World Of Metal Magazine #12 – Out Now! / Já disponível w/ reviews on A Devil’s Din, Arisen From Nothing, Decatur, Empty Threat, Insurrection, Mason, Nervcast, Vvon Dogma I
avant-garde EP that deserves a listen
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Montreal, QC – December 14, 2017
For fans of Experimental Prog Funk Djent, Animals As Leaders, Felix Martin, Plini, Between The Buried And Me
GearGods Premiere VVON DOGMA I (ex-Unexpect) Bassist’s 9 String Frankenstein Playthrough For “The Mask”
Created By Ex-Unexpect Bassist
Out Now Debut EP “Communion”
Unleashing their debut EP “Communion” this past October, extreme bassist Frederick Filiatrault aka ChaotH of Montreal’s VVON DOGMA I has teamed up with GearGods.net for the premiere of his latest playthrough with his 9 string Frankenstein bass for the track “The Mask”.
“Most music featuring extended range instruments is all about technique. I wanted to bring the 9 string bass forward, but focus on songwriting more than fretboard theatrics.” says Frederick Filiatrault aka ChaotH.
Watch this epic video for yourself at the following link: http://geargods.net/playthrough/vvon-dogma-chaoth-ex-unexpect-plays-9-string-bass-in-this-exclusive-playthrough-for-the-mask/
Inspired by artists as diverse as Radiohead, Meshuggah, Deftones, James Blake, Jean Baudin, Die Antwoord, Clint Mansell, Igorrr, Arvo Part and Hans Zimmer, VVON DOGMA I was created by lynchpin Frederick Filiatrault aka ChaotH whom was driven to form the group when his previous band Unexpect parted ways.
Experimenting with elements of prog, djent, funk, and electronic sampling plus featuring his Frankenstein 9 string bass, VVON DOGMA I‘s debut EP “Communion” is a true trip for lovers of outside the box thinking. Full of bashing low ends to its pummeling and dominating 9 string bass accompanied by the ripping of an 8 string guitar along with some morbid electronic samples for good measure.
“I wanted to feature my freak instrument of a nine-string bass. It is often a Frankenstein of bits and pieces of writing. But I also want people to know it’s not about shredding or anything. I wanted to see how I could apply this weird playing style in a musically accessible venue. My art is song writing plus arranging and the 9 string is only one aspect of it. I find it definitely adds an interesting flavor. Hopefully people will see it for what it is as a whole.”
Listen to the full stream of “Communion” at the following link: https://vvondogmai.bandcamp.com/album/communion-ep
Music Video “Communion” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoQFvlWEn2A
1. Hush (1:25)
2. Communion (4:24)
3. Lithium Blue (4:52)
4. The Mask (4:03)
EP Length: 14:45
VVON DOGMA I is:
Frederick Filiatrault aka ChaotH – 9 String Bass
Blaise B. Léonard – Synths and Violin
Yoan Marier-Proulx – 8 String Guitar
Kevin Alexander – Drumz
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“It sounds like Cynic mixed with The Algorithm, Last Chance To Reason, and others. It’s a shame this is only an EP, because I wand so much more.” – Metal Injection“It’s very much a ‘thinking outside of the box’ type of EP, with many different instruments and musical styles blended together.” – PureGrainAudio
“Chaoth (Frederick Filiatrault) is undoubtedly a member of the ranks of the most outstanding Canadian musicians.” – Silence-Magazin
“We may have the arrival of a whole new genre or style of music with what’s happening here from Montreal, Quebec’s Vvon Dogma I. Having just released the “Communion” EP in recent days, the music contained upon it is quite forward thinking progressive metal at its roots.” – Riff Relevant
“Chaoth is a M-A-S-T-E-R at what he does on the bass. At not a single point does he sink to the lower three strings, to prove how djent he can be, for more than ten seconds, and never does he get too noodly to enjoy what’s going on. The guy can fuckin’ PLAY a bass…What I immediately noticed with the Communion EP was that all the songs (there are four) sounded really well rounded… what it SOUNDS like is the unholy child of Les Claypool and Meshuggah. Just picture that for a second.” – Blood Rock Media
“Vvon Dogma I’s new EP has more than twice as many bass strings than tracks…an explosive look at Frederick Filliatrault’s new project, one that he conceived almost entirely as an excuse to write with his nine-string bass. Yep. Nine strings. On a bass…the Canadian band’s debut starts them off strong.” – All About The Rock
“a very unique EP.” – Games, Braaains & A Headbanging Life
“Vvon Dogma I really makes you feel that there is a well planned progression that aims to make you go through different stages until you reach a safe place” – RTMB Music
“”Communion projects a cocktail of Creative Rock and Metal of outstanding quality that will appeal to the connoisseur of all things out there in prog and avant-garde space. This is some wild shit. And does the RMR office suite like wild? Damn straight we do. And so should you – get some.” – Rock Music Raider
“This is a band that have managed to create their own brand of odd progressive metal…This is a band that does to djent what Claypool does to funk and Patton does to rock and metal. An out there and challenging affair, and most likely with more of a niche appeal due to that. But those who get it will enjoy this stuff immensely.” – Progressor
This is a band that have managed to create their own brand of odd progressive metal…This is a band that does to djent what Claypool does to funk and Patton does to rock and metal. An out there and challenging affair, and most likely with more of a niche appeal due to that. But those who get it will enjoy this stuff immensely.