The Dungeon Band history is a long and very involved journey that started over 15 years ago in the outback of Australia and has led to international success and Dungeon being one of the best australian heavy metal band. The story takes many twists and turns along the way and will take some time to read! Hope you’re comfortable!
Dungeon Band began its life as heavy metal cover band in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill, in August 1989 and was formed by ‘Lord’ Tim (guitar), Ian Debono (drums) and Eddie Trezise (bass). After trying out a few singers, Tim just ‘fell’ into the position of lead vocals, due to a lack of available singers. Soon, Jason Hansen (guitar) and Carolyn Boon (keyboards) were added and Eddie was replaced by Randall Hocking. This line up stayed together for six months.
During that time, Dungeon band played sold-out gigs, did newspaper and radio interviews and gained a loyal fan base. In July 1990, Randall and Jason left the band and were replaced by Dale ‘Fletch’ Fletcher (guitar) and Jamie Baldwin (bass). Over the next 6 months, more gigs were played, Ian left and was replaced briefly by Darryl Riess and then by a drum machine.
In February 1991, Fletch left the band, but not before introducing a new guitarist to Dungeon who played in Fletch’s cousin’s band. The guitarist’s name was Dale Corney and he became a solid part of the band for almost 11 years. By March of 1991, all that was left of Dungeon was Tim, Dale and the drum machine. They played several gigs over the next year as a duo, with electronic backing and Carolyn from the last line up helping out with backing vocals. By Christmas time, Tim and Dale decided it was time to record a proper demo to get some record company interest. The story continues here.