterson

"New Life" is awesome and original!
Compared to Dendura's past demo recordings, this is by far their best work to date. I was completely amazed at how everyone has grown vocally and musically. I have their 2 song demo of "I Have A Gun". Aziza Amy's voice is very strong, clear and sultry. Don't know whom I would compare her too. She does a nice job on the keys too. The guitarist Steve is a shredder! Great chops and progressions. I love the Egyptian sounds in the music and it seems everyone else does as well. I 'd like to hear more metal next time around!

Victor greywolf

great music
The Cd is fantastic. I remember hearing the music BEFORE the album was made, and I have to say, the artwork is much better on this one, than in the first one.

Keep up the good work, Dendura, and maybe one day, someone might actually mention your name in public. Rock on

Diana

Absolutely love this album
This is a very beautiful album in my opinion. I like them because of the beautiful egyptian lyrics as well as the singer's voice and music. I'm so glad I found out about them.
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