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The demon is rising! Formed in 2018 from the beer-soaked music scene of Hastings (UK), Ditch the Demon is a rising powerhouse of rock, assimilating power metal, psych and prog under a dark yet uplifting aura. The band’s music is characterised by the epic haunting vocals of Amanda Brooks-Byron, driven by seasoned musicianship and exceptional, inventive songwriting.

"...East Sussex's answer to Blood Ceremony, and full-length debut 'Ain't Dead Yet' (Prozakville) is a hugely enjoyable mix of psych, prog and garage goth. Brooks-Byron surely spent her teenage nights before a mirror miming to Kate Bush, Siouxsie Sioux and Coven's Jinx Dawson..." (Prog Magazine)

AIN'T DEAD YET, Ditch the Demon's debut album, is out now! CDs can be ordered online from Ditch the Demon's page on BandCamp, price £12.00 (plus P&P). Digital downloads of the album are available from BandCamp and online music services. CDs will also be on sale at gigs, of course!

Twelve tracks of prog-rock light 'n' shade... wanna know more? Label Prozakville Records has more.

Album (2023)

Ain't Dead Yet (album)

NEW! CD Album from BandCamp.

Single (2023)

Fright Night single

Digital single from BandCamp

EP (2020)

Ditch the Demon (EP)

Digital EP from BandCamp
(CDs sold out, sorry!)

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Influences driving the band's music are diverse. The spiritual roots of Ditch the Demon can be traced to seminal band Coven, whose 1974 album “Blood on the Snow” inspired the band to forge their own contemporary alt-metal twist on classic prog/psych. (Listen to Ditch the Demon's Spotify Playlist!)

DITCH THE DEMON are: Amanda Brooks-Byron (vocals), Karl Mee (guitar), Terry Keen (keyboards), Steph Bennion (bass) and Neil Warman (drums).

For fans of: Epica, Evanescence, Green Lung, Lucifer, Within Temptation (and Coven!).

HUGE THANX TO: Demonize Debz at Metal Devastation Radio, Martin Jasek at Radio Bloodstream (hear our jingle!), DoKtor Know at Guerrilla Radio, Ralph Winser at Hastings Rock Radio, Rick Marks at Radio Seagull and Tony Davis at Emerging Rock Bands / Hastings Rock Radio for airplay!

A DEVIL'S HORNS SALUTE TO: Metal Junkbox for their music review!



See you there!

RockFest, Hastings Rock Radio - with KinStrife, Fire Fall UK

Sunday, 26 May 2024
The Carlisle Rock Bar, 24 Pelham Street, Hastings TN34 1PE
Fundraiser for Hastings Rock Radio

Cart & Horses in Stratford, London - with Nicotine Wisdom

Friday, 31 May 2024
The Cart & Horses, 1 Maryland Point, London E15 1PF
Tickets £10, £12 on the door

Branded Birthday Bash MCC Rally, Rye

Saturday 22 June 2024
Rye Marsh Farm, Winchelsea, Rother, East Sussex TN36 4JS
Entry £5, camping available

CERBERFEST XV - Four Horseshoes, Luton

Saturday 6 July 2024
The Four Horseshoes, 80 Park Street, Luton LU1 3EU

Dublin Castle in Camden, London

Friday, 23 August 2024
The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7PP
Tickets £TBC

KimboFest - Rising Sun, Rochester

Monday 26 August 2024
The Rising Sun, 6 Delce Road, Rochester ME1 2BU
Alzheimer's Society fundraiser £TBC

Thunder Fest - Custom Cafe, Bexhill

Saturday 31 August 2024
The Custom Cafe, Barnhorn Road (A259), Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4QR
Tickets £TBC

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Venues, promoters, media: see also our Electronic Press Kit (EPK).


The demon is rising...