About Babylon A.D.
Formed in 1986, Babylon A.D. hail from the Bay Area in California. Original members vocalist and songwriter Derek Davis, guitarists and music writers Dan De La Rosa and Ron Freschi, percussionist James Pacheco, and bassist Eric Pacheco were in rival bands until uniting as Babylon A.D. After joining together, they caught the attention of Arista Records president and industry music mogul Clive Davis, who signed them at a showcase in Los Angeles thanks to their impressive three-song demo and homemade video. Their self-titled album was released in 1990 and their sophomore effort, Nothing Sacred, followed two years later. After spending several years with Arista and following a five-year hiatus, the band signed with Apocalypse Records and released American Blitzkrieg in 1999. That same year, the band also released Live in Your Face, a compilation of live tracks. They have cited Led Zeppelin, UFO, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and Kiss as influences. ~ Robert DeFreitas