Gutter Demons biography
Three years since their unholy birth, the Gutter Demons have been tearing up the scene across Canada and the States with their intense stage shows, raucous rock n’ roll music,
red-blooded rockabilly roots, punk potency, and downright dirty musicianship.
Becoming Canada’s most recognized disciples of Macabre, they have quickly gained a strong following by playing their unique brand of mutant Psychobilly.
Winter 2002 saw the birth of Gutter Demons which started as a side project put together by
the members of Neo-Rockabilly band Rosekill.
It was clear from day one that the voodoo rhythm of Custom Pat, the frenzy bass slapping of Flipper, and the riffs & roars of sick minded Johnny Toxik, would have to be preaching their hard-hitting psychobilly gospel to the masses.
With that they quickly record their self titled 6 song Ep, pressed at 300 copies. The rawness of that effort earned them respect not only from the psychobilly scene but also from all other sub-cultures. Which allowed them to play all over Quebec, Ontario and the US east coast, gaining a loyal fan base as well as sparking an interest with the media at home and abroad.
Halloween 2003 marked the release for Enter the Demonz, their full length independent album, of which the 3rd pressing was licensed to Pirates Records.
The album combined with the release of the 7’’ Human Remains on the Dutch label Fantoom Records created an international demand.
2004 was going to be a determinant year, sharing the stage with Nashville Pussy, U.K Subs, Reverend Horton Heat, Left Over Crack and twice with The Misfits. Their touring brought them to NYC for the Drop Dead festival and Troma Films 30th anniversary party as well as The Wrecker’s Ball in Hollywood, to name a few. Gutter Demons were also featured on several compilations (Zombie Night in Canada, Kicked Outta Purgatory) and continued to be regulary promoted in Canadian, American, and European publications and radio.
Their song Enter the Demons was licensed to the L.A. based Got2Be hair products which is used in one of their TV & radio commercials.
2005 Should be another promissing year for Gutter Demons, they appear in the backdrop of a bar scene in a local B movie by Psychejunk Productions called Going Ape.
A Canadian tour is in the works with U.K legends The Vibrators as well as the release of a 2nd album. Keep your eyes pealed, the twisted and disturbed sound of the Gutter Demons is on the rise !
On September 29th, 2008, exclaim.ca reported that the band was calling it quits after a series of farewell shows.
Custom Pat: Drums
Johnny Toxik: Guitar, vocals
Flipper: Upright bass