Biography

Domenico Petrosino, aka DOME LA MUERTE, is a cult Italian punk-rock character. Founding member of the legendary CCM (ed. Cheetah Chrome Motherfucker, the only Italian band produced by Jello Biafra), when the first Italian hardcore scene was just at the dawn. In 1982 he joined the band Not Moving taking part to the production of their milestones records such us Movin’ Over, Black And Wild, Sinnermen, Flash On You and Song Of Myself, until the split up in 1994. In those years he met the friend and artist Nico (Christa Päffgen) on the occasion of her last European tour, as shown in the biopic "Nico, 1988" directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli. In the nineties he founded the band Hush, a pioneer group of the stoner, which became well known with the album Om and opening the Italian tours of The Clash, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, The Fuzztones, Iggy Pop. He has been involved in promoting Native American culture since ages, collaborating on several projects with Lance Henson (Cheyenne poet) and John Trudell (Sioux poet and activist). He composed and played soundtracks for theatrical performances and movies, in particular in 1996 he released some tracks for the film "Nirvana" by Gabriele Salvatores. In 2005 Not Moving returned on stage to promote the anthological box set “Live In The 80s” published by Go Down Records. The DVD reports testimonies by Gianni Maroccolo, Max Pezzali, Marlene Kuntz and many others. In 2006 the same independent label believed in Dome La Muerte and put an eye to the new songs written with the band Diggers. “Diggers” is more than a simple word. It is a reference to the American political movement born in the late 19th century; then in the 1960s it was recalled for the satirical criticism of the bourgeois system and its moralism, that was prevailing in American society of the time. Dome La Muerte And The Diggers was the title of the debut disc of this new project, which saw Emiliano Giuliani on drums (former Liars and Not Right), Lady Casanova on bass (former Not Right) and Matteo "Basetta" Gioli on guitar (former Thunder Rod Company). It was released in 2007, co-produced by Go Down and Area Pirata. It host as guest star Mr.Rudy Protrudi (The Fuzztones). In 2008 Bonnie Von Vodka (former Les Valvolettes) replaced Lady Casanova and in 2010 the second album Diggersonz was realized, analog recorded by Jorge "Dr. Explosion" Muñoz-Cobo Gonzalez at the Estudios Circo Perrotti in Gijon, Spain. This studio is famous throughout Europe for its rock’n’roll productions, hosting bands of high caliber as Chesterfield King and The Cynics. In 2013 the third chapter Supersadobabi was released, characterized by a more instinctive, hot tempered and street-style approach. Together with Dome La Muerte there were Iride Volpi on guitar, JP Palazzino on drums (former Hellvis) and Marco Serani on bass. The album has been released via Go Down Records and includes 9 original tracks plus 2 covers "Little Doll" by The Stooges and "The Shape Of Things To Come" by Max Frost And The Troopers. Taking inspiration from the ideas of Poems For Renegades (his first solo record of 2011), Dome La Muerte gave life to a new band: Dome La Muerte E.X.P. The topics of this new project came from the spaghetti westerns’ soundtracks, the Beat Generation, India and the hippy movement, the stream of consciousness and the deep respect and admiration for native American culture. The members of this combo were Emiliano Giuliani on drums, Luca Valdambrini on organ and theremin, Alessandro Quaglierini on bass. The album Lazy Sunny Day was recorded in June 2016 by Alfredo "Epi" Gentili at the Go Down Studio in Savignano sul Rubicone and was released in February 2017 for Go Down Records and Cinedelic. And now 2020: after the weekly appointment with his home DJ sets live on Facebook during the worldwide lockdown, Dome La Muerte And The (faithful) Diggers return with a double digital single (ed. just like the 2 sides of an ancient 45) The House Of Lily / Shake Some Action soon available on digital platforms via Go Down Records.

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