Sweden’s “DEMONS” are one of the architects of the Scandi Rock sound and are contemporaries with The Hellacopters, Turbonegro, Gluecifer and the rest. “DEMONS” actually had an album ready as early as 1995 (before Ass Cobra and Supershitty to the Max) but no one wanted to release it. They had to wait until 1997 to unleash their first single Electrocute (later covered by The Hellacopters on their last album Head Off) and their 1998 Thomas Skogsberg produced debut mini album “Demons” Come Bursting Out! The band was contracted to Gearhead Records between 1999 and 2004 and released three full length albums for them. The label constructed a new genre for the band, punk ‘n’ roll, which is widely used these days. After Gearhead they turned down several larger labels and one big time producer in favor of managing themselves and designing, producing and putting out their own records (as well as collaborating with other independent labels). Despite the band’s efforts, hard work and pushing Scandinavian rock overseas they have remained underground and even obscure in their home country. However, there is no question of their importance to the late ’90s early 2000s punk and garage scenes. Unlike so many of their peers “DEMONS” never quit playing. Where others gave up “DEMONS” soldiered on, releasing D.I.Y. punk rock records on small labels year after year. Even so, the band took a break in 2011 but returned to the stage in 2014 and on record with last years single Kids are Gonna Cry (Alaska Productions). Now “DEMONS” kick 2018 wide open together with Nottingham’s finest, The Hip Priests, on a split single that will define the future of rock music. Seriously. Both bands are currently two of the mightiest providers of hard rocking, balls out punk rock ‘n’ roll in the world and they are not afraid to show it. If you don’t believe it, have a listen.