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Babylon A.D., Choke Chain, Aware, Tin Zelkova

Fri Jun 7th, 2024 at 6:00PM


Whisky A Go Go
8901 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Formed in 1987, Babylon A.D. hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Original members, Derek Davis vocalist/songwriter, guitarists and music writers John Mathews and Ron Freschi, drummer James Pacheco and bassist Robb Reid all met in high school, playing in rival bands before they began playing together and becoming one of the top drawing original Hard Rock bands in Northern CA.

Locating to Hollywood CA in late 1988, the band soon made a name for themselves with their powerful live performances and catchy song writing skills.

In 1989 Babylon A.D. caught the attention of Arista Records president and industry music mogul Clive Davis, who signed them at a live showcase in Los Angeles thanks to their impressive three song demo and a home made video.

Their self-titled album Babylon A.D. was released in 1990 and included their hard rock classic hits Bang Go The Bells, Hammer Swings Down and The Kid Goes Wild, which was the trailer song and promotional video for Orion Pictures (ROBO COP 2).

The band scored three #1 songs at Metal Radio and reached Gold status on their first release, which spent 38 weeks on the Billboard top 200, peaking at # 46.

Their sophomore effort (Nothing Sacred) released in 1992 produced two more top-ten metal rockers. Bad Blood and So Savage the Heart. Constant touring throughout the early 1990s and several MTV videos made them one of hard rock fans favorite bands.

After spending several years with Arista Records the band signed with Apocalypse Records in 1999 and released Live In Your Face, a compilation of live tracks recorded at various cities across America. Their next release American Blitzkrieg soon followed in 2002 and both CDs were well received by critics and fans alike.

In 2008 the band released Babylon A.D. In The Beginning on Perris Records, a compilation of songs from the original demo tapes that secured them their recording contract with Arista Records.

After a long hiatus the band started playing and recording again in 2014. Touring across the States and Europe releasing a four song E.P and another album, the latest Revelation Highway was released in 2018 on Frontiers Records, Four videos and more touring followed through the beginning of 2020.

Fast forward to 2023, BABYLON A.D. is Back! The band is excited to announce the new live concert recording, Live Lightning from Perris Records.

The new album includes their top-ten rock-radio classic hits Hammer Swings Down, Kid Goes Wild, Bang Go The Bells from their debut release, their hit Bad Blood from the Nothing Sacred album and songs from their studio albums American Blitzkrieg, The Lost Sessions and their last release Revelation Highway are all featured.

The fourteen hard rocking tracks on Live Lightning showcase the high-energy, powerful live performances that Babylon A.D. is renowned for and the band plans on hitting the road in support of the new album. Get Yours HERE

8901 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Get Directions)

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