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Bring It On – Released!!!

April 13, 2019


Turkish Hard Rock Guitar God

Unveils Video for First Single “Bring It On”

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Elysium In Ashes out May 31st 

Turkish guitar wizard DEMIR DEMIRKAN has achieved rockstar status in his homeland and has relocated to Austin, TX to build his foundation here in the states. He’s launching things off with an electrifying music video for his lead single “Bring It On” that portrays a group of outsiders rebelling against the norms and pre-designed social stereotypes. The track is off of his first album in English, Elysium In Ashes which is set for a May 31st release via Demir Demirkan Records.     

“’Bring It On’ is a rebellion against conformity,” explains Demirkan of his new hard rock single. “We’ve turned into a society shaped by trends, which are led by corporations and deeper politics. It’s a stand against whatever media or the market throws at us to conform. We can be free of all standards that are pressing on us for someone’s profit, whether it be politics, belief systems, media, fashion, or the market trends.”

Elysium In Ashes was recorded in Istanbul by Serkan Ayman and Berk Ilkic, mixed in New York City by Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Mario McNulty (David Bowie, Prince, Nine Inch Nails), and mastered in North Carolina by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Dave McNair (Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart).

Demir Demirkan’s new album Elysium In Ashes will be released on May 31st. His new single “Bring It On” is now available digitally worldwide. The power trio includes Demir Demirkan (vocals, guitar), Kerem Tuzun (bass) and Arbak Dal (drums).     

New Single from Demir Demirkan – “Bring It On” drops on April 12th, 2019!!!

April 02, 2019

Demir Demirkan’s new single “Bring It On” is scheduled to be released on April 12th, 2019 on all digital platforms, worldwide.

Bring It On” is an all-out, heavy rebellion against conformity. The sound and the style of the song is in Demirkan’s unique “3rd millennium take on classic heavy metal”.

In his words: – I’ve always been a singer/songwriter and my way of expression in music is Hard Rock and Metal. I grew up in the 80’s and was influenced by artists like Metallica, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and etc. So maybe my style can be described as “Heavy Metal Singer/Songwriter” or something. I like soaring melodic vocals and sometimes rhythmic chanting, and love playing Metal riffs and shredding solos! I guess you put these all together in a modern production and it all comes up to what my style is…

Here is the detailed info on Bring It On:

Vocals & Electric Guitars: Demir Demirkan

Drums: Arbak Dal

Bass Guitar: Kerem Tuzun

Recorded at: Babajim Studios, Istanbul and Bahcekat studios, Istanbul

Mixed by: Mario McNulty in NYC

Mastered by: Dave McNair


It’s A Texas Christmas

December 26, 2018

Demir Demirkan releases “It’s a Texas Christmas” featuring Lance Keltner on slide guitar and vocals. The video of the song was shot in Austin, Texas and it’s released under Stoic Sound label.

Demir Demirkan ft. Lance Keltner – It’s a Texas Christmas

Guitars & Vocals: Demir Demirkan
Slide Guitar & Vocals: Lance Keltner
Drums: Arbak Dal
Bass Guitar: Demir Demirkan
Horn Section: Texas Horns
Backing Vocals: Alice Spencer
Mixed and Produced by: Demir Demirkan
Mastered by: Fred Kevorkian

© 2018 Stoic Sound

New Demir Demirkan model SG Type Guitar

December 26, 2018

Demir has been working on a prototype of his new guitar design with Peter Skermata. The guitar’s body shape is in the style of Gibson SG and planned to be finished and ready to perform in March 2019. Specs to follow soon.


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