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Demiurg - Biography



Demiurg is the spawn of Paganizer/Ribspreader The band was conceived early 2006 and was initially meant to be another outlet of primitive death metal. The concept, however, evolved into something more unique and exciting. During the process of writing material a plethora of non-death metal elements drew their part to the outcome. Together with the obvious brutality and groove found in bands like Bolt Thrower, Grave or Edge of Sanity, the material was also injected with more diverse ideas derived from the sound of bands like Satyricon and Sepultura, thus creating something not entirely prone to be labeled oldschool death metal. During this process the need of a capable bass player arose as the material would benefit from playing beyond the usual simplistic bass lines of much brutal music. Invited into the project was then Johan Berglund from Swedish modern metal act This Haven, as he had the talent and chops to add the most challenging bass lines. Inspired by such greats as Death and Sadus, his playing added greatly to the Demiurg sound. From the start of this project the legendary musician and producer Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity/Nightingale) was enrolled to produce the debut album as well as play the drums. However, as Demiurg's sound evolved the need of a truly great drummer arose and thus Ed Warby of Gorefest stepped in. With Ed firmly placed on the drum stool Dan Swanö could concentrate on playing guitars and arranging keyboards. To top off the mix of musicians, and add the last drop of magic to the band, Pär Johansson of Satariel fame was enrolled to handle all clean vocal parts, as well as some of the higher growling in Demiurg.