Brazilian fantasy power metallers DRAGONHEART will release their fifth studio album “The Dragonheart’s Tale” this coming August 2023 via Rockshots Records.

Revealing their first single “Dragonheart’s Tale” this past June, the band has their next track to unveil in the lead-up to the new album’s release.

Accompanied by a music video “The Devil Is By My Side” is about the character “The Blacksmith” who is known from previous Dragonheart album stories and is loved by fans.

Vocalist Eduardo Marques explains:
“This track tells how Blacksmith sought a weapons master in a guild, but used forbidden magic to make them. He is banished from the guild and sent into exile. He swears they will one day need him when dark times come. (Blacksmith Music Anvil was used and the solo part now as Riff connecting the two songs and Thiago does a take on the plate as if he was forging a sword). With an 80s feel and influence from Accept this song is perfect to play live. With many quotes from the first song released in 2002 on the second album, The Devil Is By My Side has the potential to be a power/true metal hit”

Dragonheart members are long-time friends that play songs with medieval and fantasy atmospheres. Some members are fans of RPGs, movies, and video games. As well as medieval music, renascence music, sailors songs, Celtic songs, 80s heavy metal, and German power metal. Their new album “The Dragonheart’s Tale” is 52 minutes of power metal music of their own fantasy stories divided into 3 acts. The first talks about sea and pirates, the second about blood battles, and the third about magic and fire.

The album features 10 tracks covering many styles of power metal, with acoustic tavern music and an orchestrated track, voiceovers, and, sound effects stitching together the narrative of the fantasy world created by the band. The work is rich in instrumentals and vocal arrangements worthy of a band with 26 years on the road. It also features guest vocals from Henning Basse (Metalium, Fire Wind) on “Ghost of The Storm” and was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Dream Evil, Hammerfall) along with the album cover artwork by Andreas Marschall (Kreator, King Diamond, Blind Guardian).
The album also marks the return of the band’s original vocalist, Eduardo Marques, the band explains:

“On our last album (Battle Sanctuary) we went towards a darker path, and now with “The Dragonheart´s Tale” we wanted to return to our original roots. This is an epic power metal record with medieval influences capable to put our fans to enjoy the fantasy stories. They are songs that old bards used to play telling legends in taverns of the olden days.”

Vocalist Eduardo Marques also adds:
“This new album is my Ph.D. in heavy metal. It was 19 years of waiting to return to Dragonheart and put all these musical stories together. It’s the highlight of our 26-year career and we hope we’ve made another power metal classic. We cover all varieties and influences in style. I believe that Dragonheart’s Tale has the capacity to make the fan dream again and live our sagas once more.”

Recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, and Helloween, “The Dragonheart’s Tale” is due out on August 25, 2023, and is available for pre-order at

Track Listing:
1 – The Hangman Willy´s Tavern – 1:04
3 – Act 1: Sea, Waves and Gunpowder – 0:10
5 – GHOST OF THE STORM – 6:42 ft. Henning Basse
7 – Act 2: Battle, Honor and Blood 0:09
8 – ERIC, THE RED – 5:22
10 – Act 3: Magic, Anvil and Fire – 0:12
12 – PLAGUE MAKER – 4:51
13 – Finale: The Bard 0:27
15 – EARLY DAYS – 3:53
Album Length: 52:39

Album Credits (music, cover/art, production):
-Composition: Eduardo Marques/Marco Caporasso/Thiago Mussi
-Produced by DRAGONHEART and Maiko Thomé
-Mixed and Mastered by Frederick Nordstrom
-Cover art concept by Marco Caporasso and Eduardo Marques
-Cover art made by Andreas Marshall
-Drums, Bass, Guitars, Flutes, Percussion, FX and Voices recorded by Maiko Thomé in Sonata Prima Studio, Curitiba, Brazil.
-Eduardo Marques: Voices, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Voice Over.
-Marco Caporasso: Voices, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Voice Over.
-Thiago Mussi: ExtraDrum, Backing Vocals.
-Maiko Thomé: Backing Vocals, Voice Overs, Flutes, Percussion.
-Vanessa Rafaelly: Backing and Main Vocals in Plague Maker and Eric, the Red
-Henning Basse: Lead Vocals in Ghost of the Storm.
-Bass: Filipe Mata
-Orchestra: Reinaldo Sniker Jr.