Dogma is one of the most unique and popular bands of Armenian rock music, founded in 2008 in Yerevan by guitarist Henrik (Heno) Grigoryan and bassist Vardan Grigoryan, members of the already disbanded MDP (Manic Depressive Psychosis) band.

Dogma’s music is a unique combination of ethnic-folk musical thinking, heavy instrumental accompaniment of metal and unexpected solutions of progressive rock.

The founding members of the group were: Heno Grigoryan (guitar), Vardan Grigoryan (bass guitar), Zara Gevorgyan (vocals), Derenik (Derick) Vardumyan (drums). In 2014, Derik Vardumyan was replaced by young drummer Gor Avetisyan.

During its fifteen years of activity, the group has given numerous performances throughout the territory of Armenia, and has been a pioneer in the organization of a number of large musical events held in Armenia. Among them, the Yerevan concerts of Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, John McLaughlin and Ian Anderson should be singled out for their importance. During his September 24, 2010 Yerevan concert, Ian Anderson performed two Jethro Tull songs and two Dogma songs with Dogma vocalist Zara Gevorgyan. To date, the group has had a number of solo concerts throughout the territory of Armenia, in Germany, Poland, and has recorded three studio albums: “Ethnic-Methnic” (2009), “Under Dogma” (2013) and “Na Ne” (2016). Among Dogma’s concert activities, the “Under Dogma” album in 2013 is particularly noteworthy: promo-tour in the regions of Armenia.