TRAGUL - FEMALE FRONTED SYMPHONIC METAL
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 12 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.
"ANOTHER WINTER NIGHT"
SINGLE & LYRIC VIDEO 2022
TRAGUL presents a new musical adventure. Our new song with a symphonic metal soul and a "mid-tempo" rock beats in its melody through the angelic voice of Zuberoa Aznárez (Diabulus in Musica). “Another Winter Night” is a melancholy and introspective musical journey with exotic lyrics and music written by Adrian Benegas, in Spanish and English perfectly combined. This new single produced by Adrian Benegas is the 12th of TRAGUL, his side project that is based on the "single by single" - "song by song" format started in mid-2017.
It can be heard on all digital platforms available on March 18, 2022. The song also has a lyric video available on Youtube that was illustrated by Alejandra Bogarín, Directed and post-produced by Santiago Bogarín. Script and original idea by Santiago Bogarín and Alejandra Bogarín.
WATCH "ANOTHER WINTER NIGHT" LYRIC VIDEO HERE:
SINGLE & ANIMATED VIDEO 2021
Mother, a powerful symphony of power metal, accompanied by an animated short that illustrates the song.
About the premiere of ‘Mother‘, composer Adrian Benegas comments: “this song means gratitude in life, not only to my mother, but also, my two aunts and grandmother, who always sheltered me in values of great humanity, with examples of perseverance”
‘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 "MOTHER" ANIMATED VIDEO HERE: