Italian power metallers Derdian are set to release their seventh full-length album on July 25, 2018. DNA will be released via King Records in Asia and independently elsewhere.
Derdian are a symphonic power metal band formed in 1998 in Milan. Proudly self-produced, self-distributed and independent, their music is a fusion between symphonic orchestrations and thrash metal riffs with powerful speed drumming and unique easy listening catchy melodies. In 2004 after two demos, Revenge (2001) and Incitement (2003), the band signed the first record deal for Steelheart Records and published the debut album called New Era pt.1. In short, the album became a little jewel among the power metal fanatics: 100,000 followers on the old MySpace witnessed the popularity of the band. The raising weight around the web got the attention of the prog American major label Magna Charta and in 2006 Derdian signed for 2 albums, New Era pt.2 – War of the Gods and New Era pt.3 – The Apocalypse. The fame in the power metal world scene got huge, especially in Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe but the American label didn’t give any kind of support to the band so in 2013 Derdian split from Magna Charta choosing to be independent.
In 2013, after 3 fantasy albums, the band broke up with the singer Joe Caggianelli and hired a quite famous Italian YouTuber Ivan Giannini releasing its 4th full-length album called Limbo. A different voice and a heavier thrashy sound with lyrics about modern society neurosis marked the new path to follow. The result of this new approach was great worldwide selling and a brand new major distribution deal for Asia with the Japanese label Spiritual Beast. In 2015 the band released the world acclaimed album Human Reset, top power metal album of the year in many magazines (Metal Hammer above all) and power metal webzines and top selling metal album on Amazon Spain for several months. After participating at some international festivals such the Italian Total Metal Festival and the Made of Metal in the Czech Republic, the band temporarily parted with the singer Ivan Giannini, busy in the pop tv show The Voice of Italy. In the meantime, the first greatest hits album called Revolution Era was released with the participation of internationally renowned artists as Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, Angra), DC Cooper (Royal Hunt), GL Perotti (Extrema), Terence Holler (Eldritch) and many others. The album came out in June 2016. In 2017 Ivan came back and in September the band successfully toured Japan, supporting Nuclear Blast bands as Freedom Call and Twilight Force. In September 2018 Derdian will independently tour Japan again. The 7th album DNA will be released in July 2018.