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Welcome to the Docker's Guild Official Website, a prog metal space opera superproject which will unfold through 5 seasons and 9 albums. Docker's Guild features a cast of world class international special guests such as Amanda Somerville, Elize Ryd, John Payne, Jeff Watson, Göran Edman, Tony Mills, Anna Portalupi, Guthrie Govan, Tony Franklin, Gregg Bissonette and many more.

Visit the dark world of The Mystic Technocracy, where a silicon-based techno-organic alien race attempts to wipe out all life on Earth through organized religion, while a tormented scientist makes it his mission in life to save humanity. His quest will take him across the universe and on a personal journey from which there is no return.

Meet the characters: Dr. Jack Heisenberg, Tith, ZZ-999, Cardinal Berengar Yersinia, Lucy Friedmann, Adam V and many more. Visit the alien worlds of Silix IV and Carbonia in the Andromeda Galaxy, or travel back in time to the age of dinosaurs to witness their extinction.

Douglas R. Docker on bass, vocals and keyboards! 

I forgot to announce a minor guest to the Docker's Guild lineup as well as the third bass player: me! Of course I'll be playing all keyboards, writing, and I'll be singing a bit more this time, but the news is for a few years now I've been playing more and more bass live, mostly because I got tired of dragging around all the keyboard gear. And it's fun! Now since I'm not a bass player, we'll see what happenes! Wish me luck ;)

New "Season 2" Special Guest: Tony Mills 

Super exciting news today for Docker's Guild! We can announce the return of the amazing Tony Mills (ex TNT, ex Shy, and today enjoying a very successful solo career) to the lineup. Tony performed three of the most complex songs on the debut album "Season 1" and we are particularly excited to have him back. I personally had the privilege of also working on one of his latest albums (Over My Dead Body) a few years back, arranging, playing keys, writing and singing on three or four of his songs and it was an amazing experience, plus a very deep album musically and lyrically. Welcome back Tony :)

New "Season 2" Special Guest: Valentina Procopio 

I am very excited to announce our second singer for the upcoming "Season 2" album. Valentina Procopio, one of the best singers I have had the privilege to work with in the last couple years, is confirmed on vocals! She will be interpreting the role of LUCY, Jack Heisenberg's niece on the new album. Specifically, she will be featured on a brand new song called DIE TODAY. For those who bought "Book A" she should be familiar as she sang on 3 songs on that album :) Benvenuta Vale!!!

New "Season 2" Special Guest: Erika Litrico 

New entry for the Docker's Guild new album, and it's time announce the first singers! We are very excited to announce Erika Litrico and her wonderful voice. Erika will be singing operatic vocals on the album opener, called K475 W.A.M. Welcome to the project Erika :)

New "Season 2" Special Guest: Alessandro Liccardo 

And here is our second special guest on guitars! We are very proud to welcome Alessandro Liccardo, guitarist with Hangarvain and also the owner and director of Volcano Records & Promotion and Scuola di Music Business, two fantastic top level realities right next door in the city of Turin. His music business course is so good that I actually applied and I am one of his students :) Welcome to Docker's Guild, Alessandro!

 

New "Season 2" Special Guest: Tony Urzì 

Time to announce Docker's Guild first guitarist for the new album! Let's welcome amazing guitarist Tony Urzì, who has shared the stage with me on several projects including AOR tribute band Event Horizon and my 50th bday special live show SO5OS. Tony is a fantastic musician and a good friend, able to play from complex prog metal to pop, folk and acoustic music. Welcome aboard Tony :)

New "Season 2" Special Guest: Luca Pisu 

We are very excited to announce Luca Pisu as the second bass player for Docker's Guild's upcoming album "Season 2". Luca has been the bass teacher at my school Black Swan - Rock School of Music for many years now and we have also played together on a few live projects. Top level musician and a good friend, I am very happy to have him aboard :) Welcome Luca!

New "Season 2" Special Guest: Anna Portalupi 

We've always had only one bass player on the old Docker's Guild albums, but we like to live dangerously, so for the next one we shall have three! I would first like to welcome the return of the amazing Anna Portalupi (Hardline, Tarja Turunen) who played all bass parts on "Book A" so well that I couldn't ask her not to come back. Plus she's a very good friend and one of the few guests who also performed on the rare Docker's Guild live appearances. Welcome back Anna!

New "Season 2" Special Guest: Stefano Aglì 

I am very touched and moved to be able to announce Docker's Guild new special guest. A very young and talented drummer, Ste Agli will be performing two songs on the new album "Season 2". Stefano has been my student at my music school Black Swan - Rock School of Music for about 4 years and two years ago, at the age of 14, he underwent a heart transplant a few days before Xmas that kept us on edge for a long time. A true survivor, he is now the drummer of my Cheap Trick tribute band Cheap Prick, and one of the co-organizers of the very successful Entropy Fest music festival/competition. This little warrior is a real success story from every perspective, and I am honored to have him as a band mate, a colleague and a friend. This is why when the time for crowdfunding comes, a percentage of all incomes will go to an Italian association called UGI to help parents of sick kids during their long stays in hospitals. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

"Season 2" First Special Guest: Helly! 

We can finally start announcing the cast of special guests for Docker's Guild new album titled "The Mystic Technocracy - Season 2: The Age of Entropy".

And we start with the best of the best, with Helly who already played drums on most songs for the previous album "Book A" and also played live for my 50th bday special show "So5oS". Helly also won the worldwide competition "Hits Like a Girl" as Best Female Drummer in the World. It doesn't get much better than this :)

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  • Douglas

    Douglas Italy

    Thank you so much for the kind words Pete. A new album is ready, albeit a bit different from Season 1. Vintage sci-fi covers with an all-female cast. This will be followed by Season 2.

    Thank you so much for the kind words Pete. A new album is ready, albeit a bit different from Season 1. Vintage sci-fi covers with an all-female cast. This will be followed by Season 2.

  • Pete

    Pete USA

    Just discovered your band and the MYSTIC TECHNOCRACY about a month ago. I cannot stop listening to it. What a remarkable project!! An amazing and one-of-a-kind sound. Darwin's Tears and Judeo-Christian Cosmogony absolutely shine. Can't wait for more of this same amazing music!! Best of luck to you.

    Just discovered your band and the MYSTIC TECHNOCRACY about a month ago. I cannot stop listening to it. What a remarkable project!! An amazing and one-of-a-kind sound. Darwin's Tears and Judeo-Christian Cosmogony absolutely shine. Can't wait for more of this same amazing music!! Best of luck to you.

  • Douglas

    Douglas Italy

    Thank you for the support Phil!

    Thank you for the support Phil!

  • Phil

    Phil France

    Thanks a lot for your great music that I discovered by chance!

    Thanks a lot for your great music that I discovered by chance!

  • Douglas R. Docker

    Douglas R. Docker Italy

    Thanks you Jesse :) Perhaps you'd like the epic short film we shot to accompany the song, check ti out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqXuW74y19c

    Thanks you Jesse smile Perhaps you'd like the epic short film we shot to accompany the song, check ti out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqXuW74y19c

  • Jesse

    Jesse Yuma, Arizona

    Darwin's Tears sounds awesome!

    Darwin's Tears sounds awesome!

  • Douglas R. Docker

    Douglas R. Docker Italy

    You can't yet Patrick, PledgeMusic is evaluating the project and helping with raising awareness and fan base to make it successful. When they're ready I'll let you know!

    You can't yet Patrick, PledgeMusic is evaluating the project and helping with raising awareness and fan base to make it successful. When they're ready I'll let you know!

  • Patrick

    Patrick Utah, US

    How do we start pledging on PledgeMusic.com??

    How do we start pledging on PledgeMusic.com??

  • Douglas R. Docker

    Douglas R. Docker Italy

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