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Dol Ammad

Just when one might think there really isn't anything new to do in metal, along comes a band like Dol Ammad. The brainchild of Greek keyboardist Thanasis Lightbridge, Dol Ammad promotes itself as "electronica art metal" -- while a tad pretentious, that description isn't far from the truth. The group blends power metal, orchestral music, and electronica (names such as Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre are often mentioned here, for those who know what they sound like) in a way that really hasn't been done before. For starters, check out the lineup below -- that's a twelve-piece choir (six male, six female) providing the vocals (update: it's now fourteen strong). Choired vocals invariably brings Therion to mind, and that's applicable here, but Dol Ammad take it to another level -- with no solo lead vocals, the choirs are the vocals, and as such they bring an air of majesty that even Therion hasn't mastered. Lightbridge's keyboards are at the forefront, naturally, with plenty of new-agey spaciness that one might think is out of place, but it isn't -- the keyboards meld perfectly with the power metal base. If there's a criticism, it's that the metal aspect is a shade suppressed, notably the guitars, which are perhaps too understated, relegated as they are to secondary rhythm instrument most of the time. Nevertheless, this is an outstanding and original take on music. Star Tales is an excellent debut album in its own right, but there is enormous potential to be tapped here. One of the most original bands to emerge in several years.

Current Members

Kortessa Tsifodimou

vocals (Dol Theeta)

Alexandra Voulgari

vocals

Vicky Alexaki

vocals

Maria Stolaki

vocals

Panos Iampoultakis

vocals

Themis Mpasdekis

vocals

Alexandros Barmpas

vocals

Kyriakos Chouvardas

vocals

Petros Moraitis

vocals

Yiannis Tsalouhidis

vocals

Mary Palaska

vocals

Sofia Patsi

vocals

Ntina Strani

vocals

Anestis Papageorgiou

vocals

Alex Barmpas

vocals

Nick Terry

bass

Thanasis Lightbridge

keyboards (Dol Theeta)

Alex Holzwarth

drums (ex-Angra, ex-Avantasia, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Paradox, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Serious Black, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody)

Former Members/Guests

Zoe Tsokanou

vocals

Marieta Panagiotidou

vocals

Jimmy Wicked

guitars



Discography


Star Tales  
2004 Black Lotus
  1. Dreamport
  2. Eclipse (Corona Of The Sun)
  3. Weaver's Dance
  4. Boxed Daylight Part 1
  5. Boxed Daylight Part 2
  6. The Veil (Seven Face Danger)
  7. Back to the Zone
  8. Master of All
  9. The Hill of Hope
  10. Kruug
  11. Vortex 3003
  12. Mission Butterfly
  • Zoe Tsokanou
  • Marieta Panagiotidou
  • Kortessa Tsifodimou
  • Alexandra Voulgari
  • Vicky Alexaki
  • Maria Stolaki
  • Panos Iampoultakis
  • Themis Mpasdekis
  • Alexandros Barmpas
  • Kyriakos Chouvardas
  • Petros Moraitis
  • Yiannis Tsalouhidis
  • Jimmy Wicked
  • Nick Terry
  • Thanasis Lightbridge
  • Alex Holzwarth



Ocean Dynamics  
2006
  1. Thalassa Dominion I
  2. Thalassa Dominion II
  3. Thalassa Dominion III
  4. Thalassa Dominion IV
  5. Solarwinds
  6. Descend
  7. Lava
  8. Aquatic Majesty
  9. Liquid Desert
  10. Heart of the Sea
  • Kortessa Tsifodimou
  • Alexandra Voulgari
  • Vicky Alexaki
  • Maria Stolaki
  • Panos Iampoultakis
  • Themis Mpasdekis
  • Alexandros Barmpas
  • Kyriakos Chouvardas
  • Petros Moraitis
  • Yiannis Tsalouhidis
  • Mary Palaska
  • Sofia Patsi
  • Ntina Strani
  • Anestis Papageorgiou
  • Nick Terry
  • Thanasis Lightbridge
  • Alex Holzwarth



Winds Of The Sun  EP
2010
  1. Winds of the Sun
  2. Black Winter Day
  3. Theeta Dominion
  4. Aquatic Majesty (Choral Remix)
  5. Birth of a Dream



Cosmic Gods: Episode I: Hyperspeed  
2012
  1. Magus Invicta
  2. Noctis Labyrinthus
  3. Golden Phantasma
  4. Titan Warriors
  5. Xenocide
  6. Stargate Pyramid
  7. Hyperspeed
  8. Supernova
  9. Caravan of Mars
  10. Seeds of Life
  • Kortessa Tsifodimou
  • Themis Mpasdekis
  • Kyriakos Chouvardas
  • Sofia Patsi
  • Alex Barmpas
  • Thanasis Lightbridge



Cosmic Gods: Episode II: Astroatlas  
2018
  1. Force of Freedom
  2. The Nova Temple
  3. Planet Doomsday
  4. Astroatlas
  5. Replicant Paradox
  6. Nebula 71
  7. The Healer
  8. Biobomb
  9. Silent Arrival at the Alpha Leonis Lighthouse




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