Origin: New Zealand  
Genres: Death Metal
Last update/review: December 8, 2001


New Zealand's Demoniac entered the metal world with Prepare For War, which by most accounts is rather basic black metal. Personnel problems ensued, and finally the core of the band, Behemoth and Heimdall, decided to relocate to England and start afresh. This resulted in a stylistic change that is quite evident on the band's next two albums -- Behemoth has completely retained the shrieking vocal style, but the music no longer has any real connection to black metal. Instead, the focus is on frenzied speed metal riffing, replete with leads and solos galore, often reminiscient of more recent German power metal bands. The contrast between the suprisingly upbeat and catchy riffing and the vicious vocals really makes this band stand out -- really a quite unique sound, most prevalent on the recent The Fire And The Wind. Despite the band's image as a party band not to be taken seriously, there is real talent at work here. They were reportedly broken up by summer of 2001.

Last Lineup

Behemoth (Lindsay Dawson)


Heimdall (Sam Totman)

guitars (DragonForce, ex-Power Quest)

Herman Li

guitars (DragonForce)

Matej Sentic


Former Members/Guests

The Magnus





Prepare For War  
1994 Evil Omen
  1. Intro (prologue of war) - prepare for war
  2. The birth of diabolical blood
  3. The earth calls me
  4. Missein anthropos
  5. Hammer of damnation
  6. The return of the darkness and evil
  7. Celtic sword of iron
  8. A. narain
  9. Evocation
  10. Chaoist
  11. So bar gar
  12. Dormant entity
  13. Final (epilogue of war)
  • Behemoth
  • Heimdall
  • The Magnus
  • Adramolech

1996 Osmose
  1. Burn the witch
  2. Domination
  3. Red light
  4. Into the cavern light
  5. Hatred is purity
  6. Fight the war
  7. Red headed maniac
  8. Niggerslut
  9. Stormblade & intro
  • Behemoth
  • Heimdall
  • Adramolech

The Fire And The Wind  
1999 Osmose
  1. The Eagle Spreads Its Wings
  2. Daggers And Ice
  3. Demoniac Spell
  4. Night Demons
  5. Demons Of The Night
  6. Myths Of Metal
  7. Sons Of The Master
  8. The Fire And The Wind
  • Behemoth
  • Heimdall
  • Herman Li
  • Matej Sentic

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