Xander Demos didn’t pick up a guitar until the age of 13, but in the years since, he has grown into one of the most talented and versatile guitarists in the world, a virtuoso whose playing style ranges from the beautifully melodic to the jaw-droppingly insane.
Since early 2011, Xander has been performing with The Xander Demos band, a collection of four exceptional musicians backing up Xander’s guitar pyrotechnics. The group has toured with the likes of Neil Zaza, Buckethead, Kip Winger and UFO and released a critically acclaimed album, Guitarcadia, in 2012.
In addition, Xander recently joined forces with acclaimed thrash-metal vocalist James Rivera on a new East Coast chapter of his Sabbath Judas Sabbath tribute band, which has chapters around the world. The East Coast chapter has Xander sharing lead guitar duties with fellow Pittsburgh natives Bill Staley (formerly of Creature of Habit), Greg Bittner (also formerly of Creature of Habit) on bass and fellow XDB bandmate Jeff Anzelone on drums.