Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Spread their wings for select US Dates!!!!

Benedictum & DesDemon team up for the Path of the Valkyries tour to promote their recent studio releases.

Benedictum reign from Arizona, fronted by the diabolical mistress “V” Veronica Freeman. The band is known more in European markets and will finally showcase their talent in the U.S. with their current release “Dominion” via Frontiers Records. Previous releases include “Seasons of Tragedy” and “Uncreation”.

DesDemon hail from New York, fronted by new vixen Chelsea Knaack. Finally released their debut “Through the Gates” via Radtone Music Japan and will soon be available in all retail and on-line markets. DesDemon have been described as a new force in female fronted symphonic metal!!!!

See Benedictum and DesDemon on their Path of the Valkyries in the following cities.

November 10th - The Haven – Orlando/Altamonte Springs , FL

November 11th - The Pathfinder Metalfest 3 - Marietta, GA

November 12th - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC

November 17th - Metal Thursday @ Ralf's Diner - Worcester, MA (with Joe Stump)

November 18th - Dublin Pub - New Hyde Park, NY (with HolyHell)

November 19th - Flight of the Valkyries Festival - Sonar - Baltimore, Maryland

DesDemon “Through the Gates” transcends you through dark majestic symphonic metal passages with supreme musicianship. “Through the Gates” has an impressive list of guests musicians from Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex- Iced Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Beyond Fear, Charred Walls of the Damned, Hell Yeah!), Amanda Somerville (Trillium, Avantasia, Somerville / Kiske, HDK, Epica), Sander Gommans (Trillium, After Forever, HDK) & Joe Stump (Holyhell, world renowned guitar virtuoso).

Benedictum recently selected as the pick of the week on VH1 Classics “That Metal Show. “Dominion” is an exciting musical episode building upon their great foundation by adding Grammy Award winning producer Ryan Greene (Megadeth, F5, NOFX) and are firing on all cylinders. From the onslaught of the opening track Dominion to the epic Epsilon and the heartfelt acoustic track Sanctuary, this album has it all. Adding to the already explosive sound of “Dominion” are guest appearances by Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Dio, Foreigner), Craig Goldy (Rough Cutt, Dio, Giuffria) and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quite Riot, Whitesnake).

DesDemon and Benedictum individually have shared the stage with the likes of many international artists like Doro, Primal Fear, Tyr, Korpiklaani, Rotting Christ, Epicurean, Mantic Ritual, Paul DiAnno, Icarus Witch, and have graced the stage of several festivals throughout Europe.

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Best Regards

Dustin Hardman, Press Promotions


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