It's better than good. It's excellent. It's hard not to compare newer
bands with older bands of the same genre, but I'll say this-Fans of
Fates Warning, old school Queensryche, UFO, yes, I said UFO, and Iron
Maiden should scoop this up.
Jesse De Los Cuervos - Hard Rock Radio Live Click for full review.
Awarded "Album of the Year" for 2011 in the Iron City Rocks Music Awards as well as "Closer" for "Song of the Year". read more
Sacred Dominion News 12-22-20
As some of you already know, Sacred Dominion is going through some changes. Ben Chiarini has left to spend more time with his wife and daughter and new born son which is awesome. Congratulations again to the Chiarini family!
Mario Brescia and Jeff Anzelone have decided to join a solo artists' signed project rather than continue.
Sacred Dominion was founded and was the concept of best friends, Danny Corso and Mario Brescia, who started playing together as early teenagers some 35 years ago. We, as a band, wrote from our hearts and left it all out there as we all quickly became great friends. Sacred Dominion was about friendship and the love of making music.We had some small successes in opening for many national acts as the local headliners including Whitesnake and Mr Big, Ace Frehley, Dio Disciples, Symphony X , Iced Earth and more. Our music was always well received from the beginning here by all of you as well as reviewed, listened too, and played around the world in small doses. Then there is Clint Barmes, Pirate shortstop walking to the plate to “The Inside”. All of these things surprised, humbled and inspired all of us as.
Sacred Dominion would like to thank you all for your support in taking the time to listen, supporting us, inspiring us and pushing us to greater places. You were singing along to our songs long before we even had a CD for you to listen too. That is still awesome to me. With out all of you, the bands we’ve played with, fans and friends we’ve made along the way, some of you that have been there from the very beginning, and especially our families whose sacrifices were great and yet unwavering, none of that would have ever been possible with out all of your support. So a very sincere thank you from me, Danny Corso, for your support over the years. Words will never describe the gratitude I personally have for all of you.
Trib Total Media Amphitheater at Station Square Pittsburgh
and more at Ribs On The River 3.
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Hard Rock Cafe
with special guest
390 Lincoln Hwy Rt 30
Imperial PA 15126
Circle to Circle
featuring Zak Stevens from Savatage and Trans Siberian Orchestra.
with special guest Sacred Dominion
As hard as it is to find quality material in the pool of music
promotions that we indulge ourselves each and every day, generally
diamonds in the rough are hard to find simply because of the amount of
music that falls short, but in certain instances you come across bands
like the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s own Progressive Metal outfit Sacred
Dominion and then it validates all those hours spent listening to music
everyday and trying to translate those sounds to paper or in our case
our online magazine Myglobalmind. Click here for full review
Sacred Dominions' "The Inside" is album of the week for the the week of Sept 17th -23rd. ...By comparison they could be a hybrid of Queensryche (early), Iron
Maiden, and Fate's Warning. Anybody who loves those bands will dig
Sacred Dominion's sound.
The real challenge here is to decide what makes The Inside sound so good.
4.5 / 5 Full Review - click here Dangerdog Music Reviews homepage
Review of "The Inside" by Peter Pardo
Excerpt - August 17 2012
...Sacred Dominion deliver this stunner of an album, The Inside, that just drips classic Queensryche. It's not an out and out clone job by any means, but The Inside
features the Tate influenced vocals of Mario Brescia, lots of power
& prog metal arrangements, and tunes that are instantly memorable.
The Inside is easily one of the big surprises of 2012, and if you
are a fan of melodic progressive & power metal, you'll definitely
want to check this one out. My guess is we'll be hearing much more from
Sacred Dominion in the months and years to come. Score: Click here for full review
Review from Germany! Julian Palemba
"The opener is the perfect number, successful melodies that are different and nice, the chorus fits perfectly and the vocals of Mario are great. Class opener and title track.
..."you can hear a bit of Queensryche, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden and Dio coming from the sound of these five guys that include Mario Brescia ( vocals) Daniel Corso ( guitars) Benjamin J Chiarini, (bass) Jeffrey Anzelone (drums) and Dave Watson ( keyboards)
... " In any case, their debut album is an absolute success and of course the sky is the limit, but that's also obvious."
Fans of the heavy metal/rock sound with progressive influences should definitely not miss this disc and work!"
A CD Review from Vaskarc webzine in Hungary.
We used Google Translate to read this and post if for you to read. Click here to read tranlated version.
Here is an excerpt from that review. 8.5/10 .... The
Memento Mori - Somewhere - Losing Ground in Threesomes at any public
place, but it really is all that man is an old-fashioned heavy metal
music resting on the wait-just ask! These songs are just as what exactly the Promised Land Queensryche since he could not write!
CD Review from Chile here. We used google translate to read it. It's an awesome thing to have your music being listened to in another country and part of the world. Thank you Miguel Ramirez. Check out and visit Mundo-Rock. and here is the review in another language. REVIEW.
Our Google Translation of the review.
Excerpts from Mundo-Rock Review. ..."The
curiosity grew until finally we had the pleasure of listening in detail
this work that after a couple of tracks without difficulty you can
leave on the same shelf where you store your CDs from bands like Dream
Theater a very first, Queensryche, Sanctuary
or those gathered Lethal, all bands are pigeonholed squarely within the
progressive metal variant, adding many shares rock and tasteful
arranger, vocalist and a most dramatic and convincing in the person of
Mario Brescia, after listening to a guy who reminded me a lot of the young Geoff Tate of those first plates as "The Warning". NOTE: 8.5 / 10
Read the whole review on the SD News Page
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Sacred Dominion was honored to be a participant in the 2011 ICR Music Awards and were flattered and honored to win multiple awards including Best Album, "The Inside", Best New Song - "Closer".
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In case you missed Sacred Dominion on Root Sports Inside Pirates Baseball, here it is!
Sacred Dominion debuts on Root Sports Pittsburgh and Inside Pirates Baseball
Pittsburgh Pirate Shortstop, Clint Barmes chose the Sacred Dominion song
"The Inside" as his walk up music.
See the interview with Clint Barmes and guitarist Danny Corso on Root Sports on Inside Pirates Baseball.
Friday October 5th at 7pm.
A Recent Appearance Of A Sacred Dominion T Shirt at PNC Park during a Pirate game. Frank George, aka "Reuben Kincaid", a best friend, throws out the "First Pitch" representing Iron City Brewery wearing a Sacred Dominion T Shirt.
Watch it !
From left to right
Dave Watson, Mario Brescia (front) Jeff Anzelone, Benjamin Chiarini, Daniel Corso
Sacred Dominion is a Pittsburgh based progressive hard rock metal band that combines power and melody with an often conceptual lyric that will entertain you as well as make you think.
"Somewhere" Live - 2006
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