*Park City, Utah, January 11, 2024* – In a mesmerizing collaboration with The Manic Emotions, Gary Dranow unveils “Hadrian’s Wall,” a sonic odyssey back to 122 AD Britain. This evocative single narrates the life of a Roman soldier, encapsulating the struggles and triumphs amid the construction and battles along Hadrian’s Wall. The ensemble, comprising Gary Dranow, Chris Zoupa, Jason Jones, Roman Burda, Klim Apalkov, and Roman Kuznetsov, synergizes their global talents, weaving a tapestry of rock, blues, and metal influences to craft a truly unique sonic experience. Inspired by musical legends Hendrix, Vaughn, and Metallica, the band’s music intricately blends blues rock, hard rock, and metal, drawing from personal experiences and diverse influences. Online performances by Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions have captivated audiences, earning recognition in esteemed music magazines and blogs. Their devoted fan base attests to their rising stature and respect in the music community.
The band’s collective journey has been marked by overcoming personal battles, notably Gary Dranow’s triumph over bipolar disorder. This resilience infuses their music with authenticity and raw emotion, creating a deeply immersive experience for the audience. Meticulous production, exemplified by “Bedroom Mentor” and their catalog, employs a fusion of modern techniques and heartfelt songwriting. The result is a contemporary yet nostalgically rich sound that resonates with a diverse audience.
Exploring themes of love, heartbreak, war, social issues, and mental challenges, the band’s repertoire is a profound journey through the human experience. “Hadrian’s Wall” stands as a historical tribute, resonating with those who seek narratives and emotions within musical compositions. “Hadrian’s Wall” pays homage to melodic metal icons like Metallica, seamlessly bridging the realms of rock and metal. The track invites listeners to immerse themselves in the world of a Roman soldier, capturing the essence of an era through its evocative musical storytelling. “Music is a journey through life’s highs and lows. ‘Hadrian’s Wall’ reflects our subject’s battles and the impossible life on the wall. Crafted to resonate with those who find interest in music and the stories it conveys.” – Gary Dranow