Austrian symphonic metal outfit Dragony, featuring Metal Insider contributor Siegfried Samer on vocals, have signed a new record deal with their new label, Steamhammer/SPV. The signing comes ahead of the band’s plan for their fifth studio album to arrive in October. The group, consisting of Chris Auckenthaler on drums, Herbert Glos on bass, Manuel Hartleb on keyboards, Matvei Plekhanov and Simon Saito on guitars, and Samer, has plans to drop the album’s first single at the end of this month.

Dragony comment on the signing:

“As a renowned label with a forty-year history in the metal business, Steamhammer/SPV has seen and done it all, and is still going strong today! Some of our favorite bands are or were signed to SPV, and we’ve enjoyed their releases greatly over the years, so we are thrilled to write the next chapter in the DRAGONY story together with SPV. We’ve got a lot of great things cooking behind the scenes right now, and we can’t wait to unleash them upon the metal world in cooperation with SPV!”

Olly Hahn, head of Steamhammer, adds:

“DRAGONY is a hardworking band and has countless fans all over the world. Dedication and persistence are trademarks for this sextet from Austria and we are ready to start the next chapter together with them.”