Demist is a gothic/progressive/melodeath metal band from Belgrade, Serbia.
The band was first founded in 2008 by the two permanent members, the keyboard player Marko Lukic and vocal Dragica Maletic. Later on, the band has gone through several changes of members, that lead to the present, final line-up, including Ilija Markovic (bass), Stefan Gajic (guitar), and Mladen Jovanov (drums). The band members have been passionate about metal music for years; since 2008, the band has had many shows and gained loyal local followers – the trend to be continued with the new line-up as well, having many shows booked and being invited to many international demo festivals during 2015.
The musical influences are many, some of which are: Nightwish, Evanescence, Kamelot, Tristania, In Flames, Disturbed, Moonspell, Sins of Thy Beloved. The mixture of sounds results in a new twist on the well-known female-vocals-with-grunts formula; it has a new strength to it, an added driving force that separates the band’s sound from others. Demist songs range from the sweet, flowing melodies (as in Faith Remains and in the ballad Let it Rain) to the harder, heavier and darker songs (such as: Someone’s Mirror, Welcome to the Underworld and Nemesis). However, the band remains consistent in its recognizable style, constantly surprising the listener and drawing him deeper into the sound of Demist.
The band is currently waiting for the self-released debut album Guilt and Pleasures, which contains 10 tracks loosely connected around the them of the album title: the contrasts between our needs and our morality. The two singles: Faith Remains and Someone’s Mirror have received great reviews, and the three new tracks that can be found on Soundcloud: Break the Chains, Pretty Eyes and Nemesis show a different, heavier influence, which has left the fans eagerly waiting for the entire release.