Widely considered America’s first doom metal band, BEDEMON
are streaming their complete, archival recordings, Child of Darkness
via Noisey here.
Formed in 1973 and consisted of original Pentagram
members Randy Palmer, Geof O’Keefe, and Bobby Liebling, the group was an offshoot of Pentagram, with a darker and doomier tone. BEDEMON
recorded various sessions spanning from 1973-1979 which are being made available once again via Relapse Records after being out-of-print for over 10 years.
Child of Darkness
will be made available on CD/LP on February 24th
. Pre-Orders are available HERE
Additionally, the release includes extensive liner notes from original members Mike Matthews and Geof O’Keefe and is a must for fans of Pentagram or traditional doom metal. BEDEMON’s Child of Darkness is truly a crucial glimpse into the nihilistic minds that gave birth to an entire genre!
Randy Palmer (deceased), visionary songwriter and guitarist
Mike Matthews, bass and lead guitars
Geof O’Keefe, drums and lead guitar
Bobby Liebling, lead vocals