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Draconian - Heike Langhans Leaves The Band, Lisa Johansson Returns


Experienced gothic doom masters Draconian announced that they have parted ways with vocalist Heike Langhans. Replacing her will be non other than Lisa Johansson, who is returning to the fold after 10 years.

The band's statement: "Dear friends, it is time for some historic news for Draconian. After a decade and a year, it is with great excitement we welcome Lisa Johansson back into the band. As most of you know Lisa was our singer on our first 5 full-length albums, but her first work with us was for our 5th and final demo Dark Oceans We Cry which was released in 2002, finally leading us to a record deal with Napalm Records later that year. We have remained with them ever since.

"Heike Langhans will leave the band with a focus on family and her own musical projects. Although together arriving at this notion we are, needless to say, of course, sad to see her leave. With Heike, we have written and released two enigmatic, truly special albums held in much high regard all over the world. Heike and her voice with its spectacular presence and approach are a large part of that.

"Yet, we are very much delighted to announce that we will play HELLFEST this June as a 7-piece special arrangement, with both Lisa and Heike on stage. This will be Heike's final show with Draconian and the perfect opportunity to pass back the torch to Lisa, shining bright together on what will be a very special occasion and at the largest metal festival on the planet. Here you’ll have the chance to firsthand experience songs from Under A Godless Veil in this extraordinary setting. The full show will be streamed live and will also be available for viewing at a later date.

"We also would like to shed a light on the fact we're working on songs for a new album, as well as a unique streaming show. Exciting times are ahead, so stay tuned for more news."

Heike comments: "10 years with any band is no small thing and I thank Draconian for the wonderful opportunities and challenges that made me confident in my path forward. The time has come for me to start a new chapter in music and life that requires my undivided focus.

"I'm so grateful to Lisa for being here to step in and seeing the old songs performed in the way they should be, will be as much of a treat for me as the rest of our listeners. Thank you for all the friends and supporting fans I met along the way. I have much more in store for you all this year, so please no sadness. I wish the band great success in 2022 and beyond!"

Statement from Lisa: "With great excitement, and with a humble heart I rejoin Draconian. I'm still a bit surprised that Johan called to ask me if I could consider touring with Draconian again. Also that I said, without any hesitation, "Sure, I will!" I wish my newfound friend Heike Langhans - who has the most beautiful voice - all the best of luck and prosperity in her future. I’ll try my best to make her songs justice. See you on the road!




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Draconian
Posted: 04.05.2022 by Bad English


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04.05.2022 - 10:35
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Not a surprise, she get glory because of band, now launched own projects, but same time non of them are so good as this. BTW if you check out bands FB, there is pic of Lisa, maybe best quality pic ever taken whit her.
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04.05.2022 - 10:51
Draugen

Heike sure did a great job filling the void after Lisa left, it feels like it was fairly recently, time sure flies huh... Nice to see Lisa back though, it's going to be interesting to see how the next album turns out.
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04.05.2022 - 11:12
Liafev

Wow! That is shocking news to me .. Heike's voice was more than perfect for Draconian, and their two last albums are my favourite from them by far. I feel quite sad and disappointed now. Though of course I still liked the older albums a lot, and I'm sure they'll keep putting our great stuff in the future.
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04.05.2022 - 11:43
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Liafev on 04.05.2022 at 11:12

Wow! That is shocking news to me .. Heike's voice was more than perfect for Draconian, and their two last albums are my favourite from them by far. I feel quite sad and disappointed now. Though of course I still liked the older albums a lot, and I'm sure they'll keep putting our great stuff in the future.


She had some deeper better vocals, I wish Anders let her sung more , but ... then again, bands personality those 2 cant work together
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04.05.2022 - 12:53
Liafev

Erf, and now I notice the show at Hellfest is on the second weekend, not the one I'm attending.. Terrible day
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04.05.2022 - 14:31
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Tage Westerlund
Btw is she still together whit Daniel Änghede?
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04.05.2022 - 15:40
Spacerunner

Well, at least Lisa is back. Heike is among my favorite female voices and she was amazing fit for the band. I hope her new projects are on the horizon.
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04.05.2022 - 19:56
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Spacerunner on 04.05.2022 at 15:40

Well, at least Lisa is back. Heike is among my favorite female voices and she was amazing fit for the band. I hope her new projects are on the horizon.

They are if you follow ms news, album is on progress
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04.05.2022 - 20:30
Vonpire

YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!
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05.05.2022 - 04:43
Opethian

Love it!
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08.05.2022 - 23:25
antvre

It's a shame. i really liked her
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09.05.2022 - 22:19
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Another replacement singer leaving after 2 albums. Seems to be fairly common.
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10.05.2022 - 12:38
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by M C Vice on 09.05.2022 at 22:19

Another replacement singer leaving after 2 albums. Seems to be fairly common.


I would say there was some disagreements between Heike and main charater in a band...
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11.05.2022 - 21:22
The Melting Snow

Written by Bad English on 10.05.2022 at 12:38

Written by M C Vice on 09.05.2022 at 22:19

Another replacement singer leaving after 2 albums. Seems to be fairly common.


I would say there was some disagreements between Heike and main charater in a band...



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