Demos recorded by the band and “proto-bands” (with members that later came together to form Kingpin/Shotgun Messiah).
Work done after the S.M.-era can be found at the Related Demos section. Any information/corrections about these and other demos is very welcomed!

SHOTGUN MESSIAH Demo #6 (The VNB-Sessions)
(Recorded approximately around 1992)

1. I’m A Gun
2. Come Down
3. Revolution
4. Go To Hell
5. Where Are You Gonna Run
6. Cut The Boy Down
7. Ju Ju Woman
8. One
9. Never Look Back
10. I Come In Peace

Tim Skold – vocals, bass, programming
Hary Cody – guitars, programming

Notes:
• “Go To Hell” later retitled “Monkey Needs” for the ‘Violent New Breed’-album.
• “Where Are You Gonna Run” later retitled “Jihad” for the ‘Violent New Breed’-album.
• “One” later retitled “Sex” for the ‘Violent New Breed’-album.
• “Cut The Boy Down”, “Ju Ju Woman” and “Never Look Back” remains officially unreleased.

KINGPIN Demo #5
(Recorded: Summer 1985)

1. I Don’t Care (‘Bout Nothing)
2. Squeezin’ Teazin’
3. We Ride The Storm
4. Under My Command

Jukka “J.K. Knox” Kemppainen – vocals
Harry “Harry K. Cody” Kemppainen – guitars
Tim Skold – bass
Pekka “Stixx” Ollinen – drums

Notes:
• “I Don’t Care (‘Bout Nothing)” slightly retitled “I Don’t Care ‘Bout Nothin” for the ‘Kingpin’ album and later retitled again to “Don’t Care ‘Bout Nothin” for the ‘Shotgun Messiah’ album.
• “We Ride The Storm” later retitled “Ride The Storm” for the ‘Second Coming’ album.
• There is a second version of this demo with Zinny San on vocals, singing only half of “We Ride The Storm”.

KINGPIN Demo #4
(Recording date unknown)

1. The Explorer

Harry “Harry K. Cody” Kemppainen – guitars, bass
Tord Jacobsson – drums

Notes:
• “The Explorer” was intentionally recorded as a demo for Harry alone, wich later resulted in him showing up in Mike Varney’s “Spotlight”-column i Guitar Player. The song later showed up on the Kingpin/Shotgun Messiah debut album. Though Harry handles the bass on the demo version, Tim plays the bass on the album-version. The demo was recorded in Peo Pettersons studio in Harrys hometown Tibro, Sweden, during spring 1986 and took approx four weeks to write and arrange.

KINGPIN Demo #3
(Recording date unknown)

1. Shout It Out
2. I’m Your Love

Jukka “J.K. Knox” Kemppainen – vocals
Harry “Harry K. Cody” Kemppainen – guitars
Tim Skold – bass
Pekka “Stixx” Ollinen – drums

Notes:
• Both songs later showed up on the Kingpin/Shotgun Messiah debut album.

KINGPIN Demo #2
(Recording date unknown)

1. I Can’t Dance
2. Midnight Queen
3. Nervous
4. bass solo
5. Free
6. Wild And Crazy

Jukka “J.K. Knox” Kemppainen – vocals
Harry “Harry K. Cody” Kemppainen – guitars
Tim Skold – bass
Pekka “Stixx” Ollinen – drums

Notes:
• “I Can’t Dance” later retitled “Nowhere Fast” for the Kingpin/Shotgun Messiah debut album.
• “Nervous” showed up on the very same album and “Free” later re-surfaced on ‘Second Coming’.
• “Midnight Queen” and “Wild And Crazy” remains shelved.

SHYLOCK/KINGPIN Demo #1
(Recorded: late ’84 or early ’85)

1. Rock On
2. Hot Love
3. Gunshooter (approximate title)
4. Holy Son (approximate title)

Jukka “J.K. Knox” Kemppainen – vocals
Harry “Harry K. Cody” Kemppainen – guitars
Tim Skold – bass
Tord Jacobsson – drums

Notes:
• The band changed their name from Shylock to Kingpin during this recording.
• “Holy Son” was thought of as part II of the Shylock song “The Chosen One”.
• The main riff in the song “Hot Love” later turned up in “I’m Your Love” from the Kingpin/Shotgun Messiah debut album.

SHYLOCK – ‘DEMO’
(1985)

A1. Rock On
A2. Hot Love
B1. Gunshooter
B2. Holy Son

Jukka “J.K. Knox” Kemppainen – vocals
Harry “Harry K. Cody” Kemppainen – guitars
Tim Skold – bass
Tord Jacobsson – drums

ACT – ‘DEMO’
(1984)

1. Black Sun
2. The Wizz
3. Wulpos
4. Human Error
5. Christian Crusaders
6. Burning
7. The Sound Of The Northern Bell
8. The Rose
9. Concrete And Bars

Tony Johansson – Vocals
Janne Strandh – Guitar
Tim Sköld – Bass
Christer “Rispan” Rispling – Drums

AKT – ‘DEMO’
(1985)

1. Battleslay
2. Glorious Nation
3. Insanity

Tony Johansson – Vocals
Janne Strandh – Guitar
Tim Sköld – Bass
Christer “Rispan” Rispling – Drums

VERDICT – ‘CHALLENGER OF EVIL’
(1984)

1. Speed Division
2. Avenger
3. Challenger of Evil
4. Tempest
5. The Mark of Metal

Roger Peterson – Vocals
Jan “Janne” Strandh – Guitar
Tim Sköld – Bass
Christer “Rispan” Rispling – Drums

VERDICT – ‘LIVE CUTS’
(1985)

1. Merry Christmas
2. The Dominator
3. Walking on the Water

Roger Peterson – Vocals
Jan “Janne” Strandh – Guitar
Tim Sköld – Bass
Christer “Rispan” Rispling – Drums

SHYLOCK – ‘BLUEPRINTS’
(1984)

A1. Steel Will Rust
A2. Danger
A3. Mystical Or Magical
A4. Strong On My Own
B1. Get Ready
B2. Manhunting
B3. Stand Back
B4. The Chosen One

Jukka “J.K. Knox” Kemppainen – vocals
Harry “Harry K. Cody” Kemppainen – guitars
Tim Skold – bass
Christer Rispling – drums (session)

Notes:
• The title ‘Blueprint’ came up when the tape was copied on blue cassettes, 100 copies.