DEMON Interview Page 6
By Bob Nalbandian
SW: That's exactly what that album reminded me of. It does sound like a movie soundtrack, with a Pink Floyd vibe to it.
DAVE: What it is, is you go through a certain period and record music that reflects what you're thinking at that time, and you live with it. And obviously the new album represents what we sound like today. But onstage we break out a lot of the old tunes too.
SW: Listening to some of your songs, they sound very theatric, not necessarily like Meatloaf, but in that vein. Yet with a progressive-rock sound, similar to bands like Magnum...
DAVE: We've always said that DEMON would be great as a video project because of the strong imagery. Personally, I've never been very good at writing love songs, but I just draw everything from life. If something happens, I'll write a song around that. We're quite graphic in the lyrical content, sometimes even a little pompous here and there. But it's unintentional theatrics that comes through because of the nature of the beast. I think it gives people a variety.
SW: Demon displays more of a "thinking man's music", lyrically as well...much like Pink Floyd, as you mentioned. Your lyrical themes are very different from many of the other British metal bands, which I think definitely set you apart from the other bands at that time. The band LEGEND also comes to mind, who were another incredible band from that era. The guitarist, Pete Hayworth, also wrote very deep, emotional (and political) lyrics. But most British metal bands wrote about typical metal themes - denim & leather, demons and dragons, violence and vengeance, etc. What inspires you lyrically?
DAVE: I remember Legend. As far as my lyrics, if I hear something, or see something intriguing I will just put the pen to paper. We were there during the NWOBHM, and although we were a rock band, we weren't particularly doing what everybody else was doing. I think that happens within genres of music.
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