The Los Angeles Strikefest
US power/thrash metal band formed in 1983.
Due to internal conflicts they broke up in 1989. The musicians though were still active in bands like Lowbrow, Infernal and Gardy-Loo.
During the 1990s the band periodically reformed for reunion gigs, including the German "Bang Your Head" festival in 1998.
The band reunited, once again, in 2002.
After playing a series of "one-off" gigs and festival appearances, the band released "Psycho Psycho" on Crook'd Records, in 2003.
Nasty Ronnie - Vocals
Ben Meyer - Guitars
David Austin - Guitars
Richard Bateman - Bass
Curtis Beeson - Drums.
Jim Coker (live only, 1998).
Chris Moorhouse (R.I.P. 1988)
Dezsõ István Bartha
John Mahoney (live only).
Previously known as Nightmare.
Split up in 1989. They officially reformed in late 2002.
Chris Moorhouse died in a car accident, 1988.
Dezsõ Bartha was forced to leave due to his dad threatening not to give him his inheritance.
Canadian Speed / Thrash Metal band from Ottawa, Ontario. Originally formed in 1978 by Dan Beehler, John Ricci, and Allan Johnson (2) as 'Hell Razor', and changed name to 'Exciter' in 1980.
Morbid Saint was formed in 1982 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.
In 1988 they release their first demo "Lock Up Your Children". It was a limited edition of only 400 copies and it was distributed in shows by the band only. This demo was later released by the mexican label Avanzada Metálica as "Spectrum Of Death" LP, with only a slight difference in the sound (pitch and tempo). The producer was Eric Greif, the owner of Edge Entertainment and the manager of Chuck Schuldiner.
In 1992 they released "Destruction System" demo.
They split up in 1994 and reunited in 2010.
Pat Lind - vocals (1988-1994 & 2010-present)
Jay Visser - guitar (1982-1994 & 2010-present)
Kevin Koski - guitars (2011-present)
Bob Zabel - bass (2010-present)
Randy Wall - drums (2010-present)
Bob Sinjakovic - vocals (1987-1988)
Jim Fergades - guitars (1982-1994, 2010-?)
Mike Chappa - bass (1982-1987)
Tony Paletti - bass (1987-1990)
Gary Beimel - bass (1990-1994)
Lance Wolf - drums (1984)
Lee Reynolds - drums (1984-1994)
Chris Jacobs - drums (2010)
Founded by Jeff Harp in 1983 Final Conflict has been a long standing staple of LA punk rock. Much time has passed, members come and go but the love for the music has never ceased. Jeff has remained the foundation of the band, never waning in his devotion to Final Conflict and it's music.
Like any family, siblings will argue/fight and FC's volatile history has never been a secret. However after many years, the members of the 85 - 88 line up have decided to play together again. Older, wiser.. (OK, just older) We will perform at this years Chaos in Tejas Festival in Austin TX.
This is something we are looking forward to, we weren't just band members, but brothers, hopefully there will be more shows to come.
Speed/Thrash/Death Metal from San Jose, California, United States. Formed in 1996 and no longer active. Dekapitator started as an idea between Matt Hellfiend, Dan Bulldoze and Andy Maniac in the mid-90s. Their vinyl collections were growing, as was their distaste for modern metal. On a mission to destroy false-thrash Black Metal spinoff bands, Hellfiend and Bulldoze started auditioning different drummers in '96, until Andy came back into the picture to complete the thrashing trio. The trio recorded their split 7" with Nunslaughter in the winter of 96/97 and played shows with Dark Funeral, Birthright, Lord Weird Slough Feg, and many other local metal acts, as well as the San Bernadino Metalfest, sandwiched between the Haunted and The Ravenous. The band then recorded their debut album "We Will Destroy... You Will Obey" in 1999 with guitar guru James Murphy. Shortly thereafter Dekapitator sought to add a second guitarist, first bringing in Wes Blackwulf, who was later replaced by Brad Attitude, which also didn't last, leaving the band as a trio once again. Dekapitator continued to play throughout the Bay Area, including supporting slots for Exodus and Thor, among others. Upon reconvening a couple of years ago to get things rolling again, the band recruited new guitarist D. Attacker. Dekapitator began writing for their next full-length and playing out again. In 2007 the band completed work on said full-length, ?he Storm Before the Calm? and through a long-standing friendship, joined the Relapse Records roster.
Speed / Thrash metal band from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Black metal band from New York City formed in early 2008 by Colin Marston, Mick Barr and Lev Weinstein.
Nick McMaster joined the band towards the end of the recording of the first album, and appears only as an additional vocalist. The bass tracks were recorded by both Mick Barr and Colin Marston.
Mick Barr - guitar, vocals
Colin Marston - guitar
Lev Weinstein - drums
Nick McMaster - bass, additional vocals
Beneath the tranquil veneer of the picturesque beachside town of Ventura, California, something dangerous lurks in the shadows…Night Demon erupted onto the underground heavy metal scene with their self-titled four-song EP in 2012. This recording showcased a sound forged by a deep-seated passion for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal loaded with unmistakable notes of American muscle and swagger. Listeners around the globe were captivated by this fresh take on a revered sound, and a notable street buzz soon followed. In 2014, the band’s momentum continued trending upwards, when they landed support slots on the US tours for Diamond Head and Raven, as well as launching the first of many DIY van tours across Europe that summer. This European jaunt strung together several festival appearances, and was complimented by gigs in every city, town and hole-in-the-wall village they could find. This became the blueprint for the band’s subsequent trips to Europe in 2014 and cemented Night Demon’s reputation, both at home and abroad, for being an incendiary, must-see live act with a tireless work ethic.The next milestone in Night Demon’s career arc was the release of their first full-length album in January 2015 via Century Media in the USA and SPV/Steamhammer in Europe. Entitled Curse of the Damned, the record refined the band’s trademark sound heard on the Night Demon EP, while continuing to cut across generational and genre-dividing lines. Besides garnering widespread critical acclaim, Curse of the Damned also inspired fanatical devotion amongst the heavy metal faithful – the record was voted the #1 album of 2015 by listeners of WCJU’s Metal on Metal radio show in Cleveland, Ohio. Promotion for the new record began with the band crisscrossing the United States multiple times for the better part of two years, headlining shows and appearing alongside heavyweights such as Carcass and Crowbar. The band’s relentless touring in the European Market paid off and they scored a high-profile appearance on the main stage at Germany’s Bang Your Head!!! Festival in July 2016. Never a band to follow the expected trajectory, Night Demon has forged their own path bringing their distinct brand of heavy metal heat to more people in more places – including those less traversed and off the beaten path. The band has completed two tours in Mexico, and, in early 2017, a run of 20 dates in South and Central America, including ten shows in Brazil alone! With each successive tour, Night Demon’s live show has incorporated additional production elements, including innovative lighting, visual effects and the nightly onstage appearance of the band’s black-cloaked skeletal mascot, Rocky, to haunt, goad and tempt concert-goers into drinking from the chalice.Night Demon stands on the precipice of their biggest album and touring cycle yet. With their second full-length, aptly entitled Darkness Remains, the true defenders of the night are poised to bring their volatile stage show and fist pumping, neck wrecking, Heavy Metal sound to audiences the world round.Darkness Remains delivers all the expected NWOBHM-inspired thrills and chills, but also sees members, Jarvis Leatherby (vocals/bass), Armand John Anthony (guitar), and Dusty Squires (drums), honing their songwriting chops. Not only has the band’s overall sound matured, but the individual members have carved out their own niches, sharpened their attack, and even taken some chances along the way. Boasting a full, powerful, and clear production that retains a raw edginess, Darkness Remains sets the gold standard for how a traditional metal record should sound in 2017.
Release Date: April 21, 2017
NIGHT DEMON Discography: 2012: Night Demon 2015: Curse Of The Damned2017: Darkness Remains NIGHT DEMON - Darkness Remains: (51:06)1.Welcome To The Night (03:51)2.Hallowed Ground (03:22)3.Maiden Hell (02:43)4.Stranger In The Room (04:09)5.Life On The Run (03:31)6.Dawn Rider (03:22)7.Black Widow (03:26)8.On Your Own (03:27)9.Flight Of The Manticore (04:06)(instrumental)10.Darkness Remains (05:31)Digital Only Bonus Tracks:11.Turn Up The Night (Black Sabbath Cover)(03:24)12.We Will Rock You (Queen Cover)(02:58)
NIGHT DEMON is:
Jarvis Leatherby - Vocals, Bass
Armand John Anthony - Guitar
Dusty Squires - Drums
NIGHT DEMON online:
These unrelenting road warriors show no sign of slowing down and will kick off the new album cycle with a
national U.S. tour alongside Anvil in spring 2017. Numerous global festival appearances have also been
confirmed—including amongst others, Frost and Fire, Defenders of the Old, Maryland Death Fest’s Days of
Darkness in America, Up the Hammers in Greece, Pounding Metal in Spain, Very ‘Eavy in the Netherlands,
Keep It True, Rock Hard and Party San Metal Open Air in Germany. For Night Demon, no stage is too small
and no stage is too large. They will take them all by storm. Welcome to the blessed night …
Heavy Metal band from Los Angeles (USA) in the vein of the early NWOBHM, formed in 2012.
Carlos Gutierrez - Vocals
Jon Rubio - Guitar
Jay Vazquez - Guitar
Kelsey Wilson - Bass
Death metal band from California, US.
Thrash metal band from Mexico. Founded in 2005 by Col.KMU (guitars & vocals), Corp.Picos (Drums) Recruit Crio (bass).
American black/ thrash metal band from Oakland, California. Founded in 2013. Not to be confused with a similar named Black Metal band from Fort Worth, Texas.