Band of the Day: Damaj

Damaj logo[avatar user=”Gary” size=”50″ align=”left” /]Having watched this young band live recently supporting Fury in Edinburgh, I was suitably impressed with them and their old school NWOBHM style and sound that reminded me a bit of Angelwitch at times. Daniel has a good strong voice with James on Lead guitar having a playing style all his own. They are getting out there more and will soon be on familiar ground again supporting those NWOBHM stalwarts Tygers of Pan Tang at Bannermans in Edinburgh on the 6th December. Get along and check them out!


  • Daniel Stewart – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
  • James Haggart – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • David Douglas – Bass Guitar
  • Mark Williamson – Percussion


The band plays an almost unique genre of metal based on their influences which stretch between heavy/traditional (Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy), thrash (Megadeth, Metallica), melodeath (In Flames), metalcore (Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine) and hard rock (GnR, Alter Bridge). The music is mostly guitar-driven built around technical riffs, speed and lots of harmony to boot. The band strives to further improve in every area with each passing day.


Metallica, Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden and all others like them.


Damaj are a 4 piece heavy metal band hailing from Greenock, Scotland. The group was conceived in the April of 2013 when Daniel Stewart, David Douglas, James Haggart and Mark Williamson came together through similar musical interests and tendencies. The band gigged extensively throughout Scotland in their first year, trying to hone and improve on their sound.

However with the beginning of 2014 so began the year of recording, the band began to compile equipment to create a studio of their own and with the relevant gear accumulated they made a start on their debut album, The Contract. During the autumn and winter months of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 the band went through the recording process, the album due out shortly.

In May 2015 the band headlined their first open air festival, the annual Feria Del Disco of Valladolid, Spain.

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December 20, 2015 8:44 PM

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