As we finally emerge into an era where the glory of live music is possible once more, an opportunity to experience the jovial push and pull of crowd-friendly tunes serves as a damn strong hook. Enter DemonScar’s first single of 2023–“Hand of Kings,” a track delivered with the kind of swagger and fervor you have only come to expect from this no-nonsense crew.
If you’re unfamiliar with the band in question, here’s the deal: DemonScar makes hard and
heavy music - a rough 'n' ready blend of punk and metal, 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.
It should, then, come as no surprise that their hefty list of influences is certain to strike a chord with anyone who considers themselves a rocker at heart. Whether you find yourself leaning into the hard rock camp perfected by Mötley Crüe and Twisted Sister, the punky freneticism of Social Distortion, and Misfits, or the muscular attitude of acts such as Corrosion of Conformity and Down, you’ll undoubtedly find something lurking within the Scar’s catalog worth sinking your teeth into. Their recent live album is available now on bandcamp, which hit streaming services in 2021.
Nothing left to do but crack a cold one, crank the volume, and indulge in some feel-good
headbanging. In the words of the DemonScar themselves: “Hell f’n yeah!”