Bedemon is not a band in the normal sense of the word. Bedemon is seen by some as the pre-runner to, or an offshoot of, the legendary doom band Pentagram. Members involved with Bedemon joined Pentagram and some Bedemon songs were re-recorded by Pentagram. The entanglement of both acts is hard to follow, and best explained on their official homepage. Bedemon made various recordings since 1973 but never released a full album. Most tracks got released on self-produced tapes. Musically Bedemon is influenced by bands like Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath, and their music is best described as proto-doom or pre-doom. Various original members decided to reunite in 2001 to re-record old work.
|Night Of The Demon||1988||None||Unreleased Demo|
|Child Of Darkness||1998||Doom Records||Unreleased|
|Child Of Darkness: From The Original Master Tapes||2005||Black Widow||CD|
P.O. Box 179
San Miguel, CA 93451
E-mail Mike Matthews: email@example.com
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|Child Of Darkness: From The Original Master Tapes (2005)|
|The only release by Bedemon is the 2005 album 'Child Of Darkness'. All earlier releases are bootlegs.|
The project originally split up in 1986, but it would later be reborn by the initiative of someone who had never been in the band. In 2001 Perry Grason, a musician and journalist, contacted three of the original members. One of them, Randy Palmer, passed away in 2002 in a car incident. It was then decided to collect the various recordings from the 1970's on one release and possibly make one album before letting both the memory, of Bedemon and Randy Palmer, rest in peace.
The 'Bedemon/Oppression Split', 'Night Of The Demon' and 'Child Of Darkness' are all test pressings that have been spotted in used records shops. None of them vere officially released.