DMK Forms And Releases Debut EP

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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D.M.K. (Dunbar, Merrill, Karl), is a hard rock group that is comprised of; vocalist - Scotty Dunbar, guitarist - Ted Merrill and drummer - Brian Karl. The band has just released a new E.P. entitled "3" which dives heavily into the struggle of band member's pasts as well as the will power to accept and overcome tragedy. This theme is most evident on the EP’s first single "The Fire That Won't Go Out".
In March of 2015 the bands single "The Fire That Won't Go Out”  charted @ # 5 on Amazon's "Top 100 Hot New Releases Chart" Category: Hard Rock & Metal # 38 on Amazon's "Top 100 Best Sellers In Songs Chart" Category:  Hard Rock & Metal & # 8 on Amazon's "Best Sellers In Songs Chart" Category: Miscellaneous.
On April 2, D.M.K.  Celebrated the release of "3" by performing to a very enthusiastic crowd at the world famous " Whisky A Go Go " in Hollywood, CA on April 2nd, 2015. To top it all off, All of the copies of “3” that were made available for purchase to the crowd that night at the merchandise both had completely SOLD OUT by the end of the evening.
 Scotty Dunbar states: “As some people may or may not be aware, I am a survivor of The Station Night Club Fire, which occurred on February 20th, 2003. I was in attendance that night along with my two buddies Derek Gray and Eugene “Gino” Avilez to see the band Great White. My two friends perished in the fire along with 98 other innocent lives.
The lyrics to “The Fire That Won’t Go Out” are pretty bold and in your face. I wrote the lyrics in regards to my recovery, acceptance and rising above such a tragic situation as the fire. So many of us go through dark valleys in life, and I think that many people will be able to relate to the lyrics of this particular song. Musically, It is the heaviest song I’ve ever done. Ted & Brian really deliver BIG time on this track.”
Plasma Films are also set to release a documentary of the same title. The film tells Dunbar’s story of survival and his road to recovery. The film was directed by Brian Ouellette and is scheduled for a late-May 2015 release.
The EP’s next track, "Memories Never Fade '15" is a ballad that anyone who has suffered a loss can relate to, as the lyrics state that your loved one's memory will never fade and they will always be in your heart. This ballad showcases a softer side to the band.
3 rounds out with a raw and energetic cover of the Alice Cooper classic "Under My Wheels". The cover highlights the band's attitude towards recording, "Just go in and play!".
Guitarist Ted Merrill States "It was great to just go into the studio with two other fantastic musicians and just play our hearts out and the chemistry really shines through.
The group is currently booking summer shows and the following have been confirmed, with many more to follow:
5/14 @ Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ (With: Eric Martin of Mr. Big)
5/30 @ Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH (With: Bret Michaels)
D.M.K.’s first release as a group was this past December. The band recorded a bluesy take of the Christmas classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, which was mastered by Mark Slaughter. The single peaked at #2 on Amazon’s Top 100 Hot New Releases Chart. The single remained on the digital charts for the entire Christmas season.
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