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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.

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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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
Black Prism
Christian Mistress
Demon Lung
Ides of Gemini
My Ruin
Night Demon
November's Doom
Pale Divine
Satan's Host
Secrets of the Sky
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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