After 8 wonderful years, Phoenix & Dragon will SADLY be parting ways with our original drummer and most importantly long time best friend and brother, Jair Wing. Jair was a fundamental part (not to mention the musical backbone) in the development of this band since he first joined us back in 2006. We cannot express in words how enormously sad we are to see him go and wish him the ABSOLUTE BEST in his future projects! Phoenix & Dragon will never be quite the same without him.
Phoenix & Dragon will be having a commemorative show in Honor of Jair’s Final P&D performance on Sunday, April 27th at the “Red Owl” in Tempe, Arizona. We would love to see as many fans, friends and family members there as possible as we say farewell to the first era of Phoenix & Dragon. Tickets and more show details will be available next week. Please come out to support and say goodbye to a great friend! We love you, brother \m/
As devastated as we are to not have Jair (and Chris for that matter) in the band any longer, we are absolutely die-hard committed to see “Phoenix & Dragon” thrive and grow to its utmost and full potential. Jon, Jermaine, Teddy and our management, Re-Axe, are staying focused and are looking forward to the future of Phoenix & Dragon.
Although it may seem early, we feel the sooner the better, and would love to announce the arrival of our two newest “brothers in arms”; On Lead & Rhythm guitar, from Show Low, Arizona, we are happy to finally and officially announce Nikki Rowell.
Nikki has already played one show with us and has already proved himself as an integral part of Phoenix & Dragon. You will definitely not be disappointed when you see this man shred on stage with us!
As for the mighty drums, we are proud to announce the newest member of Phoenix & Dragon; Max Wieden.
Max is a master of his craft, and is proving to be a perfect fit into the puzzle of Phoenix & Dragon. Make sure you pay his website a visit, and be sure not to miss him on stage with us in the near future!
We are convinced that this new line-up will carry the band well into a successful future. We are privileged & honored to welcome Nikki and Max into Phoenix & Dragon.
New Phoenix & Dragon E.P. “Of Myth & Metal” Available Now! Order your copy today!!!!
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Listen below to the 5 Part “OUR CITY RADIO” interview with Teddy & Jon!
A review from arizonaheavymetal.com:
On the night Aug. 10, 2013 we rode clumsily into Prescott, Arizona. We were still licking our wounds the battle of the night before. Exhausted and weary but ready to do battle once more.
Before the battle was to begin we ordered our ale and started to prepare our weapons for what the gods would bring us on this evening. As we reminisced and laughed over the prior evening’s adventures we were actually trying to forget what lied before us on this night. As other battled tested warriors began to slowly, languidly fill the tavern the energy began to flow throughout the room. The generals for this evening’s battle began to prepare us for combat.
Here we all are. The time is now. PHOENIX AND DRAGON clashed with the still of the night with an abrupt force that that could only be challenged by a blow of the mighty Thor’s own hammer.
Our symphonic, power, fantasy metal adventure was to last just over 50 minutes. This was a non-stop battle (well a couple tiny ones for a breath of air) that far exceeded limits of my own weary mind.
If you aren’t into fantasy, power, symphonic or prog metal, you most certainly would be after watching this band perform. Phoenix and Dragon let no room for a single person to walk away and take a leak or to step outside of the Drunken Lass to have a smoke. To walk away would mean to miss something amazing and fantastic.
I could only imagine what would happen if these cat’s had an actual stage to roam and perform. What would they bring to their set then? Would there be dragons, maidens, knights, or perhaps even a space battle?
Every single member of this 5 man band has amazing talent and energy (the bassist look so pissed ALL night long though). As I watched this band play I closed my eyes for a minute and began to find myself in a fantasyland I have not visited since my youth and just smiled. I also wondered where did or what did those around me daydream about when they listed to Phoenix and Dragon play. All I can say is, this band is one not to be missed, EVER!
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