New Album Recordings Underway As Graveshadow Enteres Studio

Recently completing a west coast run of shows with Russia’s Arkona and Norway’s Sirenia, Sacramento’s Graveshadow – a male-backed symphonic metal band that incorporates doom, thrash and Goth metal influences – has entered the studio to begin recording the sophomore album and debut for M-Theory Audio.

The band settled into The Captains Quarters in Ventura, California with producer (and Night Demon guitarist) Armand John Anthony.

“The idea came to record with Armand while we were on tour with Night Demon. I got to talking with him and he showed me some of his production work,” explains Graveshadow guitarist Will Walker. “What we really want to accomplish on this album is more of a raw and organic sound while still maintaining the symphonic elements of the music. It was a natural fit. The gear, the room, everything is working out to realize exactly what we were looking for. Armand is an absolute joy to work with and we feel he’s really helping us make this the best it can be.”

Recording will continue over the month of July with plans to release in early 2018 via the new deal with M-Theory Audio. Stay tuned for updates.

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Graveshadow Kicking Off Tour Dates With Arkona And Sirenia

Having just completed a U.S. tour opening for Anvil and Nightdemon, now symphonic metal band Graveshadow will begin a west coast tour today in Seattle opening for Russia’s Arkona and Norway’s Sirenia.

“It’s great to be back on the road, especially with bands that have had a profound impact on the genre and us as musicians,” states guitarist Will Walker. “We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones, it promises to be one helluva week!”

In between tours, Graveshadow has continued working on new material for the follow-up to 2015’s :Nocturnal Resurrection,” which will be the band’s M-Theory Audio debut.

“The new album is shaping up very nicely and all that’s really left is to fine-tune arrangements and continue rehearsing,” continues Will. “We will record in July with Night Demon’s Armand [John Anthony – guitarist] and we’re very excited about the project. It’s interesting to see how the new material has developed and we can’t wait to share with everyone. Keep an eye out!”

5/23 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/24 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
5/25 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
5/26 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
5/27 Pranksters – Scottsdale, AZ

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Night Demon Unveils New Album “Darkness Remains”

Ventura, California based metal outfit Night Demon returns in 2017 with upcoming full-length studio effort, “Darkness Remains.” The new album is the follow-up to debut record “Curse of the Damned” and is primed for an April 21st release on Century Media.

In addition to the impending release of “Darkness Remains,” Night Demon is also pleased to announce a U.S. tour supporting Anvil. The tour begins on March 2nd in Boston and will conclude on April 9th in Cleveland. The band will also be announcing a special album release show in Los Angeles for April 17th. Night Demon comments:

“Well it’s about time for Night Demon to release a new album! It’s been quite the whirlwind for us touring the world over the last two years on Curse of the Damned. We really wanted to give the existing fans a chance to digest the album and have a chance to see it live a few times. We have been prepping for the new record for over a year, and now the moment is upon us to unleash this beast for one and all! Very excited to continue our road journeys with some new material for the faithful, and the newcomers. Night Demon is coming for you in 2017!”

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Night Demon Releasing Self-Titled EP On Cassette

Shadow Kingdom Records has set October 31st as the international release date for the cassette version of Night Demon’s self-titled debut EP. The label comments:

“Night Demon is a young trio from California who literally fell out of the sky from nowhere…well, they did when they first released the ‘Night Demon’ EP on CD in 2013. Even before its release, when they’d just created a Bandcamp page – and where Shadow Kingdom found ’em and were instantly blown away – Night Demon were invited to play the KIT festival in Europe.

“From there, the stage was set for their inevitable debut album, ‘Curse of the Damned,’ which was released last year by Steamhammer and through which the band hit the road hard and converted the masses to their heavy metal faith.”

1. Night Demon
2. The Chalice
3. Ancient Evil
4. Ritual
5. Axe Crazy*
6. Lightning To The Nations*
7. Radar Love (live)*
8. Ritual (live)*

(* = cassette-only bonus tracks)

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Ghoul Posts “Ghoulunatics” Lyric Video

Line your floor with plastic, sharpen a rusty hatchet, and strap in for the gorestrewn melee of the new “Ghoulunatics” lyric video from Ghouls.

Using the fantastic tool of the modern day video camera to hurl bloody hails to their diehard and loyal legions of devotees, the visual accompaniment is hewn around the track culled from the henchmen’s impending fifth album, “Dungeon Bastards.”

GHOUL live w/ Carcass, Crowbar, Night Demon:
7/17/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
7/19/2016 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
7/20/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
7/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
7/23/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2016 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
7/25/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/26/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
7/27/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/29/2016 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/30/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
7/31/2016 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
8/01/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore MD
8/02/2016 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
8/03/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/04/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
8/05/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT

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Visigoth announces North American tour with Night Demon

– March 17th, 2016 –

Launches live video for “Dungeon Master” and “Mammoth Rider”

This spring, Salt Lake City’s Visigoth will embark on their first national trek with headliners Night Demon! The heavy metal quintet will be touring in support of their recently released debut, The Revenant King, which delivers “real-deal old-school goods with power and swagger to spare” (Revolver Magazine). For a preview of their epic live show, be sure to check out the new video for “Dungeon Master” and “Mammoth Rider“, shot at the “Frost and Fire Festival” last year: youtube.com

Visigoth‘s Jake Rogers (vocals) comments: “We are pleased to embark on our first ever Eastward conquest alongside our brothers-in-arms in Night Demon! We are looking forward to the many nights of riff-fueled madness and heavy metal camaraderie that lie ahead.
Unfortunately, both our lead guitarist Lee and drummer Mikey are unable to join us for this run. We would like to welcome Noah Hadnutt and Connor Carlson onboard as they step in and take up arms in their absence and help us continue to die for rock’n’roll! See you on the road!”

Night Demon adds: “Well, it’s been a fulfilling experience for Night Demon touring the world in support of our most recent effort, ‘Curse of the Damned‘. We were fortunate enough to have the album honored as album of the year in five different publications, and make the top ten albums of 2015 in over thirty publications, worldwide. To honor our fans who now have had the time to sit with the album and get familiar with it, as well as the fans who have yet to see these songs performed live, Night Demon will be hitting the road this Spring for what we are calling the “Final Curse” tour. We will be performing ‘Curse of the Damned‘ in its entirety every night of the tour in over thirty cities across the United States. We are also pleased to be bringing out Visigoth as support on their first national tour. Thanks for the endless support! This one is for the fans and all the people out there who have continued to make ‘Curse of the Damned‘ a very successful album for the band.”

See below for all tour dates, with more coming soon!

Visigoth tour dates
w/ Night Demon

Apr. 8 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Apr. 11 – San Antonio, TX – Korova
Apr. 12 – Austin, TX – Beerland
Apr. 14 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
Apr. 15 – Ft. Worth, TX – Grotto
Apr. 19 – Atlanta, GA – TBA
Apr. 22 – Asheville, NC – Odditorium *
Apr. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *
Apr. 26 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club *
Apr. 28 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *
Apr. 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar *
Apr. 30 – Montreal, QC – Katakombes *
May 2 – Detroit, MI – Small’s *
May 3 – Cleveland, OH – TBA
May 8 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Music Joint *
May 9 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
May 11 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
May 12 – Denver, CO – TBA
May 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
*=w/ Against the Grain

While they pay tribute to the titans of steel that left their mark on metal history, Visigoth goes above and beyond mere imitation, making their own musical mark on the genre they lovingly embrace. As NPR Music proclaims, “[Visigoth] looks to Manowar, Judas Priest and Manilla Road…for that classic ’80s sound, but the production is decidedly heavier, with mammoth choruses led by Jake Rogers’ regal voice.” To preview and purchase the band’s first full-length, The Revenant King, please visit: metalblade.com/visigoth

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Frost And Fire Festival 2015 Lineup Announced

Visigoth will be performing in southern California in October for a true heavy metal festival that is not to be missed: the Frost and Fire Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at Bombay Bar and Grill.

Other bands scheduled to appear include Manilla Road, Ashbury, Night Demon, Gygax, Steel Prophet, and more. Tickets and information can be found online at this location.

Metal Blade, Hell’s Headbangers, Century Media, Shadow Kingdom Records, and Skol Records will all be in attendance with giveaways for attendees. Members of Cirith Ungol will also be in attendance for a meet and greet.

Visigoth comments on the upcoming festival appearance: “We are extremely excited and honored to share the stage with colossal metal titans Manilla Road, majestic hard rockers Ashbury, and some of the best new heavy metal bands out there at the only traditional heavy metal festival on the west coast. The crushing lineup and beautiful seaside location make this a must for fans of heavy metal worldwide. We’ll see you in Ventura!”

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Preview Clip Of Debut LP “Curse Of The Damned” Posted By Night Demon

U.S. traditional metal act Night Demon released a preview clip for the band’s upcoming debut full length album “Curse of the Damned.” The album is set for release on January 14, 2015 (Scandinavia), January 16, 2015 (Germany) and January 19, 2015 (EU) via SPV Records and January 27, 2015 (USA) via Century Media Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Screams in the Night
2. Curse of the Damned
3. Satan
4. Full Speed Ahead
5. The Howling Man
6. Heavy Metal Heat
7. Livin’ Dangerous
8. Mastermind
9. Run for Your Life
10. Killer
11. Save Me Now

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Preview Clip Of Debut LP “Curse Of The Damned” Posted By Night Demon

U.S. traditional metal act Night Demon released a preview clip for the band’s upcoming debut full length album “Curse of the Damned.” The album is set for release on January 14, 2015 (Scandinavia), January 16, 2015 (Germany) and January 19, 2015 (EU) via SPV Records and January 27, 2015 (USA) via Century Media Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Screams in the Night
2. Curse of the Damned
3. Satan
4. Full Speed Ahead
5. The Howling Man
6. Heavy Metal Heat
7. Livin’ Dangerous
8. Mastermind
9. Run for Your Life
10. Killer
11. Save Me Now

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Keep It True Festival Announces 2014 Lineup, Reunited Dark Angel & Jag Panzer To Play

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)
Warrior (USA)
Lethal (USA)
Hexx (USA) (special old school show)
Sinner (GER) (Special Old School Show)
Vardis (UK)
Atlantean Kodex (GER)
Persian Risk (UK)
Deceased (USA)
Iron Cross (USA)
Masque (UK)
Deep Machine (UK)
Night Demon (USA)
Ranger (FIN)
Iron Kingdom (USA)

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