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Posted on February 8, 2010

Friday night saw DOMMIN play their last UK show with lacuna Coil before heading in to mainland Europe. Vocalist Kris checked in over the weekend to let us know how the thought things had gone in the UK. You can check out his last UK tour update below.

In other news, to celebrate the release of their forthcoming debut Love Is Gone, Dommin are giving you the opportunity to win a bouquet of red roses to be sent to your loved one this Valentines Day. To be in with a chance of winning, head to THIS LOCATION to enter.

Day # 5 LONDON

It’s the last day of the Lacuna tour in the UK before we cross over into mainland Europe. We arrive in one of the world’s most famous cities at 2AM the night before straight out of Bristol. I don’t think any of us get to bed before 3AM and I have a very busy press day ahead of me. It will be my first VJ experience.

I wake up bright and early and go over the list of people I am to see and places I am to go. First stop, Scuzz TV, a video station that I’m told has been quite generous to Dommin with their airplay of “My Heart, Your Hands.” I arrive at the station to find out that I am basically going to be VJing two separate hours! First I got to pick from a long list of videos and take over the station and play what I want. Then for a Valentine’s Day Special, I did a countdown. It was an odd experience addressing a camera lens and I hope I came across well and not too dull. After I left, I thought of the many things I could have said and could have done. I’m learning.

Then it was off to do some podcasts and interviews at various places. On the way, I was able to be driven past Buckingham Palace. I thought the gates were beautifully ornate.

I arrived at the venue around 5 PM with just enough time to do some warm ups, settle in and set up my gear before the short soundcheck. The venue was quite beautiful inside. The Empire at Shepards Bush had two stories with very high balconies with an old theatre feeling. I think it was a better view from the stage than it was from the floor.

I was de-thorning the roses with the chance that I might give some away tonight and was stabbed in the thumb…

We hit the stage with high energy and the pressure was on. Any time you play New York, Los Angeles, or London, you can be certain there will be a good number of promoters, agents, record label people, journalists and photographers. But we are there for the fans. We are here to expose ourselves for what we are and let the interpretations fly.

I think we did well. Aside from my complaints: my guitar pick-up becoming unscrewed which was muting my guitar strings, changing to an untuned guitar, Cameron’s drum leg falling off and having our merch covered and hidden, it was a good show. We loved London and I think by the end of our set, London loved Dommin.

You can pre-order Love Is Gone online HERE.

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