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Devils Wielding Scimitars

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Type of music generally:



Likely disbanded. Final release, Devils Wielding Scimitars III (1997)

See also:

Devils Wielding Scimitars' Bandcamp site

AllMusic's info on Devils Wielding Scimitars

Lead singer Suzy Callahan's site

And here is The Ectophiles' Guide's page for Suzy Callahan's solo work


Natalie Merchant-era 10,000 Maniacs, Innocence Mission

Covers/own material:


General comments:

The lead singer sounds a little like Natalie Merchant—she has the same kind of throaty quality to her voice, but I like Suzy Callahan's voice a little better, and certainly like this music better than Natalie Merchant's solo work or post-Natalie Merchant 10,000 Maniacs. Devils Wielding Scimitars III especially compares with the best of 10,000 Maniacs. Great pop and highly recommended. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Either, though I prefer Devils Wielding Scimitars III more rocky sound.


Worry Dolls

Release info:

1990—San Jacinto Records—DRAM0197-2


Mail order from label

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Suzy Callahan—vocals
Scott Tyburski—guitar
Michael Baker—bass
Brandon Finley—drums

Produced by:



Catchy pop/rock tunes, good voice and songwriting, and will certain continue to grow on me with time. Mellower than Devils Wielding Scimitars III. (Neile)

Devils Wielding Scimitars III

Release info:

1997—San Jacinto Records—DRAM2023


Mail order

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Suzy Callahan—vocals, bass
Scott Tyburski—guitar
Kevin Morales—drums

Produced by:



I love Suzy Callahan's voice and played this so much the first week I had it that I started getting sarcastic comments from the person who tries to share a house with me. Gradually I started to get tired of all but two songs, which I still feel as though I could listen to forever: "Did You Lie?" and "Talk To Her Sister", and you know, now after only letting it rest a week I'm enjoying the rest of them again. I suspect I'll be liking this one for a long time. This is more driving rock-sounding than Worry Dolls, a little more urgent-sounding, which makes me like it correspondingly more and find it more catchy. (Neile)

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