Monday, 5 March 2018

Demon Head - The Resistance 7"

Labels: The Sign Records
Formats: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 20 Apr 2018


1. The Resistance
2. Rivers Of Mars

This week is looking like it's going to be a busy one, so I've managed to steal some time this evening to have a sneaky listen to something that's due out in April. This is the latest 7" from Danish "Diabolic rock" band Demon Head. It's being released via The Sign Record on April 20th and it follows their full-length "Thunder On The Fields", which was released nearly twelve months ago. Demon Head plays a brand of rock/metal that's rooted in retro and psych, despite only being in existence since 2012.

There’s a lot of traditional heavy metal and doom that’s paying homage to the originators of the genre at the moment and I’m only really venturing into it for the first time. Demon Head are one band that’s capturing the essence of the 70s (and in some cases the 60s) to create a retro sound. The opening title-track to this 7” is quintessentially Scandinavian, with laid-back instrumentation and clean singing that brings to mind the likes of early-Reverend Bizarre and at times Black Sabbath. 

Where the title-track is actually pretty progressive, second song Rivers Of Mars is catchier and has an element of pop-sensibility nestling within it’s warming tones. Demon Head’s music is perfect for vinyl and this song encompasses that. It’s tempo and analog sound is infectious and the vocal melodies and guitar work are stellar, while the band’s intricacies disguise just how hummable it is. If you’re a fan of traditional heavy metal/doom that’s got charm and personality then Demon Head is a band you’re gonna want to pay close attention to.

You can stream the 7"s second song Rivers Of Mars below via Demon Head's bandcamp page:-

You can purchase a digital pre-order directly from their bandcamp page above, where you'll get one song now and the other when the 7" is officially released. 

Physical pre-orders have begun via The Sign Records here -

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