TRAGUL - FEMALE FRONTED SYMPHONIC METAL
RELEASES YEAR BY YEAR
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 (), 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. On 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 to be released in 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.
During the first half of 2021, TRAGUL is finally working on new songs to be released in second half ot this year and early 2022.