by many to be the original true U.S. doom band....
by the goriest of fright films and the most menacing of music at the
time, guitarist/composer/journalist/author Randy Palmer churned out the
very first doom songs written on North American soil. This understated
innovator recruited the help of his band mates, PENTAGRAM co-founders
Geof O’Keefe (drums) and Bobby Liebling (vocals) as well as schoolmate
Mike Matthews (bass). Throughout the 1970s, the band recorded numerous
sinister, doom-drenched slabs of metallic gold — Black Sabbath were
Palmer’s idols — that illegally floated around on sub-standard bootlegs
for decades. Finally, in 2004 to much fanfare, these rough,
never-intended-for-public recordings were collected, repaired and
released as Child of Darkness: From the Original Master Tapes.
a decade in the making, BEDEMON now proudly issues their sophomore
release, Symphony of Shadows. Shortly after completing recording of the
basic rhythm tracks in April 2002, band founder Randy Palmer was
involved in a tragic car accident and passed away in August of that
year. O’Keefe, Matthews and new vocalist Craig Junghandel worked with
recording engineer Shawn Hafley over the next decade to finish the
project both in tribute to Randy and also because they felt so
passionate about the strength of the material; the result is nine
bone-crushingly heavy slices of pure 70s-flavored doom metal." - SVART Records
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 06 April, 2013.