Dogma is one of the best and appreciated Armenian rock bands. Dogma’s music is an extremely unique and a compound fusion of Armenian ethnic melody and progressive metal elements, which can transfer the listener from a powerful mountainous landscape to a serene apricot garden in the blazing sun.
DOGMA is an Armenian ethnic progressive rock/metal band created in 2008 in Yerevan. The band was created by two famous in Armenia musicians – bassist Vardan Grigoryan and guitarist Heno Grigoryan, who both played in the legendary in Transcaucasia MDP band from 1994 to 2007. In December 2007 a young and charming vocalist Zara Gevorgyan, who was totally unknown to the music sphere, joined Vardan and Heno. Soon after that Derik Vardumyan, who is a famous musician and drummer in the metal sphere of Armenia, teamed up with them, thus making up a four piece which defies its relatively small size with thundering music so potent it seems to come from an army of musicians.
The Classic Rock Magazine describes it as: “Aggressive riffs, ethnic vibes and psychedelic soundscapes all wrapped up with stunning delicate female vocals”.
Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull presented Dogma on its official website: “The best musical metal band this side of Mars. Amazing bass player. Brilliant vocals. Searing guitar. Thundering neutron drums. This band feature instruments which are weapons of mass destruction…. Oh, to be so young.”