In 1986 if you attended a Metal show at the Keystone in Palo Alto California you would have seen Dammaj. Not only did they headline their own shows but opened for many metal bands like Y&T, Motorhead,Nazereth, Quite Riot, Ratt and to many others to mention. Also in 1986 they released "Mutiny" on Parr Records distributed by Roadrunner. The album received an 8 out of 10 rating in the "Collectors Guide to Heavey Metal" by Martin Popoff.A Quote from Martins review “Immediately notable for one of the most pulverizing and flawless mixes ever electronically availed. Mutiny is one concrete monolithic of loudness. In fact, the only thing placed above subwoofer boom on this seriously large release, are the fine operatic pipes of helmsmen Greg Hill."
This is a quote from Roadrunner's press release."It takes some close searching to find that extra touch of brilliance... here we have that rare breed of musicians; Dammaj," says John Strednansky, editor and chief of 'Metal Rendezvous magazine."
In July 2010 Mick, Rich, and Steve Gilbert decided to reunite the band with Greg Hill and Bob Newkirk. This is the original line up from the "Mutiny" album. They opened the show for headliner "Dokken". The show went so well they decided to stay together and work on new material for a new Dammaj cd. The work is still in progress.
On April 8th 2011 at the Avalon night club in Santa Clara, Dammaj will headline their own show. They will be headlining their first show in 25 years. They will also be releasing "Mutiny" on cd it was originally only available on vinyl.
To close out the show Dammaj will be hosting an all star band consisting of musicians from 80s Bay Area metal scene.