Oct 20

Jarvis Leatherby of Night Demon checked in with The Age Of Metal


NDLast Wednesday (10/15/14) we witness of the return of heavy metal to its very basic form, not adorns, not spectacularly, just plain and simple drums, killer guitar riffs and galloping bass line. It was like being transported to 1983. The name, Night Demon, a trio from Ventura, CA that had achieved the formula to bring freshness and a boldness attitude to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). 

Night Demon so far have achieved what many new bands out there still dream while practicing at their garages, or at the local rehearsal space. They had toured Europe and North American with the likes of legends, Raven, and most recently they have signed a deal with Century Media Records, and with only one EP out. When I heard the buzz that this guys were making, I decided to check them out during their stop here in Mesa, AZ. Their stage presence inspires confidence, and they have their shit together. From riff one till the end of their set this California natives with the soul of English rockers, proved that this genre has never been dead (Yup, that ‘post-metal genre’ was just mumbo jumbo).

Songs like Mastermind, Ancient Evil, Satan, The Chalice, and Night Demon are the backbone of their sound, and let me tell you, those were strong and groovy licks. So if you get to hear the name of this band around, or you happen to know they will be in your area, go ahead and check them out. This cats are metal as fuck, and currently they are almost half way through on a tour supporting Raven, so it there will be a chance or two for you to still check them out, or perhaps give their EP a listen, whichever comes first.

During their stop here, The Age Of Metal talked with Jarvis Leatherby (Vocals/Bass) of Night Demon after their finished signing, posters, vinyls, and babies at Asylum Records, before heading to their show at Club Red, here in Mesa, AZ. We talked about heavy metal, their upcoming album, and Jarvis gave us his thoughts about how to make it in the business.

Night Demon — North American Tour 2014 w/ Raven

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
11/2: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/3: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Lo-Fi Cafe
11/6: Denver, CO @ TBA
11/7: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/9: 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


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