- Kristofer Dommin
- Cameron Morris
- Billy James
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US goth rock four-piece DOMMIN rocketed onto the music scene in 2009 when they started touring nationally and captivating unsuspecting audiences. But the band’s roots go back to the early 2000’s when the band was just a duo between frontman Kristofer Dommin and his older brother, ‘Doc.’ Band demos dating back to 2001 would find songs like “Without End”, which eventually would make their way onto the band’s major label debut. After a few line up changes over several years, the band’s lineup was nearly solidified in 2006 when they released their full independent release called “Mend Your Misery.” The band would frequently play the LA Scene on the stages of The Viper Room, The Roxy, The Whiskey and the Troubadour.
In 2008, the band completed the final lineup with Cameron Morris on drums, Konstantine on keyboards and Billy James on bass guitar. With their self-released album produced by production team Dirty Icon (Logan Mader & Lucas Banker), they caught the attention of A&R Monte Connor from Roadrunner Records. A year later, Dommin found themselves in the studio recording their debut album.
Dommin captivated listeners in 2010 with their debut ‘Love Is Gone’ on Roadrunner Records. Described as “the voice of the broken-hearted,” that album saw the quartet defining a new era of underground goth-inspired alt rock, influenced by the likes of The Doors, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Rammstein, and Type O Negative. First single, ‘My Heart, Your Hands’ was lauded as iTunes ‘Song Of The Week’ upon release. Dommin hit the road supporting acts like Rob Zombie, HIM, Lacuna Coil, Volbeat, Black Veil Brides, and Bullet For My Valentine, as well as performing at international festivals including Soundwave (Australia), Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park (Germany), and Download (UK). The band then went on to pick up nominations for Best New Band and Best International Newcomer at the UK’s Metal Hammer Awards and Kerrang! Awards.
After a shakeup at the record label that saw the loss of their A&R and most of their fans at the label, Dommin was left with no support at Roadrunner Records and the two parted ways. In 2015, the band released their independent follow up called Rise. A successful crowded funded campaign saw them reach their target goal in about 12 hours. Only one year later, and the band released another independent album called “Beautiful Crutch.” Enigmatic frontman and guitarist Kristofer Dommin reveals, “‘Beautiful Crutch’ is another step forward in the band’s musical growth. While this is an expansion of the band’s soundscape, some of the moods will be familiar to those that fell in love with our first album.” The songs are darker than ‘Rise’ yet not pain-ridden like ‘Love Is Gone’. Wanting, romance and hope are major themes throughout this album.
Fast-forward and Dommin is still carrying the torch of the tormented lover with the release of several singles in 2018, 2019 and 2020 including a cover “I Feel You” from Depeche Mode. A few interviews have revealed that Kristofer Dommin is planning the release of a 4th album, but the date is to be determined.
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“Beautiful Crutch is an album full of memorable hooks (“Show Me,” “Madly”); tenebrous, Gothic sonancy; and sanguine lyrics that speak of relationships, love, and finding one’s place in this crazy world. It is a classic oxymoron: the happy Goth. Considering that Dommin are a band that are beyond impossible to categorize, this extreme contrariety should come as no surprise. The beauty of the band is their unwillingness to box themselves into any particular genre and Beautiful Crutch continues this tradition. For this reason and so very many more, CrypticRock gives Dommin’s Beautiful Crutch 5 out of 5 stars.” (CrypticRock.Com)
“I’m sure that, after Beautiful Crutch, the realm of meaningful and passionate music created by Dommin will only get stronger, giving even more stamina and inspiration for the band to keep writing all those love rockin’ songs, keeping the hearts of their fans warm even during the coldest nights of winter.” (The Headbanging Moose)
“Dommin have delivered an endearingly dark and dramatic endeavour here that provokes a lot of thought and contemplation as it unfolds. Its proficient fusion of forceful vocals and impactful music is sure seduce a diverse audience.” (PureMzine.Com)
“But what makes these songs ultimately so entertaining is that they are so well crafted and massive.” (MaximumVolumeMusic.Com)
“Rise is glorious goth-tinged hard rock romp, which stands out like a glorious gem among the dusty debris of this summer’s album releases.” (PowerPlay) 9 power points!
“Rise seriously ups the ante, a stronger sense of individuality still employing the same influences to offer up a sound showing more maturity, more live long in the memory moments and more resistance to being removed from your play-list rotation.” (Fireworks)
“Dommin is a band that defies classification.” (hitthepitblog.com)
“He writes about personal experiences with the same intensity and passion with which he interprets them. His voice gives the songs another dimension; stentorian, yet full of pain.” (musicomh.com)
“Along with talented songwriting, drawn from deep emotions of lost love, Dommin has borrowed musical styles across the decades to create a unique sound.” (examiner.com)
“Love is Gone is a brilliant album.” (hegatewayonline.ca)
“In our modern musical world, many artists often imitate others. Dommin has done just the opposite. In Love Is Gone, the band has blended a variety of music styles and created a unique sound.” (thecontrapuntist.com)
“Dommin’s uncanny way of making alternative rock music that sounds like your heart veering near the edge of the world is long lost in today’s world of rock.” (frantikmag.com)