DOTMA: Sleep Paralyses
Dotma were formed in 2005 in the small city of Hyvinkää, Finland by guitarist and keyboardist Harri Koskela. From the very beginning it was clear that the band were something more than the usual ”dungeons & dragons” act. It was a musical revolution. Fantasy brought to life.
The band doesn’t just express the agony, pain and beauty in their lyrics but also in the music, which is veiled with ghostly, yet beautiful charismatic singing, orchestral elements and deep synths… sadness and hope unite.
Dotma stepped into the studio in 2007 for the very first time, and that’s where it all turned around. The band had changed, they had grown and written amazing new songs, ready to earn their place in the music world.
They started recording their first album in December 2009 at Rockstar Productions, Hyvinkää, Finland, with the help of sound engineer Lari Takala. The album was mastered in May 2010 at renowned Cutting Room Studios, Sweden, with Björn Engelmann.
On this spectacular debut release they had the chance to collaborate with various guest musicians such as Vladimir Lumi (ex-Thaurorod), Ines Lukkanen (Embassy Of Silence), Lasse Nyman (Thaurorod) and Tero Kalliomäki (Embassy Of Silence, Saattue). And let’s not forget Dotma’s own Johanna Lesonen’s outstanding vocal performance, which makes the band’s music a truly overwhelming experience.
‘Sleep Paralyses’will be released in March 2011 on Scarlet Records. And be sure that it will be something worth waiting for.