El Jefe vs. Demons is an American horror, psychobilly, surf, garage and rock -n- roll band, based out of New York City. Formed in 2006, shortly after parting ways with the band Psycho Charger, as their drummer. El Jefe vs. Demons formed out of a love and frustration with the psychobilly, surf and rockabilly musical genres, which in general had become cliche, unoriginal and lacking anything unique, that would push the genres into any new and exciting directions and an overall sense that bands are taking themselves way too seriously.
The major musical influences on the band El Jefe vs. Demons came from the bands like: The Cramps, Deadbolt, Los Straitjackets, Melvins, Demented Are Go, Man Or Astroman?, The Meteors, Slayer, The Misfits, Klingonz, Os Catalepticos, The Monsters and Motorhead, to new a few.
El Jefe vs. Demons released its self-titled debut EP in 2006, the entire EP was written, performed, recorded and mixed by the bands founding member Scott (El Jefe). The "El Jefe vs. Demons" EP contained 8 tracks including: "Stitches", "Graveyard Shift", "Witchcreepin'", "Stains", "Riptide", "50lb. Test", "Dirty Secret". The s/t EP had a more industrial, machine like fell than later releases, but nonetheless had the essence and the bloody and dark vision, Scott had foreseen for the band. Of course, the icing on the cake was and still is to this day, the band's very tongue-in-cheek approach, which is a staple of El Jefe vs. Demons and will always be.
2008 saw the release of the band's first full length album, "Death, Blood And The Guts", which really solidified the sound and direction of the band. Song themes of bloody horror, deception, deceit, pure evil and darkness rounded out the 10 song album. This album saw the addition of two guitarists(MT and Greg) and a bassist(Kurt) in the studio and for live shows. Although, Scott (El Jefe) wrote all of the songs and continues to do so, to this day, it would be impossible to play live shows without the support of other musicians. The "Death, Blood And The Guts" album is the band's landmark release, as it paves the way for what El Jefe vs. Demons is and what is to come in the future. Songs include: "High Tide", "Chased By A Zombie", "Dyes It Red", "Prey On The Dead", "Graveyard Shift", "Grinder", "Shadows". Shortly before the recording of "Death, Blood And The Guts" in 2007, saw the band playing a slew of live shows in New York City, at venues such as: Hank's Saloon, Otto's Shrunken Head, The Hook, Trash Bar, The Bell House.
Most notably, was a show at The Bell House in Brooklyn, at the 3rd Annual Psychobilly Luau in 2009, playing an opening slot for the band Deadbolt, which is a huge influence on the band.
2009 into 2010 saw the band continuing to write new material and find some new ground to cover. 2009 was also the time frame the band stopped playing live shows, as it was becoming very difficult to keep a solid group of musicians together for any extended period of time, unfortunately. So, Scott continued as a "one man band" so to speak.
In 2010, El Jefe vs. Demons completed it's third release, an EP titled, "Meant To Be Creepy". The EP featured 6 songs, that were a bit more focused and sophisticated than previous releases, while still maintaining a raw, bloody and aggressive feel. Songs include: "The Feast", "Meant To Be Creepy", "Rosemary", "Crawlspace", "Simply Follow The Blood", "Spooks". All of the aforementioned albums are available through CDBaby.com, iTunes and Amazon.com.
The band's first music video for the song "Meant To Be Creepy" was filmed and released in 2010. The video showcases the band's tongue-in-cheek attitude. The video was shot and directed by good friend and fan of the band Joey Angerone, who has released many short films. "The Feast" was the next music video released in 2011, which was a bit darker and edgier. This video was also shot and directed by Joey Angerone. In the later part of 2014, the music video for the song "Prey On The Dead" was released. This video exclusively used video footage from the campy, horror film "Kids Get Dead 2, The Kids Get Deader", directed by: Michael Hall.
2014 into early 2015, finds El Jefe vs. Demons in the studio aggressively writing new material for the forthcoming album titled "Demons Of The Sea", due out in early 2015. This album will have upwards of 12-14 tracks that are heavier, more aggressive and darker, while still maintaining the classic tongue-in-cheek humor of the band.