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“Cola” (Single) by Dommin

Artist: Dommin
Title: “Cola” (Single)
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date: 11/4/2015
Genre: Gothic Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

A few months ago I mentioned that Dommin had done a cover of Duran Duran’s “Save A Prayer” as a part of their Pledgemusic initiative. If you missed that discussion, just click HERE to get a refresher course and then come back to us so we can continue along. Alright, so the second cover being offered up by the guys is a Lana Del Ray track called “Cola” and I must admit that I have only ever heard this singers name in the recent past more than any of her music. With that being the case I listened to her version first to have some actual background. The tune hails from her “Born To Die” album if you were curious.
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“Save A Prayer For Me” (Single) by Dommin

Artist: Dommin
Title: “Save A Prayer” (Single)
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date:
Genre: Melancholy Rock
Rating: 4/5

A few days ago the band Dommin released the first in a group of covers that they were offering up as a part of their Pledgemusic campaign. This first cover is a Domminized rendition of Duran Duran’s “Save A Prayer” and I just wanted to give my quick opinion on it to those who share an appreciation of the band with me. I greatly enjoyed their brand of Melancholy since first hearing the “Love Is Gone” album that was released by Roadrunner Records way back in 2010. Not truly that long ago but with how fast our Social Network driven society moves it might as well be an eternity ago. For those who know the original Duran Duran tune, and hold it to some high regard, I can honestly tell you that Kris, Konstantine, Billy and Cameron keep it right on point with the original groove. It’s a sad song and probably one of the only ballads that I know from Duran Duran but I guess we couldn’t expect for Dommin to do anything with Rio or Hungry Like The Wolf and keep his signature style. I liked it and I think if you were ever a fan of these guys that you will too.
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Volbeat @ Gramercy Theatre (8/13/2010)

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Artist: Volbeat
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Dommin, The Sleeping
Date: 8/20/2010
Label: Frontiers Records

I remember clearly when the publicist that was working on the album “Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood” contacted me about the band Volbeat. She was so passionate about the bands sound and was confident that by submitting it to me that she would make me an instant fan. I cannot say that she was 100% correct because at first I had rushed through my listen and didn’t properly absorb it the way that I did on the second, third and fourth go round. Needless to say I greatly enjoyed the bands “difference” and felt that they would be something interesting to see in concert. I was able to see them open up for Nightwish a few years ago, and then had hoped to catch them doing the same for Metallica at Madison Square Garden, but the papers were not in order for me to do so and hence I would miss them. It was a shame because I really would have liked to support them on such a big stage. That being said I knew the band was building a rapidly growing following and it was great to see this taking place especially when one considered they really didn’t have a consistent “presence” over in this region as opposed to their homeland in Denmark. Fast forward a number of months to where we are today for this sold out show at the Gramercy Theatre we would find the band returning to NYC and bringing along both Dommin and The Sleeping for the tour. Since I was not sure who was up first, I made sure to arrive early to not miss anything. Here is how it went.
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HIM @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza (5/7/2010)

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Artist: HIM
Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: We Are The Fallen, Dommin, Drive A
Date: 5/7/20100
Label: Sire Records

In terms of the shows that had been lined up so far for the month, I had to admit that May was certainly trying to deliver a healthy blend of acts for a wide genre demographic of fans. Our own musical month of May began with a bombastic show by Overkill only a week ago and I do not use the term loosely. You see not only was the gig one for the record books, but just outside the venue that night was a failed attempt at terrorist activity upon our fair city and thank the powers that be for watchful eyes and the NYPD. The bomb malfunctioned and the idiot terrorist was quickly apprehended but it was not fun knowing that all of this was going on just above our heads and could have been far, far worse. That being said I was really looking forward to the HIM show as I have made sure to be on point every time he comes to the Big Apple. I did admit a little surprise with his selection of The Fillmore NY as a venue as opposed to the Nokia Theatre this time around but it is a weird time for the music business and every performer is changing up the way they deliver shows to the people. Ville and the boys were celebrating the semi-recent release of “Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice” which is the bands seventh album and one that is being met with considerable approval. The tour put together for this go round would be an interesting one as it would find We Are The Fallen as direct support and Dommin leading up to them. Kicking the whole night off would be a youthful Punk band called Drive A. Here is how the show we attended went down in case you somehow missed it.
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The 69 Eyes @ Gramercy Theatre (10/20/2009)

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Artist: The 69 Eyes
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Dommin, The Becoming
Date: 10/20/2009
Label: The End Records

We had not heard from The Helsinki Vampires for a couple of years after they did a bunch of consecutive tours in the region and that made their return this evening all the more special since it found them anxiously delivering a hot new album for their acolytes with “Back In Blood”. The smoking CD has been generating a lot of positive buzz for the band and shows to be one of their best in years and one could hope with the tour for it that more people would be coming on board and giving them the support that they so richly deserve. Continuing the aspect of interesting support bands for their tours the band would bring along for this one The Becoming and Dommin who were each guaranteed to kick up the opening band task a few notches. I’ve managed to catch The 69 Eyes on every tour they have made to NYC over the years and I’ve always gotten a satisfying dose of Goth & Roll when they play and having caught and enjoyed what Dommin did when he opened up for The Birthday Massacre some months ago I made sure to be inside the venue early enough to see the whole night. Here is how the night transpired.
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