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 1989 Babylon A.D. caught the attention of Arista Records President and industrymusic 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 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 status 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. In 2001 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. They also played the “2015 “Monsters of Rock Cruise” and select dates across the U.S. In 2016 the band played more rock festivals “Bang Your Head” Festival in Balingen, Chicago’s “Rock&Skull” fest and once again the “Monsters of Rock Cruise”.
The band recently returned from touring Germany and England as well as playing select dates across the U.S. On Nov 10th, 2017 the band released their 7th album titled “Revelation Highway’’ on Frontiers Music SRL Records. The new album has generated great reviews from critics and fans alike. The band has also just released three singles and videos from the new album, “Crash and Burn”, I’m No Good For You” and “One Million Miles” and has another single in the works for 2018 Saturday Night.
Babylon A.D. is excited about the coming year and is booking shows throughout the U.S. UK and Europe.
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