Proudly waving the flag of conventional heavy steel, Night time Demon‘s Jarvis Leatherby is a self-described pupil of cinema, with a longstanding want to take followers on an immersive and cinematic journey.
“The last two albums, I want to say Curse of the Damned and Darkness Remains, they both started out as concept albums, but they veered off the tracks. It’s a tough thing to do,” Leatherby shared in a sit-down with Metallic Injection.
Now, contemporary off a collection of profitable singles and compilation album Yr of the Demon, Leatherby and fellow Night time Demon cornerstones guitarist Armand John Anthony and drummer Dusty Squires have efficiently accomplished that lengthy sought-after idea album, Outsider (obtainable March 17th via Century Media Data).
“We started writing songs that were going all kinds of places, and we’re like ‘these are not going to be good singles. Let’s toy with the idea of a concept record again,’ then the storyline started to come into play and all this stuff and we’re like nahh, this is definitely it. This is definitely what we’re doing,” Leatherby explains, reaffirming his love of storytelling with the 9 monitor effort.
“It’s so hard because I wrote the original story as a screenplay. So it’s a movie script, and then I had that into a short form story, which we have in the liner notes of the record … And it’s funny because I’ve tried to come up with a log line or a slug line because it is a script and I have failed at it so miserably,” he provides with fun, breaking down Outsider’s wild idea intimately.
“The story is a few man who grows up in an insular atmosphere in a really small city that no one has ever left and no one has ever come into. They usually type of have a sustaining lifestyle and issues transfer on. He grows up in a household enterprise working in a graveyard. And the city is surrounded by this sort of inexperienced mist, like this supernatural factor, type of just like the Northern Lights. No person actually is aware of what it’s.
“Someday he simply decides fuck it, I will go. And he takes off on this street exterior of city and he finally ends up getting caught up on this, like, swirling inexperienced mist. He survives it. He finally ends up again in the identical place that he is from, and he feels type of defeated by it and curious as to why this occurred. How may he go one course and find yourself in the identical place?
“What he realizes, though, is that he’s in an alternate dimension where everything is the same. He knows all the same people, but everybody is completely different. And he discovers another version of himself, actually, and that comes to a head where they meet up and he’s got to make some decisions. And basically the other version of himself is not a very good person and they have to have a little battle royale to the death. And this guy basically assumes the identity of himself, has to blend in, while the whole time trying to find his way back to his realm.”
An avid lover of science-fiction and horror, and with an ever-growing want to department into filmmaking, Outsider is much and away essentially the most bold, expansive and surreal effort for the Ventura, California three-piece.
“It’s got Lovecraft and King undertones, but I would best describe it as Back to the Future meets It’s A Wonderful Life. Because here’s this guy leaving his existence because the grass is always greener, right? But when he gets to where he thinks he wants to be, all he’s trying to do is go back to what he took for granted and what he had. And there’s a lot of tragedy that happens along the way in this story. It’s some irreversible stuff.”
As for that pie-in-the-sky objective of crafting a function movie, we’ll simply throw these optimistic vibes out into the universe. Outsider the film, anybody?
“I mean, my goal has been to make a film, forever. It’s my biggest passion outside of music. I’m a big student of filmmaking and of screenwriting and cinema in general. So it’s just a lot of money. It’s a lot of time, a lot of experience I don’t have. I mean, it would take hooking up with some of the right people that can help that along. But I’m going to keep writing too. It’s definitely on the horizon at some point.”
Catch Night time Demon on tour all through North America with Devil and Hang-out!
3/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
3/18 – Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile Excessive Membership
3/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar
3/21 – Salt Lake Metropolis, UT @ Aces Excessive Saloon
3/22 – Denver, CO @ HQ
3/24 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Reside
3/25 – Houston, TX @ White Oak (Hell’s Heroes)
3/26 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Reside
3/27 – Wichita, KS – @ Barleycorns
3/29 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Membership
3/30 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
3/31 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s Reside Music
4/1 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom (2 Minutes To Tulsa)
4/4 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
4/5 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
4/6 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
4/7 – Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedraft’s
4/8 – Cambridge, MA @ Sonia
4/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
4/11 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
4/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry (Decibel Metallic & Beer Fest pre-party)
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