" The Truth in a Dark Age " is a dark and vibrant record looking at Shoegaze and 80s Wave. The cover depicts two fugitive lovers, immortalised in an intimate moment inside the cockpit of a car acting as a suit of armour. The kiss is the only sincere and clean truth in this dark age. At the same time it also symbolises the original sin made up of temptations of consciences and bent wills.
The Doormen are a rock band from Ravenna, composed of Vincenzo Baruzzi (vocals, guitar,) Luca Malatesta (guitar & effects), Tommaso Ciuoffo (bass), Serena Castellucci (drums, synth & loops).
Formed in 2009, they released in November their first Ep and 2 years later, in March 2011, their first self-titled album, produced by Paolo Mauri (Afterhours, Le Luci della Centrale Elettrica, La Crus, Prozac + ). The resulting visibility allowed them to travel all around Italy as opening acts for Subsonica, Ash, The Vaselines, Preoccupations, The Chameleons, Ministri, Blood Red Shoes, Art Brut, Mark Moriss (The Bluetones) and Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti.
In 2012 they won the regional selections of Arezzo Wave Love Festival and were invited to represent Emilia-Romagna at the Psycho Stage. In March 2013 they released "Black Clouds", their second full-length album, anticipated by the single "My Wrong World." In the same year they crossed the "Channel" to perform in England in three historical venues: The Water Rats, The Pavilion, Dublin Castle. In the August of the same year they have the privilege of playing as the opening act for Paul Weller and The Charlatans' show at the Umbria Rock Festival. In April 2015 the third album "Abstract [RA]" was released, representing a further evolution from the previous repertoire, with experimentations from psychedelia and more refined sounds: a journey not to the Mojave desert, but to the much less exotic one of the province. In May 2015 the band embarked on a mini-tour in France, playing at Pop In in Paris and the Thunderbird Lounge in Saint-Étienne. During the following months they performed at Beaches Brew Festival and at the Sherwood Festival in Padua. In September 2016 they are part of the lineup at HOME Festival. On April 8th, 2019, Mia Cameretta Records / Goodfellas releases "Plastic Breakfast," the band's fourth studio album. The sound becomes more direct and abrasive, the project comes to life during a three-days recording session: the results are much brighter and more sincere songs with 90s reminiscences.
On May 5, 2023, Mia Cameretta Records / Goodfellas releases "The Truth in a Dark Age," the band's fifth studio album. Vibrant and soft guitars at the same time, reverberated vocals, drums contaminated with electronic loops and synths, with the compass needle pointing to shoegaze and 80s wave.