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Powered by a hyperactive and ultra-aggressive attitude illustrated by home movies on the band's website involving Jackass-style antics -- lighting pubic hair on fire, bicycling down stairs, slapping each other, vomiting -- Demiricous are a band founded on speed and thrash. Frustrated by the lack of new American bands tracing the footsteps of Pantera and Slayer, vocalist/bassist Nate Olp, guitarist Scott Wilson, and drummer Chris Cruz formed the foundation of the group on Halloween of 2001. Former Upheaval guitarist Ben Parrish joined up half a year later, adding skillful solos to the mix and likening them more closely to their icons. In 2005, Metal Blade Records signed Demiricous on the merits of their self-released EP, and the group released its debut record, One (Hellbound), in June of that year. After tightening their live show, which prominently featured Olp's spinning pinwheel of hair, they supported Exodus, King Diamond, and Malevolent Creation and eventually landed a spot on the main stage at The New England Hardcore and Metal Fest. Soon after, they returned to the studio to record their second album, Two (Poverty), released in October of 2007.
Demiricous is a death/thrash metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana formed by Nate Olp, Scott Wilson, Ben Parrish, and Christopher Cruz. In 2005, they self-released a demo which caught the attention of Metal Blade. After the release of their first album, Christopher Cruz left the band and was later replaced by Dustin Boltjes. In 2008, Scott Bronner (MercyKill, Legion) joined the band, replacing Scott Wilson, and Mike Morgan (Summon The Destroyer, Christ Beheaded) replaced Ben Parrish.
Their debut album, One (Hellbound) was recorded and mixed at Planet-Z Studios with Zeuss (Hatebreed, The Red Chord, Shadows Fall) in June 2005 and released later that year. Following this the band set out on a tour with Himsa in late 2006.
It has also been stated that the band's name, Demiricous, has no significant meaning at all and is just a made up word. The band has already gained a worldwide fanbase with their debut album, and has earned the respect and praise of metal icons Slayer.
Their follow-up album, Two (Poverty), was released in 2007 by Metal Blade Records.
The band is also featured on the bonus disc of Byzantine's Salvation DVD, in a segment entitled "Shoe Fight", which was filmed in September 2006 when the two bands were on tour together.