Kapow! The top 15 bands named after comic book superheroes (and supervillains)
Staffordshire-based Demon originally came to prominence during the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, before adopting a more prog-oriented direction with their 1983 album The Plague. Despite several line-up changes the band continue to record and tour whilst maintaining a loyal and hardcore cult following throughout Europe.
The Demon was created by the legendary artist/writer Jack Kirby for DC Comics in 1972. You will be unsurprised to hear that the character (also named Etrigan) is, in fact, a demon from Hell. The Demon was originally based in Gotham City, leading to numerous team-ups with Batman.
Flash were a short-lived prog band of the early 1970s fronted by former Yes guitarist Peter Banks and including another Yes alumnus, keyboardist Tony Kaye. (The clip above shows a cheeky detail from the cover of Flash’s self-titled debut album, released in 1971.) Flash morphed into a combo called Empire, which was fronted by Banks’ wife, who went by the unlikely name of Sydney Foxx.
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