Initially formed under the name "Order of Shadow", Drakonis has been an ongoing project for several years. It was formed by Saul McMichael and Gazz Murdock of Waylander to explore a heavier and more extreme way of writing.
Soon after forming, Lee McCartney Joined on drums and took things to the next step, not only with his break neck speed, but also with his desire to experiment wherever possible.
Joining the ranks, long time friend and musician Tommy Hewitt took his role on 2nd guitar as the band started recording their first demo.
Soon after, Gazz joined Alestorm full time and had to leave the project. After which the role of bass player was filled by Steph Dickey.
Over the last few years, we have work towards finding our sound, with several demos along the way. What started as a black metal project has gradually evolved into something more dynamic and much heavier, which some would claim to be Black Death. Fitting into one genre was never something we aimed to do, so we have not and will not place limitations on what we aim to create.