ROCK - Hard Rock/Metal
Dedkor was founded in January 2003 when Damon Bernklau Guitars/Keyboards/Vocals, age 34) and Chris Shelton (Guitars/Vocals, age 32) realized that they both had a mutual interest to collaborate in the writing of an original progressive metal project. Although long-time friends, they had never had a chance to work together musically. Within three weeks, Damon and Chris had written and recorded six songs. They were so excited about the direction of the music, they decided to write more songs and create a band. Two more old friends, Dean Clark (Drums, age 30) and Tony Gora (Bass/Lead Vocals, age 35), joined to complete the band.
Various band members were involved in previous projects which include the Red Balled Jets, Madmortis, Melodrama, Mental Cruelty and Seventh Omen. Collectively, the band has over 70 years of playing their instruments and all are studio and live-show veterans.
Musical influences range from Richie Blackmore to Steve Vai, Megadeth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater, UF