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.

Die Today - New Docker's Guild Song! 

Hey guys! With a fully equipped new iMac, Docker's Guild is FINALLY back in the studio cutting preproduction demos for the upcoming "Season 2" album. On the menu today we have one of the newest songs written for the album called "Die Today" where we introduce the key character of Lucy, who happens to be Jack Heisenberg's niece. Hope you like it!

Entropy Fest Inauguration: Docker's Guild Live! 

Black Swan Productions is proud to announce that Docker's Guild will be performing at the opening of the Entropy Fest's 4th edition! A totally renewed set list since the last performance at the Tony Mills Festival. An unmissable event with ten of the best musicians and singers from Pinerolo and beyond. We are waiting for you!

Tony Mills Festival - Docker's Guild Live 

Docker's Guild live is a rare event, last time we played was in 2013! That said, the Tony Mills Festival was an amazing night, the band played to a packed club inside and outside the premises. It was very moving to see 200 italians smiling, clapping and singing to Tony Mills' songs that they had never heard before. Here are a few shots of the evening.

 

Tony Mills Loses His Battle Against Cancer 

Today is a dark day in the world of '80s rock and well beyond. A shining star in the true sense of the word has left us forever, and the world of AOR is suffering a deafening silence. Tony Mills went to a better place today and his suffering is over. One of the best classic rock singers in history has left us and his voice and his music will shine forever in the hearts and ears of rock fans, friends, family and colleagues. His legacy is artistically astonishing. But what made the difference for me is the man. I worked with countless "bigs" in my life. Tony was one of a kind. Humble, elegant, generous, funny, musically extremely focused, supportive, and most of all POSITIVE. I never met someone like him who faced the shadow with such bravery, courage and serenity. Tony obviously made peace with the world a long time ago, and for me he will be a life teacher forever. I know I'll never be like him, but to try to bring some peace and harmony into this world is what he inspired me to do. And I am most certainly not good at it, but I will try.

Black Swan Productions, myself, the entire Docker's Guild lineup, all the organizers, labels, sponsors as well as the other bands unite in sending our deepest condolences to Tony's wife Linda Mills for her loss. Nobody has been braver and more loyal in taking care of him than her. You're a hero Linda.

Now, sadly, on to business... as good Freddie famously said, the show must go on, and it will. The Tony Mills Festival will go on as planned, with extra strenth and purpose after this sad day. And we'll make it a party to celebrate Tony's life and music that will echo from here to heaven and south. We will make him proud. Godspeed Tony, now you found the peace you tried so hard to spread down here. I love you my friend, and will miss you forever. ❤️❤️❤️

Tony Mills Festival - Bands Roster 

And here we are finally with the full roster of bands who will perform at the Tony Mills Festival! With performance times, genres and where they come from, which is all over Italy. A huge thank you to Pawns In Chess, Vain Vipers, Ride On, Elysium, Walls of Babylon, 17 Crash and Docker's Guild. And an extra special thank you to the fantastic labels who made this possible: Volcano Records & Promotion, Lion Music Record Label, Rock Company and Black Swan Records.

Tony Mills Festival - Docker's Guild lineup! 

Dear friends and fans, 

It's time to introduce the new Docker's Guild lineup for the Tony Mills Festival! The core band will feature some of the best musicians in the Pinerolo (TO) area, namely: 

Drums: Carlo Cannarozzo (a new entry!) 
Drums: Stefano Agli (featured on the upcoming Season 2 album) 
Bass and vocals: Douglas R. Docker (yep!) 
Guitars: Tony Urzì (featured on the upcoming Season 2 album) 
Guitars: Gianluca Nardelotto (a new entry!) 
Keyboards: Paolo Gambino (a new entry!) 
Vocals: Anna Petracca (a welcome comeback from the 2013 live lineup) 
Vocals: Jessica Scardina (a new entry!) 
Vocals: Andrea Rampa (a welcome comeback from the 2013 live lineup)

There will also be additional international special guests, but for that you'll have to wait. So prepare your trip, book your hotel and be prepared for an amazing once-in-a-lifetime event! We are waiting for you and your support for Tony :) 

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Tony Mills Festival!!! 

The Tony Mills Festival is a celebration of Tony Mills life and music, organized by Black Swan Productions, that will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Al Luppolo Saloon in Roletto (TO), Italy, from 3:15 to 11:30PM, in the context of a larger 3-day biker fest. There will be six bands, selected by a team of Italian record labels, playing a selection of their original material and Tony Mills songs from his different projects.

The festival will close with a rare headlining performance by Docker's Guild, who will present a special show made exclusively of material featuring the voice of Tony Mills (Docker’s Guild, Shy, TNT and solo works). As many of you already know, Tony Mills was diagnosed with terminal cancer in April 2019, so a huge fundraising effort is underway to collect as much money as possible for the Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro. Please show your love for Tony and support the cause! Also, visit the Official Facebook Page and follow all the news and updates. 

DISCLAIMER: the Tony Mills Festival is officially supported by the Mills family, but Tony Mills will NOT appear. 

More news and details soon!

New Docker's Guild Songs! 

Dear friends and fans, 

"Season 2" preproduction is moving ahead and we have some new demos for you. Next is a true masterpiece by prog rock band Yes, a dark and brooding song called Machine Messiah, a suite in three parts. Follow the links for a quick listen: 

Machine Messiah 
a. Part 1 
b. Part 2 (work in progress) 
c. Part 3 

If you have missed the older demos, here's your chance to listen to them: 

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle 
a. Nocturne 
b. Rings 
c. Lucy 

The Arrow 

Stay tuned for more news and updates :) 

Douglas R. Docker

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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!

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

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