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Immortal Dominion To Work With Pantera Producer

With extreme metal being one of the more "theatrical sounding" types of rock music out there, it's a bit puzzling why more of these types of bands don't pop up in movie soundtracks.

But perhaps the tide is changing, as evidenced by the presence of IMMORTAL DOMINION throughout the movie "Teeth". After the band's distributor, Fist Music/Hapi Skratch Entertainment, hooked them up with the filmmakers, IMMORTAL DOMINION was asked to contribute a total of five songs to the soundtrack. The film won a juror's award for best actress at the Sundance Film Festival, and was then purchased by Lionsgate/The Weinstein Company.

The film was released nationwide in February via Roadside Attractions (and will be released on DVD on May 6, via Dimension Extreme), and has created a buzz around IMMORTAL DOMINION, on the strength of the instantly memorable song "Sold My Soul".

Formed in 1992 in Fort Collins, Colorado, IMMORTAL DOMINION is comprised of members Ray Smith (guitar, lead vocals), Brian Villers (guitar, vocals), Bryan Schmidt (bass), and Ben Huntwork (drums, vocals).

The group has issued two full-lengths ("Endure" and "Awakening - The Revelation") and an EP ("Birth"), and are hard at work on a new studio album, set to be released later this year.

Additionally, IMMORTAL DOMINION is in talks with music video director Frank Nasso (who has previously worked with MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS for the "Saw III" soundtrack) about working on some clips for the songs that appear in "Teeth".

With all these simultaneous projects, 2008 is quickly shaping up to be the year that IMMORTAL DOMINION break through to the metal masses, while "Awakening - the Revelation" is also still contributing to the buzz.

"This album is a soundtrack to one of the darkest periods we have ever been through as a band," recalls Villers. "Yet as we stayed tight with each other, and found new ways to collaborate in the songwriting process, we experienced an 'awakening' as far as who we are as a band. We hope the listener feels the wide range of emotions we were experiencing as we compiled this material."

IMMORTAL DOMINION is also about to get started on their next album, and has lined up renowned producer Sterling Winfield (who has worked with PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN, NICKELBACK, and HELLYEAH, among others) to man the boards.

"I am very much looking forward to recording this summer with IMMORTAL DOMINION, after hearing their brand of metal and seeing their enthusiasm for what they do," says Winfield. "As the recording industry undergoes such a radical and much-needed change it is refreshing to see a band such as them, pull together in a very professional manner to adapt to this new and exciting time."

"Awakening - the Revelation" track listing:

01. Punishment
02. Will to Survive
03. Eat Your Flesh
04. Sold my Soul
05. World
06. Something to Change
07. Fear Free
08. Not Good
09. Awakening
10. Christian Witchcraft
11. Blasphemy
12. Untouchable
13. Shallows in the Vatican Darkness
14. The Other Side of Pain

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/immortaldominion.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. SNAKE writes:

speaking of soundtracks, the reason i think people don't see alot of metal on soundtracks is because, metal, most of it, ain't mainstream, well not being mainstream is one of the reasons why metal is so great, it's always been about the fans to alot of bands (unlike metallica, well not the old stuff, after the black album they sucked, since they went mainstream, actually they did on the black album), not the money, in the strive, for metal supremacy and popularity, (this is why the grammies sucks, most of the winners are mainstream) i'm making a point, plus, however i believe i heard of an anime movie, that features metal bands on their soundtrack, i believe it's called heavy metal 2000, or something like that, anyway, if i'm right, check it out, i'm glad some metal is finally being recognized, in the future i hope metal dominates, like they once did in the 80s, and was the most popular music in the world, and also with the most loyal fans of any genre of music

METAL....

SHALL.....

BE....

REBORN!!!!!! (anyway great slayer song)

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