"DEMON HERO" Available September 28th, 2018
Back To Clay
The Clay People return on Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables, an album that captures the band at a creative peak and was forged from what was at times a tenuous, cathartic and finally unifying recording process that saw Neet seek help for addiction only to return reinvigorated and focused on his creation.
On Demon Hero Neet takes on the corrupting influence of modern politics, the silver tongue of the modern demagogue, the ills of groupthink and the band’s experience with the music industry. “I’ve been plagiarized. I’ve been beat up. I’ve been manipulated….And we’ve got nothing left to lose,” Neet confesses on the anthem “Bloodletter.”
The record captures the band’ at its best navigating what Neet has previously described as trying to find common ground between electronic acts like The Chemical Brothers and the dark bravado of bands like Tool.
The Clay People’s self-titled album was released on Mercury/Slipdisc records. The furiously propulsive lead single “Awake” climbed the radio charts. The band toured with Disturbed, Stained, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Static X, Stabbing Westward and Filter.
“Awake” was featured in films such as Strangeland, Universal Soldier 2, and Marked For Death.
Neet admits that for the first time the influential band that he started first as a dark pop band, morphed into an electronic industrial act and finally was forged into a force of nature that he carried on his back for years is now being shepherded by his bandmates in McGarvey and Dinsmore.
The band called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero.Chris Wyse of The Hollywood Vampires, Ace Feehly, The Cult and OWL, contributed bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite “Strange Day” and “Gen RX.” Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward and one-time Clay People member contributed keys. Wade Alin who added programming to the band’s self titled release returns on Demon Hero.
Dinsmore and McGarvey produced the album turning to producer Neil Kernon (Nile, Queenrcyche, Nevermore) for the final mix.
The release of Demon Hero will be accompanied by a full release of the band’s back catalog, a series of music videos and, perhaps most importantly, touring to support the release.