The Metal Asylum Talks To….Vvon Dogma I

Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?

I am aware that VVON DOGMA I is the least catchy name ever but, it needed to be. It’s an expression that I created that signifies ‘the second incarnation of an entity’. Be it the body that dies and frees the spirit of the world going from 20th-century capitalism and nature-controlling mindset to, hopefully, something more sustainable and wise in the 21st, or just a personal revolution. It’s the larva to butterfly concept if you will. We dropped the Communion EP back in 2017 and then life happened so it’s slowed everything down. I wrote The Kvlt of Glitch with Kevin Alexander, drummer extraordinaire and we hit the studio.

Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?

All from Montreal yes. I tried to get this band together for years and it finally just materialized in 2017 when I started playing with Kevin Alexander. He referred me to Yoan MP for a solid rhythm player and I collaborated with my ex-Unexpect pal Blaise for the production aspect and that’s how it came about.

Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?

Hmm… Deftones, Meshuggah, Mars Volta, Dillinger Escape Plan, Animal as Leaders, Unprocessed, Igorrr, James Blake, Radiohead, Iglooghost, and about a ton more… I’m trying to reconcile the world of modern metal and electronic music basically on this record, which gives it its industrial/sci-fi vibes…

Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?

Well, I am old. I’ve been in bands since 1998 so, it’s just something that I’ve always done, yes. I had my busy touring years and now it’s more of a passion studio project that is starting to see the day.

What songs or albums are on your current playlist?

Aahh.. I dunno… you tell me… here:

Do you sing in the shower?

Nah… in the car…

Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?

We’ll be looking into starting to book some shows for the end of the year. If any promoter reads this… give me a buzz… let’s talk. I also want to make a remix ep that would be straight-up electronic music… Just to see where it leads…

Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?

The Kvlt of Glitch is the new full-length record that just dropped on May 5th… Available in full on Bandcamp.

If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?

Well, that’s not gonna sound very modest but, I can confidently say that I played most dream venues when we opened for Dream Theater with my previous band Unexpect back in 2009 so… I don’t have much left on my list. However, I never played the Metropolis here in Montreal… That’d be nice.

Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?

You’re aware that this is an impossible question right ?

Radiohead – Ok Computer
Ben Frost – By the throat

Deftones – White pony

Mars volta – Deloused in the commatorium

Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?

Most of what I listen to would be considered guilty pleasure by most metalheads…

If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?

I’d bring back Dillinger Escape Plan from the Dead and put them on a bill with Igorrr and Mars Volta and… well all of my fav really… but there would be 3 stages… one for rock music… one for electronic and one for experimental/noise… with Ben Frost and emptyset … An orgy of great weird music from all genre… for music lovers more than metalheads.

Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?

Barely my own money because back in the mid-90s we had a thing called House Columbia and they would ship you like 12 CDs for like a penny. I think I got like Type-o-negative’s October Rust and all the Cranberries albums and the Mortal Kombat soundtrack (lol the 90s) and Marilyn Manson’s Antichrist Superstar and a bunch of stuff.. I probably have some of those but all the best stuff was stolen from my car years ago when we still carried cds.

As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?

If you picked up the record on Bandcamp I thank you to infinity. This album has been living solely in my head and on my computer for way too long and I am stoked to finally be out of my hands and in the ears of people around the world so… if you did pick it up, drop me a note.

Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!

We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?

Rock and roll.

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