As one half of TESTAMENT‘s heart and soul, Eric Peterson is reaping the benefits of his and Chuck Billy‘s fervent resolve. Never one to just sit around, Peterson recently resurrected his symphonic black metal side project DRAGONLORD, who will release their first album in thirteen years “Dominion” on September 21, via Spinefarm Records. “Dominion” features Eric Peterson on vocals, guitar and bass, Lyle Livingston (PSYPHERIA) on orchestrated keys and pianos, Alex Bent (TRIVIUM) on drums, and notable fantasy metal singer Leah — who has performed/recorded with members of BLIND GUARDIAN, NIGHTWISH, DELAIN and others — on female vocals and choirs; and it about four years to complete, between TESTAMENT tours and albums. Peterson produced the album with an assist from engineer/mixer Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD, M.O.D.), and mastering by famed producer/engineer Jens Bogren of Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. For more detailed information about the record, including video trailers, check out this story.
Peterson talked with Sonic Perspectives metal dude Gonzalo Pozo from the SLAYER‘s Nashville tour stop during the second leg of the ginormous farewell tour to talk metal, Testament, Dominion, and the surprisingly literate geekery that inspired it. Check out their conversation in the video below, or subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on daily basis.