Formed in 1988, Babylon A.D. hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Original members, Derek Davis vocalist/songwriter, guitarists and music writer John Matthews, Drummer Jamey Pacheco and bassist Eric Pacheco were all in childhood rival bands. 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 was released in 1990 which included their hard rock classic hits (Bang Go The Bells) (Hammer Swings Down) (Desperate) and (The Kid Goes Wild) which was the trailer song and video for Orion Pictures ROBO COP 2. The band scored three number one songs at Metal radio and reached gold on their first release. Their sophomore effort (Nothing Sacred) released in 1992 produced two more 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 favorites.
After spending several years with Arista, the band signed with Apocalypse Records in 1999 and released (Live In Your Face), a compilation of live tracks recorded at various city’s throughout the United States. The bands next release (American Blitzkrieg), soon followed in 2002 and both CDs were well received by critics and fans alike. In 2006 the band released Babylon A.D. (In The Beginning) on Apocalypse/Perris Records. Songs from the original demo tapes that secured them their record deal with Arista Records.
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