Dendura
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Dendura

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Nov
25
Dendura @ The New Hungry Heart Cafe

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Oct
26
Dendura @ Jukes

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Aug
19
Dendura @ Carnival of Chaos

Stanton, Michigan, USA

Stanton, Michigan, USA

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"Melodic, moody, and powerful, blending strong female vocals with a Middle Eastern-influenced progressive metal sound, the band's intricate percussion, snaking bass, and blend of distorted guitar riffing, melodic clean guitar, and soaring metal lead work coalesce into a fairly well produced, written, and performed album. With a dark, synth-laden sound that may appeal as much to the goth crowd as to metal fans, its cross-genre appeal and relatively solid songwriting make this one worth checking out." Joshua Heinrich - GraveConcernsezine - Joshua Heinrich


"Ancient Egyptian approach with a modern touch. Aziza made us all so proud with her charisma and musical existence. She will get your attention and capture your ears. This album has a great spirit. Its holding new ideas and embracing good tones. I was really delighted laying hand on this album. "By Nancy Luke of Metalzine - Nancy Luke


"Forcefull and agressive lead vocals, falling somewhere between Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy). Dendura's songs are quite focused, if not overwhelmingly determined to reach their respective destinations. Jason Jordan - Ultimate Metal
- Jason Jordan


"Mystical and thought provoking, there is a plethora of melodic breakdowns, lead-breaks and more than your share of thunderous guitar riffs. Sultry, seductive and hypnotic, if the impact of New Life is but just a prelude to the madness, then the world is in for a very special treat." - Black Angel Promotions - Black Angel


Discography

2 song demo - "Mummified" April 2004 / Out of print
3 song demo - "I Have A Gun" July 2005 / out of print and redone
Debut Album - "New Life" April 22nd, 2006 / For Sale

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Every band has a story...this is DENDURA's. Progressive metal band, Dendura Originally formed in February of 2004, establishing their sound by mixing in some of their songs with an Egyptian/Middle Eastern (Aziza is Egyptian & Lebanese) sound along with having other songs of theirs with a haunting feel while drawing from the more progressive and technical side of hard rock and metal. The name came from The temple of Hathor at Dendera which was built between 125 BCE and 65 CE belonging to the Greaco-Roman period. Dendera had since long been a cult centre, also then with the goddess of joy, Hathor, as the central deity. Dendura gigged around Detroit, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids and then lost their drummer and keyboardist in 2005. Though they werent functional as a live band, that didnt stop them from getting exposure from motion picture feature films such as Broken, Cycle Of Fear, Bed & Breakfast, Perception, Buck Moon, A Day in the life (documentary), and The Devils Eye. It wasnt until the movie premier of Cycle Of Fear on April 22nd, 2006 that Dendura would play live again. The band released their debut album New Life at the show and has since been selling copies in the United States but also in Egypt, Brazil, Germany and Italy. Their music is described from reviewers as: Melodic, moody, and powerful, blending strong female vocals with a Middle Eastern-influenced progressive metal sound, the band's intricate percussion, snaking bass, and blend of distorted guitar riffing, melodic clean guitar, and soaring metal lead work coalesce into a fairly well produced, written, and performed album states Joshua Heinrich of Graveconcernzine.com and "Mystical and thought provoking, there is a plethora of melodic breakdowns, lead-breaks and more than your share of thunderous guitar riffs. Sultry, seductive and hypnotic, if the impact of New Life is but just a prelude to the madness, then the world is in for a very special treat." - Black Angel Promotions. In June of 2006, Dendura wanted to evolve their sound and kept running into an ad of a guitarist and drummer looking for like minded musicians who were influenced by the same bands such as Dream Theater, Evergrey, Queensryche, Faith No More and Nevermore. After several meetings and rehearsals, Dendura joined forces with Paul Stein (guitar) and Justin Mosteller (drums) and into Dendura. Both Justin and Paul also had similar problems finding like minded musicians who had the same passion, goals and desires. Dendura knows the meaning of pain and has fallen, risen and has conquered many obstacles.