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Night Demon

Formed: 2011
From: Ventura, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Night Demon News

Below is our complete Night Demon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Anvil Announces U.S. Tour

Hot on the heels of their latest release "Anvil is Anvil," Canadian metal legends Anvil are set to return the road in the US in March of 2017. The tour kicks off March 2nd in Boston, MA and will run through April 9th in Cleveland, OH. Support on the tour will come from Night Demon and Graveshadow. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The band cannot wait to hit the States again:

"Anvil does America. The vibrator king returns. Also looking forward to Golden Corral", says guitarist/vocalist Lips.

Robb Reiner added, "Anvil is Anvil and we play fuckin heavy metal..looking forward to the return and smashing all the pounders!!!"

The latest album "Anvil Is Anvil" was released in February 2016 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold clear version and download. The album can be streamed and Spotify and purchased on Amazon and iTunes.

The complete dates and venues are:

3/2: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
3/3: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den
3/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
3/5: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Studio)
3/9: Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
3/10: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
3/11: Wilmington, NC @ Reggies 42nd Street
3/12: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/16: Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks
3/17: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
3/18: Sanford, FL @ West End Live
3/22: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
3/23: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
3/24: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
3/25: Arlington, TX @ Diamond Jim's Saloon
3/26: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
3/30: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
4/1: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
4/2: Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's
4/6: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
4/7: Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
4/8: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
4/9: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop More...

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Night Demon Releasing Cassette

Shadow Kingdom Records has set October 31st as the international release date for the cassette version of Night Demon's self-titled debut EP. The label comments:

"Night Demon is a young trio from California who literally fell out of the sky from nowhere...well, they did when they first released the 'Night Demon' EP on CD in 2013. Even before its release, when they'd just created a Bandcamp page - and where Shadow Kingdom found 'em and were instantly blown away - Night Demon were invited to play the KIT festival in Europe.

"From there, the stage was set for their inevitable debut album, 'Curse of the Damned,' which was released last year by Steamhammer and through which the band hit the road hard and converted the masses to their heavy metal faith." More...

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Carcass Gearing Up For North American Tour

The British metal icons from Carcass will return to North America next week for their "One Foot In The Grave" 2016 headlining tour.

Set to commence on July 16th and level nearly two dozen stages through August 6th, the journey includes performances at Chicago Open Air Festival as well as Heavy MTL. Support will be provided by Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon.

Carcass will be touring in support of "Surgical Steel," released in September 2013 (reviewed here). The record came in at #41 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded "Top 40 Band" moniker. More...

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Night Demon Covers "Radar Love"

California's Night Demon is stoked to present a live video for the band's deliciously nostalgic take on the Golden Earring classic, "Radar Love." Night Demons' Jarvis Leatherby comments:

"Radar Love is a cover rarely played by the band. It first appeared as a live version on the expanded edition of our first EP from the first ever Night Demon show. The only other time it was performed was at the drummer of Golden Earring's club in The Hague, Netherlands on our last European tour.

"We had a recent request in Cleveland from one of our most diehard fans 'Jim Nostra-Demon Bartek' to bust it out live for him. The video proof is here, and the song has since found a regular spot in the Night Demon set for the remaining dates of the Final Curse tour."

Following "The Final Curse" tour, Night Demon's summer of shred continues with the "One Foot In The Grave" tour featuring Carcass with special guests Crowbar and Ghoul. More...

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Night Demon Joining Carcass On Tour

Night Demon will be joining both Crowbar and Ghoul as support for gore-grind pioneers Carcass on the "One Foot In The Grave Tour" this summer.

This uniquely menacing lineup will decimate the nation on a 17 day melee of genre respective metal mastery kicking things off at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas on July 17, 2016. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Night Demon front man Jarvis Leatherby comments: "Night Demon is stoked beyond words for the opportunity to hit the road with these legends! Mixed bills are what we are all about. No metal snobs here. Each of the bands have earned their place. Strong unity on all fronts. See you on the road!"

A full list of upcoming Night Demon tour dates is available below, including an ongoing trek with Visigoth. More...

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Visigoth And Night Demon Enthrall Austin

Visigoth made their furthest trip east as they played only their second show, ever, in Texas. The Salt Lake City group came into Austin on tour supporting NHOBHM revivalists Night Demon. Although having a show on a Tuesday night didn’t produce a full house, the overall concert, including local tribute Thin Lizzy tribute band, Think Lizzy, was one of the best shows to ever embrace Beerland’s dark confines.

Never have I seen a local opener produce as much anticipation as Think Lizzy. Before taking the stage, members of Visigoth told the band before the show started how much they wanted to see them, and their members plus the Night Demon guys were up front supporting the tribute act. Led by a real Irish man, Steve O’Brien, who donned an afro wig to look just like fallen singer/bassist, Phil Lynott, the group played a full set of Lizzy tunes.

The crowd sang along to a full set of Lizzy classics while playing air guitar to some of the best guitar harmonies ever produced (air guitar was ever-present from the crowd). The group even brought up special guests like Night Demon’s newest guitarist Armand John Anthony and former Eternal Champion bassist Sean Weingartner. Weingartner took over the bass and mic to perform a non-Lizzy song, “The Ace of Spades.” Armand joined the group in a Maiden-esque three-way of melodious guitars for arguably the band’s most metal song “Emerald.” More...

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Visigoth Kicking Off North American Tour

Tomorrow night, Salt Lake City's Visigoth will kick off a first North American like takeover with headliners Night Demon. Additional support will be provided by Against The Grain on select dates.

The heavy metal quintet Visigoth will pillage through nearly two dozen cities in support of recently released debut, "The Revenant King." See the band live:

4/08/2016 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
4/11/2016 Korova - San Antonio, TX
4/12/2016 Beerland - Austin, TX
4/14/2016 Rudyard's - Houston, TX
4/15/2016 Grotto - Ft. Worth, TX
4/19/2016 TBA - Atlanta, GA
4/22/2016 Odditorium- Asheville, NC *
4/25/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA *
4/26/2016 Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME *
4/28/2016 Great Scott - Boston, MA *
4/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY *
4/30/2016 Katakombes - Montreal, QC *
5/02/2016 Small's - Detroit, MI *
5/03/2016 TBA - Cleveland, OH
5/08/2016 Reggie's Music Joint - Chicago, IL *
5/09/2016 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
5/11/2016 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
5/12/2016 TBA - Denver, CO
5/13/2016 TBA - Salt Lake City, UT
* w/ Against The Grain More...

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Night Demon Announces Tour With Visigoth

Southern California's Night Demon just announced the first leg of the "Final Curse Tour" alongside Metal Blade recording artists Visigoth. Select dates will also see Against The Grain performing. Night Demon comments:

"It's been a fulfilling experience for Night Demon touring the world in support of our most recent effort, 'Curse of the Damned.' We were fortunate enough to have the album honored as album of the year in five different publications, and make the top ten albums of 2015 in over thirty publications, worldwide.

"To honor our fans who now have had the time to sit with the album and get familiar with it, as well as the fans who have yet to see these songs performed live, Night Demon will be hitting the road this Spring for what we are calling the 'Final Curse' tour. We will be performing Curse of the Damned in its entirety every night of the tour in over thirty cities across the United States.

"We are also pleased to be bringing out Visigoth as support on their first national tour. Thanks for the endless support! This one is for the fans and all the people out there who have continued to make Curse of the Damned a very successful album for the band."

Jake of Visigoth adds: "We are pleased to embark on our first ever Eastward conquest alongside our brothers-in-arms in Night Demon! We are looking forward to the many nights of riff-fueled madness and heavy metal camaraderie that lie Ahead. Unfortunately, both our lead guitarist Lee and drummer Mikey are unable to join us for this run. We would like to welcome Noah Hadnutt and Connor Carlson onboard as they step in and take up arms in their absence and help us continue to die for rock'n'roll! See you on the Road!"

The "Final Curse Tour" kicks off April 8th in Albuquerque NM at Launchpad and tickets are on sale now. Dates below and more to be announced! More...

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Night Demon Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Southern California road warriors Night Demon kick off tour dates today with Holy Grail in continued support of debut album, "Curse of the Damned," released earlier this year. Night Demon comments:

"No better time to spend the holiday season, than getting back on the road with our brothers Holy Grail. Visiting some of the great western cities of the United States, some for even the fourth time this year! We will finish it out on the west coast with some shows with the mighty Flotsam and Jetsam. Looking forward to getting the blood flowing before we hit the studio in early January for the follow up album."

12.04.15 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock
12.05.15 Albuquerque, NM - Sister
12.07.15 Austin, TX - The Dirty Dog
12.08.15 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
12.09.15 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
12.10.15 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
12.11.15 Denver, CO - Casselman's
12.12.15 Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock
12.13.15 Las Vegas, NV - Dive Bar
12.17.15 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
12.19.15 Santa Ana, CA - Malone's More...

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Night Demon Posts "Heavy Metal Heat" Video

Night Demon just unleashed a brand new music video for the single "Heavy Metal Heat." The band will continue nonstop touring in support of debut album "Curse of the Damned" that released earlier this year.

A string of new tour dates alongside Holy Grail was just announced, kicking things off in Los Angeles on November 7, 2015 at The Echo with special guests Kyng. The complete list of dates are below. The band also comments:

"What an amazing year it has been so far for Night Demon! Since the beginning of 2015, we have been on a mission to spread the gospel of metal. Starting as early as the first of the year, we traveled the states for the first month with Skull Fist, released our debut full length 'Curse of the Damned,' came straight to Europe for ten straight weeks of concerts, some which included appearances at the Very Eavy fest and Metal Assault.

"Taking no break, and coming back to America for a seventy date headlining tour, then following it up with an extensive tour of Mexico. We now find ourselves finally having some breathing room at home, but not too much, as we are currently writing and demoing songs for what will become the next Night Demon album. We recently played the Frost and Fire fest and are scheduled to perform at the Southwest Terror Fest. But never count the Demon out of touring! We will be again hitting the road this December for the holiday season with our brothers in Holy Grail. We love you all and appreciate the endless support. Lets finish the year strong, and gear up for a new album and much more touring to come. Time to feel the Heavy Metal Heat!" More...

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Frost And Fire Festival Lineup Announced

Visigoth will be performing in southern California in October for a true heavy metal festival that is not to be missed: the Frost and Fire Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at Bombay Bar and Grill.

Other bands scheduled to appear include Manilla Road, Ashbury, Night Demon, Gygax, Steel Prophet, and more. Tickets and information can be found online at this location.

Metal Blade, Hell's Headbangers, Century Media, Shadow Kingdom Records, and Skol Records will all be in attendance with giveaways for attendees. Members of Cirith Ungol will also be in attendance for a meet and greet.

Visigoth comments on the upcoming festival appearance: "We are extremely excited and honored to share the stage with colossal metal titans Manilla Road, majestic hard rockers Ashbury, and some of the best new heavy metal bands out there at the only traditional heavy metal festival on the west coast. The crushing lineup and beautiful seaside location make this a must for fans of heavy metal worldwide. We'll see you in Ventura!" More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Reveals Full Itinerary

The entire itinerary for the fourth edition of the annual Southwest Terror Fest has been disclosed, as the 2015 installment is confirmed to consume Tucson, Arizona for four days once again this October.

Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 will run from October 15th through 18th, with events scheduled at three Tucson venues -- The Rialto Theatre, Club Congress and 191 Toole.

The festivities will begin on Thursday, October 15th with a nighttime kickoff show, followed by both matinee and late club shows on Friday the 16th, and the main events on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, and the running orders for each show has now been posted: More...

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Night Demon Kicking Off DIY Tour

Southern California's old school metal band Night Demon will hit the road this weekend through mid summer on a DIY tour of North America.

The band released debut album, "Curse of the Damned," in January of this year and just completed a full European tour. A new single titled "Satan" will also be released this week. Lead singer/bassist Jarvis Leatherby had this to say about the upcoming tour (which he booked himself):

"Right on the heels of our ten week European tour, we are ready to hit the states in support of our new album Curse of the Damned. We will be performing shows all across this great land of ours in the following two and a half months, with support from the greatest local heavy metal bands in their respected areas.

"Much of this was booked on a DIY level, with extreme concentration on playing the right shows with the right promoters. Most of these will be headlining shows featuring the most comprehensive Night Demon setlist to date. We are primed and ready to fly the flag high for American heavy metal!" More...

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Night Demon Posts "Full Speed Ahead" Lyric Video

Ventura, California traditional metal act Night Demon released a new lyric video for the track "Full Speed Ahead." The song appears on the debut full length album "Curse of the Damned," which was issued last month in Europe via SPV/Steamhammer Records and in the USA via Century Media Records.

Check out "Full Speed Ahead" here:

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Night Demon Releases "Screams In The Night" Video

Ventura, California traditional metal act Night Demon posted a music video for the new track "Screams in the Night."

The song is the opening track for the upcoming debut full length album "Curse of the Damned," which drops on January 14, 2015 (Scandinavia), January 16, 2015 (Germany) and January 19, 2015 (EU) via SPV Records and January 27, 2015 (USA) via Century Media Records. The track listing for the album is:

1. Screams in the Night
2. Curse of the Damned
3. Satan
4. Full Speed Ahead
5. The Howling Man
6. Heavy Metal Heat
7. Livin' Dangerous
8. Mastermind
9. Run for Your Life
10. Killer (song streaming here)
11. Save Me Now More...

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Night Demon Streaming New Track

Night Demon is set to release debut album "Curse Of The Damned" on January 27th, 2015 via Century Media.

The first song from the album is titled "Killer" and can be heard at this location. Today the band will kick off a tour in January to promote the album - find full details below.

Singer/Bassist Jarvis Leatherby had this to say about the "Killer" track: "Inspired by the one and only 'Night Stalker,' Richard Ramirez! Killer takes you back to the mid eighties terror felt by so many Los Angeles natives as they are tired of living in fear, and are ready to find this monster and bring him down!"

There will also be a special listening party at Grill 'Em All in Los Angeles on December 18th from 7-9pm. Catch the band live with Skull Fist and Elm Street: More...

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Night Demon Posts Preview Of Debut Full Length LP

U.S. traditional metal act Night Demon released a preview clip for the band's upcoming debut full length album "Curse of the Damned." The album is set for release on January 14, 2015 (Scandinavia), January 16, 2015 (Germany) and January 19, 2015 (EU) via SPV Records and January 27, 2015 (USA) via Century Media Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Screams in the Night
2. Curse of the Damned
3. Satan
4. Full Speed Ahead
5. The Howling Man
6. Heavy Metal Heat
7. Livin' Dangerous
8. Mastermind
9. Run for Your Life
10. Killer
11. Save Me Now More...

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Night Demon Announces U.S. Tour

Ventura California's Night Demon (which signed to Century Media last month) will kick off 2015 with a nationwide tour alongside Skullfist and Elm Street.

Set to release debut album "Curse Of The Damned" on January 27th, the band will wrap up in California headlining the L.A. & Orange County shows celebrating the CD release. Pre-order fino for the album will be up soon.

The band had this to say about the upcoming tour: "The young metal attack is in full force with this touring package. It is an honor for us to be on the road with our contemporaries on our home soil."

1/2/2015 Albany, NY Bogies
1/3/2015 Amityville, NY Amytiville Music Hall
1/4/2015 New York, NY Webster Hall
1/5/2015 Lemonye, PA The Champ Venue
1/6/2015 Providence, RI Firehouse 13
1/7/2015 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
1/9/2015 Chicago, IL Red Line Tap
1/10/2015 Cudahy, WI The Metal Grill
1/11/2015 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
1/12/2015 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
1/13/2015 Lincoln, NE Vega
1/15/2015 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
1/16/2015 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Bar
1/17/2015 Farmington, NM Studio 18
1/18/2015 Albuquerque, NM The Blu Phoenix Venue
1/20/2015 Phoenix, AZ The Nile Theater (upstairs)
1/22/2015 Colton, CA Hub
1/23/2015 Los Angeles, CA Airliner
1/24/2015 Fullerton, CA Riff Haus
1/25/2015 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Club
***NOTE: 1/23 & 1/24 - Night Demon will headline

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Night Demon Signs With Century Media

Night Demon from Ventura County (just north of Los Angeles) recently signed with Century Media for the world outside of Europe for an early 2015 release.

The three-piece heavy metal act is currently on tour with NWOBHM band Raven with a long string of dates that go into the holiday season. Night Demon had this to say about the signing and tour run:

"We are very excited to be joining the Century Media family. For years we have seen the CM logo synonymous with great bands and a stellar product. The future looks bright for Night Demon, especially now that we have a solid partnership with such a legendary label.

"Touring on our home turf with one of the forefathers of the NWOBHM movement is the highest honor for us! Raven and Night Demon together is the right package for any true heavy metal fan."

Check out some of the band's previous music in a playlist over here. Century Media A&R rep Daniel Dismal had this to say about the band:

"It was a chilly night in Downtown Los Angeles... the date was January 28th 2013, the venue was the Down N Out and the Metal was about ready to kick out the windows of this unsuspecting dive! At the time, Night Demon was just a name to me, something that sounded cool but I really didn't know what to expect. From the first 4 clicks of the sticks into the opening riffs I thought to myself, 'Woah, what's this!? I was not expecting this!?' and from then on, I was hooked.

"Fast forward less than a year later and we see that the self-titled EP has gained an almost cult status, the band has made appearances on various European fests while completing a successful string of headlining dates throughout Europe only to come back home in order to trek across North America numerous times. Within less than 10 months, Night Demon went from playing a little dive bar to becoming a rising star that spits out high-octane, NWOBHM influenced neck wreckers while exuding an atmosphere of 'Yeah, we're here to get down' during their live performances that are constantly winning over audiences and peers from various different 'scenes' and genres. Now, I am proud to announce that Night Dmeon is one of my first signings to Century Media Records and not only am I excited for the future, I am stoked to say, Watch out world, the Night Demon has arrived!!!!" More...

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Raven Announces North American Extermination Tour

New wave of British heavy metal and thrash legends Raven have confirmed that they will be touring North America this fall as part of the "North American Extermination Tour 2014." It was recently announced that RAVEN has signed a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer and their new studio album and follow up to "Walk Through Fire" is set for a release in February 2015. Fans can expect to hear Raven classics and new songs that the band is currently in the studio working on. The tour begins on October 3rd in Pompano Beach, FL and runs through November 25th in Raleigh, NC. Support will come from label mates Night Demon.

Before their headline tour begins, Raven will also be serving as special guests at two upcoming Accept shows. The first is set for September 12th in Los Angeles, CA at The Saban Theater and September 15th at The Gramercy Theater in New York, NY.

Confirmed dates are:

RAVEN as Special Guests With Accept

9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Saban Theater
9/15: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

RAVEN "North American Extermination Tour 2014"

10/3: Pompano Beach, FL @ Rip's
10/4: Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar
10/5: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café
10/9: Tulsa, OK @ TBA
10/10: Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
10/11: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/15: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
10/17: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Main Stage
10/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
10/20: Los Angeles, CA @Whiskey a Go Go
10/22: Ventura, CA @ Bombay
10/26: Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room
10/29: Ashland, OR @ Club 66
10/30: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
11/1: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club More...

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