DOMINATION is a thrash metal band, hailing from Athens, Greece and currently based in U.K. .Domination was formed in late 2011 by guitarist Kostas Evangeliou, the brothers Ares & Alpha Karatzas (guitarist & drummer, respectively) and vocalist Theo Papadopoulos. After a few live appearances the band worked with the producer Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud) at “Sound Symmetry Studios” in June 2012 to record their first EP entitled “Realm of Crisis” which was released in July of 2012. The EP received a few reviews, like that in the Greek HEAVY METAL &METAL HAMMER magazine (No: 335) in which it was voted as “Debut of the month” (9/10).
After a few minor concerts the band hit the studio again in January 2013 to begin the recording of their first mini-album “The Sacred Matrix” that was released in 19 April 2013 the same day the band played in Gagarin205 along with the Greek thrash metal titans Suicidal Angels and 2 of Greece’s most promising young Thrash metal bands: Exarsis and Bio-Cancer. METAL HAMMER review for our appearance: (9/10).
The band participated in “The tribute album to Metallica”, titled “And Covers for All”, also in “The tribute album to Pantera”, “The Great Greek Trendkill”. The band was also featured in the ”Lesson in Violence” compilation CD with some very promising Greek thrash metal bands and finally Domination appeared in TV WAR at MAD TV.
A lot of web sites and magazines from all over the world (like Germany, England, Poland, Italy, Mexico, and more) have accommodated Domination by reviewing their work or interviewing the band members. All of the releases above, were supported by a lot of shows and festivals, such as: “Schoolwave 2013 Festival”, “Music Breakpoint vol. 9”, “Schoolwave 2014 Festival” (with Sakis Tolis from Rotting Christ as a guest vocalist ), “Total Metal Festival”, and others. The band has shared the stage with bands such as Kreator, Moonspell, Annihilator, Behemoth, Decapitated, Sepultura and many more.
In the summer of 2014 the band starts the recordings of its debut album, “Infants of Thrash”. The album was recorded at Basement Studio, Athens GR, produced by Chris Tsoukalas and Michalis @Basement Studio. Mixed by Dionisis Christodoulatos @CFN Recondings Studios and mastered by Andy Classen @Stage One Studio.
JOHN KEVILL from WARBRINGER is featured in the song “Demonstration Of Democracy” and The Album was released on 3 August 2015. Domination supported their first full-length release by playing their new album live on 27, July at Milan, Italy and supporting the thrash metal legends, Seputlura, a release live in Athens and many more shows and festivals. Also, during 2016 the band gained a lot of stage experience mainly abroad (first U.K. Tour) and won the Greek “Wacken Metal Battle” finals, getting the chance to perform and compete in WACKEN OPEN AIR 2017.
Domination is now working on new their second album. This time the band works together with Fotis Bernardo (ex- Septic Flesh, SixforNine) @ Devasoundz Studios. Recordings took place from 17th of March till the 25th of April. During the same period, the band also performed in the Greek festival Heartcore fest and in August 2017 they played for the first time in WACKEN OPEN AIR festival performing for the first time in front of a crowd larger than 10,000 people and receiving some very good reviews along the way.