As we emerge into an era where the glory of live music is kicking people’s faces once more, an opportunity to experience the jovial push and pull of crowd-friendly tunes serves as a damn strong hook. Enter DemonScar’s final single of 2023–SAME OLD SHOW, a hard and heavy rocking farewell delivered with the kind of swagger and fervor you have only come to expect from this no-nonsense crew. The single follows up THE COLDEST HELL release and the band’s WHISKY BOOTLEG live album recorded at The Whisky a Go Go last December in West Hollywood, CA.
DemonScar also recently released the studio single “Hand of Kings” which is featured in the upcoming horror film The Forest Hills starring Shelley Duvall and Edward Furlong, along with two other songs from the band’s catalog. The Scar also performed a blistering set at the Milwaukee Metal Fest last May. The event featured a stacked lineup including Lamb of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, Biohazard, Machine Head, and many more.
If you’re unfamiliar with the band in question, here’s the rundown: DemonScar makes hard and heavy music--a rough 'n' ready blend of punk and metal, often punctuated by a distinct Motörhead vibe and a healthy helping of horror. It's raw. It's loud. It’s punchy. Perhaps most importantly, it's personal. Just a straight-up hard-hitting New York rock/metal/punk conglomerate. Say no more.
DemonScar originally formed in the late 90s. The band is based in the United States and consists of Nick (NZA) Graystone on bass and lead vocals, Meds on guitar, and Jarrad on drums and vocals. The band's music is characterized by its heavy riffs, thundering bass lines, and powerful vocals. They draw inspiration from classic heavy metal bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, as well as more modern bands like Mastodon and Lamb of God.