DEMO*lition

The Music Before It Changed Your Life

April 16, 2018

Artist: Blackeyed Susan
Release: Just A Taste (Unreleased 2nd Album) [1992]

This album was a demo only; never released. The demo existed only on cassette, not on CD. 
It features Dean (Vocals), Jimmy Marchiano (Guitars/Vocals), Jeff Cease (Guitars), Walter Williams (Bass/Vocals), and Joey Marchiano (Drums). The line-up continues the PA music scene theme, with Jimmy having played in Angora with John Corabi (Scream/Motley Crue/Union/ESP/Ratt). Angora also included drummer Robert Iezzi...

April 15, 2018

Artist: Sinful
Release: demo 1985 [Nuno Bettencourt]
Country: Boston,MA USA


Yes this is the same Nuno Bettencoust from EXTREME! A rare demo by Nuno's first band called SINFUL. As far I know this was recorded in 1985.  Nuno's axe work here is jaw dropping. Some rare overlooked demos from this future guitar great. This deserves to be heard, and now you can hear the buried gem from years ago.

Track List:

1. Give Me A Wink: - 00:00

2. Little Racer: - 4:18

3. Always On My Mind: - 7:58

4....

April 12, 2018

 These are demos recorded by the band Badlands. Badlands was a band founded by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee and former Black Sabbath members Ray Gillen and Eric Singer. Badlands also featured bassist Greg Chaisson. After the first Badlands album, Eric Singer was replaced by Jeff Martin. The group lasted from 1988 to 1993 and released two albums, Badlands (1989) and Voodoo Highway (1991) before Gillen left and was replaced by singer John West from New York. Gillen's death...

April 8, 2018

White Heat (pre-Firehouse) - Demos (1988 ) many of these songs went on to appear on the debut album from Firehouse.

The history of FireHouse can be traced back to 1984, when Leverty's band White Heat needed a drummer. After over 20 auditions, current FireHouse drummer Michael Foster answered the ad and when Leverty was impressed by his skill, he quickly hired him. When the band wasn't on tour, Leverty and Foster would visit rock clubs, and it was at one of these clubs where they caught...

August 20, 2017

The band was formed by former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John and former Black Sabbath vocalist David Donato, along with St. John's younger brother and guitar technician during his time in Kiss, Michael Norton, on bass, and drummer Brian James Fox.

The band whose Glam metal image and sound was somewhat similar to 80's-era Kiss were dropped from their record label in later 1986 after executives saw no potential hit singles on their self-titled debut album.

The band recorded a 7 track demo i...

June 21, 2017

1986 unreleased Eat Em' and Smile studio recordings

Vocals: David Lee Roth. Guitars: Steve Vai. Bass: Billy Sheehan. Drums: Gregg Bissonette.9 tracks:

00:00 Yankee Rose

02:32 I'm Easy

05:03 Ladies Nite In Buffalo

09:11 Elephant Gun

11:38 Big Trouble

15:43 Bump And Grind

18:21 Jam

19:49 David Lee Roth Back In Control Room Take 1

20:13 David Lee Roth Back In Control Room Take 2

June 20, 2017

Steelheart Demos 1990-92

Like Never Before

I Won't Be There To Catch Ya

Can't Stop Me Loving You

I'll Never Let You Go

Electric Love Child

I Still Got Rock N' Roll

Waysted

 She's Out There Somewhere

No Mercy - Red Alert ( pre -Steelheart )

June 19, 2017

ALIEN ... 1982 demo which tears it up big style, sounding very similar to a killer NWOBHM band with soaring lead guitar work galore. There's 1, possibly 2 tracks on here that could be classed as Hardrock/AOR/Hair metal, but the rest is just MUCH heavier, rawer & downright power-laden than their vinyl EP ( & sole release!!), the songs on the demo that also appear on the ep, are played faster & with way more grit & energy too.  Also included the 1983 interview the band did with a member...

June 13, 2017

Kiss Psycho circus -- Outtakes (Unreleased)
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1. Body & Soul  3:32
2. In Your Face  3:34
3. In Your Face (alternate take)  3:23
4. Carnival Of Souls  5:03
5. It’s My Life  3:44
6. Sweet & Dirty Love  2:49
7. I Am Yours  4:41
8. I Wanna Rule The World  4:35
9. Rain Keeps Fallin’  4:13
10 . Detroit Rock City (re-recorded 1998) 4:26

June 11, 2017

The "Long Cold Winter" sessions featuring Cozy Powell on drums.

Taken from the original master cassette tape (Maxell XLII 60) belonged to Cozy Powell.

When asked about Cozy Powell playing drums on "Long Cold Winter" Tom Keifer had this to say:

 He played most of the drums.  Fred was new to the band.  We had a session drummer on our first record and Fred came in and did the tour.  Fred was very young.  When we came back in to do Long Cold Winter, Andy didn’t think he was quite there.  We...

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