Featuring drummer Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody, Sieges Even) and guest singer DC Cooper (Royal Hunt, Silent Force). “Ocean Dynamics” is an amazing and unique journey from the beginning to the end.
“Ocean Dynamics” is the powerful return of one of the most innovative and promising music acts in the scene.
Dol Ammad is the music spaceship that combines 3 initially very different music worlds and ultimately proves that good music should be free of rules, unprejudiced and universal. Mixing elements from the electronic, the operatic and the heavy metal music worlds, Dol Ammad have created a new universe of sounds and feelings. Their music is characterized by the plethora of sounds, the adventurous compositions and the now 14 member choir (7 men – 7 women) who are the “singer” in Dol Ammad.
Formed in the year 2000 Dol Ammad is the brainchild of composer Thanasis Lightbridge. Growing up with the influences of the great electronic masters such as Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis, Thanasis Lightbridge discovered along the way the energetic and powerful world of heavy metal which changed the way he thought about music. Dol Ammad is the effortless result of his creative and exploring nature.
In 2003 Dol Ammad recruited the talents of one of the best power/progressive drummers in the world, Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody, Sieges Even), whose input was recorded and produced in Germany’s “Gate Studio” by Sascha Paeth and Olaf Reitmeier. Their much awaited debut album “Star Tales” was released in November 2004. “Star Tales” received amazing reviews and feedback and has opened the way to a steadily growing fan-base for Dol Ammad.
“Ocean Dynamics” is another unexplored fantasy trip (this time inspired by the powers of the sea) that reveals the band’s maturity and evolution. Apart from the more technical and challenging drumming that Alex Holzwarth produced this time, “Ocean Dynamics” will feature one of the greatest singers in the melodic metal world, DC Cooper, as a guest singer together with the choir in the song “Aquatic Majesty”.
Seeking total artistic freedom and control, Dol Ammad have formed their own personal record label “Electronicartmetal Records” which will carry the task of releasing Dol Ammad’s works as well as many other projects that Thanasis Lightbridge has planned for the near future.
“Ocean Dynamics” is released in a high quality Digipack format featuring stunning art crafted by renowned Australian “flames” artist, Andrew Ostin.
Synthesizers: Thanasis Lightbridge
Electric Guitar: Dim
Bass Guitar: Nick Terry
Drums & Percussion :Alex Holzwarth
Guest Vocals on “Aquatic Majesty”: DC Cooper
Soprano: Mary Palaska, Kortessa Tsifodimou, Alexandra Voulgari
Alto: Vicky Alexaki, Sofia Patsi, Maria Stolaki, Ntina Strani
Tenor: Alexandros Barmpas, Panos Iampoultakis, Themis Mpasdekis, Anestis Papageorgiou
Bass: Kyriakos Chouvardas, Petros Moraitis, Yiannis Tsalouhidis