Babylon A.D. are proud to be one of the few rock bands that have all original founding members. Derek Davis, vocalist/songwriter, guitarists’ and music writers, John Mathews and Ron Freschi, drummer Jamey Pacheco and bassist Robb Reid.
Formed in 1987, Babylon A.D. hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. In 1988 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 Fall of 1989 and included their hard rock classic hits (Bang Go The Bells) (Hammer Swings Down) and (The Kid Goes Wild), which also was the trailer song and video for Orion Pictures “ROBO COP 2.” The band scored three #1 songs at metal radio and reached gold on their first release, which spent 38 weeks in the billboard top 200 reaching #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 favorites.
After spending several years on 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’ throughout the United States. July 4, 2000 the band released their third studio album (American Blitzkrieg) both CDs were well received by critics and fans alike. In 2008 the band released (In The Beginning) on Apocalypse/Perris Records, a compilation of songs from the original demo tapes that secured them their original recording contract with Arista Records.
In 2014, Babylon A.D. returned to the rock world with an 4 song E.P. titled “Lost Sessions/Fresno, CA 93” a collection of songs that had been found on an old reel tape that had never been released. The band played several dates across the U.S. and also played the “Firefest Rock Festival” in Nottingham England.
In March In 2015 the band released a live record “LIVE@XXV” to celebrate their 25 years of recording together. In 2015 they were invited to play the “Monsters of Rock Cruise” and select dates across the U.S. 2016 saw the band play more rock festivals along with The “Bang Your Head” Festival in Balingen Germany, Chicago’s “Rock’N’Skull” fest and once again the “Monsters of Rock Cruise”.
Currently the band has just finished their forth studio album titled “Revelation Highway'” witch is scheduled for release in Nov, 2017 on Frontiers Music SRL Records.
The band is very excited and honored to be included in the family of legendary major record label Frontiers Music SRL Records. Babylon A.D. will be playing new songs from the forthcoming album at select UK and Germany shows.
Aug 25th 2017 Hair Metal Heaven Rock Fest, Hull U.K
Aug 28th 2017 The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes U.K
Aug 30th 2017 Matrix Bochum, Bochum Germany
Sept 1st 2017 Punchy Cats, Litchtenfels Germany