Domination


Biography

DOMINATION is a thrash metal band with average age 18 years old hailing from Athens, Greece.
Domination was formed in late 2011 by the brothers Ares & Angel Karatzas (guitarist & drummer, respectively) guitarist Kostas Evangeliou, vocalist Theo Papadopoulos.
After a few live appearances the band worked with the producer Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud) at “Sound Symmetry Studios” in June 2012 to record their first EP entitled "Realm of Crisis" which was released in July of 2012. The EP distracted a few reviews, like that in the Greek HEAVY METAL &METAL HAMMER magazine (No: 335) in which they voted us as “Debut of the month” (9/10).

After a few major concerts the band hit the studio again in January 2013 to begin the recording of their first mini-album "The Sacred Matrix"(HEAVY METAL& METAL HAMMER review: (7/10)) that was released in 19 April 2013 the same day the band played in Gagarin205 along with the Greek thrash metal titans Suicidal Angels and 2 of Greece's most promising Thrash metal bands: Exarsis and Bio-Cancer. METAL HAMMER review for our appearance: (8/10).
HEAVY METAL& METAL HAMMER supports our efforts a lot and gives us the opportunity to show our work to the Greek metal community. The band participated in “The tribute album to Metallica”, titled “And Covers for All” , also in “The tribute album to pantera”, also to a CD with some very promising Greek thrash metal bands and finally Domination appeared in TV WAR at MAD TV.
A lot of web sites and magazines inside and outside of Greece (like Germany, England, Poland, Italy, and more) have accommodated Domination by reviewing their work or interviewing the band members. All of the releases above, were supported by a lot of shows and festivals, with the most significant the "Schoolwave 2013 Festival” sharing the stage again with the worldwide known thrashers Suicidal Angels and a headliner festival (i.e. Domination as the headliner) at Serres called “Music Breakpoint vol. 9”.
The band played at the "Schoolwave 2014 Festival” and Sakis Tolis from Rotting Christ come on the stage as a guest and sang 2 songs with Domination. The band played at “Total Metal Festival” at Italy supporting Kreator, Moonspell, Annihilator, Behemoth, Decapitated and many more.

In summer of 2014 the band started the recordings of the “Infants of Thrash” album. The album was recorded at Basement Studio, Athens GR, produced by Chris Tsoukalas and Michalis @Basement Studio. Mixed by Dionisis Christodoulatos @CFN Recondings Studios and mastered by Andy Classen @Stage One Studio.
JOHN KEVILL from WARBRINGER is featured in the song Demonstration Of Democracy” and the album was released on 3 August 2015 along with the new merchandised. Domination supported their first full-length release by playing some shows like on 27 of July at Milan, Italy,supporting the thrash metal legends, Seputlura, a release live in Athens and more.

Domination is now working on new their second album. The band is working together with Fotis Bernardo (ex- Septic Flesh, six4nine) at Devasoundz Studios. The album is scheduled to be released later this year or in the beginning of 2018. Domination is going to tour the UK (6 shows) in June. Finally, Domination won WACKEN METAL BATTLE in GREECE and the band will perform at WACKEN in August.


Discography

Realm of Crisis
The Sacred Matrix
Infants of Thrash


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