Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST

Armored Saint (10:15 PM)

Night Demon (9:05 PM)

Uada (8:10 PM)

Persekutor (7:25 PM)

Fri, November 30, 2018

7:00 pm


Sold Out

This event is all ages

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Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST
Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST
Armored Saint, Night Demon, Uada and Persekurtor Announced for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST

You’re planning to hit Los Angeles for the weekend of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: LA, right?
Of course, there is nothing to do in Los Angeles on a Friday night, so we’ve got you covered before the main event begins on Saturday. Get your pre-game started at the legendary Troubadour with the official Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST, exclusively presented by Metal Blade Records and Church of the 8th Day! On Friday, November 30, black metal enigmas Persekutor, melodic black/death titans Uada, California trad metal torchbearers Night Demon support a special appearance from old-school heavy metal heroes Armored Saint! Tickets are just $25 and are on sale at the Church of the 8th Day site here

Note: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles tickets.
Armored Saint - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Armored Saint
Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act - not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world.

After reforming with their original line-up in 1999 (John Bush - vocals, Joey Vera - bass, Phil Sandoval - guitar, Jeff Duncan - guitar, Gonzo Sandoval - drums), and releasing subsequent albums, La Raza (2010) and Win Hands Down (2015), to critical acclaim, Armored Saint has been delivering their heavy metal mastery around the globe, joining the likes of Saxon, Metal Church, Queensryche, and more on the road.

This past summer, Armored Saint also commemorated their classic Symbol Of Salvation album, by playing the record in its entirety for fans worldwide. After a run of sold-out shows, the band will head into the studio in 2019 to begin work on their upcoming full-length for Metal Blade Records.
Night Demon - (Set time: 9:05 PM)
Night Demon
Night Demon proudly announce the worldwide release of their triple-live album, Live Darkness, on August 10, 2018, via SPV/Steamhammer in Europe, Century Media Records and Shadow Kingdom Records in the USA.
The last year has been a whirlwind of activity for Night Demon. In April 2017, the Ventura, California trio released their second album, Darkness Remains, to feverish acclaim. Night Demon garnered stellar reviews in publications and webzines around the world, with journalists hailing Darkness Remains as a buy-or-die old-school metal record breathing new life into the timeless NWOBHM sound. Fueled by these plaudits, Night Demon hauled in top honors in numerous year-end polls and lists. The readers of Deaf Forever magazine selected Darkness Remains as the #1 album of 2017. Likewise, the listeners of the WCJU Metal on Metal radio show in Cleveland, Ohio, voted Darkness Remains the album of the year by a landslide, effortlessly beating out more than 80 other nominated albums. In September, the German Metal Hammer magazine recognized Night Demon with an award for the best “Up & Coming” band, as well as an invitation to perform at the 2018 awards show in Berlin.
As any seasoned fan will tell you, Night Demon strike hardest and burn hottest in a live setting. Befitting their road-warrior reputation, the band have already logged well over 100 performances worldwide in support of Darkness Remains. In addition to headlining the Darkness over Europe tour and their first-ever dates in the U.K. and Ireland, Night Demon spent five weeks in Europe as direct support to the revered German metal masters Accept in early 2018. Furthermore, Night Demon stormed countless festival stages in key markets in the United States and Europe. From the unknown to the prestigious, the underground to the mainstream, the esoteric to the popular, Night Demon crushed them all. True to form, the band have compiled a rigorous concert itinerary for the remainder of 2018, including European and North American headlining tour dates and festival-circuit engagements. Highlights include Night Demon’s eagerly-anticipated debut at the hallowed ground of the Wacken Open Air Festival, and return appearances at the Bang Your Head and Rock Hard Festivals.
Through these achievements, Night Demon are fulfilling the promise and reaping the rewards of years spent toiling in anonymity in the trenches of the heavy metal underground. Since bursting on the scene with a self-titled EP in 2013 and embarking on the first of many DIY van tours, Night Demon have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to honing their craft, taking their music to the people, and building a loyal, die-hard following one fan at a time. No stage is too small and no stage is too large. In early 2015, the band took a massive step forward with the release of their full-length debut album, Curse of the Damned, followed by two more years of intense touring activities spanning three continents. In furtherance of their leadership role in the old-school metal community, Night Demon even host their own successful festival, Frost and Fire, in their hometown of Ventura, uniting headbangers from around the world every October.
Night Demon, which consists of Jarvis Leatherby (vocals/bass), Armand John Anthony (guitar), and Dusty Squires (drums), keep their sights firmly set on the future, constantly propelling the band forward. Nonetheless, they paused ever so briefly to celebrate their accomplishments thus far by playing a special show in their adopted second home of Cleveland, Ohio, on December 2, 2017. Performing to a packed house of longtime friends and supporters at the Beachland Ballroom, Night Demon wowed concertgoers with a comprehensive, career-spanning setlist, plus a lethal rendition of Midnight’s “Evil Like a Knife,” featuring a guest appearance from Athenar himself. The entire show was recorded and now sees the light of day as Live Darkness, Night Demon’s first official live document. Darkness has never shone so brightly.
Uada - (Set time: 8:10 PM)
From the darkness, UADA (Latin for "haunted") emerges breathing the spirit of the original 90's Black Metal wave. Since 2014, this Portland, Oregon, four-piece has used a unique approach to combine raw black metal and spectral melodies. With their sophomore full-length, "Cult of a Dying Sun," the cloaked quartet expand the scope and range of their hypnotic craft. Balancing sharp riffs with phantom melodies in a manifold of haunting—yet—distinctive blackened dirges, UADA's second Eisenwald effort is a sharp spear in the heart of the brightest star.
Persekutor - (Set time: 7:25 PM)
Persekutor is a Black Metal band supposedly from Târgu Mureş, Transylvania (Romania).
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change