31 Years Ago: LUCIFER’S HERITAGE (pre BLIND GUARDIAN) release Symphonies of Doom demo

Great band name, good demo. Somewhere between speed and heavy metal – the German sound of the time (GRAVE DIGGER and others). Released on this day in 1985.

Every night I hear thunder.
The shadow, can’t you see?
So one night I will follow.
The dark side reigns in me.

This song, Dead of the Night (guitar & vocals) has some similar parts to VIXEN’s Living in Sin from ’83.

You can hear this demo complete and remastered on the 2007 reissue of BLIND GUARDIAN’s first album, Battalions of Fear. Members of LUCIFER’S HERITAGE formed BLIND GUARDIAN after the second demo in ’86.