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Genre: Christian / Metal / Progressive
Location Salerno, It
Profile Views: 16492
Last Login: 1/10/2013
Member Since 7/3/2010
Record Label Copro Records/Casket Music
Type of Label Indie
MembersJesus of Nazareth - Singer and Etnic Instruments , Uriel from Fire - Guitars and Back Voices , Jahn from Wind - Bass , Rob from Water - Keyboards and Synths , Easter from Earth - Drums and Percussions
InfluencesHard and progressive influences merged with ethnicity and pronounced veins symphonic classic study. Some bands : Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Pain of Salvation, Opeth, Epica, Nightwish, Marillon, Metallica, Shadow Gallery, Symphony x, Slipknot, Cradle of Filth, Marillon, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Children of Bodom, Sepoltura...
Sounds Like+ JESUS +
Members of God were born in April 2009 from an idea of Enzo Donnarumma. The sound that the project aimed to achieve doses prog- symphonic metal elements with high researched orchestral lines, quoting also the Jewish folk music scene (the presence of assyrian-palestinian tools witnesses to it). Even more sophisticated is the meaning inside the ideology and the texts, strictly linked with the christian metal. Through a passionate teologichal study the singer Donnarumma shared with the Pinto brothers the idea of Christ speaking through metal. ( and with the appearance of the singer of unbelievable similarity!).This way of thinking leads Members of God during the whole process of their first job "Ten Talking words ", a concept album in wich they eviscerate, with a strong and emotional impact, the true message of the crucified Messiah,that has nothing to do with the religious goodism that has lost during the centuries the real power of Christ'Word. The band aims to build a live-show style that can fuse the energy of Metal with an intense and sigificant rappresentation of iconographic and mystical items , in a very original way.
I Members of God nascono nell'aprile 2009 da un'idea di Enzo Donnarumma. Il sound che il progetto tende a raggiungere dosa gli ingredienti di un prog metal sinfonico con elementi di alta ricerca orchestrale e contrappuntistica da colonna sonora e con citazioni del panorama musicale folkloristico ebraico (la presenza di strumenti siropalestinesi ne da testimonianza). Ancor più ricercato è lo stampo contenutistico che caratterizza ideologia e testi, di marcata tendenza christian metal: attraverso un appassionato studio teologico che Donnarumma, singer della line up, ha condiviso con i fratelli Pinto, l'idea che Cristo in persona possa comunicare attraverso il metal (e l'aspetto esteriore del cantante, di innegabile somiglianza!) affascina e guida l'intero iter dei Members of God, i quali, nel loro primo lavoro, "Ten talking words", concept album, sviscerano con forte impatto emotivo i cardini essenziali del vero messaggio del Messia crocifisso, restituendogli un anticonformismo polemico che nulla concede al buonismo religioso che nel corso dei secoli ne segregò l'autentica potenza. Il gruppo mira a costruire uno stile live show che possa fondere l'energia del Metal a una significativa e intensa spettacolarizzazione di elementi iconografici mistici, in modo del tutto originale.
The Sense :
"A series of questions about the meaning of life, about how you can throw it away in favor of a materialistic climbing that impoverishes so much our souls. The desire to have beautiful clothes, jewelry, lots of money, desire dictated by our ambition that makes us forget the true meaning of life, thanks to which we could really delete our anxieties, freeing us for ever from the most common human slavery."
THE LORDS OF SPIRIT - The musical dedicated to Shadow Gallery's story and Mike Baker.
From Shadow Gallery Fan Page:
The Italian band MEMBERS OF GOD have put together a movie based on an original story, set mostly to Shadow Gallery melodies. The story is about how music has a huge impact on a girl's life, while mixing in the biography of Shadow Gallery (with a few creative luxuries). Set in Italian with English Sub-titles. This short film (in six parts) is released today to honor Mike Baker as we all remember his passing four years ago on October 29th..
The Bass player Carl Cadden-James says:
Wow - I don't even know what to say. Fantastic job guys. I am honored beyond words. Very touching on a very sad day. Today is the 4th anniversary of Mike's passing. I had the great fortune of sharing the stage and studio with him for 24 years. He lives on though as a digital ghost in my cd player and I miss him. Thank you Members Of God for the tribute. Quite amazing.
Shadow Gallery greetings: Thanks to "Members of God" for this amazing piece!! Long live mr. baker!! We miss you Mike! ..
06:32 | 25 plays | Jul 19 2012