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Local Music: Demonatrix

Local Music: Demonatrix

Among the local music scene rises the Sydney-sider band Demonatrix. Music teachers by day, rockers by night; meet Demonatrix, the new up and coming five-piece metal band.

Throwing back to the days of KISS and the more recent Black Veil Brides, Demonatrix brings a visual aspect to the stage with “warpaint” makeup (and tight pants).

UNSW graduate Jeremy Goldfinch and Demonatrix’s bassist describes the band as theatrical. “We like putting on a visually entertaining show”, he says. “I think it’s the job of musicians to be entertainers”.

Jeremy on bass, and Kyle on drums.

The band was recently put together and has entered the underground music scene with full fledged enthusiasm, boasting a strong passion for their work.

Lead singer Ash Rothschild fondly describes the band’s formation. “We all knew each other through different acquaintances; decided to get together – jam, write some songs – and next thing we’re here.”

Lead Singer, Ash Rothschild
Lead singer, Ash Rothschild.

Orchestrating a five piece set up, the self proclaimed death-glam rockers have been hosted at Frankies’ a few times. Drummer, Kyle, states that they love it,  naming it  a “shrine to rock and roll”.

“Frankie’s is a cracking venue because you’ve got a good mix of demographics…the after work crowd comes in … all the rockers come in and you get (the) continuation of the night with a different crowd”, says Jeremy. “It doesn’t become just a rock and roll place it becomes just a good place to hang out for anyone.”

Live at Frankie's; (from left to right) Joe Taylor, Ash Rothschild, Jeremy Goldfinch and Alex Annetta
Live at Frankie’s. (From left to right) Joe Taylor, Ash Rothschild, Jeremy Goldfinch and Alex Annetta.

With roots in teaching and past experience in various other bands, the rockers find the key goal of the band to be enjoying the experience, by going out and giving it their all.

“We’ve played in a couple different parts of Australia,” guitarist Joe Taylor says. “We will be playing in Melbourne in June, with our good mates Witchgrinder.”

A synchronised jump brings another theatrical aspect to the show, along with the dark stage clothing and heavy make up.
A synchronised jump brings another theatrical aspect to the show, along with the dark stage clothing and heavy make up.

The band will be putting out “three really strong songs” as singles in June. They will be released consecutively, however, the band is not looking to release an album at this time.

Kyle states that “the singles are a promo for our band”.

“We are a new band we’re not at the stage when we have a full album worth of material to release”, adds Ash.

UNSW graduate Alex Annetta, shredding it up
UNSW graduate, the soft spoken Alex Annetta, brings the noise with his guitar.

“It takes the same amount of time to write it so why bother to release it all in one go?”, Ash continues.

“If you are only putting out singles at a time it ensures that every song you put out is single quality”, states Jeremy explaining the unconventional approach.

Jeremy Goldfinch on bass and backing vocals
Jeremy Goldfinch on bass and backing vocals.

Jeremy adds that this is a cost effective method. “Having a single based approach is far more useful in this environment.”

 

To stay up to date on their shows and their new singles, check out Demonatrix on Facebook.

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