Demons 2021

Demons, the aggressive rock project of longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, has released another new track, “Ravage,” off the band’s upcoming LP, Privation. Hailing from Norfolk, VA, Demons has set out to push back on every social, personal, and political construct on their latest record. Following the album’s first single, “Play Acting Virtue,” their latest track takes the fury up a notch, ripping at the seams with bold conviction that leaves us hungry for more.

Privation is set for release on April 30 via Spartan Records and is now available for pre-order.

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Atreyu- 2021

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