New York’s, DesDemon, is one of metal's most unique, influential and prestigious acts to come along in many years. The group's reputation among fans and media alike is marked by enthusiasm as well as high respect. Its members have already proven themselves on the world stage, sharing the stage with the likes of Nightwish, Epica, Kamelot, Dokken, Fintroll, Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, and Dragonforce to name a few. Now together as one, DesDemon are poised to assault the planet with their ambitions, melodic, and somewhat dark, power metal.
Led by founding members, the Mistress Tina (vocals), Dan Rhodus (drums), Lord Metadox (guitar), they are joined by newly acquired bassist Pelagius, to complete a journey to systematically deliver the power of metal to the international stage.
“With the response we received at Metal Fest, we knew we had a keeper, and it was important to put together a permanent line up”, Rhodus confesses. “Being able to find such an all star line up, has to say something about fate. Unfortunate for the bands we all left, and fortunate for DesDemon.”
Musically, DesDemon combine different styles which they blend into their own distinctive sound. “We have fans in many musical camps, but the core is always metal” Lord Metadox characterizes the band's unique standing. “We play power metal as much as progressive metal and black metal, integrating the three into a dark, distinctive fresh sound.” All these elements will come to bear on upcoming release.” “Our music is pure with double bass rhythms, progressive arrangements, but also ballads and straightforward mid-tempo songs. We don't care what you want to call it, to us, the most important criterion is our own style” states Tina.
Listening to there upcoming release, you will discover five monolithic-sounding, self-contained numbers. “Some lyrics are very personal whilst others are interpretations of historical events & myths as well as comments on the world we live in. They all have a spiritual dimension to them, but these are five songs that tell a great story.” says Mistress Tina. "These songs tell a twisted tale of a woman’s fall from grace and her ensuing vengeance upon her enemies. Through our music and theatric stage show the story is expressed, giving the audience more than just a typical performance."
Now they can't wait to present their new offering live on stage to convince their fans of its qualities. The band begins their world tour of the Americas in June and Europe early next year.
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