Night Demon Bio:
Hailing from the city of Ventura an hour north of Los Angeles, Night Demon is a classic metal trio comprising Jarvis Leatherby on bass and vocals, Brent Woodward on guitar and Dusty Squires on drums. The band unites the three members’ musical inspirations and influences ranging from old-school metal greats such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Riot and Saxon to punk legends The Misfits. But whilst Night Demon's music proudly exhibits these roots, it does so in a manner contemporary with modern times in every aspect, and even in Night Demon’s short tenure as an active band since 2012, this quality has compelled first-time listeners to take notice and has made an indelible impact on them.
Night Demon released their self-titled debut EP in April 2013, consisting of four original compositions ‘Night Demon’, ‘The Chalice’, ‘Ancient Evil’ and ‘Ritual’ on CD and vinyl, and to coincide with their massively extensive Europe tour of Spring 2014, they put out an expanded edition of the EP with four additional tracks including three rare, obscure cover tunes Axe Crazy (Jaguar), Lightning To The Nations (Diamond Head) and Radar Love (Golden Earring; live version) along with a live recording of ‘Ritual’ from their first ever show.
The Europe tour saw Night Demon successfully sign a record deal with SPV/Steamhammer for that part of the world, and was soon followed by a signing with Century Media Records for North America. Night Demon have completed work on their debut full-length album ‘Curse Of The Damned’, featuring 11 brand new original tracks, and is slated for an early 2015 release on January 16 (Germany), January 19 (rest of Europe) and February 10 (North America and rest of the world).
Besides the unadulterated musicianship and exuberance of their original tunes, Night Demon’s strength lies in their live performance wherein they win new fans every time they take the stage, whether it’s Europe or North America. Night Demon already have a short 2013 US West Coast tour with NWOBHM legends Diamond Head and Raven and a one-off 2014 Los Angeles gig with Samhain at the prestigious Wiltern Theatre under their belts. They are currently garnering new converts in every town on a full North American Fall 2014 tour with Raven, and are primed for plenty of solid worldwide touring in the immediate and long-term future.
Be on the lookout for Night Demon hitting a stage near you, and prepare yourselves to get down to the ritual!