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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:

Germany: www.emp.de/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/



Switzerland: www.cede.ch/de/music/?branch=1&branch_sub=4&view=resulttile&search=Night%20Demon%20curse%20Of%20The%20Damned&sort=7


Austria: www.emp.at/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Denmark: www.emp-shop.dk/searc/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Sweden: www.ginza.se/search/1?s=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned cdon.se/search?category=1769&q=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned

Norway: www.platekompaniet.no/Search.aspx?q=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned

Finland: www.emp.fi/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Holland: www.bol.com/nl/s/algemeen/zoekresultaten/Ntt/Night%2BDemon%2BCurse%2BOf%2BThe%2BDamned/N/0/Nty/1/search/true/searchType/qck/sc/media_all/index.html?_requestid=476881

Belgium: www.large.be/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

France: www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned&rh=n%3A301062%2Ck%3ANight+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned

Spain: www.emp-online.es/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Portugal: www.emp.com.pt/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Italy: www.emp-online.it/searc/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

England: www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned&rh=n%3A229816%2Ck%3ANight+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned


RECAP: Night Of The Living Thrash

(photo credit: Chris Cromelin)

This past Saturday, we hosted an event called Night Of The Living Thrash at The Tavern in Ventura, California. We were hoping to get someone out to review the show but we couldn’t make it happen due to scheduling conflicts, so… we’re doing it ourselves.

The evening started off with a thrashy kick to the balls when Social Overload began their set at 9:30pm – they have a good reputation amongst the locals and everyone we had talked to who were aware of them had nothing but good things to say. However, this was our first time catching these guys live and they pretty much set the tone for the rest of the night. If you haven’t checked these guys out and their shows are accessible for you…we highly recommend going. You can visit their website heavymetalhammer.com for show info, etc.

After giving away our first round of CD prize packs (courtesy of Nuclear Blast America) it was time for M.A.S. to tear it up. These guys got the pit going and provided an onslaught of thrashy riffs and vocals. They closed their set with a cover of Body Count’s “Cop Killer” and it was also around this time that we noticed some confused faces on some people who were walking through the venue to get to the outside area. Apparently there was an “SB ’04 Reunion” party in the back, we had no clue this was going to be occurring but it definitely provided for some laughs. There were sights of preppies and hoochies throughout the night with looks of disgust, most of them had to walk through a mosh pit to get outside where their party was, many of them plugging their ears. It was great! I mean, Metal is supposed to piss some people off…right?

After another round of giveaways, Brain Dead began to tear everyone a new third eye. With the twin-duo Adam ‘n Rez on guitar and bass along with blistering vocals by frontman Joey Dalo, these guys really brought the pit to life. Brain Dead has been hailed as one of the best local Thrash bands currently on the Los Angeles scene by established promoters, and we see nothing but great things for these guys in the future. Great songs and great stage presence. Hell, their debut album Indoctrinator was produced by former Slayer producer Bill Metoyer (you can get that here, if you’d like).

The final band of the night was Sangre and these Inland Empire heavy hitters brought that Metal hammer down in a way that could only result in one thing…a giant pit! Well, giant for the size of the venue anyway.  We couldn’t believe how insane both their set and the crowd were. We’ve already gotten requests to bring Sangre back, and we definitely will!

The best part about the whole night is that people moshed non-violently, if that makes any sense. When someone went down, they were helped back up….the way it’s supposed to be. No fights and no injuries that we are aware of. We have to give it up to the crowd, it was the epitome of how a crowd should behave at a Metal show. So, if you were there then pat yourself on the back.

The next event we have planned is on January 10th, 2015 at The Tavern once again and it will be called New Year’s Metalution. The night will feature Raiju, Six Pack Of Doom, Heretic, and Ruthless. We hope to see some familiar faces.

\m/ Keep it Metal \m/

-The Kosher Metal Staff

Kosher Metal and Metal Assault Presents: NIGHT OF THE LIVING THRASH

NOTLTflyer_FRONT copy(click image to enlarge)

It’s been a while since we put together our own curated show, so this one is definitely long overdue. So, if you plan on being in the Ventura County, California area on Saturday, November 8th we invite you to come get thrashy with us as we bring Thrash Metal to The Tavern in  Downtown Ventura for Night Of The Living Thrash!

There will be free giveaways from Nuclear Blast as well as performances by kick ass thrash bands hand picked by members of the KM staff including Sangre, Brain Dead, M.A.S. and Social Overload!

RSVP on Facebook here!

Sponsored by: Metal Assault (metalassault.com)

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

MACHINE HEAD ‘Killers and Kings (demo)’ Vinyl Available via Nuclear Blast Webstore

Those of you who missed out on getting a copy of the special ‘Killers & Kings’ 10 inch vinyl release that Machine Head put out for Record Store Day have a second chance to get a copy.

As of this writing, all four cover variations are available for purchase for $15 plus shipping (and tax if you live in California) via the Nuclear Blast USA webstore at this location.

They only pressed 3000 copies in total (most likely 750 per cover variation).






PRIMAL FEAR Release ‘When Death Comes Knocking’ Music Video

German power metallers Primal Fear have released their official music video for ‘When Death Comes Knocking’ which can be seen below. Their new album Delivering The Black comes out January 28th via Nuclear Blast.




It still amazes me how many different shades of metal there truly are! Every once and a while an album will cross your path and make you say “what the hell is going on here!?”, or “what are they doing!?“. I found this happening with LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA (a.k.a. LMO). This Germany based metal band, with conceptual ideas pouring out of every orifice, bring you the opus work of Victor Smolski and Peavey Wagner. I admit I had many initial thoughts that came and went like wildfire, so rapid that listening was not enough. I had to see it, research it, and come to a rational conclusion about what I’m experiencing. “How do you mix ketchup and ice cream?” was my initial response. But as I researched, and saw what a truly magnificent production this was for anyone with musical ideas to see through to fruition, it all fell into place. Continue reading LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA – LMO (Album Review)