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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' 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..."
(Grant Moon, Prog Magazine, issue 150)

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, Rosalie Cunningham (and Coven!).

HUGE THANX TO: Tony Davis at Emerging Rock Bands / Hastings Rock Radio, Brian McAllister at Epic Prog Radio, Chuck Simons and the Game of Prog podcast, DoKtor Know at Guerrilla Radio, Paul Huggett and Ralph Winser at Hastings Rock Radio, Demonize Debz at Metal Devastation Radio, Martin Jasek at Radio Bloodstream (hear our jingle!), Rick Marks at Radio Seagull and Paul Bamlett at Voodoo Radio Online for airplay!

A DEVIL'S HORNS SALUTE TO: Grant Moon of Prog Magazine and Metal Junkbox for writing lovely things about Ditch the Demon's music!



See you there!

KimboFest - Rising Sun, Rochester

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

Thunder Fest - Custom Cafe, Bexhill

Saturday 31 August 2024
The Custom Cafe, Barnhorn Road (A259), Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4QR
Headspace Charity fundraiser

Fiddler's Elbow in Camden, London

Sunday 15 September 2024
The Fiddler's Elbow, 1 Malden Road, London NW5 3HS
Tickets £TBC

Blue Moon, Cambridge - with Symphony of Pain

Thursday 14 November 2024
The Blue Moon, 2 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LF
Tickets £TBC

Bedford Esquires, Bedford - opening for Fire Fall UK

Saturday 23 November 2024
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, Bedford MK40 2QG
Tickets £TBC

Dublin Castle in Camden, London

Sunday 24 November 2024
The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7PP
Matinee show, tickets £TBC

Cart & Horses in Stratford, London - with Nicotine Wisdom

Thursday 10 April 2025
The Cart & Horses, 1 Maryland Point, London E15 1PF
Tickets £TBC

CERBERFEST XVI - Four Horseshoes, Luton

Friday 4 to Sunday 6 July 2025
The Four Horseshoes, 80 Park Street, Luton LU1 3EU

Dublin Castle in Camden, London

Saturday 30 August 2025
The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7PP
Tickets £TBC

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


The demon is rising...