Storm EP by Dominion: A taster of what’s to come.

Dominion storm ep album cover-side

Dominion are:

* Doi Porras- Vox . Lyrics
* Michael Ramos- Guitars
* Luis Murillo – Bass
* Dave Jurgens: Drums
* Ollie Palma – Keyboards

Influences: The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission UK, The Cult, FIelds of the Nephilim,David bowie, 80s post punk , Peter Murphy

Only a week before Halloween and I have here a copy of Storm by Dominion. The 3-song EP rocks until the end and leaves a great impression of what’s to come from this band musically. Their music has all the elements that genre aficionados are looking for. And on top of that there is this live energy that’s very unique with the band.

I got a copy of Storm the single around February 14, 2013. I posted an entry :

Storm is embellished with dark melodies and haunting keyboards courtesy of Ollie Palma. Lead vocalist Doi Porras reminds me of the unholy matrimony between Robert Smith of The Cure and Wayne Hussey of The Mission. The drums, bass and guitars are aggressive but sophisticated. Yes that’s Goth beauty for you-along with the term haunting.

Two years later, here comes the EP containing three songs. Usually, other bands could not wait to release a full-length album but they are taking  a less impulsive route. For whatever reasons I will find out when I get to do an interview with the band soon.

The EP starts with the title track. This goes straight into the guts as I already heard this two years ago. I know the three-note keyboard line of Ollie Palma in the midst of the portentous guitar sound. And then there’s that beat and powerful vocals. Mandirigma follows which is interesting because it is in Tagalog. The native language of Doi Porras. I love the keyboards because they remind me of those used by bands like Tiamat and The Mission. From the death rock snarl to an almost operatic highs, Doi Porras proves that he has the pipes that can give their UK counterparts a run of their money.

The Last Time closes the EP with that familiar guitar sound characteristic of the genre. This song will spoil Goth fans. And though Storm is short, This recording shows us what Dominion is capable of achieving in years to come. It is also worth to mention that I love the work of bassist Luis Murillo and drummer Dave Jurgens in this recording.

As Halloween is drawing near, I recommend Storm to all music enthusiasts out there who would like to support Filipino talents abroad. This is a perfect taster of what’s to come from this LA based band.

Visit the band’s website to download the EP: WWW.DOMINIONDOMINATION.COM

Pledgemusic with the March Violets: Mortality Tour and Album

One of the influential bands in the darkwave genre, the March Violets have an album coming out. And this is possible because of your help. There are many things coming up from this beautiful band. There’s the Mortality tour(which happens to be the name of the upcoming album) and also goodies that they are giving out when you make your pledge.

October is a good month for this type of music. The Goth in me loves it. And I am sure the children of darkness out there are going to like the new album, Mortality. Here’s the message from the band:

The ‘Mortality Tour and Album’ is the new Pledge from the March Violets. Throughout October pledgers get to experience a month of touring around the East Coast, with Backstage Action, Road Movie high jinx and other Purple nonsense. The Violets will be playing classic tracks live, then recording them in November in Chicago. With exclusive daily footage and a virtual Access Pass pledgers will be able to participate in the highs and lows of the entire Tour and Studio Saga. The involvement continues right up to Xmas, with an Advent Calendar with interesting Violet goodies behind each door, culminating in the Album download on Xmas day! 
Physical ‘exclusives’, that will be shipped after Xmas, include a Double CD, a Vinyl LP and a double DVD with a full concert, a road movie, and footage from the entire life of the band, right back to the early Eighties. It’s a new way of touring that DOES come to your home town, social media at its rocking best. Support the Violets, Pledge Purple! Many Thanks.

The link is here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mortality

Snake Dance is one track that introduced me to their music.