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DGM

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

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.

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Pit Stories: Finishing A Bottle Before The Show

Ready for another Tuesday Pit Story metal fans?

In recent weeks we've covered wheelchair pits and Babymetal walls of death, an in-depth look at learning the touring ropes for new bands, and even a full cornucopia of bizarre show stories.

Today we have Italian power/prog icons DGM on board for a new tale involving the musicians having a little bit too much fun before the show, but trying their drunk damnedest to put on a killer gig anyway.

The story comes from a live appearance five years back while the band was on tour with Symphony X. DGM tells the tale like this:

It was the last gig of Symphony X's 2011 tour for "Iconoclast." We supported Symphony X throughout their whole European tour in 2011 across all Europe and of course lots of funny moments come back to my mind. We were in London at the O2 in the dressing rooms area and all the crew and band from Symphony X arrived to gives us some presents... from what I can remember it was a bottle of Jack Daniel's (or two...?).

Since you cannot bring them on a plane and we were supposed to be in Italy the day after, we had this brilliant idea of finishing them right in that moment. I know this sounds like the typical Motley Crue-style, but I can assure you that it's not that easy if you play this fast progressive intricate stuff for an hour!!!!

Somehow we managed to finished the show and we continued with beers and whatever during the whole SyX set... during their last song we invaded the stage and each one of us “stalked” their “alter-ego”... I went to Romeo's side, Fabio went to Jason's Drums and so on... you know we were and we still are major fan of the band and I remember that they let us play their instruments for a short time during the song, and I can recall clearly that I personally fucked up every note of that passage of music, and all the other guys in the band did pretty much the same... ahahahah. This was so embarrassing in front of the audience and in front of the SyX guy, but in the end a funny memory!

Frontiers Music Srl will release the brand new album from Italian prog metal masters DGM, entitled "The Passage," on August 26th. Check out the songs "Ghost Of Insanity" and "Fallen" below. More...

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DGM Releases "Fallen" Music Video

Italian progressive metal act DGM issued a music video for the new song "Fallen." The song appears on the upcoming new album "The Passage," which is set to drop via Frontiers Music Srl on August 26th.

The track list for "The Passage" is:

1. The Secret (Part 1) (song streaming here)
2. The Secret (Part 2)
3. Animal (see music video here)
4. Ghosts Of Insanity (Feat. Tom Englund) (see lyric video here)
5. Fallen
6. The Passage
7. Disguise
8. Portrait
9. Daydreamer
10. Dogma (Feat. Michael Romeo)
11. In Sorrow

Check out "Fallen" here: More...

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DGM Issues Lyric Video For "Ghost Of Insanity"

Frontiers Music Srl will release the brand new album from Italian prog metal masters DGM, entitled "The Passage," on August 26th.

"The Passage" is DGM's eighth studio album and is the culmination of almost 20 years of hard work that started back in 1997 with the release of the self-produced mini-album, 'Random Access Zone'. The band went through several incarnations and lineup changes during the years, but since singer Mark Basile joined the group in 2007, DGM evolved and developed their sound into what they have now become.

A lyric video for the song "Ghost of Insanity" is available for viewing starting today. This epic song features special guest Tom Englund, vocalist of Evergrey on vocals. Watch the lyric video below.

Pre-order your copy of "The Passage" on Amazon and iTunes. When you do you will receive an instant grat track downloads of "Animal", "The Secret Part 1" and "Ghost of Insanity." More...

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DGM Posts "The Secret Part 1"

Frontiers Music Srl will release the brand new album from Italian prog metal masters DGM, entitled "The Passage," on August 26th.

"The Passage" is DGM's eighth studio album and is the culmination of almost 20 years of hard work that started back in 1997 with the release of self-produced mini-album, "Random Access Zone."

Today DGM releases the second song from "The Passage." Get a first listen to the track "The Secret Part 1" below. The band comments:

"Finally out, 'The Secret Part 1,' the opener from our upcoming album 'The Passage.' This is by far the longest song we ever wrote and for sure it represents completely what the band is today. Prepare for more than 8 minutes of epic, progressive and melodic metal." More...

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DGM Releases Music Video For New Song "Animal"

Italian progressive metal act DGM issued a lyric video for the new song "Animal." The song will be featured on the new album "The Passage," which is set to drop via Frontiers Music Srl on August 26th.

Guest stars set to appear on "The Passage" include Evergrey singer Tom Englund and Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo. The track list for "The Passage" is:

1. The Secret (Part 1)
2. The Secret (Part 2)
3. Animal
4. Ghosts Of Insanity (Feat. Tom Englund)
5. Fallen
6. The Passage
7. Disguise
8. Portrait
9. Daydreamer
10. Dogma (Feat. Michael Romeo)
11. In Sorrow

Check out "Animal" here: More...

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DGM Reveals New Album "The Passage"

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the brand new album from Italian prog metal masters DGM, entitled “The Passage," on August 26th. Check out the EPK video clip for the album below.

“The Passage” is DGM’s eighth studio album and is the culmination of almost 20 years of hard work that started back in 1997 with the release of their self-produced mini-album, "Random Access Zone." The band went through several incarnations and lineup changes during the years, but since singer Mark Basile joined the group in 2007, DGM evolved and developed their sound into what they have now become.

It was probably the release of "Frame" (2007) that pushed the band into the top of the league of international progressive metal. It was also on the strength of this material that DGM managed to tour for almost four years around the world, taking part in some of the biggest metal festivals, supporting Symphony X on their European tour, and sharing the stage with Pagan's Mind too. In 2013, DGM came back with "Momentum", an album which showed the full stylistic maturity of a band which felt fully confident with its abilities, both on the songwriting and the musicianship side. The last album was promoted with more shows and after several gigs in Europe, and the band performed for the second time at ProgPower USA and started their first Asian tour in November 2014 playing Beijing, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka as headliners. More...

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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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