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22 July 2014
The Dagger: releases self-titled debut album today in North America
The Dagger:  releases self-titled debut album today in North America

THE DAGGER has released their self-titled debut album today in North America! To purchase The Dagger, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the CD.

While THE DAGGER cites legendary acts such as early IRON MAIDEN, DEEP PURPLE, JUDAS PRIEST and RAINBOW as influences, the band's new album is far more than just a tribute to the past. Containing ten tracks that combine outstanding songwriting skills with the untamable power of early 80's NWOBHM and the spirit of epic 70's rock, The Dagger is a fresh take on old school hard rock / heavy metal from a line-up comprised of members that are or have previously been involved in bands such as DISMEMBER, GRAVE and NECRONAUT.

For a preview of the album, be sure to check out the video for "1978" (directed by Stefan Jansson of PE Production AB), plus the following singles: "Ahead Of You All", "Skygazer". An earlier version of the album track "Dark Cloud" (released on a 7" via High Roller Records in summer 2013) can be heard here.

The Dagger track-listing:

1. Ahead Of You All

2. Call Of 9

3. Ballad Of An Old Man

4. Skygazer

5. Electric Dawn

6. 1978

7. Dogs Of Warning

8. Nocturnal Triumph

9. Inside The Monolithic Dome

10. Dark Cloud

11. Mainline Riders (CD-only bonus track)

THE DAGGER line-up:

Jani Kataja - vocals

David Blomqvist - guitars

Tobias Cristiansson - bass

Fred Estby - drums

THE DAGGER online: