Aztec Demon

Drogheda 1980 - 1983

Line up;
Sean Clinton Vocals
Anthony McQuillan Lead Guitar
Martin Lambe Rhythm Guitar
David Dennis Bass
Paul Berrill Drums

Picture supplied by Dom Gradwell

Known as the youngest band on the Drogheda scene, they started out by rehearsing in any venue they could used around Drogheda. Their style is described as (Metal), in the local press. The Demons scored support slots with Mama's Boys & Katmandu at Joey Marhers, both in early '81, and the Teen Commandments at the Drogheda Sports Centre.

Aztec Demon played the support slot at all the main local venues such as the Milestone, Joey Mahers, Sports Centre, Farrelly's Road House to the bigger bands touring the country.

In February '82 Aztec Demon decided to split up temporary.
Apparently a problem developed in the group over gear, so the lads decided to part until everyone of them each had his own equipment.
Said drummer, Paul Berrill younger brother of the B.B. who is presently working with a band on the continent: “Each band member has three months to save and get his gear together because as a group all we do is spend, spend, spend”.
“And anyway it will also give us a chance to get new ideas because we all felt we were getting into a rut musically”.
Before they split Demon had a session at which they composed three new numbers.
Regarded by most gig goers as a very lively outfit the Aztec Demons had a great reputation musically on the local scene. I look forward to them reforming. Waterford News & Star

In May 1982 Aztec Demon reform.

In August 1983 Martin and Paul form a band called Mailstorm with Paddy Campbell on bass, this only a short lived affair. By December Martin, Paul & David Dennis are in Witch Haven with Gerard Brady on vocals. Witch Heaven are included on a 15 track cassette tape featuring Drogheda bands.

03/01/1981 Joey Mahers, Drogheda with Katmandu

27/02/1981 Joey Mahers, Drogheda with Mamas Boys

08/03/1981 Sports Centre, Drogheda Stardust Fund Concert with Prophecy, Electra Glide, Screaming Demon, Bommer Band, John Flood & the Floodlights. The concert raises over £800.

26/06/1981 Sports Centre, Drogheda with Prophecy

16/05/1982 Rossnaree Hotel with The Outcasts, The Pretty, Exile In Kingdom. This is a charity concert.

 

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