Mighty classic metal trio Night Demon, who are set to support Accept on their entire upcoming January / February European tour, have lined up the release of their ‘Darkness Remains – Expanded Edition’ album for January 12th on Steamhammer / SPV, the day the tour commences in Hamburg, subsequently landing in the UK to play at Koko in Camden on February 8th

Vocalist / bassist Jarvis Leatherby states; “Night Demon is proud to present the expanded edition of our current album ‘Darkness Remains’! We have been so blown away by the positive response of the record so far, that we thought it a great idea to release these assets to the fans right smack in the middle of the album’s cycle. Why wait twenty or thirty years to unearth the forensic building blocks of ‘Darkness Remains’?  We are all alive now, and living this thing day to day, so let’s celebrate it! This expanded edition of ‘Darkness Remains’ will be released on January 12, 2018 via SPV/Steamhammer, to coincide with the kickoff of our European tour with teutonic metal legends ACCEPT.  It will feature the original master, alternate mix and master, the b-side cover songs, a couple demos and alternate studio versions, and a full track by track commentary from the band. Thanks for all the support. This one is for all of you who have supported us from the start!”

Night Demon, comprised of Jarvis Leatherby (vocals/bass), Armand John Anthony (guitar), and Dusty Squires (drums), erupted on to the underground metal scene around Ventura, an hour north of Los Angeles, with their self-titled four song EP in 2012. The ensuing notable street buzz lead to the band landing support slots on US tours with the likes of Diamond Head and Raven in 2013, plus a series of DIY van tours across mainland Europe in 2013 and 2014. Various European record companies who caught the band live were very interested in signing the band, but Night Demon chose to ink with Steamhammer / SPV Records to release their debut, full length album, ‘Curse Of The Damned’, in January 2015. Big Cheese rated it 7/10, Bruce Turnbull musing “Night Demon brandish leather-studded chops that bring to mind Iron Maiden, Saxon and Raven, with killer cuts such as ‘Screams In The Night’ and the striking ‘Full Speed Ahead’. With a retro production, this three-piece scream NWOBHM, and those looking for a good headbanging will not want to miss it.”

‘Darkness Remains’, a much more mature and accomplished offering than its predecessor, was awarded 10/10 in Powerplay by Tony Pijar in May 2017, who stated “Simply said, Night Demon puts on display everything that is great about metal. They take their cues from the NWOBMH…Ventura, California is far removed from that movement and England, but they have somehow locked into that hallowed time, and have subsequently created a metal masterpiece with ‘Darkness Remains’.”

CD1

Original Master

1-WELCOME TO THE NIGHT 3:51
2-HALLOWED GROUND 3:53
3-MAIDEN HELL 2:43
4-STRANGER IN THE ROOM 4:09
5-LIFE ON THE RUN 3:34
6-DAWN RIDER 3:22
7-BLACK WIDOW 3:26
8-ON YOUR OWN 3:27
9-FLIGHT OF THE MANTICORE (instrumental)4:06
10-DARKNESS REMAINS 5:31

Bonus Material

11-TURN UP THE NIGHT (Black Sabbath cover version) 3:25
12-WE WILL ROCK YOU (Queen cover version) 2:58
13-LIFE ON THE RUN (instrumental/alternate studio take)  3:28
14-FLIGHT OF THE MANTICORE (instrumental/demo version)4:06

CD2

Bright Lights Mix

1-WELCOME TO THE NIGHT 2:42
2-HALLOWED GROUND 3:24
3-MAIDEN HELL 2:45
4-STRANGER IN THE ROOM 4:10
5-LIFE ON THE RUN 3:36
6-DAWN RIDER 3:23
7-BLACK WIDOW 3:27
8-ON YOUR OWN 3:29
9-FLIGHT OF THE MANTICORE (instrumental)4:09
10-DARKNESS REMAINS 5:21

Track by Track Audio Commentary

1-WELCOME TO THE NIGHT 4:23
2-HALLOWED GROUND 3:27
3-MAIDEN HELL 2:48
4-STRANGER IN THE ROOM 3:47
5-LIFE ON THE RUN 3:39
6-DAWN RIDER 2:45
7-BLACK WIDOW 3:13
8-ON YOUR OWN 2:13
9-FLIGHT OF THE MANTICORE 3:33
10-DARKNESS REMAINS 5:34

Digital Version (28505D):

Bright Lights Mix

1-WELCOME TO THE NIGHT 2:42
2-HALLOWED GROUND 3:24
3-MAIDEN HELL 2:45
4-STRANGER IN THE ROOM 4:10
5-LIFE ON THE RUN 3:36
6-DAWN RIDER 3:23
7-BLACK WIDOW 3:27
8-ON YOUR OWN 3:29
9-FLIGHT OF THE MANTICORE (instrumental)4:09
10-DARKNESS REMAINS 5:21

Bonus Material

11-LIFE ON THE RUN (instrumental/alternate studio take)  3:28
12-FLIGHT OF THE MANTICORE (instrumental/demo version)4:06

LINE-UP:

Jarvis Leatherby – bass, vocals
Armand John Anthony – guitars
Dusty Squires – drums

TOUR DATES 2018:

on tour with ACCEPT
12.01.18 D-Hamburg – Mehr! Theater
13.01.18 D-Filderstadt  – Filharmonie
14.01.18 D-Munich  – Tonhalle
16.01.18 D-Leipzig – Haus Auesee
17.01.18 D-Berlin – Huxleys
19.01.18 D-Geiselwind – Event Zentrum
20.01.18 CZ-Zlin – Euronics
21.01.18 HU-Budapest – Barba Negra
23.01.18 I-Milano – Live Club
24.01.18 CH-Zurich – Komplex
26.01.18 E-Barcelona – Razzmatazz
27.01.18 E-Madrid – La Riviera
28.01.18 E-Bilbao – Santana 27
30.01.18 F-Saint Etienne – Le Fil
01.02.18 F-Lille – Aeronef
02.02.18 D-Saarbrücken – Garage
03.02.18 CH-Lausanne – Les Docks
04.02.18 D-Frankfurt – Batschkapp
06.02.18 NL-Eindhoven – Effenaar
07.02.18 B-Antwerp – Trix
08.02.18 GB-London – Koko
09.02.18 D-Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
11.02.18 DK-Copenhagen – Vega
12.02.18 NO-Oslo – Rockefeller
14.02.18 SE-Gothenburg – Trädgårn
15.02.18 SE-Stockholm – Cruise
17.02.18 FI-Turku – Logomo
18.02.18 FI-Helsinki – The Circus