The pioneer and trailblazers that are VVON DOGMA I, have been hard at work upon their debut EP "Communion", in which they have released the title track in the form of a single and video. With the EP set for release soon enough, the band got together to disclose the matters of their history, band name, style of music that they create, and future plans.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
It started as a side project I had at the end of the UneXpecT era, a vague idea and some demos from my modest home studio. So, when the band broke up it became pretty clear that I needed to focus these ideas into a concrete band, because I can't stop playing music. So for 3 years I wrote material on and off and tried different band members that would suit the musical avenue and the 'attitude' of the band and I found just that into the rhythm section of Death Lullaby (Kevin on drums and Yoan on guitar) and my longtime friend and collaborator Blaise Borboen with whom I shared the stage for a good part of my life who got from violin to synth and production in the last couple years and it all brings a cool experimental element to the mix.
2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
VVON DOGMA I is an expression I created than means the second incarnation of an entity in a higher level of being. It can be applied to many dimensions of reality, from the physical body becoming spirit through death, to a whole global society changing paradigm and way of living like we now in our rapidly changing world. And obviously at the same time it means something personnal for this project as I am now steering the wheel of an artistic venue and not just one voice trying to be heard and fighting for his ideas. It is very liberating.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
Montreal Québec is what I would call home. It's a very artistic city and I feel like every musical genre have a strong scene here. I've been around long enough to start sounding like an old-timer and I do believe that it was all stronger and bigger in the 2000s though, at least for the metal scene. I don't take much inspiration from metal, most if not all local bands bore me to death so I wouldn't be a good judge to recommend anything from that scene. I aim more towards electronic and modern productions for inspiration. I think High Klassified has some dope tracks. And Grimes is cool and cute. Yeah
4. How would you describe your style?
I wouldn't.... Art Metal?
5. Did you feel any pressure whatsoever during the writing/recording process for your debut EP “Communion”?
No, not really... Since the band was not on the map yet when recording, it felt like a brand new canvas. Even though I can understand people will want to relate it to my previous band, it is a completely different and separate entity.
6. What does it feel like to have a debut release under your belts as it were?
I'm modest about the EP because I know what's coming, but I'm stoked just to have the name out and finally be apart of the artistic ideosphere of the world and not just rough material on a laptop and vague ideas.
7. How would you describe the experience when listening to your EP “Communion”?
I'd be lying if I was saying that it was a concept album. It was recorded and produced pretty fast, just songs that I had ready. So hopefully just good tracks and a new vibe will you wait for more... ain't that the goal of life... longing for more... always..
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
To be a band.
9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
BandCamp, YouTube... all is digital for now.
Pre-orders are here : https://vvondogmai.bandcamp.com/album/communion-ep
10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
Something like ''Hey, these guys really don't give a fuck!''