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There are 8 bands and two artists called Damien:-
1: A hardcore/metal band from Sweden
2. A thrash metal band from Sweden
3: An indie-pop/postpunk band from Italy
4: An American classic heavy metal band
5: A one-off electronic death-metal/industrial noise project
6: A Norwegian metal band
7: A Russian sympho-metal band
8: A French musician releasing on AIR's Record Makers label.
9: A Malaysian death metal band.
10. A Croatian trance -based DJ.

1: Damien is a hardcore/metal-band (the expression is worn out, but it works) hailing from Karlstad, Sweden. The band was formed in early 2003 by four guys with lots of experience from other Swedish bands, some more successful than others. Originally, Damien started out as a quartet but after only a few rehearsals a second guitarist was recruited to second evolve the sound and make the live performances heavier and more massive.

After a couple of months rehearsing the band was asked to play the infamous Deadfest in Linköping (Sweden) with bands like Walls of Jericho and Undying. Damien’s performance was a complete success and the response was way better than expected. The band was of course psyched about this and went home to Karlstad to rehearse even more. This resulted in a couple of more live shows and finally a five song demo recording during the summer of 2004.

Once again the response was overwhelming and Damien was elected “Best in Sweden” (band of the month) in Swedens biggest metal magazine, Close-Up Magazine #73. This also resulted in a song (“Trucido”) on the free sampler that comes with every number of the magazine. The feature gave the band attention and a couple of record labels showed their interest in Damien, however, nothing has been signed yet.

Current line-up:
P-G: Vocals
Anders Forsell: Guitar
Per Nilsson: Guitar
Anders Carlborg: Bass
Martin Magnusson: Drums


2: Damien was a thrash metal band from Sweden formed in 1982. The band split up in 1988 after releasing four demos and an EP called Requiem of Death, their most well-known release.


1986 - Onslaught without Mercy (Demo)
1986 - Hammer of the Gods (Demo)
1987 - Chapter One (Demo)
1988 - Chapter II (Demo)
1988 - Requiem for the Dead (EP)


3: Enrico, Ernesto and Damiano are Damien*, they come from Pesaro, Italy and their new LP, Crippled Cute, is available from October 15th on Suiteside Records.

Enrico Boccioletti: vocals, guitar
Ernesto Marchetti: bass guitar
Damiano Simoncini: drums


4: There is another band called Damien, an american heavy metal band from Toledo, Ohio. They won a MTV's band contest, then released their firt album: Every Dog Has Its Day in 1988.

The lineup:

Randy Mikelson
Chuck Stohl
Fritz Adamshick
Kevin Kekes
Johnny Cappelletty

Every Dog Has Its Day
Stop This War
Angel Juice


5: Damien is also a industrial death metal/ electronic noise band from Leicester- England, who created their first album (Unsuspecting Victims) in 2001. They produced memorable tracks such as "Maw Maw Shnappy Shnappy Maw" and "Moistland".


9: A death metal band hailing from Malaysia. They released one EP entitled "Jahiliah" in 2003. They feature ex-members of Malaysian death metal cult Brain Dead.

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