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Bedemon (early Pentagram): ‘Child of Darkness’ to See Reissue

Bedemon - Child of DarknessRelapse Records is proud to announce the official re-release of Bedemon’s archival recordings, Child of Darkness. Widely considered America’s first doom metal band, Bedemon formed in 1973 and consisted of original Pentagram members Randy Palmer, Geof O’Keefe, and Bobby Liebling. The group was an offshoot of Pentagram, with a darker and doomier tone. Bedemon recorded various sessions spanning from 1973-1979 which are being made available once again after being out-of-print for over 10 years.

Child of Darkness will be made available on CD/LP on February 24th. Pre-Orders are available via Relapse Records while the title track is available for listening via YouTube below or over on Soundcloud.

Additionally, the release includes extensive liner notes from original members Mike Matthews and Geof O’Keefe and is a must for fans of Pentagram or traditional doom metal. Bedemon’s Child of Darkness is truly a crucial glimpse into the nihilistic minds that gave birth to an entire genre!

Bedemon is:

  • Randy Palmer (deceased): visionary songwriter and guitarist
  • Mike Matthews: bass and lead guitars
  • Geof O’Keefe: drums and lead guitar
  • Bobby Liebling: lead vocals

Track list:

  1. Child Of Darkness
  2. Enslaver Of Humanity
  3. Frozen Fear
  4. One-Way Road
  5. Serpent Venom
  6. Last Call
  7. Drive Me To The Grave
  8. Into The Grave
  9. Skinned
  10. Through The Gates Of Hell
  11. Touch The Sky
  12. Child Of Darkness II
  13. Time Bomb
  14. Nighttime Killers
  15. Axe To Grind

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