DOMINATION CAMPAIGN are today premiering their debut album, Onward To Glory, alongside a new music video for the album’s closing track The Domination Campaign via Distorted Sound. The Tasmania, Australia based death metal outfit features both Jason Peppiatt and Joe Haley of Psycroptic, showcasing the duo’s penchant for brutal and direct songwriting centred around themes of war.
Speaking on the album release, Jason Peppiatt (vocals, bass, guitar) comments: “We’re so excited to get this heavy fucker of an album out into the world so people can try not to spill their beer while banging their heads to it!”
Speaking on the music video, Jason adds: “The Domination Campaign is probably the most uptempo song on Onward To Glory and the song title actually gave us the name for the band. As with the rest of the album, this song is about war – so, we figured it would be fitting to put lots of footage depicting the reality of that alongside our performance”
Eschewing technicality in favour of straight up brutality, Onward To Glory is an 8 track bludgeoning of epic proportions. Originally a vehicle to experiment with a different approach to music, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN proved to be a creative outlet during enforced downtime during 2020; Onward To Glory was recorded, mixed and mastered in July 2020.
Conjuring up an old school death metal vibe, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN take their lyrical cues from renowned battles throughout history, giving them a fictional slant in the re-telling. Describing his approach as ‘bone basic’, Peppiatt has succeeded in putting together an album that scratched his itch to experiment, whilst delivering a headbanger’s delight of an album.
As well as performing all vocals, guitar and bass for the album, Peppiatt also created the cover artwork. Keeping everything ‘in-house’ has resulted in a project that has spawned a self-assured, crushing beast of a debut.
Onward to Glory tracklist:
1. Death Before Dishonour
2. Onward To Glory
3. As Daylight Breaks
4. The Sniper’s Gaze
5. A Modern Age of War
6. Against the Odds
7. Terror From Above
8. The Domination Campaign
DOMINATION CAMPAIGN is:
Jason Peppiatt – Vocals, bass, guitar
Joe Haley – Drums, recording, mixing, mastering