Il Closer Music Live Rock Club w MetalFabbro & Jack Rock Agency , presenta:
Dogmate were born in 2012 from an idea by Stefano Nuccetelli (Sk), Ivan Perres (Ivn) and Mad, respectively on guitars, drums and vocals. With the collaboration of Roberto Fasciani (Jeff) on bass they began to record the debut album Hate which includes the first video/single Dark in the Eyes out since January 2013. In July 2013, Dogmate sign for the label Agoge Records. In september 2013 they release their second video/single Inflated Psychotic.
Dogmate sound is influenced by thrash metal, with a lot of stoner, grunge and hardcore inside.
But their main characteristic of their style is to give groove to their sound.
Funeral Mantra are first and foremost a group of friends who initially got together for some innocent garage jams even before the thought of forming a band ever occurred to anyone. When long time friends Salvo (drums), Riccardo (guitar) and Vittorio (bass) started meeting in an old and run down garage the intention was simply to have fun playing covers of bands such as Black Sabbath, Spiritual Beggars and Kyuss, as that was the sound the guys were after. With the arrival of G on guitar (ex A.D.U.S.F. and currently Tiresia Raptus as drummer) the quartet solidifies its sound in a heavy stoner identity with the evident heavy metal influences common to all.
Playing cover songs the feeling develops and the guys decide to form a Spiritual Beggars tribute. The line-up then stabilizes when Daniele joins the band as vocalist.
Funeral Mantra first breaks out on the live scene in January 2012 and start playing in some of the clubs in Rome and neighboring towns.
In the spring of 2012 Salvo leaves the band. He is replaced by Adriano (ex Defunctis, Following the Shade, Heaven in Black) an experienced and renown drummer of the Roman scene since the early 90’s who contributes to making the band’s sound even heavier.
In the Fall of 2012, G decides to leave the band. He is replaced by guitarist Roberto Randy (ex Ozzman Cometh, Heaven in Black), certainly no stranger to the Roman underground scene with a hard and powerful sound.
With this line-up the band starts writing its own material with influences ranging from Black Label Society and Black Sabbath to Orange Goblin, Sasquatch, The Sword, Kyuss, Down etc etc..
In February 2013 Daniele leaves the band and is replaced on vocals by Simone Cacace [Priapism (USA), Fifth Freedom, Dog Throw Snake Eyes (ITA)] and the band finally finds a stable and dynamic identity. The 5 musical personalities all come together giving life to the heavy, psych, stoner and metal heart of Funeral Mantra. The band’s lyrics are oftentimes a reflection of dream like atmospheres where the essence of life and death, and everything in between is seen, felt and lived as if from an observing, rational and external point of view rather than a stereotypically existentialist one.
CELEB CAR CRASH
Celeb Car Crash is a rock band.
Elective affinities and natural selection lead Nicola (Klogr, Lena's baedream),
Carlo Alberto (Lena's baedream) and Michelangelo (Violet Gibson,
Waiting for Titor, Convergence) to join efforts and shape Celeb Car
Crash's music project. Then Simone (Octave, Opposite Sides) completes the line-up.
Have you ever had the feeling that everything has already been established? That everything has already been said? That the search for neverending profit, the status seeking politically correct or incorrect and the integration are the mechanisms that make your world go round? For this reason, if you don't say anything you are an integrated man or a ghost, if you say something, the widespread snobbery will ensure yours is only a pale imitation of something that already exists, a pathetic quote on a virtual bulletin board, of a band, of a celebrity, of a poet, of a philosopher who beats you to the draw because he was born from one hundred to two thousand years earlier.
If you shut up, you die inside little by little. Do yourself a favour: scream, at least to create a curious sound incident. Do it for yourself, for your affections, for what you believe in, for the passion you feed on. There is nothing to lose in this world where everyone is a celebrity, a musician, an actor, a photographer and an artist.
After that … Rock !