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Formed: 2001
From: Indianapolis, IN, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Scott, Nate, and Chris love old thrash but nothing like that was coming out anymore so they decided to start a band of their own on Halloween night 2001. About six month’s later guitarist Ben, formally of Upheaval, was asked to join the band and that’s when the guys started to get serious about the project.

Fast forward to 2005, the bands self-released EP caught the attention Metal Blade Records and landed them the record deal they'd been seeking. In early 2006, the band released their Metal Blade debut "One."

Since the bands inception they have already played with the likes of Exodus, Malevolent Creation, Extol, King Diamond, The Black Dahlia Murder, Obituary, and played the main stage at the New England Hardcore and Metal Fest.

Latest Demiricous News

Below is our complete Demiricous news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Lorenguard To Release Debut Album

U.S. fantasy metal band Lorenguard, featuring guitarist Christopher Cruz (Ex-Demiricous) and vocalist Robb Graves (Ex-Winterfell), will independently release the band's debut LP "Eve Of Corruption: The Days of Astasia, Part 1" on November 29, 2011 through the band's website at this location, CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and other retailers.

The band's press release reads: "Co-founded by guitarist Christopher Cruz (ex-Demiricous), Lorenguard is an ambitious multimedia project that has been in the works for the past seven years. Conceived to be a conceptual band that writes story-driven music, Lorenguard bases its songs on the literary work of the band’s drummer, Brady Sadler. Their debut album is an entirely independent release, produced and funded without any support from a record label.

" 'Eve of Corruption' is based on a novel of the same name, which will be released in early 2012. All ten songs on the album are chronologically based on the events and characters of the novel.

"Lorenguard was loosely formed in 2004 by Cruz, Brady Sadler, and bassist Adam Sadler. The band released an early EP entitled “Of Tales to Come” (2005) with Rob Stith (vocals). However, Stith was soon replaced by Robb Graves (ex-Winterfell) in 2007. Since then, the band’s lineup has been as follows:

Robb Graves (ex-Winterfell) – Vocals
Christopher Cruz (ex-Demiricous) – Guitars
David Schneider – Guitars
Alec Biccum – Keyboards
Adam Sadler – Bass
Brady Sadler – Drums
Raleigh Barrett – Narrations & Backing Vocals"

Check out the first single "Eve of Corruption" which is streaming below:


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Demiricous To Release New 4-Song EP/Demo

On March 10, 2011, Demiricous will be releasing a new self-produced four-song EP/demo. To get info on ordering this release, visit the band's Facebook page.

Two songs have been posted on the band's MySpace page and Reverbnation page.

The band comments: "Thanks to those who have remained fans throughout the years...The filthy Demiricous is back people...Consider yourselves warned..."

Having parted with Metal Blade Records in early 2009, the band is still in search of a record deal.

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Demiricous Working On New Material

Indiana death/thrash band Demiricous is reportedly working on a new demo, which the band is self-producing. Demiricous has finished recording the new songs and plans to release the new demo on March 10th.

In the meantime, we'll leave you with this video from the band:

As previously reported, former Demiricous members Scott Wilson and Chris Cruz started a new project called Gauss and have uploaded a new song for streaming or free download.

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Former Demiricous Members Form Gauss

Former Demiricous members Scott Wilson and Chris Cruz have started a new project called Gauss. Along with members Bill Pelon and Jeremy King, they have recorded and released a 12 minute song, which can be heard or downloaded for free via their website.

Wilson comments: "This is a far cry from what we did in Demiricous. Be warned."

Demiricous is reportedly still together and working on new material.

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Lair Of The Minotaur Reveals New Album Details

Chicago metal band LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will release their new album, "Evil Power," on April 13, 2010 on The Grind-House Records, an independent record label started by Steve Rathbone, Chris Wozniak (both from LOTM) and Josh Diebel (former head of Alleysweeper Records). The record will be distributed by Southern Lord Records, who have released the band's previous three albums on CD and vinyl, two EPs and DVD. Check out the Scott Jackson cover art, and hear the track "We Are Hades" at the band's MySpace page.

The tracklisting for "Evil Power" is as follows:

01. Attack the Gods
02. Let’s Kill These Motherfuckers
03. Riders of Skullhammer, We Ride the Night
04. Evil Power
05. Goatstorm
06. Hunt and Devour
07. Metal Titans
08. Blood From the Witch’s Vein
09. We Are Hades
10. Death March of the Conquerors
11. The Violent Iron Age of Man More...

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Black Arrows Of Filth & Impurity Readies New Album

Indianapolis grind/metal band BLACK ARROWS OF FILTH & IMPURITY, is prearing their new album for an early 2009 release via Gilead Media.

Comprised of former and current members of Demiricous, Racebannon, The Dream is Dead and World Eater, Black Arrows Of Filth & Impurity has several songs on their MySpace as well as the first track from "Eternal (1984)" on the Gilead MySpace for your listening pleasure. "Eternal (1984)" will be out in stores this February 2009 and at Gilead headquarters a month or two prior.

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Indianapolis Metal Fest II Cancelled

The second day of Indianapolis Metal Fest II has been cancelled. Here's a statement from show organizers:

"Due to issues entirely beyond our control, the Saturday show at 5100 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis has been cancelled. More details will be available on our website soon.

"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Make-up dates are being considered, and we are certain to file legal action against the parties responsible for this situation.

"Thanks to all who came out to the show on Friday night -- it was a GREAT crowd and the bands were amazing. Though we were unable to give you the show we wanted to give you due to problems and code violations within the venue, I think we all pulled together as best we could and made the Friday night show one hell of a good show.

"Special thanks to Morgan and Mercedes Lander from Kittie for being so exceptionally cool. Extra special thanks to Dino Cazares for invaluable advice and support during the show.

"A major announcement and statement will be made concerning this issue in a day or so."

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The Gates of Slumber Announces US Tour Dates

The Indianapolis trio THE GATES OF SLUMBER is set to hit the road in support of their latest album, "Conqueror," with fellow comrades Demiricous on the "Conquest Of Poverty Tour."

The tour dates for the month long "Conquest Of Poverty tour" are as follows (the TBA's will be updated):

11/8/09 Lawrence, KS @ tba
11/9/08 Denver, CO @ tba
11/10/08 Boise, ID @ tba
11/11/08 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
11/12/08 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
11/14/08 Oakland, CA @ The Metro w/ The Faceless,
Decrepit Birth
11/15/08 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
11/16/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Black Castle (tentative)
11/17/08 Tempe, AZ @ Big Fish Pub
11/18/08 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad (tentative)
11/19/08 Abilene, TX @ Midnight Rodeo
11/20/08 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit w/ Anal Cunt
11/21/08 Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Anal Cunt
11/22/08 Dallas, TX @ Reno's Chop Shop w/ Anal Cunt
11/23/08 Houston, TX @ tba w/ Anal Cunt
11/24/08 New Orleans, LA @ tba
11/25/08 Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
11/26/08 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/28/08 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
11/29/08 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicon (tentative)
11/30/08 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head w/ Strong Intention
12/1/08 New York, NY @ Lit Lounge - Metal Mondays
12/2/08 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (tentative) w/ Krallice, more
12/3/08 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
12/4/08 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
12/5/08 TBA
12/6/08 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

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Indianapolis Metal Fest II Announces Venue Change

Monolith Entertainment and the Indianapolis Metal Fest II have announced a change in venue for the two day event to be held September 26th and 27th, 2008. The festival, dubbed "the Midwest's fastest growing celebration of all things metal," will move to the Marquee Convention and Event Center located at 5100 W. 38th Street in Indianapolis, IN 46254.

The Festival was originally scheduled to be held at the Madame C.J. Walker Theatre but the organizers moved the event to the new venue to accommodate the comfort of additional fans to move inside in case of inclement weather.

Monolith Entertainment is working through all media outlets to inform all fans who have already purchased tickets that these tickets are remain valid at the new venue. All other details remain the same with regards to the show and ticket booking info.

The Indianapolis Metal Fest II is featuring acts from all over the world and from all genres of metal including: Dew-Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Into Eternity, Arsis, Mustasch, Ekotren, Demiricous, Shadowside, The Absence, Woe of Tyrants, Psyopus, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf, Threat Signal, Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates Of Slumber and more.

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Arsis Added To Indianapolis Metalfest II Lineup

Nuclear Blast USA Recording artist and death metal act Arsis is confirmed to appear at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II on September 26th and 27.

Arsis joins label mates Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky for their first-ever appearance at what's being touted as the "fastest growing celebration of all things metal." In its second year, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is setting itself apart from other metal festivals by highlighting diverse bands from all metal genres.

2008 has proved to be busy and successful for the Virginia-based Arsis, which is arriving in Indianapolis fresh off their summer "Trash and Burn Tour" with Misery Signal, Darkest Hour, and Parkway Drive and will hit the road again in November on the "European MetalFest Tour" with Morbid Angel and Kataklysm through the end of the year. Arsis is performing and touring with material from their latest Nuclear Blast Release, "We are the Nightmare."

Joining Arsis, Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II will be national bands Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, The Absence, Ekotren, Woe of Tyrants, Demiricous, Shadowside (Brazil), Level-C, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf (France), Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates of Slumber, Gigan, Black Chapel, and a number of hand-picked artists and regional favorites.

The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Tickets are available at indianapolismetalfest.com, www.myspace.com/indymetalfest or by phone at (888) 690-9875.

Tickets are also available locally at select retails locations listed below. More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest Returns I September

Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival.

The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: Dew Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Into Eternity, Ekotren, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gigan (ex-Hate Eternal), Psyopus, Level-C, Obszon Geschopf, Black Chapel, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Threat Signal, and The Absence. In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days. More...

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Monstrosity and Demiricous To Tour

Monstrosity and Demiricous will be touring together this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:

7/8 Norfolk, VA @ Steppin Out
7/9 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont
7/10 Raleigh, NC @ Volume Eleven
7/11 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/12 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
7/13 Manchester, NH @ Mill Tavern
7/14 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
7/17 Buffalo, NY @ TBA
7/18 Columbus, OH @ TBA
7/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Zanies
7/20 Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
7/21 Nashville, TN @ Muse
7/22 Fayetteville, AR @ Old Post Office
7/23 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
7/24 New Orleans, LA @ The Bar
7/25 Austin, TX @ Red 7
7/26 McAllen, TX @ Smokin Aces
7/27 Houston, TX @ Engine Room

As previously reported, Monstrosity was forced to cancel their May run of dates with Grave when they dropped off the tour and due to other issues.

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Fierce Allegiance To Play Mayhem in May MetalFest

Washington, DC area metal band Fierce Allegiance has been confirmed for the Mayhem in May MetalFest in Kentucky this weekend. FIERCE ALLEGIANCE will be playing on May 18th.

The organizers of the third annual Mayhem in May MetalFest — which is scheduled to take place May 17-18 at Uncle Pleasants (2126 South Preston St) in Louisville, Kentucky — have announced the 36 band festival lineup. Day One of the fest will be headlined by Incantation, Diabolic, Mortal Decay and Waco Jesus. Day Two will be headlined by Demiricous and touring package Vital Remains, Skinless, Infernaeon, Fierce Allegiance.

The complete lineup is as follows: More...

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Napalm Death To Headline LA Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, have announced NAPALM DEATH as the headliner for the Sunday show. The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 4.0 is set to take place April 18-20 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.

Warm-Up Show - Friday, April 18:


Saturday, April 19:


Sunday, April 20:


Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ticketweb.com.

Friday, April 18 - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two-Day Pass (April 19-20) - $60 (Only available in advance)

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More Info Released For Los Angeles Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
+ more TBA

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Vital Remains Release Tour Dates

VITAL REMAINS have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:

March 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
March 27 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East (downstairs)
March 28 - Hawthorne, NY @ Victors
March 29 - Albany, NY @ Upper Deck
March 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
April 1 - Bowling Green, OH @ Howards Club H
April 2 - Lansing, MI @ Macs
April 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks
April 4 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
April 5 - South Bend, IN @ Elvas
April 6 - Indianapolis, IN @ Zanies
April 7 - St.Paul, MN @ Station 4
April 8 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ The Picador
April 9 - Tulsa, OK @ Otherside
April 10 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
April 11 - Denver, CO @ Majestic
April 12 Ogden, UT @ Kamikazes
April 13 - Portland, OR @ Rock n Roll Pizza
April 14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
April 15 - Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
April 16 - Reno, NV @ Island Oasis
April 17 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats
April 18 - Fresno, CA @ Exit
April 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory (Murderfest)
April 20 - Farmington, NM @ Gators
April 25 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Metalcore Fest)

Most venue sites list MONSTROSITY and DEMIRICOUS as support.

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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Demiricous Forced To Cut Tour Short

Indianapolis, Indiana-based thrashers DEMIRICOUS have parteed ways with Middle Coast Management and have subsequently been forced to leave their tour with DYING FETUS and SKELETONWITCH. "We are not happy to leave this tour, but have to clean house and get our career and finances back under our control," stated guitarist Scott Wilson. He continued, "We thank DYING FETUS and SKELETONWITCH for letting us tour with them and can't wait to get back on the road to see all our crazy fans as soon as we get things straight."

DEMIRICOUS is currently seeking new management and can be contacted through its MySpace page.

DEMIRICOUS' new album, "Two (Poverty)", hit stores October 16 and has received rave reviews. According to a press release, the CD is "pure American metal with a hardcore punk attitude and a massive amount of thrash riffs. Nothing could label DEMIRICOUS' music better than the genre they invented themselves: street metal!"

The CD was produced by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL) at the Mana Recording Studios in Florida.

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In Search Of...The Best Underground Metal Songs

The vast, expansive world of underground metal can leave even the most persistent headbanger’s music collection lacking of many of the industry’s finest songs. With the depths of MySpace and the many other music sites which lend themselves to the exploration of one’s musical tastes, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to dig up the finest metal gems. Moreover, some metal fans so deeply embed themselves in one sub-genre that they might be missing some truly great stuff. This brief guide is intended to give you, the metalhead, a reference to some of those songs that “make” an album, that rattle around in your head for hours, and that warrant a deeper exploration of a band’s entire body of work. Furthermore, newer metalheads will find a few older songs from current big-name artists that are worthy of tracking down. More...

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Demiricous Announce CD Release Show

Indianapolis, Indiana's DEMIRICOUS will play a CD-release show in conjunction with its second Metal Blade album, "Two (Poverty)", which hits stores on October 16. The concert will take place on Friday, October 26 at the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis. Also scheduled to appear are RINGWORM, THE GATES OF SLUMBER, and PHANTOMWITCH. DEMIRICOUS will then head out on a U.S. tour with DYING FETUS, SKELETONWITCH, and THE ABSENCE starting on November 1 in Baltimore, MD. CEPHALIC CARNAGE will join the remainder of the tour beginning on November 15 in Louisville, KY.

According to a press release, "Two (Poverty)" is "pure American metal with a hardcore punk attitude and a massive amount of thrash riffs. Nothing could label DEMIRICOUS' music better than the genre they invented themselves: street metal!" The CD was produced by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL) at the Mana Recording Studios in Florida.

"Two (Poverty)" track listing:

01. Never Enough Road
02. Express Of Immunity To God
03. Knuckle Eye
04. Leprosaic Belief
05. Language Of Oblivion
06. Tusk And Claw
07. Appreciation For Misery
08. Engineer
09. Celebration Of Damage
10. Adic Lung
11. Stress Fetish
12. Blackish Silver

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