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Bible of the Devil are so good about gigging regularly I've seen them a bunch of times. Highly recommended if you like power metal, NWOBHM and Thin Lizzy. I'm very excited about Demon Eye, whose debut album Leave the Light (Soulseller/Megaforce) is one of my favorites of the year.

Lately I can’t get enough of bands mixing early 70s proto-metal with doom and NWOBHM, especially when done right by the likes of Brimstone Coven and Avatarium. The latest contender grew out of the classic rock tribute band Corvette Summer. While that is not such unusual, lead singer Erik Sugg’s dayjobs are. He’s a reference librarian who hosts a storytime for young kids. Mixing stories with his take on traditional children’s songs and his own music, Mr. Erik’s Rockin’ Storytime has expanded to kids’ parties, and he’ll even release a children’s record later in the year. Let’s hope some of the less cool parents don’t discover his adult nighttime job with Demon Eye, as the North Carolina folk may fear he’s indoctrinating their children with Satanic themes. I don’t think discovering this music at a tender age would be a bad thing for anyone. Maybe in a different world if more bands followed the Sabbath, Deep Purple, Pentagram and Maiden templates instead of Cream, Hendrix and Zep, I’d take bands like Demon Eye more for granted. In reality it’s hardly a path towards financial success and stardom. It’s a style inhabited by lifers who are compelled to take this path, we’re lucky to have ‘em.

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  • Krista O.

    Demon Eye are amazing live. See you all at their next show.

    September 2, 2014

  • Darren

    Thanks tony and Hey all, as luck would have it, my son decided that he'd come on the same day as the show so Botd had to cancel. Thanks for going to the show anyway and glad you had a good time. Wife and baby are healthy and I'll be back to rock you the next time. Cheers.

    August 30, 2014

  • Töny

    BOTD didn't play because someone's wife had a baby. Possibly Darren's? Congrats! Demon Eye were well worth the trip though, awesome. See more comments in my photo. Took me a minute to figure out the Alice Cooper cover. In the past they've also done Budgie's "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" and Iron Maiden's "Running Free." I could see them doing Rush's "Anthem" too!

    Also happy birthday to Sam!

    August 30, 2014

  • Samantha S.

    I don't believe I've met anyone from this meetup, so come find me tonight! I'll be wearing a dress entirely patterned in skulls.

    August 29, 2014

  • Darren

    This show is also the night of quenchers 35th anniversary party. Gonna be a rager.

    August 24, 2014

  • Samantha S.

    I've never heard of either before, but thanks for posting the Bandcamp pages. BOTD and Demon Eye are great! Looking forward to Friday.

    August 24, 2014

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