I saw these guys live and they blew me away and who would have thought that Americans are playing in the N.W.O.B.H.M style. Well these guys are and there pretty damn good. Get there E.P. you will not be disappointed!
1. Thank you guys for taking the time to answer these questions. You guys are going to be entering the studio soon to record your first record. Are you going to re-record some of the songs that are on the E.P? Also, how many new tracks do you have written?
JL:We will be recording 9 brand new songs along with a couple of cover songs just to have. We will be re-recording some of the material off the E.P. Not sure yet what will make it on the record. The E.P. has gotten a lot of exposure so far, so we are treating it as an official release. My best guess is that you will most likely hear at least one of them on the record.
2. I was really happy to see you guys live and I really enjoy music that it's more in the roots of the N.W.O.B.H.M How did you guys get into the N.W.O.B.H.M?
JL:Metallica! It's true! Back when we were just kids we were introduced to some of these band through Metallica's cover versions of some of the classic songs. It's all history from there. We are still discovering great NWOBHM bands everyday! The internet has made a lot of this possible. Say what you want about Metallica, but they really did create the thrash sound and became one of the biggest bands of all time! If not for their influence, many people would not have been introduced to NWOBHM, or even the Misfits for that matter!
3. How did you guys get booked for the Keep it true festival?
JL: We got a glowing review on the Strappado blog. The organizers of Keep It True checked it out and reached out to us immediately! That's kinda when we knew we needed to take this band to the next level. So honored to be a part of it.
4. Do you have any goals or do just go with the flow of things?
JL: We have very specific goals. We have an entire timeline of what we wanna be doing for the next 2 1/2 years. People who go with the flow of things get exactly that. We want to create the flow! Create our own destiny and set high goals for ourselves. Our fans are fantastic, and they deserve the best presentation we can give them.
5. Are you guys excited to be playing with Raven and Diamond Head?
JL: I have a hard time sleeping at night, because I'm so fucking excited to be playing 3 shows with the bands who pioneered the genre. This alone is an accomplishment that we never would have dreamed. There are so many things I would like to say to those guys for years. Now sharing the bill with them, I'm just going to let the music of Night Demon do the talking. Our music is directly influenced by them. It is a show of appreciation for the great music they have given us, and the impact they have left on heavy metal. We are proud to carry the torch and carry on the tradition they founded.
6. So how has the response been so far to the E.P?
JL: Ridiculously good! I've read over 40 reviews, and only found one to be negative. Not everyone will like it, but that is to be expected. We never thought these songs would leave the garage to be honest. It was never our intention to have a serious band around this. It's a real dream come true. You have to understand, we wrote and recorded that E.P. within a total of 22 hours! We have been feeling a lot of pressure to deliver a good record after this kind of response. I'm confident we will not disappoint. We played a couple new jams last night at the Havok show. They seemed to go over well.
7. What song do you most enjoy playing live?
JL: Ritual. We have been opening with it in recent times. That song seems to have a lot of energy. Some kinda speed metal parts and a great guitar solo.
8. How do you write a song is it a conscious effort or does it just come out?
JL: Well both, really. Most of it comes naturally, but I have sat down to write for this new record with the intent of exactly what type of song I wanna write. In the past, I've tried to write different styles of music, but always end of creating a cool rock/metal riff naturally.
9. What is the funniest or most metal thing you have seen during a concert?
JL: I once saw a guy in a wheelchair in the pit with a viking helmet. He had prosthetic legs that stuck straight out like battering rams! His buddies were pushing him around fast and violently! He ended up crashing right into this chick and hurt her pretty bad. I guess not bad enough, because she refused to leave the show before Anthrax played. I saw the two of them later in the night looking like they had found true love. She was even drinking beer out of his viking helmet!!!! HAHA!!!
10. What’s your favorite food?
JL: Pizza!!!!!!!!! We are a metal band!!!!!