Wednesday, August 1, 2018

DJ's Spotlight An interview with DemonScar

Hey everyone DJ Dizzy here & I had the pleasure of sitting down with hard rovking band Demon Scar

DemonScar makes hard and heavy rock and roll music. It's metal, it's punk, it's thrash, it's raw, it's loud, and it's personal. No fancy overdubs. No autotune. No gimmicks, just killer straight up New York rock. The band features Nza (vocals, bass), Meds (guitar, vocals), and Gino (drums). You can find their latest release DemonScar II on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, etc.

DJ: How'd you get started in music?

Meds: DemonScar frontman Nza and myself started performing together in 1998 as a band called Tangent. At the point I was playing guitar for a few years and was very obsessed with Black Sabbath, Ozzy, and Metallica. Tangent played for a few years then we went our separate ways. 17 years later Nza and I decided to "get the band back together" while riding the train to see Iron Maiden in New Jersey. A few weeks later we released the DemonScar EP. And then last Friday, July 13, we released the followup DemonScar II. It's a sick record.

DJ: Who are you're biggest influences & inspirations?

Meds: In addition to the ones I mentioned, the biggest influences are bands like Motorhead, Ramones, Motley Crue, and Slayer. Pretty much all the heavy hitters.

DJ: How would you say music has impacted your life?

Meds: When I picked up guitar as a teenager and started to play heavy rock 'n' roll music, my life suddenly became interesting for the first time. There's a fire inside this guy that just craves huge guitar riffs. It keeps me going.

DJ: Any advice for any aspiring performers?

Meds: Pick up an instrument and play. Don't make excuses. Doesn't matter if you are 5 years old or 80 years old, grab something with strings, crank it up, and let it rip Bill and Ted style.

DJ: Any new gigs or albums?

Meds: DemonScar is playing with Powerman 5000 on July 24 at Revolution Bar in Amityville, NY. Then we are playing Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn, NY on August 24 with Ari Lehman and First Jason. After that it's LA, Vegas, Chicago, Philly, Boston, Cleveland, and everywhere else we can get to this year and into 2019. We also have a full-length CD, which will be available very soon on, as well as shirts and other Scar goodies.

"Dead on Monday"

"All the Same"

DemonScar on Spotify

DemonScar on Twitter

DemonScar on Facebook

I wish them nothing but luck in their success & career & I give them special thanks for doing this interview.
So until then Be righteous & I'll catch you on the flipside!

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