Desert Dragon -BIOGRAPHY
Desert Dragon is an Award-winning Progressive Rock, Hard Rock & Melodic Metal band from Los Angeles, California formed by guitarist & songwriter Greg Patnode. Their debut album, 'DESERT DRAGON', released Dec 18, 2010, received accolades on its earth-conscious single "Save My World" by winning Best Rock Song category at the Malibu Music Awards on Sep 24, 2011. The Band released their 2nd album, EP ‘DESOLATION’ on Sep 01, 2012 featuring Billboard charting singles “Darkness Shines” and “Miles Away” produced by the legendary Ron Nevison (Producer/Engineer for Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Faces, Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd).
In 2014 the band opened for “Blue Oyster Cult” in Los Angeles, CA, January 2014, and were on a SXSW Tour (March 09 – March 16, 2014) with shows from Phoenix, AZ to Austin, TX for the SXSW Festival on Thurs., March 13, 2014. Desert Dragon then headed for a double back tour to Las Vegas on May 17, 2014 for a live show on the Rooftop at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and back to The House of Blues Sunset Strip for a Showcase Sunday, May 18, 2014.
In June 2014 the band split with their singer Ross and in July 2014 they signed ex-White Wizzard metal singer, Joseph Michael (WITHERFALL,MIDNIGHTREIGN,EX-WHITE WIZZARD) as their new lead vocalist. In Aug 2014 the band went into the studio in Los Angeles to mix their new album, 'BEFORE THE STORM', with James “Jimbo” Barton (Producer/Mixer for QUEENSRŸCHE, RUSH, ERIC CLAPTON, METALLICA). The result is Desert Dragons' most polished release to date. The band has shifted its focus from Blues to Hard Rock and Psychedelia. This shift has given the band a new direction and they have even revamped some songs from their first album (“Take it Easy Now”, “Save My World”, and “Desert Horizons” ) to give them more hard rock content, mixed by Ralph Patlan (Producer/Mixer for MEGADETH, UFO). In Sep 2015 Desert Dragon signed with hardrock/metal label Sliptrick Records. The label will release 'BEFORE THE STORM' in Feb 2016 with "We The People", a politically-charged single off this album released to radio.
Guitar-Greg Patnode (ROAD ANGEL, NO MORALS);
Bass guitarist/ keyboards- Daniele De Cario, better known as DeCa (THE CAUSE - Serji strike label, ASHDOWNBAND);
Drums- Nick Mason;
Lead vocalist- Joseph Michael (ex-WHITE WIZZARD/MIDNIGHT REIGN)
official website: http://www.desertdragonofficial.com/home
for calendar/Touring: http://www.desertdragonofficial.com/shows
for videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/DesertDragonBand
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