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DGM

Formed: 1994
From: Rome, Italy
Last Known Status: Unknown

Latest DGM News

Below is our complete DGM news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

DGM Signs With Frontiers Records

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Italian progressive metal masters DGM for a multi-album deal! A new album will be released in late summer and be sure to look out for the band’s live show in a town near you!

Band guitarist and producer, Simone Mularoni commented: “We are really excited to start this new journey with Frontiers Music Srl! We feel blessed and honored to see our name close to the bigger acts of the rock scene we all love and to be part of a label we follow since the beginning of its career. In particular we think this new album perfectly suits the path that Frontiers pursued over the years, since it's extremely melodic, epic but in the same time with all the usual DGM's trademarks! We cannot wait for all of you to listen to the new songs and to meet everyone on the road!"

DGM started in 1994 as an instrumental band and evolved over the years into a formidable and tight unit, offering super heavy riffs, tight drum patterns, beautiful melodies, classy arrangements, and top notch musicianship!

With eight full length studio albums, one EP and a live CD/DVD under their belts, DGM is a band that has reached full stylistic maturity and is truly at the top of their game! The band also spent a good amount of their time touring worldwide, taking part in some of the most important metal festivals including ProgPower USA, ProgPower Europe, PPM Festival and Gods Of Metal to name a few. The band also supported Symphony X on their “Iconoclast” European tour in 2010 and headlined an Asian tour in 2014, with shows in Japan and China.

DGM is:

Mark Basile - Vocals
Simone Mularoni - Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli - Bass
Fabio Costantino - Drums
Emanuele Casali - Keyboards More...

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ProgPower USA XV: Kick-Off Day With Pagan's Mind

Just one year to the day after the expeditionary US satellite Voyager I left our solar system, pushing mankind’s exploration of space to interstellar regions, Pagan’s Mind, DGM, and Draekon were to push the limits of bombastic progressive and power metal in a live setting and leave the crowd -- and this writer -- with nothing but hyperbole to explain the feat.

After Wednesday’s Midweek Mayhem show, the bar was set high at ProgPower USA XV in Atlanta for Thursday September 11th’s Kick-Off Show festivities. Nevertheless, in ProgPower tradition, Thursday’s show by Swordlord Productions built upon Wednesday’s energy and elevated it beyond the stratosphere. On this night, I and the crowd were to be treated to the talents of the sci-fi prog thrill-seekers of Norway’s Pagan’s Mind, a show that was also to be recorded for a crowd-funded live DVD entitled “Full Circle.”

As if that weren’t enough, Italy’s long-running kings of speed -- DGM -- were to put in a set of their own, with the USA’s own Draekon opening things right. Moreover, Evergrey had just hosted an exclusive listening party for their upcoming album, “Hymns For The Broken,” in the main venue an hour before the doors opened. What a day it was to be! More...

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Thought Chamber Pulls Out Of ProgPower USA

Glenn Harveston, promoter for ProgPower USA, has announced that San Francisco's Thought Chamber has been forced to pull out of this year's festival to be held from September 10-13th, 2014 in Atlanta Georgia.

The following announcement was made by vocalist Ted Leonard: "Ted Leonard here….We regret to announce that, due to my scheduling conflicts, Thought Chamber will not be able to participate in ProgPower USA 2014. I feel terrible about this, but have had unforeseen commitments arise that unfortunately cannot be changed. We are truly honored to have been invited to perform at ProgPower USA. Glenn Harveston has built one of the best progressive metal festivals in the world, and we hope that Glenn will forgive our unforeseen cancellation and allow us to return in the future. This was totally unexpected, and evidence that I've completely overloaded my plate. I would like to personally and publicly apologize to Glenn Harveston, my band mates, and to any ProgPower USA fans that may have purchased tickets solely to see Thought Chamber."

Harveston has named the replacement act as Greek progressive metal band Need. The band released the latest album "Orvam - A Song for Home" in January. As a preview, check out the track "Mother Madness" from the album here: More...

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ProgPower USA XV Mid-Week Mayhem Show Revealed

The annual ProgPower USA festival announced the mid-week mayhem lineup for Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The lineup will feature Pain of Salvation (playing a regular set as opposed to the special set during the main festival comprising of "Remedy Lane" in its entirety), along with Atlanta's Theocracy and Oklahoma's Vangough. Ticket information will be announced soon.

The festival previously announced the kick-off show for Thursday, September 11th: Pagan's Mind (playing the debut LP "Celestial Entrance" in its entirety for the first time ever), Italian power/progressive act DGM and Indiana's Draekon. Tickets for the kick-off show will go on sale on November 1st.

The main festival, which is held from September 12-13, 2014, will feature:

Friday (September 12, 2014)

Thought Chamber (replaces Disperse)
Orden Ogan
Leprous
Overkill
Seventh Wonder (playing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety)
Stratovarius (Headliner)

Saturday (September 13, 2014)

Withem
Divided Multitude
Voodoo Circle
MasterPlan
Pain of Salvation (playing "Remedy Lane" in its entirety)
Jon Oliva's Pain (playing "Streets" in it's entirety) (Headliner)

Tickets for the main festival - as of this morning - are 70% sold after the first 24 hours, so head over to this location fast. More...

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DGM Posts "Trust" Music Video

Italian power/progressive act DGM posted a new music video for the song "Trust." The song is the second music video for the band's latest LP "Momentum." The album is available now via Scarlet Records. The previous video for "Reason" can be viewed over here.

"Trust" was was filmed at Domination Studios by Matteo Ermeti. Check it out here:

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DGM Releases New Music Video

Italian power/progressive act DGM posted a new music video for the song "Reason." The song appears on the bands forthcoming eighth LP "Momentum," which is due out on Scarlet Records on March 26, 2013.

The track listing for "Momentum" is:

1. Reason
2. Trust
3. Universe
4. Numb
5. Pages
6. Repay
7. Chaos
8. Remembrance
9. Overload
10. Void
11. Blame

"Reason" features guest vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X) who sings along side Mark Basile, but who does not appear in the video itself. Check it out here: More...

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Epysode Taps DGM/Empyrios Guitarist Mularoni

Belgium based Epysode, featuring guitarist and band mastermind Samuel Arkan, announced that Simone Mularoni (DGM/Empyrios) will perform on the band's upcoming Epysode II release. The band is currently in Noise Factory Studios with sound engineer Gerald Jans recording the album for a 2013 release.

Arkan had the following comments on Mularoni: "It is a real pleasure to welcome him aboard in EPYSODE II, welcome to Simone Mularoni, guitarist & mastermind of Italian prog masters DGM & cyberthrash band Empyrios ! I have discovered that player during the famous PPM FEST in Belgium with his band DGM that is one of Europe's leading Progressive Metal acts. And I can say nothing else than he simply blew my mind with his technical and refined musical skills!"

It was previously announced that the first named vocal guest for the album will be Evergrey's Tom Englund. More...

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