Dragonhammer are officially born in 1999 as a trio: Max Aguzzi (voice and guitar), Gae Amodio (bass guitar) and Marino Deyana (drums).
The good feedback of the demo-tape “Age of Glory”, helps the band to sign with Legend Music/Elevate Records and to release in 2001 the debut album “The Blood of the Dragon” with which they settle in the power-metal scene of these years. After the good response of the first album, the band finds a new recording contract with Scarlet Records, and in 2004 they release the second album “Time for Expiation”, with licenses also for Taiwan, Russia and Argentina. With the second album the band decides to leave from the epic and fantasy influences that were typical of the first 2000’s, and start to move towards introspective and social themes.
After a huge period of stop due to personal motivations of the founder members of the band, Dragonhammer comes back in 2012 with a stronger and new powerful line-up. Giulio Cattivera on keyboards and Andrea Gianangeli on drums join the band alongside with Gae and Max. The band comes back on stage with the new formation playing along with great bands like Jorn Lande, Primal Fear, Ektomorf, Dgm, Elvenking, Trick or treat, etc.. But the Dragonhammer’s official return is finally consacrated by the release of “The X Experiment” in 2013 and a new signing contract with label “My kingdom music”. Modern epic power-prog metal with a futuristic-fantasy is the stamp of the modern Dragonhammer! The X Experiment permits the band to go for a long European tour together with FreedomCall for more than one year, including many countries in northern, east and all the central Europe. Close to the end of the tour, the new guitarist Flavio Cicconi join the band and Dragonhammer ends the tour sharing the stage with Rhapsody of Fire, in this period the band finally reaches a stable formation.
After the succesfull response of The X Experiment, time is right to come back in studio and to focus on the fourth album “Obscurity” that is released in October 2017. This album is the continue of the story started in The X Experiment and with powerfull melodies, modern approaches to power and fantasy, it marks the decisive maturation of the band.
In October 2018, Max Aguzzi (one of the founder members) leaves the band due to both the impossibility of following the band in live performances and for personal motivations. The band is thus about to split up, but the remaining members decide to reorganize and hire Luca Micioni on vocals and Alessandro Mancini on guitar and starting promoting the last album “Obscurity” and the beginning of the “Obscurity European Tour”.