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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.

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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Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Announced

The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!

On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.

Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.

Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.

The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.

Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...

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Night Demon Signs To SPV/Steamhammer

SPV/Steamhammer is proud to announce the signing of California based Night Demon. Bass player and vocalist Jarvis Leatherby says:

“It is such an honor to be joining the SPV/Steamhammer family. With 30 years of greatness already behind them, we only hope to add to the existing legacy of true hard rock and heavy metal the label has been known for since it's inception. Becoming label mates with some of our heroes is quite the dream come true.”

Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer) adds: "Night Demon is Heavy Metal at it`s best. They are young, hungry and they don`t take no for an answer. Their music is a well needed fresh blood in todays metal genre. Welcome them with open arms - the same as we did!"

Night Demon is a young trio from California consisting of Jarvis Leatherby (bass, vocals), Brent Woodward (guitars), and Dustin Kithcart (drums). The full debut album "Run For Your Life" will be released in autumn 2014. You can also catch the band live: More...

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Doom In June Vol. 4 Coming To Las Vegas

The Doom In June Vol. 4 Music Festival is entering its fourth consecutive year. 22 live bands will be playing over a two day period on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th at The Cheyenne Saloon in North Las Vegas, NV.

Included in the roster will be Pennsylvania trio Pale Divine (pictured below), who recently remastered their entire "Cemetery Earth" album on Shadow Kingdom records. Also there will be Las Vegas' own Demon Lung and Harry Conklin's black metal band Satan's Host.

For the first time in the festival's four-year history bands have been booked to perform starting Friday night (June 6th). In keeping with festival tradition, Saturday (June 7th) will feature music all day and well into the night. Doom in June expanded the format to accommodate 22 bands this year.

"I'm proud to be doing Doom in June for the 4th time" explains festival founder Marco Barbieri, "We've expanded to a two-day format in order to add more bands. There is a greater diversity of talent and we've listened to the fans and made it darker and heavier this year."

Confirmed artists include the following 22 bands. Originally 23 artists, The Freeks cancelled their scheduled appearance:

Acid Witch
BigElf
Black Prism
Christian Mistress
Deathkings
Demon Lung
Funerary
Godhunter
Ides of Gemini
Lotus
My Ruin
Night Demon
November's Doom
Pale Divine
Satan's Host
Secrets of the Sky
SpiralArms
Spiritual Shepherd
Spun in Darkness
Trapped Within Burning Machinery
Whores of Tijuana
Wounded Giant

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Night Demon Posts Tour Dates

Having recently released their self-titled debut EP via Shadow Kingdom Records, Oxnard
California NWOBHM-inspired upstarts Night Demon have announced a series of one-off shows in support of the EP. At the end of September, the band will enter the studio to commence work on the full-length follow up to their four-song debut, which will be released on a yet-to-be-determined label. Night Demon live dates are as follows, three of the shows which feature Diamond Head and Raven on the bill:

09/14 @ Bombay - Ventura, CA (Record Release Show)
10/16 @ Malone's - Santa Ana, CA w/ Diamond Head & Raven
10/17 @ The Vex Arts - Los Angeles, CA w/ Diamond Head & Raven
10/20 @ The Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV w/ Diamond Head & Raven
10/25 @ The Creekside - Santa Barbara, CA

This California trio, featuring members of The Fucking Wrath, first started making noise in 2011. Shortly after establishing an online presence via Bandcamp, the organizers of Germany's Keep It True Festival offered Night Demon a place on the fest's 2014 line-up. The Shadow Kingdom Records CD release, unleashed on August 6th, is remastered from the digital version and offers an undeniably superior sound. A video for the song "Night Demon," filmed, directed and produced by the band, is now playing below.


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Dark Angel Reunites With Don Doty For Keep It True

Organizers of the Keep It True Festival in Germany have announced that the Saturday headliner will be the reunited Dark Angel, with original vocalist Don Doty, Eric Meyer (Guitars), Mike Gonzalez (Bass) and new guitarist Justin Zych. Thought not officially confirmed, the announcement hints that drummer Gene Hoglan may return as well.

Dark Angel joins another reunited act to appear at the festival: Jag Panzer, who will play with guitaris Joey Tafolla. The roster announcement reads:

"We are extremely proud that we can announce the big Saturday headliner for Keep It True 2014.

"Thrash Metal legends Dark Angel will play their very first show with original singer Don Doty at KIT 2014. Also in the line up are Eric Meyer (guit.), Mike Gonzalez (bass) and Justin Zych (guit.). The drummer is not confirmed yet, but will be announced very soon. Looks like it will be a famous person from Dark Angel history, too.

"With 'Darkness Descends' Dark Angel recorded a milestone in Thrash Metal and at KIT you will see AT LEAST three musicians from that record performing. It will be legendary!!

"The festival is already COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. Thanks for your outstanding support!"

Here is the billing so far:

Dark Angel (USA) (First Time in Europe with Original Singer Don Doty)
Jag Panzer (USA) (Special Early Days Show for the first time in Europe with Joey Tafolla)
Flotsam & Jetsam (USA) (Exclusive “No Place For The Deceiver” Show)
Warrior (USA)
Lethal (USA)
Hexx (USA) (special old school show)
Sinner (GER) (Special Old School Show)
Vardis (UK)
Atlantean Kodex (GER)
Persian Risk (UK)
Deceased (USA)
Iron Cross (USA)
Masque (UK)
Deep Machine (UK)
Night Demon (USA)
Ranger (FIN)
Iron Kingdom (USA) More...

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Night Demon Debut EP To See Release

California traditional metal act Night Demon, formed in 2011 by members of The Fucking Wrath John Crerar (drums) and Brent Woodward (guitars), will see its 2012 self-released/self-titled debut EP released on August 6th through Shadow Kingdom Records.

"British metallic stylings reminiscent of Angel Witch, Raven and Iron Maiden are kicked into overdrive with an edgier and gritter dose of American venom. Consider NIGHT DEMON mandatory listening for any NWOBHM fan." The Shadow Kingdom Records CD release is remastered from the digital version and offers an undeniably superior sound.

Since 2011, the band developed an online presence that caught the eye of the organizers of Germany's Keep It True Festival, who offered a place in the lineup for the 2014 installment.

The track list for the EP is:

1. Night Demon
2. The Chalice
3. Ancient Evil
4. The Ritual More...

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