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:
02. Will to Survive
03. Eat Your Flesh
04. Sold my Soul
06. Something to Change
07. Fear Free
08. Not Good
10. Christian Witchcraft
13. Shallows in the Vatican Darkness
14. The Other Side of Pain
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/immortaldominion.
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