Xander Demos is a hard rock/metal artist based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He fronts his own solo band called XDB, and he also performs with a national tribute act called James Rivera’s Sabbath Judas Sabbath. He has appeared as a supporting act for Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob, Buckethead, UFO, Lizzy Borden, and Kip Winger. His music has been compared to Rusty Cooley, Neil Zaza, Steve Vai, Shawn Lane, and Michael J Romeo.
Xander Demos has released a song titled, “Under a Darkened Sky,” which can he heard at his Reverbnation page. When I listened to the song, I could hear that he’s got a lot of talent as a guitarist; musically, the song is a very solid hard rock track. When it comes to the vocals, I thought I was hearing a very similar inflection that would be used by Geoff Tate, the former lead singer of Queensryche, on some of Queensryche’s classic releases. The vocals are good, but I had to keep reminding myself that it wasn’t Geoff Tate that I was hearing.
Overall, “Under a Darkened Sky” is a rather sold hard rock track, and I could easily hear it being included in a playlist with artists such as Queensryche, Dio, and Iron Maiden.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. You can check out Xander Demos for yourself at: