Bedemon was off-shoot of Pentagram
. The band was an outlet for the songwriting of sometime Pentagram guitarist Randy Palmer
. Palmer and drummer Geof O'Keefe
recorded a series of demos throughout the '70s, most featuring bassist Mike Matthews
and singer Bobby Liebling
, but because Palmer never wanted to pursue Bedemon as a serious act, the group never recorded a proper studio album. After years of having the tapes bootlegged, a proper collection was issued in 2005, 3 years after Palmer had been killed in a car crash. Geof O'Keefe and Mike Matthews plan to continue the band.
The name "Bedemon" was formed from a combination of "Behemoth" and "Demon", which had been Palmer's inital ideas for group's moniker.