Demons are Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, etc) and Steve Kenney (Hatred, Isis & Werewolves). Demons use synthesizers to explore near-epileptic fits of droning synth textures that elicit comparisons with earlier European electronic pioneers (such as Stockhausen and Cluster) whilst simultaneously bludgeoning forward with the grating and scraping atonal complexities of Whitehouse and Throbbing Gristle. Subterranean atonal analog rumblings compete with laser-sharp extraterrestial blasts and hums. Since forming in late 2005, Demons have evolved from a synthesizer duo to include video artist Alivia Zivich into a "Visual Music" trio to produce discomforting psychedelic multi-media performances. Working under the name “Video Madness” she often uses the music of Demons as soundtracks to her analog video experiments.

Most Demons output is released via Nate's AA Records (which you can reach here). The site appears to be in hibernation at the minute but you can still grab a few of their releases at Fusetron. You can also grab some of their fantastic dvd releases here.

Demons are touring with Sick Llama soon, so hopefully there will be new output in the near future.

Before you get too excited...the Life Destroyer box only has the audio rip of the dvd (with the cd and tape of course) and 080206 doesn't include the (extremely limited) 1-sided lathe cut locked groove 5".

2006 - Demons - Untitled (s-sided C30) [aa records]
2007 - Demons - Evocation [no fun productions]
2007 - Demons - Frozen Fog [aa records]
2007 - Demons - Invisible Darkness [aa records]
2007 - Demons - Life Destroyer (boxset) [aa records]
2007 - Demons - Live @ Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France (10-8-07)
2007 - Demons - Live at No Fun Fest 2007
2007 - Demons & Dilloway - Demons Dilloway (C30) [aa records]
2007 - Demons & Thames - Split (C60) [wintage records & tapes]
2007 - Demons & Vertonen - Split (lp) [scratch & sniff, crippled intellect]
2007 - Demons with Zac Davis - Untitled (cass) [fag tapes]
2008 - Demons - Live @ Yoga studio, Northampton, MA (May 13, 2008) (flac)
2008 - Demons & Hatred - Split (lp) [troubleman unlimited]
2008 - Demons & Zac Davis - For Joy Rd [maim & disfigure]
2009 - Demons - 080206 [green records and tapes]


zodiac 23 August 2010 at 21:08  

Ah sweet! A thousand thank yous sir ;)

Bim,  26 August 2010 at 10:29  

Nice stuff, thanks!

Anonymous,  27 August 2010 at 17:44  

This stuff is amazing, very hypnotic, mysterious and enthralling. It would be nice if more noise bands were in this vein as opposed to non-stop screeching. Far better than anything I've heard by Wolf Eyes, and as you said, it takes after classics like early Cluster. Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous,  1 September 2010 at 01:54  

Demons fucking Rocks!!! Best Bava flick EVAR!!! I have the alt.vinyl 8" release if you want to add it to the link roll. Ripped it at 128kb tho...

badgerstump 6 September 2010 at 20:51  

btw anon...fuck the 128...drop the link whenever you like...128 is better than not having it at all :-)

Anonymous,  12 October 2010 at 13:32  

really didn't that stuff.
sure i'm not much into drones
(just nadia, dilloway, sunn o),
but i found that music pretty boring.
definitly not my kind of noise.

rickets 3 April 2012 at 08:04  

It's a huge ask, but is there any chance you could re-up this Demons stuff?