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Demonika and the Darklings


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Post-Punk Folk-Noir

Demonika and the Darklings’ music is a departure from most popular modern music, featuring violin in place of the traditional guitar. They create a unique sonic landscape of melancholy-tinged melodies and lyrical musings inspired by tales of the Redwood forests and personal growth.

Demonika’s voice is strong, soulful and invokes the energy of icons from the 60’s, such as Janis Joplin and Grace Slick.

The music, propelled forward by the rhythm section featuring DJ Darkly’s driving beats and coupled with Dv8’s melodic, solid bass lines, give the songs a danceable groove.

Devlyn on violin weaves through the songs with snakelike seductivity and gives the music an added warmth and emotion, providing a mirror to Demonika’s vocals and lyrics.

She also adds a bit of mystery and darkness with wails and groans from a theremin.

Demonika and the Darklings cover two songs that are sure to attract interest from music fans unfamiliar with Demonika and the Darklings. Their cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” proves that they can take on a song from a completely different genre and make it distinctly their own. With Ministry’s “Everyday is Halloween”
they breathe new life into an old goth classic.

John “Wee Wee” Napier (Ethyl Meatplow, Nitzer Ebb) co-produced their EP Venus Blush (2004), and full length CD Shelter (2008).

Demonika Darkly, Dv8 Darkly, and Devlyn Darkly are longtime friends who in 2002 decided to start making music together. Demonika took on vocals and lyrics. Dv8 began writing music on bass and with the program Reason. Devlyn, also working with Reason, added violin and theremin to the mix.


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  • abrasions

    I really like this band. Their album, Shelter, is very solid. They have a very unique sound that really works for them, mainly thanks to their full time violin player and groovy bassist with no guitar. Very interesting. I saw them perform at Nekrofest 2009 and they mesmerized me.

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • VampireViper

    Your three, You rock the fuck off my socks. All spring break so far all I have done is listedn to you girls. I so Love watching from the outside, and Blood at first bite. That reminds me of my vamperic presence lol. Well keep it comming. Viper

    3 Apr 2007 Reply

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