October 26th 2018 New Music Releases

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Video: Evil Invaders – Fabulous Disaster

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Evil Invaders are streaming a brand new live video for the cover of the Exodus classic “Fabulous Disaster,” which is streaming below. The band is currently on tour with Skull Fist, supporting Pulses of Pleasure, out now via Napalm Records, with dates posted below.

May 24: Naxt Stage – Almelo (NL)
May 26: Kupferdächle – Pforzheim (DE)
May 27: Gaswerk – Winterthur (CH)
May 28: Blue Rose Saloon – Milan (IT)
May 29: Schlachthaus – Dornbirn (AT)
May 30: Escape – Vienna (AT)
May 31: Dürer Kert – Budapest (HU)
Jun 02: Weekender – Innsbruck (AT)
Jun 03: Schwarzer Adler – Tannheim (DE)
Jun 04: Backstage – Munich (DE)
Jun 05: Out & Loud Festival – Geiselwind (DE)
Jun 06: Sächsischer Bahnhof – Gera (DE)
Jun 07: Metalfest CZ – Plsen (CZ)
Jun 08: Fabryka – Cracow (PL)
Jun 09: Progresja – Warsaw (PL)
Jun 10: Atlantic Club – Gdansk (PL)
Jun 12: K17 – Berlin (DE)
Jun 13: Bambi Galore – Hamburg (DE)

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Night Demon Streaming “Screams In The Night” Music Video

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Night Demon is streaming their official video for “Screams In The Night,” off their debut album Curse Of The Damned, out January 27, 2015 via Century Media Records, here.

Stream “Killer” here.

NIGHT DEMON tour dates with SKULL FIST and ELM STREET

Jan 16: Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 17: Studio 18 – Farmington, NM
Jan 18: The Blu Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM
Jan 20: The Nile Theater (upstairs) – Phoenix, AZ
Jan 22: Hub – Colton, CA
Jan 23: Airliner – Los Angeles, CA (Night Demon will headline)
Jan 24: Riff Haus – Fullerton, CA (Night Demon will headline)
Jan 25: Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 26: Strummer’s – Fresno, CA (with Eyehategod)

Night Demon Streaming “Killer”; US Tour in January

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Night Demon is streaming “Killer”, off of Curse of the Damned, out via Century Media Records on January 27, 2015 here.

There will be a special listening party at Grill ‘Em All in Los Angeles, CA on December 18, 2014 from 7-9 pm.

GRILL ‘EM ALL is located at:
19 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 284-2874
www.grillemallburgs.com

NIGHT DEMON tour dates with SKULL FIST and ELM STREET

Jan 02: Bogies – Albany, NY
Jan 03: Amytiville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Jan 04: Webster Hall – New York, NY
Jan 05: The Champ Venue – Lemonye, PA
Jan 06: Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI
Jan 07: Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
Jan 09: Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
Jan 10: The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
Jan 11: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Jan 12: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Jan 13: Vega – Lincoln, NE
Jan 15: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Jan 16: Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 17: Studio 18 – Farmington, NM
Jan 18: The Blu Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM
Jan 20: The Nile Theater (upstairs) – Phoenix, AZ
Jan 22: Hub – Colton, CA
Jan 23: Airliner – Los Angeles, CA (Night Demon will headline)
Jan 24: Riff Haus – Fullerton, CA (Night Demon will headline)
Jan 25: Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA

Skull Fist – Chasing The Dream

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First point of order: calling yourself Skull Fist and having a album cover with a skeleton on it, you have to be heavier than this. You should be, well, shattering skulls with your fist. Massive slabs of heavy guitar and brutal vocals. You should sound like Nails (who probably never expected to be name-checked in a Skull Fist review).

 

Once the opening phaser effected into hammer on intro to first track ‘Hour To Live’ quickly establishes this isn’t a D-beat or crust, death or thrash combo and the expectations are reset, Chasing The Dream (NoiseArt) kicks in with its NWOTM (New Wave of Traditional Metal) bang, and Canadians Skull Fist are up and running on their sophomore release.

 

Straddling the middle ground between the more melodic end new thrash and the rebirth of more traditional metal, Skull Fist come across as the central point between Enforcer and Holy Grail, with a splash of 3 Inches Of Blood in there, too (so maybe 1 inch of blood…). While performing a retro style can be limiting, and lead to negative comparisons to those that strode the Earth before, Skull Fist do have a naïve and endearing charm to them, technically proficient but still performing with energy and undoubted enthusiasm.

 

Vocalist Jackie Slaughter is a strong performer, at times calling to mind late 80’s Sebastian Bach, at others Don Dokken and Marc Hudson of Dragonforce fame, though without quite the same distinctiveness and x-factor in his helium voice.

Tracks like ‘Bad For Good’ are enjoyable mash-ups of Skid Row and early Def Leppard, the title track calls to mind Dokken, while ‘Call Of The Wild’ brings out the Iron Maiden worship. All in Chasing The Dream is an engaging number that makes you smile and think fondly of it but isn’t one to hang your hat on or fall in love with. Kind of like a relatives pet cat.

 

6.0/10

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STEVE TOVEY