Dol Ammad

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Discography of Dol Ammad:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Star Tales 12 Audio 2004-11-30 Black Lotus Records
2 Ocean Dynamics 10 Audio 2006-08-30 ElectronicARTmetal Records
3 Winds Of The Sun 5 Audio 2011 ElectronicARTmetal Records
4 Electronica-Art-Metal Demo 2002 6 Audio 2002 Not On Label
5 Cosmic Gods : Episode I - Hyperspeed 10 Audio 2012-03-28 ElectronicARTmetal Records
6 Cosmic Gods : Episode I - Hyperspeed 10 Audio 2012-03-28 ElectronicARTmetal Records
7 Ocean Dynamics 10 Audio 2006 ElectronicARTmetal Records

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. Dol Ammad is the first project of the “Electronica Art Metal” vision of Thanasis Lightbridge.

Formed in the year 2000, Dol Ammad released 2 demo CDs in 2001 and 2002 which were incredibly well received by the metal world. In 2003 Dol Ammad recruited the talents of one of the best power/progressive drummers in the world, Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire, Sieges Even), whose input was recorded and produced in Germany’s “Gate Studio” by Sascha Paeth and Olaf Reitmeier.

Seeking total artistic freedom and control, Dol Ammad have since 2006 formed their own personal record label “ElectronicARTmetal Records” which will carry the task of releasing and promoting Dol Ammad’s works as well as many other projects that Thanasis Lightbridge has planned for the future.

With the creation of Dol Theeta as the more atmospheric second project of the “Electronica Art Metal” vision, Thanasis has stated that the future of Dol Ammad will be focused more on “epic” and “power” feelings!

What does “Dol Ammad” mean?

The name “Dol Ammad” is taken from one of the best PC-Games ever made, “Descent 3″ by Outrage/Interplay/Tantrum and in that game it is the name of a fuel refinery station in planet Europa. Thanasis is a big fan of the “Descent” game world and also of music bands with strange names! Etymologically however, the word “Dol” could be derived either from Tolkien’s world where it means “castle” (remember Dol Amroth) or the latin word “dolor” which means pain. (“dol” also used to be a measurement unit for pain). As for the word “Ammad” it seems that it is a Palestinian name meaning “pillar/column”. So Dol Ammad could be the “Castle of Columns” or the “Columns of Pain” ?! (Thanasis: “It’s just a strange name that I like how it sounds! ;-P)

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