Night Spirit emerges from New York City, bringing a heavy metal force to make things go bump in the night. Founded by front man and songwriter, Joe Melluzzo – has brought together a powerhouse team, very familiar in the rock and metal world. Richie Castellano (Blue Oyster Cult) Dennis Leeflang (Bumblefoot, ex- Within Temptation, Epica) and Tony Hanson (Fenix Down) have joined Joe to answer the call of Night.
Night Spirit has haunting baritone vocals, solid metal riffs, insane soloing, ramming down your door type drums, attitude and theatrical elements that will throw you into a different world.
Says Dennis, about his involvement: “I haven’t done a lot of metal projects since Within Temptation, Epica and Sun Caged. I was metalled out. Not because I don’t like metal anymore, but because there’s so few bands out there now who are “real”. And then I met Joe. With a guy as passionate, sincere, creative, funny and positive as Joe, you just get swept in and rock out with him, whether he’d be writing metal or polka. It’s a pleasure being a part of NIGHT SPIRIT, and working with Joe, Richie and Tony.”
While Joe has no current plans to write polka music, he did have this to say – “Night Spirit is a combination of pure raw beautiful power that took a life of its own and grew mighty wings, and a story – many years in the making. Richie, Tony and the Dutch Hammer have made this music into something that I never really thought would be looking at me right in the face with its wings unfolded and fire in its eyes. I am truly grateful, and cannot wait for everyone to experience this album when it comes out in 2015. You will be hearing more from us soon.”
Currently Night Spirit is setting the stage for their currently untitled debut album due sometime in 2015.