DEMONS are no new-schoolers since they started around 1994/1995 in Sweden, when HELLACOPTERS, TURBONEGRO, BACKYARD BABIES and GLUECIFER were just starting to put rock’n’roll back on the map.They now have more than 20 releases in their bag (including 3 albums on Gearhead Records) and are offering us 12 new songs on Alaska Productions/God’s Candy Records. It seems like time didn’t really have any influence on the band since DEMONS are playing high-energy rock’n’roll they way it has to be played. While “Baphomet Griefs” or “Bad Neighborhood” sound like good classic punk rock’n’roll, “Mojo Rojo” or “Hemisexual” have a healthy dose of punk craziness in them. You’ll get to hear some catchy choruses in “Kids Are Gonna Cry” and more melody in “Mean Street Beat” and “Standing in for Joy”, reminding a bit of SOCIAL DISTORTION. Not so many bands play this kind of rock’n’roll nowadays, so 2019 might be the right time for DEMONS! /Laurent C.
30th anniversary of one of my favourite horror movies, Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava‘s Demons! I still remember watching it on VHS on wednesday afternoons… Claudio Simonetti‘s original soundtrack definitely reinforced the movie’s dark and unique atmosphere of the movie, with blood-stained 80s synthpop tracks like “Demons”, “Out Of Time”, or “Killing”, and frightening themes like “Cruel Demon”, “The Evil One”, or “Threat.”
This release also includes demo versions and a previously unreleased track, “Demon’s Lounge”, and the CD version also includes remixes by OHGR, LEAETHER STRIP and a few others, but the coloured vinyl is limited to 666 copies and includes a poster!
This anniversary release would have been complete with the addition of the songs of bands like MÖTLEY CRÜE, BILLY IDOL, or ACCEPT you can hear in the movie, but copyrights probably prevented them to appear on the record. Anyway, this just made me want to watch Demons again!/Laurent C.