Demons Within is a Brutal Death Metal band from Ceveland, Ohio that formed in 2008. I was able to catch a live performance by these guys in 2012 at Roxfest in Petersburg, Ohio. I will tell you that Demons Within had a stage presence that fit their name! Heavy-hitting and catchy, their music realy gets you swinging and kicking! March through the darkness with me and vocalist JCB as we take a deeper look into, Demmos Within...
Who are your major influences?
Lamb of God, Slayer, Fear Factory, Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Megadeth and Cradle Of Filth
How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
TC and myself have known each other for about 25 years, Masin, Retribution and Dark Seclusion we met through networking and ads.
What can you tell me about your instruments? (i.e., Are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever’s available? What made you choose the instruments you have now? Was it cost or was it a style/model/brand/color preference?
Pearl Export drums, Strictly 7 guitars, Peavey Bass amps, Line Six, Sennheiser mics, ESP guitars/bass all personal preference.
Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
We have played Ohio and New York. we will play anywhere, just like to play music, April 27th Rock City Tap House in Parma OH, and June 1st Rocktopia 2013 Music Festival in Berea KY.
Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers? Do you have a set play list?
we currently have 14 songs that we play live, no covers, we have a main set list that we use, we change a few songs a show. As Darkness Reigns, Heaven Shall Burn, Pale Life Dead Eyes, Kingdom Of Dust, Way Beyond Dead, Eternal Night and Devils Doorway alway get played. Our new song Where Demons Breed, just got added to the set list, Voices, Misery, Hell Inside, Mark Of The Unholy, A Demon Within and Dethroned From Life swith in and out of our set.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?
TC writes the music with the help of Dark Seclusion, I write the lyrics with the help of band friend Saikotic. Our songs incorporate Hell, The Darkside, Hellraiser and self reflection and I dont see that changing.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
twice a week from 7-930, play half our set each night and work on new material, before a show we will practice the show set.
What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
our biggest challenge thus far, booking shows out of town and state, still focusing on that
What’s your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune?
touring and road trips, and yes we are seeking fame and fortune.
What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
dont do it unless you can eat, sleep and breathe music, many sacrifices have to be made.
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
www.demons-within.com ,revernation, facebook, itunes and spotify, we have a 10 song full length and a 4 song ep available.
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?
Kimberly, Rachel, Pam, Saikotic and Demize
Any last words?
last words, being in a band is the most rewarding thing as well as the most frustrating at the same time. We have gone through many member changes over the years, but this lineup is the final one, if it changes the entity known as Demons Within, will be put to the grave.