Scheer (band)

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Scheer
Scheer 4AD.jpg
Scheer, 1996.
Background information
Origin County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Genres Alternative metal[1]
Years active 1993 (1993) - 1998[2]
Labels 4AD, Schism
Past members P J Doherty
Audrey Gallagher
Neal Calderwood
Paddy Leyden
Peter Fleming
Joe Bates

Scheer was an alternative metal band from County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It was first founded by PJ 'Doc' Doherty and Paddy Leyden however PJ after their first release, replaced by the band's then manager Peter Fleming. The composition of the band was; Peter Fleming (Bass guitar), Paddy Leyden (Rhythm guitar), Audrey Gallagher (vocals), Neal Calderwood, (Lead guitar) and Joe Bates (drummer). [3]

After spending a few months playing small venues around Ireland, the band were signed by the Irish record label SON, and released their debut single "Wish You Were Dead" in late 1993. There was a great deal of interest surrounding this release and Scheer followed it with the "Psychobabble EP" in 1994. Around this time one of the bands original members PJ 'Doc' made the decision to leave the band to pursue other projects in America. Peter Fleming (who managed the band and was also a session player) filled PJ's post in the interim.

In April 1995, Scheer signed to the 4AD label and released the "Schism EP". In 1996 the band's debut album was ready for release, and this was preceded by the release of two singles: "Sheà" and a revamped "Wish You Were Dead". Infliction was released in 1996 to critical acclaim.[2]

The recording of their second album began in 1997, but due to a contractual disagreement with 4AD, the release of the album was postponed indefinitely; the aptly titled ...And Finally appeared in mid-2000 on the band's own Schism Records label.

As all the members decided to continue with further solo projects, the group broke up in October 1998.[2]

Audrey has continued to work in the music business as a successful trance vocalist [4] Neal owns his own recording studio ManorPark Studios [5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Wish You Were Dead" single (Son Records BUA29, 1993)
  • Schism EP (4AD BAD5012, 9 October 1995)
  • Shéa EP (4AD BAD6003, 19 February 1996)
  • Wish You Were Dead EP (4AD BAD6005, 15 April 1996)
  • Demon EP (4AD BAD7006, 8 April 1997)

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