DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have entered Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, California to record an EP, titled "Vengeance: Chapter One", for Black Cherry Music.
"We've been on the road so much this past year, it's exciting to focus on getting our music professionally recorded and in-stores around the country for the fans," stated Durkin. "Our goal has been to show that D.O.D. is as powerful in the studio as we are live. The 'Let The Violence Begin' EP was recorded in 2000 when we were a three-piece, but we're a totally different animal now — and writing what I feel is much stronger material."
"I'm amazed at how smoothly the recording process has been," shared vocalist
Loana dP Valencia. "Engineers John Haddad and Matt Fisher are really committed to capturing our sound, and we really couldn't ask for a more dedicated team to work with. Both the drum and bass tracks were laid down in one day, and the rhythm tracks are now 99.9% done. Jim's new guitar solos have a 'hot DAMN!' element to them that had us all raising our eyebrows at each other. Vocal tracks will be laid down sometime this weekend. I have my nephew's birthday party to go to, so I'll try not to expend all my anger on his piñata!" [laughs]
DREAMS OF DAMNATION members include Jim Durkin, Charlie Silva (ex-MALIGNANT) on bass & backing vocals, Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, PAGAN WAR MACHINE) on rhythm guitar, Loana dP Valencia on lead vocals, and Dave Chedrick (ex-GRAPHIC VIOLENCE) on drums.
"Vengeance: Chapter One", due out in the spring, will have the following tentative track listing:
01. Torn From Grace
02. This Mortal Chaos
03. The Bloodletting
04. New Flesh
06. Kill For Peace (exclusive bonus track for North America)
Band members are currently planning EP release parties in Los Angeles & San Francisco, and will seek licensing deals for Europe, South America, and Asia later this year.
To read a studio report, visit the band's web site at this location.