Tour Blog: Rise Of The Demon – Part 4

By Andrew Bansal

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Night Demon’s tour with Skull Fist and Elm Street entered its final week for a run of West Coast shows, and after several ups and downs in the first three weeks, things came to an extremely eventful and action-packed conclusion. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy this rollercoaster installment of the ‘Rise Of The Demon’ tour blog, but before doing so, check out parts 1, 2 and 3 if you haven’t yet. Continue reading

Tour Blog: Rise Of The Demon – Part 3

By Andrew Bansal

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After a fruitful mid-West leg, Night Demon’s winter tour went through the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico during the past week for a variety of positive and negative experiences. In this installment of the tour blog, I attempt to capture all of our adventures and misadventures, but before that, check out parts 1 and 2 if you haven’t done so yet. Continue reading

Tour Blog: Rise Of The Demon – Part 2

By Andrew Bansal

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Night Demon’s US tour with Skull Fist and Elm Street soldiered on into its second week through treacherous weather, playing to audiences on the East Coast and in the Mid-West. It’s been an eventful few days for Night Demon, and I’ll attempt to capture all of it for you in this part of the blog. But before that, check out Part 1 if you haven’t yet. Continue reading

Tour Blog: Rise Of The Demon – Part 1

By Andrew Bansal

imageLess than four weeks after the epic extermination of North America with the mighty Raven, the Night Demon van rolled out for another tour Stateside, this time as support act to Skull Fist and Elm Street, old-school metal warriors from Canada and Australia respectively. On a tour that’s completely different from the journey with Raven in every way imaginable, I accompanied the Night Demon trio once again with some additional responsibilities on my end, and the prospect of this exuberant three-pronged metal force has kept me excited and eager ever since I was asked to be a part of it.

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The Sloppy Seven: Worst Live Performances Of 2014

By Andrew Bansal

Even though 2014 will go down as a year with a plethora of great musical memories, there was also the odd damp squib or two along the way. Luckily, I managed to stay away from events like Mayhem Festival and Knotfest which allowed me to escape most of the bad live music I would have otherwise experienced, so there weren’t too many candidates for the worst live performances of the year other than the final list of the sloppy seven you’ll read below. Before anyone gets offended or judgmental, it must be pointed out that the purpose of this article is not to cause detriment to the ‘scene’ in any way, shape or form, but rather to call out bands that do not put nearly enough of an effort to give ticket buyers a show worth their money. Bands find themselves in this list merely based on their performance on the given night, and some bands featured in previous ‘worst of’ lists have even gone on to redeem themselves, finding a spot in subsequent ‘best of’ lists on this website. Without further ado, here are my picks for the sloppy seven of 2014: Continue reading