It’s not everyday a band swings through a city on a holiday weekend and gets to shoot fireworks, drink beer, and play not one, but two shows in the same week. We caught the second of the two shows on Friday night at the Red Room in Portland, Oregon, and I’ll be Doomed if Demon Lung didn’t treat us to a major Burning! Demon Lung, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada recently signed to Candlelight Records, is on tour in support of their debut 2013 release “The Hundredth Name” and we’re happy to support them.
After a pretty important safety meeting with the band, Demon Lung ignited the stage with “Binding of the Witch” the opening track from their brand new release “The Hundredth Name”. Lead singer Shanda Fredrick, drummer Jeremy Brenton, and guitarist Pat Burns combined to create a concept album that translates on the stage as a demonic witch and artistic dancer, struggling with power. Pounding other tracks such as “Devil’s Wind”, “Heathen Child”, and “Hollowed Ground”, Demon Lung’s low notes of distortion was distributed with dark spells and ferocious might!
In earlier discussions with Shanda and Jeremy, I discovered we all had a common interest and appreciation for all strains of music including Bluegrass all the Doom way to Death Metal. This is evident by the bands somewhat isolated diversity of tones and sessions of vibrating space. Shanda is a head-banger and by the end of the night if the music hasn’t Doomed you in, Shanda will with her strength and eloquence.
The current lineup seems a bit cloudy for Demon Lung with Shanda, Jeremy, Pat and what seemed to be fill-in replacements to complete the five-piece ensemble of evil. Having two guitars made the band sound a few Bong Hits heavier and that can never be a bad thing. From start to finish the 30 minute set delivered the goods and Portland now became victim to “The Hundredth Name”. You can check Demon Lung out on tour at a town near you this summer and into the fall. We HIGHly recommend!