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Below is our complete DesDemon 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.
Frank Tosi, the driving force behind New York’s DesDemon, has resurrected his band Metadox after the demise of DesDemon and also announced an open call for a vocalist.
Originally established in 2001, Metadox signed with Metal Mayhem Music and opened for the likes of Dragonforce, Kamelot, and Moonspell. The band then imploded prematurely during studio recording sessions in 2006.
Frank Tosi comments, “Metadox deserved a lot more than what was afforded at the time. I'm a little older now, I have more knowledge, contacts, and I'm a much better musician now. As much as I will always love and cherish the good points of what DesDemon became, I know Metadox will be much more appealing to a broader spectrum of metal fans.
"Metadox is currently holding vocalist auditions globally. If interested and have the passion and the vocal range similar to: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, King Diamond, Huntress, Slayer, or Firewind, then contact us. We are looking for someone who is seasoned, dedicated, have similar interests, able to front a band, and write quality lyrics. Provide some information about yourself, any audio, video, or EPK links."
Interested parties can contact Frank Tosi at Auditions@MetadoxMetal.com. Metadox will be revamping existing material and writing new music for pre-production on a debut release. More details on Metadox can be found at this location.
Symphonic/power metal band Heliosaga is proud to welcome new vocalist Chelsea Knaack, who is known for her lead vocals in the now disbanded DesDemon. The following press release was also issued:
"Damien Villarreal formed Heliosaga in 2010 with a dynamic selection of musicians around San Antonio, Texas. Heliosaga’s powerful moving melodies, enhanced by Chelsea Knaack’s passionate soprano voice, will make Heliosaga a force among the ranks of the female fronted genre.
"Heliosaga is writing new material and will begin pre-production for label representation following Chelsea’s relocation to Texas this Summer. The name Heliosaga is a metaphor derived from helios, the Greek word for sun, and saga meaning the story/ history; thus, Heliosaga represents the journey of life."
Chelsea Knaack states, "I was looking for a new chapter in my life with a new adventure and Heliosaga fit the plan. It was also the chemistry with the guys; we are all very similar in many ways. It will be a great adventure indeed."
Heliosaga also commented, “Chelsea’s vocals are moving, her stage presence is captivating and she has an immense passion for this kind of music. Shortly after meeting we realized how well we click on personal and professional levels, so we can say that we have gained a great friend and an incredible band mate! We are eager to begin recording our debut album together, which will be released early next year.”
New York metal band DesDemon has decided to disband. The band has issued the following statement regarding the decision:
"We as a band would like to thank everyone that has supported DesDemon. From the Sound Beach in to the Flight of the Valkyries.
"With a humble heart, we will no longer continue down this path together. We all mutually feel that through thick and thin, this band has lived its life. Again, we thank you all, past members, fans, and anyone that we have had the pleasure of crossing paths with.
"Frank, Chelsea, Ron, Mike, & Nick"
New York's female-fronted metal act DesDemon has checked in with the following brief announcement about working on an upcoming second album:
"We are very excited to let everyone know we will be heading back into the studio in 2012 to work on the release of our 2nd album. We will keep you updated and hope for a 2012 release."
Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, check out more info on DesDemon through Facebook.
San Diego based metal band Benedictum announced a November 2011 tour with New York symphonic metal band DesDemon for the "Path of the Valkyries" tour that leads up to the all female-fronted band "Flight of the Valkyries" festival in Baltimore, MD on November 19, 2011.
Beneditcum is supporting its latest LP "Dominion" available on Frontiers Records and DesDemon is supporting its debut "Through The Gates" available on Rage the Stage Records.
Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:
November 10th – The Haven – Orlando/Altamonte Springs , FL
November 11th – The Pathfinder Metalfest 3 – Marietta, GA
November 12th – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
November 17th – Metal Thursday @ Ralf’s Diner – Worcester, MA (with Joe Stump)
November 18th - Dublin Pub – New Hyde Park, NY (with HolyHell)
November 19th – Flight of the Valkyries Festival – Sonar – Baltimore, Maryland
New York power-goth metal act DesDemon has announced its signing with Radtone Music. The band are currently preparing its debut full length release and the follow up to its debut EP, titled "The Awakening."
The new album is planned for release sometime in early 2011. More...
New York's female fronted act DesDemon has announced the following upcoming U.S. live shows:
5/20 2010 Primal Fear w/Havok, DesDemon @ The Gramercy Theater New York, US
5/22 2010 "A Night in Hell" at The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, New York, US
7/11 2010 The Edge Rocky Point Village, New York, US
7/18 2010 Barney McNabb’s w/ Luminis & Nightshade Yonkers, New York, US
8/14 2010 Sirens of Metal Festival 2010 Detroit, Michigan, US
You can also check out sample DesDemon tracks at the band's MySpace page.
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am exploring progressive metal in New York.
The progressive metal bands in New York are rarely a typical prog act, so the focus is more on bands that incorporate progressive elements in their music. More...
New York symphonic metal band DesDemon has posted a few new tracks on their MySpace page. The songs, "A soul in exile," "The Aquiescence of Illusion," and "Iago" come from their upcoming EP, entitled "The Awakening," which will be released on Oct 31st.
Upcoming DesDemon shows are as follows:
10/31 - Halloween Metal Meeting (Belgium) - Maasmechelen, Limburg
11/21 - Dingbatz - Clifton, New Jersey
12/05 - "Heavy Metal Theater" @ The Vail Leavitt Music Hall - Riverhead, New York
12/12 - Barney McNabbs - Yonkers, New York