Renowned Testament guitarist Eric Peterson recently announced the release of his highly-anticipated new DRAGONLORD album, entitled ‘Dominion’, out September 21, 2018 via Spinefarm Records. The symphonic black/death metal album serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s ‘Black Wings of Destiny’, but takes the fantasy and storytelling to a whole new level. ‘Dominion’ explores themes of darkness owning and influencing these times we now live in, and things that have come to pass. It also delves into other eras, real and otherworldly.
Today, DRAGONLORD mastermind/vocalist/guitarist/bassist Eric Peterson revealed the second episode in a series of three “The Making of Dominion” videos, this time detailing the songwriting and influences on Dominion. Unreleased audio clips of the album are also mixed in amid the video content.
WATCH PART TWO HERE!
In this new installment, Eric Peterson says, “The influences on this record are more old school, the darker stuff of Deep Purple, definitely Black Sabbath and Mercyful Fate… and putting all that into what DRAGONLORD is, and using more of the hard rock guitar style… I’m more known as being more of a rhythm guitar player, but on this record I did a lot of soloing… my influences on it are more gearing towards the 60s and 70s style of guitar playing… but taking that style and forging it into black metal.”
CHECK OUT PART ONE HERE IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
‘Dominion’ is a dark fantasy fan’s musical dream – exploring everything from Nordic brutality to Lord of the Rings! Dominion’s eight songs create a deep and heady musical journey rife with meaning and menace, from the blackest and loudest recesses of Eric Peterson’s mind.
Dominion track listing:
3) Ominous Premonition
5) Love of the Damned
7) The Discord of Melkor
8) Serpents of Fire