Wardrum is a Heavy / Power Metal band from Thessaloniki, Greece, formed in the summer
of 2010. Founded by Horizon’s End drummer Stergios Kourou along with his long term
bandmates Kosta Vreto and Kostas Scandalis, the band was originally fronted by Uli John
Roth’s singer Piero Leporale, while frontman Yannis Papadopoulos joined as lead vocalist in
In their two and a half years of existence, Wardrum released 2 full legth studio albums.
The first crucial step for Wardrum was the release of their debut "Spadework" on 20th April 2011.
Considering their successful fusion of power metal with unique melodic and prog elements as well as
the band member’s professionalism, focus and high technical skills, it seemed that they were strongly
willing to put their mark on the new decade's metal genre.
"Spadework" offers a powerful metal sound with heavy and fast riffs, super melodic vocal lines,
outstanding technical guitar solos and a strong tight rhythm section, all packed together in a solid
quality sound production that can surely please all true metalheads, real fans of Judas Priest, Dio,
Sanctuary, Crimson Glory, Conception, Fates Warning, a.m.m...
Strong songs, like the opening track "The Meaning Of Forever", the catchy "Crest Of The Wave", the
epic "In Dependence", the fast "Soultrip", or the super catchy and totaly acoustic ballad "Turn About",
can definitely be perfect examples of the skills and the range of Wardrum.
Back 1 year after their debut, Greek heavy / power metal act Wardrum, return with their brand new
opus "Desolation" via Steel Gallery Records on 25th April 2012.
Taking a step onwards from their debut 'Spadework', Wardrum have delivered an even more powerful
sound that still retains the melodies and technicality of its critically acclaimed predecessor. 'Desolation'
also marks the first album recorded with new singer, Yannis Papadopoulos (Until Rain, Crosswind) who
also lives in Thessaloniki and have brought stability to the band's working timetable, not to mention
bringing a new dimension to the lyricism heard on the new album.
The works for this album started right after "Spadework" was released. Preproduction took place in
October 2011, final adjustments were made and full recording took place November 2011/February
2012. Through "Desolation" the band delivers for once more strong songs, catchy choruses, melodic
guitar solos, technical rhythm section, highly establishing the band's skills and songwriting abilities. The
album was produced again by Kostas Scandalis and released by Steel Gallery Records, while the Cover
artwork is a work of Piotr Szafraniec especially for Wardrum.