STREAMING: Bedemon’s “Lord Of Desolation”

By: Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012


Pentagram frontman Bobby Liebling has received much deserved attention for his comeback from a harrowing addiction and the revival of his musical career, not to mention late in life fatherhood. A few of his former bandmates might not have dealt with the same demons but they’ve had their share of tough times seeing their musical vision realized.

Bedemon, featuring former Pentagram members co-founder Geof O’Keefe (drums) and Randy Palmer (guitar) along with original Bedemon bassist Mike Matthews and new vocalist Craig Junghandel, will finally release their second album Symphony Of Shadows via Svart Records on October 23. The album dates to 2002, when Palmer recorded rhythm tracks before a car accident ended his life.

The band says: “The songs are mostly Randy’s compositions, with Geof contributing two songs, Mike contributing one and another track, ‘Son of Darkness,’ loosely based on the classic ‘Child of Darkness’ was equally co-written by Randy, Geof and Mike during the recording sessions back in April of 2002.”

Symphony of Shadows will be released as a CD and deluxe 2-LP vinyl set. Stream the track “Lord Of Desolation” below and get in touch with the band here.

  • roadrunner

    Oh my.. this is so amazing !! Great, bad & hella deep. I love u guys & this song is so damn sick ! I cant wait to get this album. Thanks for not giving up on your music & your fans. …. peace nate , san jose ca.

  • stahlseele (Steelsoul)

    Good stuff but it sounds like a depressive Deep Purple or Sabbath song. Nothing new, and one song doesn´t made an album! Waiting for more!

  • Mike Matthews

    Thanks for the mention, Decibel, very much appreciated. One correction though, I was/am an original member of Bedemon but was never a member of Pentagram. Best,
    Mike Matthews
    Bedemon bassist/guitarist/composer

    • jmnorton

      Thanks Mike! We’ve corrected the mention above. Thanks for reading.

  • Dragon

    It’s taken literal decades for this release to manifest but I have an advance copy of it and it’s an amazingly remarkable album. Not quite worth the 20 some year wait but hey, ’tis better late than never. Good stuff.