Domine is an epic power metal band started in the mid-1980s in Florence, Italy. Founded by the Paoli brothers, Enrico and Riccardo, the band recorded four demo tapes, and had many reviews and interviews in a lot of fanzines and magazines around the world before they released their first full-length album, Champion Eternal. Upon the release, the band was compared by mags and fanzines to Manowar, Queensryche, Warlord, Omen, Helstar, Candlemass, and Iron Maiden. The band was voted among the best Italian bands and best newcomers in all Italian metal magazines, and got the third place as new band on the Greek Metal Hammer readers' poll (just after Hammerfall and Rhapsody). After the release of the album, Domine played some gigs, the best being the one at the Italian Gods Of Metal Festival in Milan, and the one as support for Rip and Grave Digger during their Italian tour.DOMINE GENRES
With the first album, the band established its personal style with epic metal songs like "Stormbringer (The Black Sword)" and "Army of The Dead", and power metal assaults like "The Mass Of Chaos" and "The Midnight Meat Train", while also creating progressive structures like the epic title track, "The Eternal Champion", a 12-minutes-long suite divided into seven parts. Domine is particular amongst power metal bands in that almost all of their albums are inspired by the Eternal Champion novels by Michael Moorcock, especially the Elric of Melniboné saga, and/or Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard.
Line Up :
Morby : Vocals
Enrico Paoli : Guitar
Riccardo Paoli : Bass
Riccardo Iacono : Keyboards
Stefano Bonini : Drums
DOMINE LYRICAL THEMES
Italy (Florence), formed in 1986
DOMINE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
DOMINE CURRENT LINE-UP
Adolfo "Morby" Morbiducci - Vocals (Arthur Falcone, Dark Lord, Sabotage (Ita), Time Machine, Labyrinth (Ita))
Enrico Paoli - Guitars (Masterstroke (Ita))
Riccardo Paoli - Bass
Stefano Bonini - Drums (Necromass)
Riccardo Iacono - Keyboards
DOMINE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Stefano Mazzella - Vocals
Simone Gazzola - Vocals
Agostino Carpo - Guitar
Carlo "Funa" Funaioli - Drums
Mimmio Palmiotta - Drums (Death SS, Masterstroke (ita))
Leanan Sidhe - Vocals on "Stormbringer Ruler" and "Emperor Of The Black Runes" (Beholder)
Patrick Wire - narration on "Emperor Of The Black Runes" (Beholder)
Danie Powers - narration on "Stormbringer Ruler"
Richard J. Burton - narrator on "Champion Eternal"
Pif - Keyboards on "Champion Eternal"
Claudia Cantini - Keyboards on "Champion Eternal"
Luciano Zella - Keyboards on "Champion Eternal"
Steve Sylvester - Backing vocals on "Champion Eternal" (Death SS)