The fourth studio album of FEAR OF DOMINATION (aka FoD) – who recently signed with ALPHA OMEGA Management – is titled “Atlas” and it’s set to be released on March 11. With this new album, this Finnish shock industrial metallers will give a totally new definition to “spring break”.
The vocalist and the lyricist of the band Saku Solin describes “Atlas” as the “darkest and the heaviest album the band has ever done. “Atlas” is about the moment, when all the light in the world has faded, and a human being is left to wander with his crushing burden.”
“The question is, is the burden self-created, imagined or concrete. We’ve all had a bit of an emotion-filled year. I think we have efficiently packed primitive rage, desperation and misery here. It wasn’t a conscious decision. This is how we felt, and fuck, we did what had to be done.”
The string instruments are crunching lower than before and the composer and keyboardist of the band Lasse Raelahti has created a harmony of chaos and beauty with his synthesizer. Fans were given the first taste of blood, when the band released the music video single “El Toro” in the autumn, watch it below.
The lyrics of the album are also more straight and brutal than before. The vocal producer Helena Haaparanta whipped everything out of the singer. Solin reveals from the album, that the rasp and growl vocals can change quickly “freakishly annoyingly poppish” singing.
“We have always loved to create some contrast. Even though the lyrics are about the collapse of the mind and the world, suddenly there can be an opera-kind-of part or then it could be from E-Types disco song.”
The drums and the basses were recorded in D-studio, the guitars in the apartment of the lead guitarist and composer Johannes Niemi and the vocals in another studio in city of Kerava. The producers Alex Azzali and Nicholas Barker mixed and mastered the album in Italy. The cover art is created by Timo Kokko.
FEAR OF DOMINATION is ready for the live-shows of the spring and is more insane than ever. The band is famous for their theatrical and half-crazy shows filled with energy. The year 2016 started with sold out MeriRock in January and will continue with three day tour of MetalOrgy.
”We are looking forward to the gigs! We are able to use some new ideas and of course, to play the new songs. There are a couple of new ones, that I am sure will rock the hell out of the crowd”, Solin smiles.
FEAR OF DOMINATION was found in 2006. The third album “Distorted Delusions” was published in 2014.
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Upcoming FoD -shows:
Thursday 11.02.2016 – Jyväskylä, Lutakko (MetalOrgy) w/ Turmion Kätilöt, Sotajumala
Friday 12.02.2016 – Seinäjoki, Rytmikorjaamo (MetalOrgy) w/ Turmion Kätilöt, Sotajumala
Saturday13.02.2016 – Helsinki, Nosturi (MetalOrgy) w/ Turmion Kätilöt, Sotajumala
Thursday 03.03.2016 – Kuopio, Henry’s Pub
Friday 04.03.2016 – Oulu, Hevimesta
Friday 11.03.2016 – Tampere, Jack The Rooster
Saturday 12.03.2016 – Pori, Monttu
Friday 06.05.2016 – Joensuu, Kerubi
Saturday 07.05.2016 – Lohja, Rock N Roll Café
…And more to come!