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Nightbitch / Bio

NightBitch is the Connecticut based occult heavy metal band, 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 Eles 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 has released the Peculiar Worship cassette single and Chainmaker EP to showcase the depravity to follow. Peculiar Worship became available February 9th, again via No Visible Scars. The tape, limited to 150 copies, contains the title track and a cover of Black Hole's obscure masterpiece, "Blind Men and Occult Forces". Chainmaker contains the originals "Chainmaker" and "Disrober", closing with a reverent cover of Deep Purple's "Into the Fire". It was released as a one-sided vinyl 12" by Ear One Productions on March 23rd in a limited edition of 250.

The band is currently courting distributors for both releases as well as labels interested in the full-length, all while continuing to play out, spreading its Hell-ordained gospel of traditional heavy fucking metal... riffs and sleaze with a sensual, occult bent.

General Info

Band Members
Ryan Adams (guitar), Chris Taylor (drums/vox) and Mark Eles (bass)
Artist Name
Home Page
Metal / Traditional / Doom

Contact Info

New Haven, CT