Heavy Metal overlords Night Demon have announced a new album – Year of the Demon, a compilation album, with pre-orders going live today via Century Media Records at the link below. Comprised of the band’s five standalone 7″ singles from 2020, this 10-track collection features original songs, cover tunes, and previously unheard live recordings.The band launched the comp with a fierce new cover version of Cirith Ungol’s “100 MPH featuring the Tim Baker of Cirith Ungol himself! The band is also teasing new music for release in November 2022 as well! Check out “100 MPH” right now!
Album artwork by: Don Phury
Pre-order your copy of Year of the Demon (in the available formats listed below) at: https://nightdemonmusic.lnk.to/YearOfTheDemon.
Jarvis Leatherby (Vocals / Bass) comments: “2020 was certainly the ‘Year of the Demon’ in so many ways! Never in our wildest imagination would we be releasing (5) 7″ singles in a calendar year, and nowhere in our fans’ imagination would one of the hardest touring bands of the last decade be sidelined (along with the rest of the world) by this virus that demonized our lives. We are proud to finally release these songs as a complete collection and include the rare B-sides that only saw the light of day on the collector’s record player. Here’s to 2022 and the future bringing us all something more to hope for. We have a lot more to come this year!”
When the world came to a gut-wrenching halt in March 2020, Night Demon’s extensive touring plans were derailed; however, their creative flame burned brighter than ever. In the spring and summer of 2020, the band unleashed a series of five standalone, limited 7″ singles, which their loyal legions voraciously devoured; all physical product sold out instantly. Aside from the original songs (which were also released on digital/streaming platforms), the single recordings were exclusive to the 7″ vinyl pressings; they have never been made available to the public for purchase in any other format – until now, with Year of the Demon.
Year of the Demon track-listing
- Empires Fall
- Kill The Pain
- Are You Out There
- In Trance (Scorpions cover, live feat. Uli Jon Roth)
- Fast Bikes (LeGriffe cover)
- 100 MPH [Cirith Ungol cover, feat. Tim Baker (Cirith Ungol)]
- The Sun Goes Down (Thin Lizzy cover)
- Wasted Years (Iron Maiden cover, live)
- Top Of The Bill (Scorpions cover, live feat. Uli Jon Roth)
Year of the Demon format details:
–Ltd. CD Edition
–Silver LP [limited run: available at Nuclear Blast (100 units) and USA outlets (1000 units)]
–Lilac LP [limited run: available at CM Distro (500 units)]
–Sky Blue LP [limited run: band exclusive (300 units)] **USA customers, please visit: https://the-heavy-metal-store.myshopify.com/collections/night-demon-official-us-merch-store; international customers, please visit: https://nightdemon.bandcamp.com/**
Check out our recent interview with Jarvis Leatherby: