It's a strange thing about Hank Shermann.
His metal legacy is secure as one of the guitarists of the mighty
a band that rose to prominence in the 80's and is still alive, though
in remission as of this writing.
Yet, every few years or so, Shermann feels the need to start up a new
project, usually displaying a more modern style than the classic Fate
sound, as he if needs to prove he's still got it.
He still does, of course, even if not every side project is a winner.
In the past such projects have included
Force Of Evil
and now we have Demonica, formed with fellow Dane Klaus Hyr and,
interestingly, including two stalwarts from the Bay Area thrash scene
in guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Mark Hernandez, both currently
in the rejuvenated Forbidden
Like his past projects, Demonica is not a mere Mercyful Fate clone at
all, instead opting for a modern yet classic (though not retro)
thrash style, topped by Hyr's Tom Araya-inspired vocals.
This is probably the heaviest band of all of Shermann's projects, and
is a shade on the generic side at times, it's
a solid enough effort to bolster Hank's standing as a legendary metal
Hank Shermann (Rene Krolmark)
(ex-Brats, Force Of Evil, Gutrix, Mercyful Fate, ex-Virus 7, ex-Zoser Mez)
(Forbidden, ex-Manmade God)
(ex-Defiance, ex-Forbidden, Re:Ignition, ex-Technocracy, ex-Torque)
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- Luscious Damned
- My Tongue
- Palace Of Class
- Alien Six
- Below Zero
- Fast And Furious
- Klaus Hansen
- Hank Shermann
- Craig Locicero
- Marc Grabowksi
- Mark Hernandez