LINE-UPMARK BASILE: VOCALS
SIMONE MULARONI: GUITARS
ANDREA ARCANGELI: BASS
EMANUELE CASALI: KEYBOARDS
FABIO COSTANTINO: DRUMS
DGM originally formed in 1994 as an instrumental band. Their first official release is the self-produced mini CD ‘Random Access Zone’ but the full album comes out in November ‘97: ‘Change Direction’. The album received great responses everywhere: Italy, Germany, Finland, Denmark, etc. which prompted to start an Italian tour that gave the band the reputation as one of the most promising progressive Italian act in those years.
With the new drummer Fabio Costantino (ex-Carnal Raptor), thanks to his great technical experience and his fine musical taste, DGM entered the studio for their incredible second album: ‘Wings Of Time’ (top album on the most important Italian magazines Metal Shock, Flash and Metal Hammer). In Japan the CD sold over 4,000 copies in the first 10 days. The band was also contacted by Burrn! for an exclusive interview that enlarged DGM reputation in the worldwide musical scene.
Before their third studio album release, Titta Tani joined the band, becoming the new DGM singer. ‘Dreamland’ saw the light of day in December 2001.
In 2001 Andrea Arcangeli (Solisia, Concept, ex-River of Change) became the new DGM bass player just before the Italian dates for ‘Dreamland’ promotion.
In 2002 Scarlet Records took the Italian musicians under their wings, asking them to sign a contract and laying the foundations of a new album.
‘Hidden Place’ was released in May 2003 and was destined to be another hot shot for the band, with a new progressive sound from the new keyboards player Fabio Sanges (Abstracta). The fourth album received excellent reviews on all the magazines and web magazines from all over the world and it was time for DGM to take part at the Gods Of Metal (2003 edition).
‘Misplaced’ was born in February 2004; What people heard in this 8 tracks CD was a great example of Prog-Power at its best coupled with catchy melodies, hard rock sound, power walls of pure metal and dreaming solos and a great production thanks to great work of Giuseppe Orlando’s (Novembre) Outer Sound studio. Like ‘Hidden place’, also ‘Misplaced’ has been considered by both the magazines and the audience a great album, and several live dates followed the release.
In 2005 Simone Mularoni (Empyrios) replaced Diego Reali, Simone is considered simply a genius of the six strings, who naturally owns the peculiar DGM sound. With Simone DGM had the possibilities to reach a more fresh sounds due to his metal influences and his experience as a sound engineer and producer at the Fear Studios. With such a great axe man DGM needed another monstrous keyboard player able to be the right arm of Simone, Emanuele Casali (Astra, ex-Empyrios) was the best and only possible choice after Fabio Sanges left.
Simone and Emanuele gave to the new songs a renewed touch of class and the result of his experience is all included in ‘Different Shapes’ released in 2007. The media claims ‘Different Shapes’ as the best work of DGM so far, a beautiful production managed Simone himself made Rock Hard and Metal Hammer awarding it as “top album”.
In February 2007 DGM announced Mark Basile (B.R.A.K.E., ex Mind Key) as the new singer of the band. Mark was chosen among several auditions throughout Italy, Europe and America after Titta Tani left the band.
In Autumn of 2008 DGM give light to the seventh album of their career: ‘Frame’.
‘Frame’ represent a master chief in DGM career.
With this album the band push their fame on a higher level, they toured for almost 4 years around the world.
They took part to the biggest metal fest and supported Symphony X on thei european tour, sharing the stage with Pagan’s Mind to.
In 2013 DGM are back with a new studio album ‘Momentum’.
This album represents the full stylistic maturity of a band now on top of its game, collecting 11 new songs made of beautiful melodies, classy arrangements and top notch musicianship. To add an extra value to an already astonishing album, DGM have tapped legendary singer Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) to guest on the opening track ‘Reason’, and Norwegian guitar virtuoso Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind) to contribute with a solo on the track ‘Chaos’. ‘Momentum’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s own guitarist and celebrated producer Simone Mularoni at Domination Studios in San Marino, Italy. The beautiful album artwork has been handled by Simone Bertozzi (Mnemic).
2007 DIFFERENT SHAPES
2003 HIDDEN PLACE
1998 WINGS OF TIME
1996 CHANGE DIRECTION