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DENDURA

Progressive Metal • United States


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DENDURA is a progressive metal band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, in 2004.

DENDURA's brand of metal is very original and strongly influenced by Egyptian music and mythology. The band's most distinct element is their vocalist, Aziza Amy Poggi, of Egyptian and Lebanese descent, who helps give the music its strong oriental flavor. At her sides she has very skilled performers: Steve Wethy and Paul Stein on guitars, drummer/percussionist Justin Lee Dixon and bassist Jason Stevens.

After being formed in 2004, DENDURA spent a year writing songs, as they didn't have a full-time drummer. Jeremy Duffy soon arrived to fill the void.

DENDURA released their first full-length, "New Life", in 2006. The album attracted many, both fans as well as people in the arts world, where the band had some of their tracks licensed to use in films like "Perception", "InZero", and the award-winning film "Broken". The band was also asked to record a version of EDVARD GRIEG's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from the "peer Gynt" Suite for the Comedy Central series "Monsters Ballz".

Sonic Cathedral begun distributing "New Life" in 2007; the album became one of the online store's top-ten best-selling albums. The band was hereafter signed by KillZone records. Their second album, now in their new label, is expected anytime soon. There has been some personnel movement in the band, with new drummer Justin Lee Dixon filling for Duffy.

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2.00 | 1 ratings
New Life
2006

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 New Life by DENDURA album cover Studio Album, 2006
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Review by b_olariu
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— First review of this album —
2 stars 2.5 really

Dendura is an unnoticed progressive metal band from Mitchigan - USA with one album released so far in 2006 and named New life. I stumble upon this one while searching for some prog metal bands who are totaly unknow and with almost zero chance for afirmation and I found Dendura. At first listning I was not very impresed, almost rough and unpolished prog metal with less variatons of this genre, not really bad but nothing spectacular either. The main attraction is the egyptian and lebanese descent the female voice Aziza Amy Poggi, she is everything here, if she were not in this band then not even this rate don't deasearve this album. She has a powerfull range very strong fits perfectly in this style. The music is not band but with lack of imagination, I mean this music was 25 years ago the same, not very much new ideas here. The musicianship is ok, some nice passages on Symphony with interluded moments with her keyboards, she is aswell the keyboard player of the band, the rest of the tracks are only ok to mediocre in places. The best I can give in this context is 2 stars, in other places fits more like 2.5 , not entirely bad , but without anything that will grab my attention more then 2 spins. Maybe the next album will be better if will be a next oen. Dendura sounds very much alike with another progressive metal band from USA The Ottoman Empire and their album Way of the blade from 2006, but the latest are a little better.

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