WELCOME!

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.

New Video! 

Hello everyone, first of all apologies for the hiatus, but my father's long illness and death in January took its toll, family still comes first so Docker's Guild went on standby for way too long.

Now the good news! Docker's Guild fans have requested a video and you shall have one :) We will therefore release, in the near future, a video version of S.O.S, a song from the Book A sessions that was released only as a gift track to the fans that helped crowdfund the album. More news about the tune later. The song features Helly (Cattivator of Death, Killin' Baudelaire, who won the "best drummer in the world" in the Hit Like a Girl worldwide contest in 2017) on drums, Anna Portalupi (Hardline, Tarja Turunen) on bass, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) on guitars, Douglas R. Docker (Vivaldi Metal Project, Biloxi) on vocals and keyboards and Valentina Procopio on backing vocals. Stay tuned!

So5oS Event and Project 

Exciting news for Docker's Guild fans! This year I celebrated 50 years of insanity and realized that almost none of the songs that I wrote, arranged and recorded on my different project or as a special guests on others' albums have ever been performed live. So I decided to celebrate my 50th bday by playing a couple songs from each project at a special event. The project is appropriately called So5oS and will include about 30 special guests, mostly friends an colleagues that have played with me in the last 43 years of music :) The set will include 5 Docker's Guild songs taken from all albums, including a preview of Die Today, a new song that will appear on Season 2 and has never been heard before. We will also play material from Bright Shadow, Anatema, Spleen, Dirty Secrets, Biloxi, Mio, Area 51, Rustfield, Shining Line, Frantic Amber, Tony Mills and the Vivaldi Metal Project.

January 11, 2018, 21:30 at the Al Luppolo Saloon in Roletto, northwestern Italy. FREE admission!

"The Mystic Technocracy - Season 2: The Age of Entropy" Demos Teaser 

Here's a little treat for all DG fans out there! I normally don't share unfinished work, but since Season 2 will take some time to make, here is a "little" teaser from different demos to give you some idea of what S2 will sound like. Some are very old, some have no vocals or guitar, some are brand new and very polished, some will be sung by other singers, some will have different words, but it should all keep you busy for a while. I hope you enjoy it!

STORE SALE 

To celebrate the release of Docker's Guild new album, the Official Docker's Guild Store has been completely revamped as follows: 

1. "Book A" t-shirts are now available in all sizes (S to XXL) 
2. Many extremely rare items have been added, such as old audio cassette demos from the '90s (Docker's Guild and Area 51 stuff, but also the now legendary Biloxi debut album from 1993 [already sold out, sorry]) 
3. SALE: most items from "Season 1" are now discounted to up to 33% until stocks are emptied. 

Go take a look! This is your chance to complete your collection of DG related merch. 

NB: all items preceding the new "Book A" album and related merch will NOT be reprinted, this is one time offer. When they're gone, they're gone :) 

Thanks as always for the support and see you next month! 

Douglas

New album release dates! 

Hello everyone! Look what the cat dragged in ;)

Docker's Guild second album,"The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A: Sounds of Future Past" will be released on the following dates: 
1. Digital release on Lion Music: 21 January 2016
2. CD release with joint venture on Rock Company*/Black Swan Records: 26 February 2016

Also, a new video trailer has been uploaded for you to watch. Learn all about Jack Heisenberg and his diary which links Seas on1 to upcoming Season 2!
 

Record deal! 

Here is the big news! I have finally managed to secure a record deal. Docker's Guild second album "The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A: Sounds of Future Past" will be released early next year as follows:
1. Digital release on Lion Music (late January)
2. CD release with joint venture on Rock Company*/Black Swan Records (late February)

I can't thank Lars Mattson and Peter Cox enough for believing in the project and the album and for seeing its potential. They saved DG from total oblivion :)


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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

    Here you can leave your comments about the project. Keep in touch!

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