|Dean Wells, Jon King: Damnations Day - Invisible, The Dead|
ARTIST: Damnations Day
TITLE: Invisible, The Dead
STYLE: ProgPower Metal
Release Date Sept 17th, 2013
Damnations Day is are proving to be one of the most promising up and coming metal acts. They’re debut album ‘Invisible, the Dead’ written by Mark Kennedy and guided under the professional eye of producer Dean Wells (Teramaze) who also contributed lead guitar on the album has a refined heaviness that shows great maturity in songwriting.
Their sound is a bit hard to define but certainly is metal, with elements of thrash, power, and melody lead by the classically trained power, range and aggression of Mark Kennedy on vocals. Shredding guitar solos by guest lead guitarist Dean Wells, and immense power from Dean Kennedy and Luke Vinken on drums and bass. With 9 tracks, varying from the aggressive thrash influenced ‘I Am’ and traditional melodic monster ‘Lucid Dreaming’. Broken up with two beautifully written acoustic tracks in ‘Ghost in Me.’ And, ‘A World to Come’.
Starting out in 2005 drawing influences from bands such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, System of a Down and many more. The guys quickly gained a following and established a regular headline in Geelong, Australia. After recording and releasing their debut EP in 2008 / 09 they quickly pushed into Melbourne further establishing a loyal fan base and following leading to many shows in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2012 Damnations Day recruited lead guitarist Jon King from Melbourne. With speedy and tasteful chops, he adds an even stronger element to an already stellar line up.
*Nightmare has planned extensive promotional marketing to build awareness about this emerging artist in the North American market at ProgPowerUSA festival in Sept.
Mark Kennedy: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Jon King: Lead Guitar
Luke Vinken: Bass
Dean Kennedy: Drums