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NIGHT DEMON Announce Another North American DIY Tour



Kosher Metal favorites, NIGHT DEMON, will hit the road this weekend through mid summer on a DIY tour of North America. The band released their debut album, Curse Of The Damned in January of this year and just completed a full European tour. They also just released their new single, “Satan” – you can check out the epic track here.

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!”

You can also check out the video for “Screams In The Night” here

Here are the tour dates:

Saturday 5/2/2015 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto

Sunday 5/3/2015 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge

Tuesday 5/5/2015 Midland, TX – Blue Max

Wednesday 5/6/2015 Dallas, TX – Boiler Room

Thursday 5/7/2015 San Antonio, TX – Korova Basement

Friday 5/8/2015 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s

Saturday 5/9/2015 Austin, TX – Lost Well

Sunday 5/10/2015 New Orleans, LA – Siberia

Wednesday 5/13/2015 Orlando, FL – Back Booth

Thursday 5/14/2015 Miami, FL – Churchills

Saturday 5/16/2015 -Asheville, NC – The Odditorium

Sunday 5/17/2015-Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern

Monday 5/18/2015 -Washington D.C. – The Pinch

Tuesday 5/19/2015 Fredrick, MD – Cafe 611

Wednesday 5/20/2015 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter

Friday 5/22/2015 – Montreal Canada – Piranha Bar

Saturday 5/23/2015 Toronto, Canada – The Hard Luck

Thursday 5/28/2015 Portland, ME – Genos

Friday 5/29/2015 Providence, RI – Firehouse 13

Saturday 5/30/2015 Peterborough, NH – The Wreck Room

Monday 6/1/2015 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s

Tuesday 6/2/2015 Pittsburgh, PA – TBA

Wednesday 6/3/2015 Hilliard, OH – Satan’s Den

Thursday 6/4/2015 Covington, KY – Backstage Cafe

Saturday 6/6/2015 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

Monday 6/8/2015 Detroit, MI – Corktown Tavern

Tuesday 6/9/2015 Chicago, IL – Livewire Lounge

Wednesday 6/10/2015 Fort Wayne, IN – Brass Rail

Thursday 6/11/2015 Louisville, KY – The New Vintage

Thursday 6/18/2015 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room w/starkill

Friday 6/19/2015 – Wichita, KS – Lizard Lounge

Sunday 6/21/2015 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

Tuesday 6/23/2015 Madison, WI – The Wisco

Wednesday 6/24/2015 Minneapolis, MN – Palmers Bar

Friday 06/26/15 LaCrosse, WI – Warehouse

Saturday 6/27/2015 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews

Monday 6/29/2015 Omaha, NE (CF) Hideout

Thursday 7/2/2015 Salt Lake City, UT – Bar X

Friday 7/3/2015 Boise, ID – The Shredder

Saturday 7/4/2015 Missoula, MT -Missoula VFW

Tuesday 7/7/2015 Seattle, WA – High Line

Thursday 7/9/2015 Portland, OR -Rotture

Friday 7/10/2015 Eugene, OR – Wandering Goat

Saturday 7/11/2015 San Francisco, CA – TBA

Sunday 7/12/2015 -Los Osos, CA – Sweet Springs Saloon

Friday 7/17/2015 Ventura, CA – Bombay

Saturday 7/18/2015 Los Angeles CA – Loaded

MADROST Team Up With SOFA KING VINYL For Record Release Project

Sofa King Vinyl have announced that they have teamed up with Southern California’s Madrost (pronounced “muh-drawst”) for their first vinyl release project as part of the label’s launch. What this means is Sofa King Vinyl will be launching a pre-order campaign with exclusive bundles via Kickstarter. If the goal is met, Sofa King Vinyl will press 500 copies of Madrost’s critically-acclaimed album ‘Into The Aquatic Sector’ on 140 gram audiophile quality vinyl. If Sofa King Vinyl doesn’t hit the goal then nobody pays a dime and the records don’t get pressed while they basically kick rocks.

Regarding questions about the use of Kickstarter to sell records, the label states the following:

Since we are literally starting from nothing, we need to make sure we at least break even on the first few records we put out. Crowdfunding by pre-order is the perfect way to make sure we sell enough records and verify there is enough demand for a specific vinyl release. We don’t want to go seeking investors and having to take on “shareholders” because that just complicates things and gives other people a reason to think they can tell us what to do. We are lucky enough to be able to work with artists who understand our position and are excited to be a part of our label launch; and we are just as excited to work with them.

PRE-ORDER Now via Kickstarter here – Exclusive Bundles Available!

Release details:

  • 140g black audiophile quality vinyl
  • Mastered for vinyl from original 24-bit hi-res mixes
  • Poly-lined inner sleeve
  • Projected release date if Kickstarter goal is reached – August 24th, 2015

For more info, visit

NIGHT DEMON Release ‘Screams In The Night’ Music Video

Even with all the shows these guys are playing, Night Demon still found time to get a music video produced for their song ‘Screams In The Night’, taken from their forthcoming debut full-length album Curse Of The Damned. You can see the video below.

If you want to pre-order the album in the USA, you can so do a few ways. You can pre-order the CD or vinyl edition (orange or black) via CMDistro here, they have some exclusive bundles as well. If you want to try for a Die Hard Bundle and/or super limited vinyl release from the band directly, you can get that via the band’s merch page here. If you want to pre-order the CD or vinyl editions via Amazon because you have a gift balance to blow or something – click here for CD / here for vinyl. If you live in the European territories, check below the video for international pre-order links.

International pre-order links:















METALOCITY Broadcasting Live From NIGHT DEMON Album Listening Party!


Kosher Metal’s Metalocity show will be doing a live broadcast* from the Night Demon listening party at Grill Em All in Alhambra, California tomorrow night! What’s even cooler is that the band requested this, normally we’re the ones that have to ask for this kind of stuff…so needless to say we’re honored to fulfill their request. If you are able to, come on down and hang with Steven Steel and Stack the Ripper along with Night Demon and some of the Century Media Records staff! You can RSVP on Facebook here.

*Night Demon’s new album WILL NOT be broadcast. So if you want to hear it, you’ll have to come down to Grill ‘Em All in Alhambra!

The new album from Night Demon entitled Curse Of The Damned may be pre-ordered in CD & Vinyl format in North America via Century Media at this location (exclusive bundles also available). USA fans also have the opportunity to get an exclusive limited clear blue sky vinyl edition (only 200 total pressed). It can be purchased either by itself or as part of a Die-Hard bundle which also includes an exclusive embroidered patch, 8×10 signed glossy photo, and a special ticket to attend a Night Demon show of your choice. You can get that via their bandcamp page here. If you are outside of North America, you can find all the links for international territories here.


NIGHT DEMON Pre-Order Bundles and New Song Stream


Night Demon will be releasing their first full-length album Curse Of The Damned in January via Steamhammer/SPV in Europe and Century Media in North America. It will be available in both CD and LP form. Pre-order links for all territories are now up! Fans in North America should click here to pre-order from CMDistro (Century Media). The album will be available as a CD digipak, LP (Black and Orange variants), or as part of an exclusive CMDistro bundle package. USA fans also have the opportunity to get an exclusive limited clear blue sky vinyl edition of the album (only 200 total pressed). It can be purchased either by itself or as part of a Die-Hard bundle; which also includes an exclusive embroidered patch, 8×10 signed glossy photo, and a special ticket to attend a Night Demon show of your choice. You can get that via their bandcamp page here.  If you want to pre-order the CD or vinyl editions via Amazon because you have a gift balance to blow or something – click here for CD / here for vinyl.

You can check out a brand new track from the album called ‘Killer’ below, inspired by Richard Ramirez (a.k.a. “The Night Stalker”). The band embarks on their tour with Skull Fist and Elm Street starting in January, dates below. If you are outside of North America, you can find all the relevant pre-order links for international territories below the tour dates.


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 Bar Deluxe
1/17/2015 Farmington, NM Studio 18
1/18/2015 Albuquerque, NM The Blu Phoenix Venue
1/20/2015 Phoenix, AZ The Nile (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 headlinenightdemonJantourInternational pre-order links:















XANTHOCHROID To Release Ultra-Limited Vinyl Pressing Of Debut Album via Blood Music

This is great news for vinyl lovers!

Blood Music will be releasing an ultra-limited vinyl pressing of Xanthochroid‘s debut full-length album Blessed He With Boils.

As stated by the label:

Xanthochroid “Blessed He With Boils” Ultra-limited Transparent-Green-and-Yellow Splatter 2xLP.

This configuration:

PRE-ORDER: November 12th at 5PM Finnish time (10AM NYC).
RELEASE: December 16th.

* First time ever vinyl pressing of this incredible symphonic/progressive metal debut.
* 180-gram+ Yellow Splatter on Transparent Green Base 2xLP.
* Mastered specifically for vinyl from the high resolution original mixing stems.
* 350gsm heavyweight board gatefold jacket with green flood inner printing.
* Black inner sleeves.
* Amazing music.

We’re not sure what the cost will be, so you’ll just have to keep an eye on Blood Music’s website. (Update below)

Since they used the terminology “this configuration” when describing the pressing info, one can only assume that there will be other variations released later on in not-so-limited form. We have a feeling this one will become the most sought after, though. Why? Just look at it…’s so beautiful!


UPDATE: We have confirmed with the label that they will be charging 29.99 (Euros or Dollars depending on your location). They will also be doing an even more limited black vinyl version with only 150 total pressed (60 for USA/Canada, 90 for Rest Of World)


NIGHT DEMON Announce Release Dates For New Album, Reveal Album Title and Cover

KM favorites Night Demon have revealed further details on their upcoming release

A recent post from the band on their official website states:

“We are very pleased to finally bring you our debut LP, Curse of the Damned.  11 brand new Night Demon songs for your listening pleasure.  This album is scheduled for release through SPV/Steamhammer in Germany 01/16/15, Europe 01/19/15, and through Century Media in North America and the rest of the world 02/10/15.  Pre-order links will be posted soon.”

Here is the official cover art for the album…


NIGHT DEMON Sign With CENTURY MEDIA For All Territories Outside Europe!


NIGHT DEMON from Ventura County (just north of Los Angeles) have 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 legendary NWOBHM band, Raven with a long string of dates that go into the holiday season.  See dates below.  The band had this to say about joining Century Media:
“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.”

They went on to say this about their current tour:
“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.”

Listen here to NIGHT DEMON‘s previous recordings and live tracks:

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 DEMON 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!!!!”


10/09: Houston TX @ White Swan Live
10/10: Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
10/11: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/12: Midland, TX @ Keglers Lounge
10/13: Las Cruces, NM @ The Green Room
10/15: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
10/17: San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
10/18: Santa Barbara, CA @ Biko House
10/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
10/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
10/22: San Bernardino, CA @ Black Flame Collective
10/23: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
10/24: Ventura, CA @ Bombay
10/25: Los Osos, CA @ Sweet Springs Saloon
10/26:  Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room
10/28: Sparks, NV @ The Alley
10/29: Ashland, OR @ Club 66
10/30: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
10/31: Spokane, WA @ The Hop!
11/01: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/02: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/03: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11/04: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Lo-Fi Cafe
11/05: Denver, CO @ TBA
11/07: St Louis, MO  @ Fubar
11/09: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head
11/11: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
11/13: Indianapolis, IN @ Headquarters
11/14: Akron, OH @ Empire Rock Club
11/15: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
11/16: Chicago IL @ Reggie’s
11/18: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
11/19: Syracuse, NY @ Macs Bad Art Bar
11/20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Dead Horse
11/21: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
11/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Dobbs
11/23: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/24: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/25: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood


Pre-Orders for the New Machine Head LP Are Up


If you collect vinyl records and live in the USA like me, then you are probably eagerly awaiting pre-order links for the new album from Machine Head entitled Bloodstone & Diamonds to go up. I had stumbled across some eBay ‘scalpers’ that were pre-selling certain variations at ridiculous prices. I thought they were bootlegs at first but I decided to dig some more. Upon further digging I came across the Gold and the Red ones from exclusive online retailers. The Gold is limited to 200 pressings and exclusive to Napalm Records, while the red is limited to 100 pressings and exclusive to EMP Merchandising. Both are STILL AVAILABLE for pre-order as of this writing. I tried getting the red one, but alas EMP cannot ship to the USA. I went for the Gold and saw they CAN ship to the USA for 6.99 euro! In total it was about $42 including shipping to the USA from Austria. Of course, once they’re gone then those “ridiculous prices” on eBay may not be so ridiculous after all.

While the USA pre-order links via Nuclear Blast are not up yet (as of this writing) they are expected to go up soon. The European arm of NB does have most of the other variations up here. But be warned, it costs 22.00 euro to ship to the USA from there. So unless you’re going for Gold….I’d wait if you’re in the USA.

Update: USA pre-order links are up via Nuclear Blast America.

-Max ‘ManJewky’ Wallis

GWAR Introduce New Vocalist Blowthar!

GWAR‘s annual GWAR-BQ is going on as I write this and this image just popped up online a few minutes ago with the headline “GWAR introduce BLOWTHAR”

Could Blowthar be the official replacement for Oderus Urungus? I guess we’ll have to wait for an official announcement from the band on that one.