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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.
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:
Ides of Gemini
Secrets of the Sky
Spun in Darkness
Trapped Within Burning Machinery
Whores of Tijuana
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.
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)
Hexx (USA) (special old school show)
Sinner (GER) (Special Old School Show)
Atlantean Kodex (GER)
Persian Risk (UK)
Iron Cross (USA)
Deep Machine (UK)
Night Demon (USA)
Iron Kingdom (USA) More...
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...