KeyDragon / About
It was long ago that the KeyDragon first began his journey through the murky waters of music. At an early age, he began his musical career with the intense study of classical piano. After many years and many classical teachers, the KeyDragon (Ron Langford) moved on into his true path of creating Dragon Metal music.
In 1985, Ron had several bands with friends. He was also able to join The Music Explorers, a group formed through Foggy Mountain Musin in downtown Grass Valley, California. Mary Ellen, owner of Foggy, opened up her store after hours to let a bunch of us budding musicians form groups and experiment with musical equipment of all kinds. Many thanks to Mary Ellen and Foggy Mountain Music for the unforgettable and amazing experience. It was a great honor to be able to form a band with my brother Dave Langford and some of our musical friends.
That's the kicker really. That's what spurred many of us on to Persue musical adventures and partnerships.
In 1986 and again in 1994, the KeyDragon formed an all original band dominated by synthesizers and bass. Ninth Wave had several band member configurations. The original Ninth Wave had all music written and composed by Ron.
In 1990, he formed Body Pyle. This was a synth pop band with a female singer and a heavy metal guitarist. We were based out of San Francisco. We lost our singer and gained a live drummer, moved to Missouri, and began Aftershock in 1991.
Aftershock fell apart and the KeyDragon moved more towards the Death Metal scene. With a keyboard in one hand and a mic in the other, he joined Juggernaut. That band quickly evolved into the Death Metal band - Execution - which played all around Missouri until about 1993.
In 1994, KeyDragon moved back to California and reformed Ninth Wave, still a synth pop band. That lasted for a couple of years but was disbanded when the lead singer was unable to allow anyone else in the band to sing. Ron left the band for dead and moved on to join Corrupted Filth (also known as Decreation) in 1996. These 2 bands that were one lasted for about 2 years.
In 1998, the KeyDragon took a couple of players from Decreation and formed Dry Rot. Dry Rot played for a year, put out 1 CD (Merulius Lacrymans), and that was the end of that.
In 1999, the KeyDragon decided that enough was enough. No longer interested in going from one band to the next, he created KeyDragon. This has been his passion ever since.