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" In any case, their debut album is an absolute success and of course the sky is the limit, but that's also obvious."
Julian Palemba - Rock Garage
in Germany.
8/10 - (translated here)

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.
Sacred Dominions' CD
"The Inside"
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

from Peter Pardo
Sea Of Tranquility
..."so it was really a nice surprise to hear this little band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania called Sacred Dominion deliver this stunner of an album, The Inside, that just drips classic Queensryche."
Click for Review

"With and old school metal sound and creative musicanship, Sacred Dominion maybe the best metal you haven't listened to yet". - Patrick Hickey - Review Fix.



"The Inside"



Sacred Dominion 2016

Coming Soon with a few additions to the line-up and new record for the coming year. 

Stay Tuned! 

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! 

    … To Be Continued …


 Sacred Dominion Show Schedule
 date  time  Location  Line-up
 9-12-12  tba Altar Bar
1620 Penn Ave
Pgh PA 15222
Symphony X
Sacred Dominion

 7-27-12  10pm  Hard Rock Cafe
Station Square
Pittsburgh Pa
Sacred Dominion
Homocide Black
 5:30 doors
6:30 show
 Altar Bar
1620 Penn Ave
Pgh Pa 15222

Adrenaline Mob
w/ Sacred Dominion
No Service Fee Tickets

 3-15-12  8pm  Altar Bar
1620 Penn Ave
Pgh Pa 15222

 Iced Earth

with Warbringer
Sacred Dominion
 10-4-11  7pm  Trib Total Media Amphitheater at Station Square
Dream Theater
w Trivium
and Sacred Dominion.

SD plays the 2nd stage
 9-27-11  7:30pm
 The Altar Bar
1620 Penn Ave
Pgh Pa 15222
 The Dio Disciples featuring Ripper Owens, Rudy Sarzo and more.
With Special Guest
  Sacred Dominion
and Dethlehem and Xander Demos
Trib Total Media Amphitheater at Station Square Pittsburgh
Mr Big
Sacred Dominion
 5:00pm Trib Total Media Amphitheater at Station Square Pittsburgh   Ace Frehley
Sacred Dominion
and more at Ribs On The River 3.
SD plays the 2nd stage at 8:30. Ace Frehley at 9:pm 

 4-1-11  10:00pm Hard Rock Cafe
Station Square
Pittsburgh Pa
 The BulletBoys
with special guest
Sacred Dominion
 3-25-11  7:30 pm  Grims Roadhouse
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

..."Sacred Dominion maybe the best metal you haven't listened to yet". Patrick Hickey - Review Fix
Interview with guitarist Danny Corso with ReviewFixs' Patrick Hickey.

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.
Click here for full review

Review from Jesse De Los Cuervos
Hard Rock Radio Live.
The production is awesome, and the gents can freakin' play their instruments. The vocals are spot on. SPOT ON. So, it's good. Ha!
Click here for full review
You can listen to Cuervos Cantina  radio show Wednesdays 10am to 1pm at

Review from Germany! Julian Palemba
excerpts ...

"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!"

Click here to view translated review.
8/10 - Rock Garage - Julian Palemba
Visit Rock Garage often to find and hear some new and incredible music as well.

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

Dedicated to Pittsburgh Rock and bringing you news
and POD Casts with National Artists such as George Lynch, Eric Johnson, Kansas, Anthrax and more as well as interviews with Pittsburgh artists of all genres.
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".

Podcast with Sacred Dominion, Glen Drover - Geoff Tates' Queensryche guitarist and interview with Steve Pollicks' Order of Nine.

Iron City Rocks

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"The Inside"

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 !


"Somewhere" Live - 2006
This is an old one for you!

Past Show Posters



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Sacred Dominion
P.O. Box 5368
Pittsburgh P.A. 15206


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