Monday, November 27, 2006

Music: Desmo Donté

The combining of Goth and funk may not seem like the obvious mix but Hollywood based goth/funk band Desmo Donté proved it worked back in 1997 with a line-up including Riccardo Boccanegra on vocals, Watts Yoshizawa on drums, Killjo on guitar, and Torin Monahan on bass.

Unfortunately now defunct as a band, at least with the line-up that Torin Monahan was part of, you can get a demo album - “Divinity, Soul, Ritual” - from Monahan’s time with the band for free at Monahan’s website. Well worth a listen.

They recorded a song, included on a Dracula tribute album, entitled “Into the Sun”, which is the first track on “Divinity, Soul, Ritual.”

The chorus takes in some of the major players from the vampire genre, both major genre actors and historical figures tied into the genre:

“Vlad the Impaler, Christopher Lee
Bela Lugosi was coming for me
Elizabeth Báthory was something to see
When she was only 103”


Nicki said...

It's too bad they're not around together anymore, they were a great band!

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Thanks for the comment Nicki, I discovered the band via the web-links I posted and the Divinity, Soul, Ritual album is superb.