Christopher as Satan

I donned the finery of a debonair Dennis Wheatley-esque Satanist in order to attend a rare UK performance by Daemonia, the band led by former Goblin keyboard maestro Claudio Simonetti, last Saturday night. He’s one from the left below, though sadly in this photo he isn’t sporting the fetching half-moon reading glasses – with spectacle cord – that he wore on the night.

The crowd at Slimelight was somewhat sparse, but counted amongst its number none other than Doug Bradley – Pinhead from Hellraiser. The band were outstanding, and played all the classic Dario Argento themes including Profondo Rosso and Suspira. They also performed a cheeky medley of Halloween and Tubular Bells in a jazz-rock style, and overall put on a stunning show of old-school prog-jazz classical-synth-rock soundtrackery.

It was a shame to miss the Sisters Of Transistors gig that the other two-thirds of the group attended, but if anything could equal that, it was surely Daemonia.


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