Episode 7 of Rock Talk welcomes Vio-Lence and BPMD guitarist Phil Demmel
Demmel is a founding member of Vio-Lence, having been there when the band first formed in 1985 under the moniker Death Penalty. He spent the 90s working with Torque, before joining Machine Head in 2003. There, Phil spent 15 years providing crushing and massive riffs to countless fans.
Upon moving on in 2018, he filled in for Slayer briefly in place of Gary Holt, and in 2019 re-joined the current incarnation of Vio-Lence. Alongside that, he also joined up with Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, former Dream Theater), and Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) to form BPMD, who released their first album (a 70's cover album called "American Made") on June 12th.
Phil also announced in January that he plans to release several solo works, including the already-released track "The Permanent Decay" (featuring former bandmate and Sacred Reich drummer Dave McClain, alongside Megadeth's David Ellefson and Bleeding Throughs Brandon Schieppati), under the name Echoes of Reckoning.
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