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Demon – The Unexpected Guest UK Tour

Thursday 27 September 2018

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Demon - The Unexpected Guest UK Tour+ support Dendera + ChemiKill

Demon are an English hard rock/heavy metal/progressive rock group, formed in 1979 by vocalist Dave Hill and guitarist Mal Spooner, both hailing from Leek, Staffordshire. They are considered an important band in the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

The original line-up was completed by Les Hunt (lead guitar), Chris Ellis (bass guitar) and John Wright (drums). The band were signed by Mike Stone's Clay Records in 1980 and licensed to Carrere Records to join their stable of metal bands. Their debut album, Night of the Demon, was released in 1981.

After their 1982 follow-up album, The Unexpected Guest, the band experimented beyond the NWOBHM sound and moved the band in a more melodic direction whilst still retaining the more traditional heavy metal black magic lyrical style.

In 1983 The Plague marked a swing towards a more progressive sound, adding the keyboards of session musician Andy Richards to the album's sound. Lyrically the band also changed direction, switching to a more overtly political style that was to characterise their albums for the rest of their career. The following album, the Pink Floyd influenced British Standard Approved (1984), released on the small independent Clay label, was not a huge commercial success, and with the death of Mal Spooner later that year, it appeared that the band would soon fold. At this point, the band had recruited a permanent keyboard player and co-songwriter in Steven Watts.

The following release Heart of Our Time (1985) showed that the remaining members of the band were determined to continue, and it was the start of a new songwriting partnership between Hill and Watts. Although the album is regarded as the weakest of the bands releases, it paved the way for the critically acclaimed Breakout (1987) and its follow-up Taking the World by Storm (1988). The band would go on to release two more albums in the 1990s: 1991's Hold onto the Dream and 1992's Blow Out, before splitting up in 1992 which, according to singer and founding member Dave Hill, was because of fatigue.

Hill reunited the band with new members in 2001, and released a new album called Spaced Out Monkey. The band has since gone onto release a further three albums: Better the Devil You Know (2005), Unbroken (2012) and their latest release Cemetery Junction, which was released on 28 October 2016. All of the bands post reunion releases have received positive reviews from the press leading the band to go on and play many festivals across Europe Including Bang Your Head festival and Sweden Rock the band also toured with Magnum singer Bob Catley in 2005.

DENDERA are one of the UK’s prime up and coming Heavy Metal bands, combining classic metal with an aggressive modern edge. The 5 piece act comprises of Ashley Edison (vocals), Stephen Main & David Stanton (lead guitars), Bradley Edison (bass) and Andy Finch (drums). They have been winning friends and influencing some very important people all over the UK with supports for the likes of Saxon, Queensryche, Sepultura, Skindred, Soulfly, Anvil, Armoured Saint, Firewind, Alestorm & Gloryhammer.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/V0bk7cdBsKI
Website: https://www.dendera.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DenderaUK/


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