Bullet belts and leather jackets will be flying at this show co-headlined by two newer bands that worship at the altars of classic metal acts such as Iron Maiden and Diamond Head. Local boys Night Demon have just released their first proper album, Curse of the Damned. The work is full of the same hard-driving riffs and shout-along anthems that drove the metal gods of yesteryear, which have aged like fine wine in the years since. Led by vocalist/bassist Jarvis Leatherby, Night Demon also boast a charismatic stage presence, which would have fit perfectly onto the great live metal albums recorded at London’s legendary Hammersmith Odeon in the ’80s. Canadian act Skull Fist excelled at the same combination of fist-pumping heaviness and warm production on last year’s Chasing the Dream, also emulating the greats that arose from the early-’80s British metal explosion.

Fri., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/23/15)

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