Keydragon got it's name from the Keyboard Dragon originally created by Ron Langford in 1984. This Gothic metal band hails from Grass Valley, California which is in the middle of Northern California, USA. Keydragon has been explained by Burt of Beowulf Productions.com as 'They center their sound on Metal, but they toss is Thrash, Doom, Classic Rock, Death, Progressive Metal & even some Jazz sounds too. The vocals are done in a mid ranged almost Death growl with some female vocals in the back. This is a different sounding band with a lot of originality!!!' Keydragon has recently solidified into a 4 piece band with Tamara Venus Star as the lead tribal vocalist. The group is currently working on their 5th and greatest album at Keydragon Studios. The sound is focused on Gothic Metal and Tamara sings lead on most of the songs. We are currently involved with a number of organizations to promote the new album and gain exposure for the band. Here is a list of links that are supporting Keydragon: 1. cdbaby.com/all/Keydragon 2. numberonemusic.com/Keydragon 3. myspace.com/Keydragon 4. findagoth.com/Keydragon 5. musicforte.com/members/Keydragon Ron Langford, otherwise known as the Keydragon, is the lead singer of the first four albums, deep screamer, bass synthesis player, programmer, and songwriter of the band. He has studied the classical era, modern classical (contemporary) and alternative forms of classical piano artistry. He has had a wide range of instruction from blues, rock, classical - to new age, alternative, and progressive. He went to college as a piano major but ended up with a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Special Education. Bobby Blackmon (Bob-O) is the lead rhythm guitarist for Keydragon. He has studied many forms of guitar including classical, folk, rock, progressive, punk, and metal. He is greatly influenced by Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, Megadeth, and the Grateful Dead! Eclectic is Bob-O's middle name. He currently works as a heavy metal guitarist and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Tamara Venus Star is the lead singer on the new album. She has been singing all her life! She is greatly influenced and has been trained in folk, rock, punk, and tribal forms of vocalization. She is currently working as a singer on a number of projects including her own solo project soon to be released. Dan Marshall is the drummer and deep vocalist for Keydragon. He has played in several different bands with Ron Langford such as 9th Wave and DontWalk. He is currently working to promote DontWalk as well as form interesting and grooving beats for Keydragon. He is strongly influenced by pop rock, electronica, and rock. Jason Whisman is our new found, live drummer. He's a progressive metal drummer that has been playing for over 30 years. Check out his skills in the band Real Eyes or The Kind. Special thanks to Dave Baxley of Futurewarrior Productions for his expertise and skills with mastering the CDs. He also serves as a guest solo keyboardist from time to time. Check out his solo project for deep and intricate synth music. The band is hard at work on their 5th and best album Keydragon - Dragon Prophecy. Keydragon will be holding a CD release party on October 28th, Saturday, from 7pm to midnight at the Veterans Dining Hall in downtown Grass Valley. All are welcome! Keep your eyes open for Keydragon - Dragon Prophecy!
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