Our first gig ever was in our local town, and was set up by none others than ourselves. facing crushing self doubt, tons of alcohol and really short set we barely managed to pull through.
Everything went a little quiet after that since we had rough times getting gigs...
We wanted to get another guitar player so we could evolve as a band. Yusof Al-Farra was a friend of Ben and was looking for a band so we gave him the spot.
This was also the year we had the pleasure of sharing stage with some of the local big boys. During a weekend we spent time with Mental Coma and Livløs playing at Rust one night and Infected Festival the other. This was the first and last appearance of Yusof on stage.
Yusof decided to leave due to lack of time and different interests.
So far touring Denmark with Red Warzawa.
17'th April - Just got home from Russia
... To be continued
Ben “Polle” had written 5 songs with the intention of making a band, when by coincidence Bjørn had bought his first bass guitar. Being friends from primary school we shared a common intrest for heavy metal and decided to join forces and create our own music.
A couple of days went about looking for a drummer, until Ben met Christian Albrektsen at a local concert. A couple of beers and some heavy tunes later we decided to invite Chris into the band.
As for the bands name our first name was “Radtskaffen” a combination of Bens last name and the Danish word “Retskaffen” (Righteous). As for the time it worked out since our lyrics were Danish and semi-political.
First rehersal was located inside of Ben’s childhood room. A tiny 10-ish m2 room in a village in the middle of nowhere. Barely fitting in there, we managed to get through the first 5 songs and desperatly searched for another practice space.
So while moving our gear around Zealand for a year we finally managed to set up a gig in our home town Frederikssund.
As time went by more songs were written and we decided to switch from Danish to English lyrics. This also resulted in a slight genre change going from punk to a more heavy-ish metal.
We still managed to get a gig at “Punx Undead”, a monthly punk show located in the heart of Copenhagen.
Besides playing a few gig this year, we tried to record our first demo named “Worldwide Anarchy”.
We played a gig at Lygten where we met the sound engineer Henning Nymand (who also happens to be the founder and guitar player for the Danish cult band Red Warszawa)
The concert was recorded and later released as “Live at lygten”.
Fun fact: This was also the night we got to play with our friends from Kurgan (Danish Melodic Death) the first time.
This was the year everything changed.
Ben and Bjørn had some needs to play faster, more aggressive and intense music than they had ever done before. This resulted in the side project named “Knark Kalas”, an experimental punk band featuring Emil from Shocktilstand (DK/NO Hardcore punk) and Max Petrén, an old friend of Ben.
Being more satisfied with the product of Knark Kalas, Ben got burned out from Radtskaffen and decieded to put down the project for a while.
After a while, a discussion was brought up between Ben and Chris about the future of the band. Ben wanted a more extreme direction where as Chris was satisfied with the current at the time product. This led to Chris leaving the band due to musical differences.
Looking for a new drummer we asked Max from Knark Kalas to fill in the meantime. Over time Max decided to become a full member and we slowly started to record our debut material “Ghoul”.
Over the months we spent a lot of time recording and writing material.
Ghoul was released August 7, 2018
Max also realised the need of another guitar player and started to join the hunt. time went by and Max met a guy at a bar named Aria Douzandeh-Mobbarez.
Aria turned out to be a very skilled guitar player and was asked by Max to come over for a jam session with Ben and Bjørn. Times went by and Aria turned out to be a quick learner and came up with a lot of possibilities and ideas.
This was when we had the idea of changing our name. New lineup, new music and even a new practice space. Going for a more international appeal we changed our name from Radtskaffen to Demolizer (the act of demolishing shit basically)
Ben managed to get a gig at a local venue, just to test out the new material and told Aria that if he could learn the 5-6 songs before the gig, he would get the job. Which he did.
One random day a guy contacted the band about a Russian tour (to take place in April 2019). Us being us we were intrigued and said yes. The booking firm wanted to get some live video of the band for promotional purposes. This was quite a challange since gigs still weren’t hanging on trees and we had a few feuds with some local bands and venues.
Ben decided to try his luck and contacted Henning Nymand (Red Warszawa) and asked if by any chance Demolizer could warm up for RW. A deal was made and Demolizer got to tour with RW in Denmark
Christian Albrektsen - Drums 2014-2018
Yusof Al-Farra - Guitar 2017-2017
Yusof Al-Farra - Guitar 2017-2017