"The Groovetube E.P." (Self-produced; 2003)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter


Imagine, if you will, a band featuring former members of thrashers Dearly Beheaded, folk-rockers Skyclad, pop-rockers The Outfield, and rap-metallers One Minute Silence. Oh, you canít imagine that either? It's difficult, isn't it? But it is a reality. "It" is D-Void.

D-Void is the product of four unique angles to rock'n'roll. Despite the band members past associations with the aforementioned bands, the fundamental sound of D-Void is something rooted in a funky groove that combines elements of King's X soul, Faith No More's rock leanings, and Incubus' organic origins.

And to think that D-Void are an English band should only confuse matters further. However, you'd be hard pressed to find any true 'English' sounding sections on this demo. "The Groovetube E.P." has five tracks all of which are solid enough and not lacking for energy.

D-Void is a good choice for fans of King's X, Faith No More, and Incubus.

"The Groovetube E.P." was produced by D-Void. The production is suitable for a demo, but the skills of the musicians shine through the production.

D-Void: John Knight on vocals; David Ray on guitar; Kevin Jackson on bass; Simon Dawson on drums.

For more information visit http://www.dvoidmusic.com

"Down in Codes" (Demo; 2001)

Reviewed by Snidermann


Demos are an important part of the whole rock'n'roll process. Without them, how could great unknown bands possibly get their music to the masses? The problem with three song demos is that you get just a vague idea of what a band sounds like. Personally, I like to hear ten or eleven songs before I make a decision about whether I like a particular band or not.

That being said, as much as I prefer full length CDs, d-void's "Down In Codes" is a step above your regular three song demo. Considering that this band is made up of ex-members of Fifth Season, Dearly Beheaded and Skyclad, however, this isn't surprising. All three tunes on this CD are strong rock'n'roll music with obvious talent filling them out. This band is as good or better then just about any act out there today and if they donít get a record deal soon, I just don't know what the fuck those record companies are looking for.

D-void is rock solid and I can't wait to hear more from them so a) I can make a more informed judgment about their sound and b) 'cause I'm ready to hear more now! D-void kicks solid metal ass. 

D-Void: John Knight - Vocals; Simon Dawson - Drums; David Ray - Guitar; Kevin Jackson - Bass.

For more info, check out http://www.dvoidmusic.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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