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Music Review: NightBitch EP: Chainmaker

Music Review: NightBitch

EP: Chainmaker

Label: Ear One Productions

Available: Now

by: TJ Fowler

Official websites:




Occult rituals, sleazy lyrics and dirty rock and roll.  That’s what you get with NightBitch’s 3 song EP ‘Chainmaker’.  Again, I have fallen into a band that seems to be channeling the sounds from the 70’s and the occult mysticism from the 60’s and the 70’s.

‘Chainmaker’ contains two original songs, ‘Chainmaker’ and ‘Disrober’ and one cover song ‘Into the Fire’ by Deep Purple.   The two original songs are very classic rock and doom  sounding, with lyrics talking about obeying your ‘Master’ or being enslaved by your ‘Master’.  Take your pick.  They are also very well done and catchy songs, if you don’t mind the occult theme which some people might.

Vocal wise, if you are a Glenn Danzig fan then you will love the singing you will find here.  Singer Chris Taylor does a excellent job here really helping to drive the songs home and make you feel you are listening to some evil priest.

The band is currently looking for a label to release a full length album which I hope they can find.  The ‘Chainmaker’ EP is an excellent little taste of the evil beast I hope will be released in full force in the near future.


Today the mosh pit instigators behind the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to announce the official pre-party lineup! Set to commence onThursday, April 18, 2013 at the Palladium, the precursor to the 15th annual NEMHF takeover will feature performances by Revocation, A Life Once Lost, Fit For An Autopsy, The Greenery, To The Wind, Abiotic, NightBitch, Surrounded By Teethand an unannounced special guest!

Additionally, NEMHF have added hardcore hooligans Code Orange Kids and crossover veterans Waking The Dead to the ever expanding bill. Check out the array of ticket packages and the full festival lineup RIGHT HERE.

As previously announced, official sponsors All In Merchandise are offering up a chance to win two three-day passes to this year’s event and ten t-shirts of your choice!

To Enter:

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2. Send an email with your facebook ID to: NEMFCONTEST@gmail.com

Contest ends March 15, 2013! Good luck!

THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL is celebrating its 15th Anniversary at the historic Worcester Palladium. The event takes place April 19th, 20th and 21st with a special pre-fest party in the upstairs room at the Palladium on April 18th. Since 1999, the festival has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors.

Continuous updates will be made and coverage opportunities for the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are available via Earsplit PR, an official sponsor of this year’s event.

NIGHTBITCH: Connecticut Metal Tyrants To Unleash New 12” Lyric Video Hosted By Invisible Oranges Available

Connecticut metal tyrants NIGHTBITCH will unleash their latest Danzigian/Blackmore-driven bone metal anthems with the three-song Chainmaker 12”. Set for release on March 26, 2013 via Ear One Productions, Chainmaker serves as a precursor to the band’s upcoming full-length.

Elaborates guitarist Ryan “His Emissary” Adams of the offering: Chainmaker is the bastard offspring of the nudie mag in your dad’s closet and the Killers tape in your older brother’s Firebird. It’s what’s in your Walkman on your way to meet the cheerleader with the red hair under the bleachers after detention so she can show you her new tattoo. It’s what happens when you grow up with your Priest vinyl a little too close to your Lisa Ann VHS tapes. Misfits and Samhain original pressings and Jess Franco laserdiscs on your bedroom wall. Denim and Hell. Riffs and sleaze. FUCK OFF NOWADAYS HEAVY METAL!”


Chainmaker will be released as a one-sided vinyl 12″ in a limited quantity of 250 and available digitally via iTunes and bandcamp.


In celebration of its impending release, Invisible Oranges is currently hosting the “Chainmaker” lyric video.  Point your peepers toTHIS LOCATION and embrace the sleaze.


Chainmaker Track Listing:

1. Chainmaker

2. Disrober

3. Into the Fire (Deep Purple Cover)


Coalescing a mission statement of “wicked women, unholy passions and fire nights” with influences musical, aesthetic, chemical and carnal, NIGHTBITCH are “purveyors of some of the finest occult-themed, sleazed-out, trad-flavored metal around” (CT Indie).


NIGHTBITCH formed in the Summer of 2009 when Ipsissimus guitarist Ryan “His Emissary” Adams sought an outlet to reconcile his late-bloomer discovery of Ritchie Blackmore’s majestic emanations with his obsession for sleazy 70’s occult / exploitation films and plagiarized Danzig riffs. Adams soon hooked up with celebrated doom metal vocalist Phil Swanson (Hour of 13, Seamount, Vestal Claret and many more) through mutual friend Bill Connnolly (whose No Visible Scars label would expose the world to NIGHTBITCH via the Sex and Magic cassette). The band was quickly rounded out by the formidable rhythm section of longtime friends and veteran CT musicians Chris Taylor (Kingdom Of Sorrow) and Mark Else (De Omega) on drums and bass, respectively.

In September 2010, after gigs opening for such heavyweights as Pentagram, Black Pyramid, Earthride and Midnight, NIGHTBITCH traveled to Dublin, Ireland as the back-up band for Hour of 13’s live debut at the Dublin Doom Day, playing its own gig as a part of the warm-up festivities. The band brought with it the Sex and Magic cassette, which would sell out of all 100 copies within a month of its release. Upon returning from Dublin, NIGHTBITCH and Swanson amicably parted ways and Taylor assumed vocal duties. In December, Cyclopean Records issued Sex and Magic on vinyl limited to 350 copies, which also sold out in one month’s time. Analog formats exhausted, Sex and Magic has since entered the digital realm via Austria’s Psychedoomelic Records, where it counts the godly Reverend Bizarre among its labelmates.

With Taylor at the helm, NIGHTBITCH has composed eleven infernal odes to comprise its full-length debut and is set to release the Chainmaker EP to showcase the depravity to follow.