TRAGUL - FEMALE FRONTED SYMPHONIC METAL

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In 2017, Adrian established a the project that would introduce him into the international metal scene, a symphonic power metal act called TRAGUL. To craft his music, Adrian reunited a powerhouse of guest musicians that includes Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus in Musica) on vocals, Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam) on guitars, Sander Zoer (Delain) on drums and his longtime collaborators Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire) and Oliver Holzwarth (Blind Guardian, Tarja).

TRAGUL teams up with some of the best designers, producers and illustrators from all around the world to bring life its art, such as Grammy nominated producer JACOB HANSEN who handles mix and mastering (Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Epica, Volbeat), Finnish producer MIKA JUSSILA (Nightwish, Stratovarius, Children of Bodom), british visual producer SCOTT RUDD (Maiden, Rings of Saturn, Opeth), German video producer Ingo Spörl HARD MEDIA (Sabaton, Accept, Avantasia, Helloween) among others.

PIONEERS ON SINGLE BY SINGLE FORMAT

Tragul is musically an innovative band, exploring new non-traditional worlds when it comes to getting their music heard, since the band’s releases come in a unique “song-by-song” format.  Since June 2017, Tragul has released 10 singles, widely acclaimed by critics.

In 2018, Adrian produced with Tragul a tribute to the Netflix series DARK, in which he had the pleasure of working with the sound engineer JOHN RODD (www.johnrodd.com), who has worked on films and series such as ELYSIUM, GET OUT, BREAKING BAD and BETTER CALL SAUL, to name a few. The single had great international recognition, allowing the band to be echoed and had several appearances on national TV, radio and the most important newspapers in Paraguay and specialized metal music press the world.

The band was also included several times in the prestigious METAL HAMMER, one of the most important global magazine within the metal genre, with an interview of two full pages in editions of Spain and Portugal. Likewise, this project manages to establish itself for 2 whole weeks in the # 1 position of the HOT ROCK SONGS ranking, which earned the band to be chosen as BAND OF THE YEAR in the METAL FEMALE VOICES of Ukraine.

During 2019 the project had a break due the production and release of the debut album of Adrian Benegas "THE REVENANT", thefore, TRAGUL had one special release called SUEÑO ETERNO, as a christmass special, in december 2019. The single was the first and only song completetly in spanish. 

LITTLE BREAK DURING COVID19 AND PRODUCTION OF NEW SONGS IN 2021

In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic had the project on hold for a little longer than expected. In one hand, vocalist Zuberoa Aznarez had the release of a new album with her band Diabulus in Musica in 2020 and on the other, Adrian Benegas inmersed himsefl on the production of his EP DIAMONDS IN THE DARK released in may 2021. Due those reasons and as a special gift for the fans during the quarantine, TRAGUL released an acoustic version of their song Before I Say Goodbye and also a quarantine special collaboration of the song The Hummingbird. 

NEW SINGLE AND ANIMATED VIDEO 

"MOTHER"

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Tragul is back in 2021 and it does with the solidity of ‘Mother‘, a powerful symphony of power metal that has been available on YouTube since August 4th, accompanied by an animated short that illustrates the song. 

The sublime voice of the Spanish Zuberoa Aznárez (Diabulus in Music and Soloist), in addition to Paraguayan talents: Diego Bogarín on guitars, bass and secondary vocals; Adrian Benegas on keyboards, lyrics, music and production; and the special guest: Aldo Benegas, mixing and mastering and responsible for the guitar solo, result in the perfect combination to highlight this exquisite material.

About the premiere of ‘Mother‘ with , the composer Adrian BenegasTragul comments that he feels happy because “this song means gratitude in life, not only my mother, but also, my two aunts and grandmother, who always sheltered me in values ​​of great humanity, with examples of perseverance”

He stressed that, among the lessons learned from these women, “the most important thing is to never hold bad feelings against anyone. For me, nothing is more important than what we cannot touch, I mean the spiritual, the feelings and the model of life ”.

‘Mother‘ opens with an animated video developed, illustrated and created by Santiago Cabrera and Elías Méndez. Its creators say that history is an imagination of a soul’s journey before choosing his mother to be born. Following the character “Wisp” through various fantastic worlds, guided by another character “Angel”, until he finds the place where he belongs.

WATCH THE ANIMATED VIDEO HERE:

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RELEASES YEAR BY YEAR

2021

2020

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2018

2017

LISTEN TRAGUL MUSIC ON YOUR FAVORITE STREAMING PLATFORMS

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