28 Years Ago: DEATH SS release Heavy Demons

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28 Years Ago: DEATH SS release Heavy Demons

When I started with the band I was very young and I wanted to break the world. When I then reformed Death SS in 1988 I simply had the purpose to start a professional music career, which could grow artistically over the time. I was never interested in making money with music, but rather to be totally free to express myself in the best way I believed, without any kind of restriction. Surely I'll have made some mistakes during this long journey, but looking back I have no regrets and probably I would do the same things I did again.

Steve Sylvester / Death SS interview, Iron Fist #6, 2013

DEATH SS released their third album, Heavy Demons, on this day in 1991.

When I founded the band in 1977, I found [it] very original to make an impersonation of each member of the group", he says, "a character taken from the gothic-horror imaginary. It was something that was visually linked to the themes expressed in our music. The characters had always remained the same, but they have had an aesthetic evolution over time, that has gone hand in hand with the evolution of our music.

Steve Sylvester / Death SS interview, Iron Fist #6, 2013