BABYLON A.D. is BACK!
After a long hiatus, the band has re-united with all original members. Derek Davis vocalist/songwriter, guitarists’ and music writers, Dan De La Rosa and Ron Freschi, drummer Jamey Pacheco and bassist Robb Reid. Formed in 1988, Babylon A.D. hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. 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 in1990 and included their hard rock classic hits (Bang Go The Bells) (Hammer Swings Down) (Desperate) 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 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’ throughout the United States. In 2002 the band released (American Blitzkrieg) and 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 record deal with Arista Records.
In 2014, Babylon A.D. returned with an E.P. titled “Lost Sessions/Fresno, CA 93” a collection of songs that had been found on an old reel tape that had never released. The band played several dates across the U.S. and also played the “Firefest Rock Festival” in Nottingham England.
In March 2015 the band released their new live record “LIVE@XXV” to celebrate their 25 years of recording and performing together. The band has currently been playing several dates across the U.S. and just completed three shows on the 2015 “Monsters of Rock Cruise”. More dates are being added for the rest of 2015 and the band is happy to announce they have just been added to the “Monsters of Rock” west coast cruise for 2016.
Theresa Minjares, Booking Agent