Saturday, October 06, 2012

New guitarist and endorsement

Our first ever crusade through Russia starts on Friday next week in Moscow. It feels utterly great to finally visit the eastern territories and as our Swedish comrades in Spasmodic will join as support we are pretty sure this "Death Infernal Russia" tour will be an unforgettable journey in death and decay. Check out our video greeting here.

We are also very pleased to announce the addition of guitarist Daniel Gustavsson to the Demonical line-up. Daniel has been touring with us as session member since early spring and as all admission tests executed on the road turned out nothing but excellent he therefore became the obvious choice for our vacant axe position.

Last but not least, some gear news. Both Martin and Daniel have joined the Blakhart Guitars family and are now officially endorsed by this US-based guitar and bass manufacturer. The guys are thrilled about the collaboration and promise that with these new killer axes Demonical will sound better and deadlier than ever before.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Death Infernal Russia tour 2012

We are proud to announce our confirmation of a headlining tour through Russia this coming October. Our Swedish comrades in Spasmodic will join as support making this "Death Infernal Russia" crusade a lethal death metal firestorm.

The tour will include concerts in Velikiye Luki, Izhevsk, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and various other cities. Exact dates and details to be announced within the nearest days.

We can also reveal that last weekend was spent at the Demonical headquarter rehearsing new material and making preparations for the pre-production phase of the next album. Five tunes were nailed and completed, deadly material that is still good old death metal (which we all worship) but with some new perspectives and varied influences.

The recordings of the next full-length will take place at Necromorbus studios on and off between mid-November and late January with a tentative release date in April/May 2013.

Stay tuned for more info and updates.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ripping It Up European style...

Our "Summer Infernal tour 2012" starts at Protzen Open Air in Deutschland 'this coming Saturday and it is with great enthusiasm we look forward to once again spread death and darkness upon our loyal European followers.

At the same time we are also sorry to announce that the show in Hamburg scheduled for July 18th has been cancelled by the local promoter due to no reasonable reason what so ever. The show was originally booked several months ago for the Ballroom venue, then it was moved to the RR Warehouse - the promoters' alternative location - ending up being called off completely. Congratulations Herr O. Otto for snitching the pole position at our "unprofessional promoters to avoid" list. Well done !!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Summer Infernal Tour 2012!

With a victorious salute we hereby reveal the dates for the "Summer Infernal tour 2012", a tour and propaganda campaign containing all our battles from June to August. We are utterly thrilled to once again rip up the European summer and show each and everyone what Swedish death metal is all about! Details to be found at the battle-section.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Stockholm Deathfeast!

We are thrilled to announce Stockholm Deathfeast, a special co-headlining show on May 16th alongside Aeon, Sectu and Souldrainer. This will surely be a night to remember !!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Death Infernal America 2012!

It is with great enthusiasm we can hereby announce three additional shows on US soil in connection to our appearance at Maryland Deathfest 

Demonical : “Death Infernal America tour 2012” 
22.05 2012 USA - Brooklyn NY - Saint Vitus Bar 
24.05 2012 USA - Pittsburgh PA - The Smiling Moose 
25.05 2012 USA - Parma OH - The Hive 
27.05 2012 USA - Baltimore MD - Maryland Deathfest 

We are really looking forward to cross the ocean and bring our Swedish Death Metal Darkness upon America for the first time ever. These will surely be memorable nights drenched in blood and iron! 

Check the official event for further info, support bands etc

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Official Demonical Online Store

We are proud to announce the grand opening of the official Demonical online store. From here you can order fairly priced merchandise and releases, not only Demonical items but also stuff from related bands and projects. Secure payments can be done with all major credit cards, PayPal or bank transfer (only in Sweden).

The online store is administrated by the band and the forces around us which means that when you order from here you support Demonical directly. In the future we will also offer you some special items only available through this online store. Have a blasting shopping spree and thanx for your support !!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tour armageddon...

Voodoo Club - Comacchio, ITA - 9/1:
Crossing the alps, in snowstorm of course. Same as always. But Herb the Hammer kept the bus rollin and we arrived in Comacchio sometime in the evening, alive and well.

Typical Italian schedule then, get-in around 20:00 (!) and show starts at 22:00. On a Monday. Well well... Soundcheck went fine, good sound system and a pretty big and cool club in general - only downside was that they didnt put on the heating until after 22:00, euhm?

It turned out that the guy promoting the gig didn't really live up to his name (promotor), appearantly he didn't promote the gig at all, so most people in the scene didn't even know about us coming. Somehow some people came to the show anyway, but less than we have had before in Italy.


After the show, the booker/tour manager of the tour Thomas Bodenschalz didn't hand over our payment for the show. We started to suspect that something was rotten in the state of HERETIC VISIONS, but we didn't pay much attention to it at that point, and continued with post-show duties in the bus as usual.

Blue Rose Saloon - Milano, ITA - 10/1:
Woke up at some truck-stop in Italy in the afternoon, and here the TROUBLE began for real...

It turns out that the bus driver/owner Herb the Hammer hasn't got paid as agreed (appearantly he was gonna get a daily fee during the tour). The word is that if he don't get his payment as agreed, the tour will stop after the 6th gig of the tour, in Mannheim.

We then called for a crisis meeting with Thomas "Buddah" Bodenschalz, the owner of HERETIC VISIONS PRODUCTIONS, that is organizing the tour. Unfortunately it turns out that Thomas didn't make any budget for the tour. Nor did he keep any book over incomes and costs. Therefore we had to sit down together and try to figure out what kind of costs and incomes there have been, and it turns out that a rather significant amount of cash is simply missing. There's no explanation of where the money is, but even more worrying, no back-up plan. The only explanation is that the money must be stolen.

Bottom line: No budget. No books. Money missing. No back-up plan. No financial back-up.

Since Bodenschalz had booked tours before through HERETIC VISIONS we expected him to be on top of things, but things now suddenly looked even worse than we had expected.

Anyway, we try to keep our shit together and prepare for the show in Milano. The schedule is the same as the day before, meaning we can't get into the club until around 8pm or something, and then have to fix some kind of improvised soundcheck before the bands must start playing... things are delayed of course, and TORMENTION and ERUPDEAD have to cut down on their live sets once again...

Thomas is given a deadline when he has to have all the missing money to keep the tour rolling, and that deadline is set to 6 pm the day after.

Meanwhile, we are realizing that chances that the tour will go on as planned is rather small. Thomas / HERETIC VISIONS simply seem bankrupt, and we start working on alternative solutions to finish the last part of the tour.

The show goes OK, but unfortunately the promotor that Thomas has hired to set this gig up is the same guy that "promoted" the gig in Comacchio. We hear from some people attending to the show that there has been no promotion for the show at all, and there are less people on the gig than normal.

It is a rather strange atmosphere in the nightliner as we head back towards Germany in the night, but fortunately our friends in TORMENTION, REQUIEM and ERUPDEAD keep the spirit up anyway, and we hope for the best.

7er Club - Mannheim, GER - 11/1:
When we wake up in Mannheim in the day, the word is already out that Buddah has failed to come up with a solution for the tour. No money, no back-up = the nightliner will go back to Nürnberg after tonight's show.

In the last minute we managed to come up with a solution on how to continue the tour and do the last three shows as planned, but without Herb the Hammer and Buddah. Unfortunately our brothers in REQUIEM (who had pulled together most of the backline) had a band-vote and decided that they didn't want to take the risk continuing the tour (which is understandable). Without any backline, and no support bands, we simply had to give up and officially cancelled the last three shows of the tour (Antwerp, Valenciennes and Oostende) during the day.

Bottom line; we tried our utmost to finish as planned, but unfortunately it was impossible this time. We WILL however get back to Belgium and France sooner than you think!

The 7er club in Mannheim was a cool place. Christer Pettersson's brother had some tech duties in the evening, and turned out to be solid. After some döner kebap we fixed a sound heavier than ever, and the show turned out very good for all the bands. One last time we played "World Serpent" for Jocke and the guys, and the support from the audience was great.

After the show REQUIEM took their backline and went back home to Switzerland, while we together with TORMENTION and ERUPDEAD headed towards Nurnberg. We arrived there already around 5am, with most of us having slept... nothing.

Thomas the tour manager and Martin.
ERUPDEAD went home by car, while we continue the longest shit-day ever...

When in Nürnberg - 12/1:
...trying to find a decent way to get home. It turns out that rebooking the tickets home would cost a fortune.

Finding new tickets at decent price with 0 days notice is even harder, so after many hours of work and crisis meetings, we realize that we are stuck here.

Having given up the idea of going home, we had to get rid of the remaining merchandise, which also turns out to be a bit more complicated that expected. After many hours of running back and forth thru the huge Cargo terminals, we finally find a way to ship the shit, but not until we have been forced to go to the city to buy new boxes for all the stuff, since the personel at the airport didnt approve the ones we had. (needless to say, the new boxes were less stable the original ones, but they kept the meatheads at the cargo terminal happy)

Finally in the evening after some 30+ hrs of no sleep we wind up at a hotel in the city, and operation recovery can begin.

En slatt är ju alltid en slatt!

We spend a couple of days here mainly relaxing and checking out some local bars etc, until we finally could fly home to Sweden on Sunday evening!

All in all it has been one hell of a ride! Big thanks to the guys from REQUIEM, TORMENTION and ERUPTED, and of course The Fucking Hammer for a great time, but most important of course, to all the great and loyal people that have been to the gigs! We had an awesome time in Germany and we will be back soon again! And we will reschedule some shows to Belgium and France too, no worries there. We are all looking forward to this, and thanks again for all!

Stay tuned for updates!

Devastation will forever be!!

The Deutschland battles!

The Calm Before the Storm - 5/1:
So... here we go again... hooked up in DIABOLICAL's rehearsal room in Stockholm Thursday evening to go through the set for the tour.

Rehearsals went fine, and afterwards half the band took off to Arlanda around 12:00 in the night. Fredrik went home to do some final preparations for the tour, and needless to say Sverker had to go home to pack his bags in typical last minute tradition.

The plane was scheduled to take off around 06:00 meaning no time to sleep, with Fredrik and Sverker arriving at the airport 04:30 together with Jocke from TORMENTION it was time for the usual fuckup checking in the luggage. With 27 kg over-weight, Martin had to step in and charm the chick at the counter; as always he succeeded, and off we could go... well, not really. With our usual luck the plane was kaputt and it took nearly two hours to have it fixed, so we missed our connection flight from Berlin to Nurnberg.

By now, everybody were fuckin tired, and when the personel told us "your bags may come tomorrow", we had to change tactics from charm to threats, trying to explain to them the importance of our luggage, being equipment for a huge band and all that. Obviously it worked, because arriving in Nürnberg around 14:00 (via Frankfurt) our luggage was actually there (!).

In Nürnberg our nightliner waited for us, and we could finally get in and go to sleep for a few hours. Well deserved!

Iron Eagle - Lugau, GER - 6/1:
Waking up outside the Iron Eagle in Lugau just in time for soundcheck. First real meeting with REQUIEM, TORMENTION and ERUPDEAD who all seemed to be fine folks.

Everything was a bit off schedule already from the beginning, and as people started to show up for the show, we could do our first soundcheck of the tour.

This was the first time we played in Lugau and it was a cool experience. Some 120-130 people showed up, and the show went very well. Even if things were quite delayed, it was a good start of the tour.

Good to see some old friends back, ms Cobra fx having brought some 10 ppl to the show from Dresden.

Also the first time someone started crying when we did the last extra number, at least to our knowledge.

The evening ended in normal chaotic tradition, and the bus call around 05:00 was pretty delayed. Off to..... some bus parking.

Sommerkeller - Straubing, GER - 7/1:
Half the band wakes up around lunch-time not in their beds but in the bus lounge, fucking freezing cold. Outside it is snowing, weather is shit in general. Off to McDonalds for breakfast, and then to Straubing.

Obviously the evening in Lugau must have been a bit out of hand, as we are informed that our Swedish mates in TORMENTION has got a reprimand from the tour manager Thomas, hehehe.


After soundcheck its time for the traditional pre-show nap and people start showing up for the gig. It's a bit less people tonight party due to some christian lowlives having fucked up the promotors advertising, taking down posters in the city same day they were put up etc... But it still turns out cool, and the show is good.

The traditional post show duties goes on til 08:00 or longer, and our awesome bus driver Herb the Hammer also joins in. Great success. And when we leave Straubing their residents definitely have a far wider knowledge in Swedish language than before we came.

Så spotta mig på pattarna. Snälla.

Schwarzer Adler - Memmingen/Tannheim, GER - 8/1:
We are in the middle of nowhere, and we are a bit late too of course. It's a pretty cool club, but we wonder where people are gonna come from? Appearently no need to worry because after a great dinner, our loyal followers start coming in their cars and the turnout is very good. Cool seeing back old friends this evening too.

It's a small club and stage but the atmosphere is cool and we play our full set and extra songs before we are allowed to stop. Unfortunately the place dies after our show, but it was a good evening anyway, thanks to the great fans, supporting our journey and buying a lot of merch too.

Time to leave Germany for this time, but We'll be back!