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Legionary is a death/thrash metal band from The Bronx. Legionary once played live regularly, but is now a one man band headed by mastermind Frank D'Erasmo (Drums/Rhythm Guitars/Main Composer). Frank uses the services of some of the best metal musicians in the Tri-State area, and is currently dedicated to doing studio projects only at the moment.
The band was established in 2007 by Frank. Although Frank put an album to works immediately, It wasn't until early 2010 that a complete line up had been achieved.
Legionary's self titled demo was released in September of 2010, and quickly received high praise amongst NY and NJ metalheads. The demo includes two original tracks "Deceiver" and "Awakening Reprisal". The performance earned Frank the honor of being enlisted on "Sick Drummer Magazine" the website (http://www.sickdrummermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2064%3Afrank-derasmo-&catid=64%3Adeath-grind&Itemid=100010).
Legionary's full length debut album titled "Arcane Divisions" (later remixed/remastered in late 2014) was released on iTunes in April 2012. It consists of 10 pulverizing tracks, each of which has their own identity. The album continues where the demo left off, but this time punishes you for nearly 50 minutes with riff after riff.
On April 16, 2013, Legionary released a 4 song EP titled "Path Of Tyranny". The songs are politically themed, average around 4 minutes, and feature a new tuning for the band. The songs are in D standard tuning, which is a change from their usual C standard tuning. Regardless of the higher tuning, these songs are quite possibly Legionary's most intense to date, and feature a more thrashy/"epic" feel. The goal this time around was to have a more modern sounding mix. Frank feels that this EP once again made a statement to the Tri-State metal scene that Legionary is not only one of the best unsigned Tri-State metal bands today, but the best.
The "Once And For All" (EP), released in May of 2014, raised the bar even higher. These are the most mature and most technical Legionary songs ever, and feature the return of ex-lead guitarist Tony Barhoum, and newcomer Mike Dreher (Bassist for Condition Critical & Lich King).
"V" is coming in 2015.......