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Midnight

From: OH, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Midnight News

Below is our complete Midnight news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Dimmu Borgir, Godflesh added to Brutal Assault '19

In an announcement sure to please black metal fans, Brutal Assault Festival reveals that Dimmu Borgir will be taking to the stage at Fortress Josehov, Czech Republic. Industrial pioneers Godflesh have also been added to the bill - they last played the festival in 2015.

More bands revealed in this update include legendary thrash bands Anthrax and Sacred Reich. Iron Reagan, Prong, The Ocean, Thy Art is Murder, After The Burial and The Obsessed are just some of the other names.

Unfortunately A Pale Horse Named Death, who were previously announced, will be unable to perform.

Brutal Assault 2019 will take place at Fortress Josehov in the Czech Republic, August 7-9.

The full lineup so far:

ABORTED
AFTER THE BURIAL
ALIEN WEAPONRY
AGNOSTIC FRONT
ANAAL NATHRAKH
ANATHEMA
ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY
ANTAEUS
ANTHRAX
CARCASS
CARPENTER BRUT
COUNTING HOURS
CRYSTAL LAKE
CULT OF LUNA
CYTOTOXIN
DEICIDE
DAUGHTERS
DESTRUCTION
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
DIMMU BORGIR
EKTOMORF
ELECTRIC WIZARD
GET THE SHOT
GODFLESH
GUTALAX
HEILUNG
HIGHER POWER
HYPOCRISY
IMMOLATION
IRON REAGAN
JINJER
JUNGLE ROT
KRISIUN
LIONHEART
MANES
MESHUGGAH
METAL CHURCH
MGLA
MIDNIGHT
MYRKUR
NAPALM DEATH
NECROS CHRISTOS
OF MICE & MEN
OCEANS OF SLUMBER
PERFECITIZEN
PRONG
RAISED FIST
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SAOR
SHAPE OF DESPAIR
SLÆGT
TAAKE
TANKARD
TAPHOS
TESTAMENT
THE OBSESSED
THE OCEAN
THY ART IS MURDER
TOSKA
UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION
VARGRAV
VENOM PRISON
VUUR
WINDHAND
WOLFBRIGADE
WOE UNTO ME

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Brutal Assault Festival Band Upddate Announced

Brutal Assault Festival announces another band update for its upcoming 2019 edition. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"Let’s open this mega update with a black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault!
Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with their fuse of heavy guitars and mixing it with slow drum loops and effects and their unique approach has spawned several musical styles since their conception.
Brutal Assault will also present a combo of iconic thrashers that need no introduction, ANTHRAX and SACRED REICH will make it to the fest alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry IRON REAGAN and a staple name of the genre PRONG. More...

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Roadburn announces first headliners and curator

Roadburn Festival has announced it's first major headliner for 2019: stoner metal legends Sleep will perform two sets: the first highlighting their soon-to-be 27 year old album "Holy Mountain", and the second highlighting their latest release, "The Sciences".

The festival, which is to be held in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 11-14, has also announced that Tomas Lindberg will be guest curator for 2019, presenting bands under the banner "The Burning Darkness". Lindberg is known for his work with At The Gates and Disfear.

An announcement video can be viewed below:
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The Black Dahlia Murder U.S. Tour Announced

This fall will find The Black Dahlia Murder out on the road again on their ‘Infinite Bringers Of The Night Tour‘. Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Ghoul, Havok, Midnight and Devourment will support them on select dates. Gost and Skeletal Remains will be onboard throughout the entire run. Below’s where the trek will stop:

11/24 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
11/26 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/27 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater (feat. Khemmis)
11/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. Pig Destroyer & Khemmis)
11/30 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater (feat. Pig Destroyer, Power Trip, Khemmis and Ghoul)
12/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (‘Decibel Metal And Beer Festival‘)
12/02 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. Ghoul)

With Power Trip & Ghoul:

12/03 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
12/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
12/06 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
12/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live

With Havok & Ghoul:

12/08 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club (feat. Devourment)
12/09 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Royal
12/11 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Midnight)
12/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (feat. Midnight)

The Black Dahlia Murder‘s vocalist Trevor Strnad says of the trek: More...

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Midnight Sets Date For "Sweet Death And Ecstasy"

Today, Hells Headbangers Records set December 15th as the international release date for Midnight's highly anticipated third album, "Sweet Death and Ecstasy." The album will be released on 2CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.

By now, Midnight needs no introduction. Guided by the twisted muse of mainman Athenar since 2003, this Cleveland cult has been slaying the metal/punk underground with a highly addictive brand of lust, filth, and sleaze, subsequently building up a sizable catalog and garnering a rabid fanbase.

While there's certainly fanatics for the band's early EP work, it was Midnight's debut album, "Satanic Royalty" - released to international fanfare in 2011 by Hells Headbangers - that entered the band's name into the annals of "classic." Never one to rush things (nor drop an EP along the way), Midnight continued its underground dominance with "No Mercy for Mayhem" in 2014, further perfecting the signature sound. Now, with the massively anticipated third album, "Sweet Death and Ecstasy," Athenar and co. return with the darkest and most daring effort yet.

As a taste, check out the new track "Penetratal Ecstasy" in the player below, where a link to pre-order the album resides. The track listing for "Sweet Death and Ecstasy" is:

1. Crushed by Demons
2. Penetratal Ecstasy
3. Here Comes Sweet Death
4. Melting Brain
5. Rabid!
6. Bitch Mongrel
7. Poison Trash
8. Before My Time in Hell More...

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Midnight Streaming "Ready For Destruction"

After succinctly asking "Who Gives A Fuck?" last week, today the hooded demons from Midnight premiere new track "Ready for Destruction."

The track hails from the band's upcoming EP-cum-collection "Shox of Violence," set for international release on February 20th via Hells Headbangers. Check out the new song below. More...

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Midnight Asks "Who Gives A Fuck?"

Today the hooded demons from Midnight premiere new track "Who Gives a Fuck" - listen in below. The track hails from the band's "Shox of Violence" collection, set for international release on February 20th via Hells Headbangers.

More than the usual odds 'n' sods collection so endemic to heavy metal, "Shox of Violence" features four brand new songs to keep Midnight's rabid legion of devotees sated while a third album for Hells Heabangers is being prepared.

1. Death Scream
2. Who Gives A Fuck
3. Ready For Destruction
4. Groin Gripper
5. Sadist Sodomystic Seducer
6. In League With Satan (Venom)
7. Too Loud For the Crowd (Venom)
8. The Witch
9. Breakout (Taipan)
10. Hells Fire (Mistreater)
11. TAP
12. When I Die (Pagans)
13. Unholy and Rotten (live)
14. ...On the Wings of Satan (live)
15. Slick Black Cadillac (Quiet Riot)
16. Nuclear Bomb (The Spits)
17. Black Kar (The Spits)
18. Rat Face (The Spits)
19. Shitty World (The Spits)
20. Death Sentence (Crucifixion)
21. Wicked Women (Scarab)
22. Eyes of Satan (Pagans)
23. Watch Your Step (Girlschool)
24. Vomit Queens
25. Cross Held High More...

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Decibel Magazine Tour 2017 Revealed

Florida death metal legends Obituary were just confirmed for the sixth annual Decibel Magazine tour. The band will provide direct support for Kreator with additional support from Midnight and Horrendous.

Tickets for the 2017 Decibel Magazine tour can be found here and all dates and venues are below. Obituary will also release an exclusive flexi track to appear in the annual Decibel tour issue of the magazine due out March 2017.

Mar 17 Charlotte, NC Underground
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Mar 20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Mar 22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 24 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 25 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
Mar 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mar 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 28 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 29 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 31 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Apr 01 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
Apr 04 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr 06 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Apr 07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Apr 09 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Apr 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
Apr 12 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Apr 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts More...

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Shadows Woods Metal Fest Lineup Revealed

The concept of the open air heavy metal music and camping fest, so popular in Europe, seems to be a rarity in America. The organizers of the Shadow Woods Metal Fest hope to change that with the inaugural edition of the festival happening September 25th - 27th, 2015 in Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

Shadow Woods Metal Fest features lead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Menace Ruine, Velnias, Iron Man, Anagnorisis, The Flight of Sleipnir and Stone Breath along with twenty-seven additional acts throughout the event.

The fest showcases underground black, doom, death, and noise and experimental metal bands on two alternating stages all day Friday and Saturday. Camping and workshops on topics such as runes, guitar maintenance, yoga and more will be offered and are included in the ticket price. Artists and record labels will be vending alongside several onsite food stands. The festival is BYOB and age restricted to 21+.

To keep the fest intimate, only 350 tickets will be sold, and the fest is already 1/3 sold out. Tickets are $92 (plus a 99 cent processing fee). A limited number of group cabins will also be available. The lineup is as follows: More...

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Hells Headbash II Lineup Anounced

Hells Headbangers just announced the final lineup for the label's three-day "Hells Headbash - Part 2" festival, set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on September 4th - 6th.

After the first "Hells Headbash" last summer - which was held at the label's distribution warehouse, and was filmed for a special DVD release set for later this year - Hells Headbangers expanded the fest to include an additional day and with an even more epic lineup of HHR-affiliated bands.

Set to take place at the Agora Theater, "Hells Headbash - Part 2" will feature the first American performances by Satanic Warmaster and Destruktor and exclusive performances by underground legends Archgoat and Profanatica, as well as 31 other Hells Heabangers-supported bands that span the spectrum of death metal, black metal, thrash, grind, metalpunk, and plenty of filthy points in between. The full list of bands, in alphabetical order, are as follows: More...

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Midnight Posts Full New Album Online

Today the metal / punk band Midnight streams the entirety of second album, "No Mercy for Mayhem," which officially drops released today via Hells Headbangers.

Give it a listen below, or get your own copy of the release at the Hells Headbangers Bandcamp page. The "No Mercy For Mayhem" track listing is as follows:

1. Penetratal Curse
2. Evil Like A Knife
3. Prowling Leather
4. No Mercy For Mayhem
5. The Final Rape Of Night
6. Degradation
7. Woman Of Flame
8. Try Suicide
9. Whiplash Disaster
10. Aggressive Crucifixion
11. Destroy Tsunami's Power (CD Bonus Track) More...

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Midnight Posts New Song

Midnight has premiered another track from upcoming album "No Mercy For Mayhem." Hear new track "Prowling Leather" on Metal Hammer Norway's website here.

"No Mercy for Mayhem" is set for international release on August 19th through Hells Headbangers. The label comments:

"Hotter than Hell in the metal/punk underworld, Midnight's debut album, Satanic Royalty, became an instant classic upon its release in 2011. Now, with anticipation at a fever pitch, the hooded demons return with the even better No Mercy for Mayhem.

"Whereas Satanic Royalty was the culmination of nearly a decade's worth of hard slogging in the underground, No Mercy for Mayhem is an intensification of everything its predecessor seemingly perfected: the hooks even more anthemic, the power more piledriving, the dirt dirtier, the sum effect being absolute BLACKOUT.

"Really, there's no current band who are able to mainline classic heavy metal, hard-charging punk rock, and grimy rock 'n' roll quite like Midnight can, and No Mercy for Mayhem is studded-leather, 10-track proof that mainman Athenar and crew are at the top of their game and bow to no one."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Penetratal Curse
2. Evil Like A Knife
3. Prowling Leather
4. No Mercy For Mayhem
5. The Final Rape Of Night
6. Degradation
7. Woman Of Flame
8. Try Suicide
9. Whiplash Disaster
10. Aggressive Crucifixion
11. Destroy Tsunami's Power (CD Bonus Track) More...

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Midnight Streaming Venom Cover

Metal/punk outfit Midnight will offer a cover version of Venom's "Too Loud for the Crowd" in the September issue of Decibel magazine as a part of the publication's ongoing Flexi Series.

This track is exclusive to Decibel and won't be included on the group's forthcoming album. You can now stream the track online at this location.

The band is also gearing up to release the "No Mercy For Mayhem" album via Hells Headbangers on August 19th. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Penetratal Curse
2. Evil Like A Knife
3. Prowling Leather
4. No Mercy For Mayhem
5. The Final Rape Of Night
6. Degradation
7. Woman Of Flame
8. Try Suicide
9. Whiplash Disaster
10. Aggressive Crucifixion
11. Destroy Tsunami's Power (CD Bonus Track) More...

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Midnight Streams New Song "Woman Of Flame"

Midnight today premieres the new track "Woman of Flame," which can be heard below courtesy of Slam Magazine.

"Woman Of Flame" comes off forthcoming album "No Mercy for Mayhem," which is due out on August 19th through Hells Headbangers. The label comments:

"Hotter than Hell in the metal/punk underworld, Midnight's debut album, Satanic Royalty, became an instant classic upon its release in 2011. Now, with anticipation at a fever pitch, the hooded demons return with the even better No Mercy for Mayhem.

"Whereas Satanic Royalty was the culmination of nearly a decade's worth of hard slogging in the underground, No Mercy for Mayhem is an intensification of everything its predecessor seemingly perfected: the hooks even more anthemic, the power more piledriving, the dirt dirtier, the sum effect being absolute Blackout.

"Really, there's no current band who are able to mainline classic heavy metal, hard-charging punk rock, and grimy rock 'n' roll quite like Midnight can, and No Mercy for Mayhem is studded-leather, 10-track proof that mainman Athenar and crew are at the top of their game and bow to no one."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Penetratal Curse
2. Evil Like A Knife (streaming here)
3. Prowling Leather
4. No Mercy For Mayhem
5. The Final Rape Of Night
6. Degradation
7. Woman Of Flame
8. Try Suicide
9. Whiplash Disaster
10. Aggressive Crucifixion
11. Destroy Tsunami's Power (CD Bonus Track) More...

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Midnight Streaming "Evil Like A Knife"

Metal/punk outfit Midnight has premiered the new track "Evil Like a Knife" online, which can be heard below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

The track hails from Midnight's new album, "No Mercy for Mayhem," set for international release on August 19th via Hells Headbangers. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Penetratal Curse
2. Evil Like A Knife
3. Prowling Leather
4. No Mercy For Mayhem
5. The Final Rape Of Night
6. Degradation
7. Woman Of Flame
8. Try Suicide
9. Whiplash Disaster
10. Aggressive Crucifixion
11. Destroy Tsunami's Power (CD Bonus Track) More...

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Midnight Announces "No Mercy For Mayhem"

Hells Headbangers has announced August 19th as the international release date for Midnight's new album, "No Mercy for Mayhem." The cover artwork can be seen below, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Penetratal Curse
2. Evil Like A Knife
3. Prowling Leather
4. No Mercy For Mayhem
5. The Final Rape Of Night
6. Degradation
7. Woman Of Flame
8. Try Suicide
9. Whiplash Disaster
10. Aggressive Crucifixion
11. Destroy Tsunami's Power (CD Bonus Track) More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

DOWN
(the) MELVINS
THE OBSESSED
ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
UFOMAMMUT (Italy)
COBALT
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)
EVOKEN
NECROPSY

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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MDF 2013 Location Announced

With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:

We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.

In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.

The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.

We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.

The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...

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Maryland Death Fest 2013 Confirms 8 More Bands

Eight more bands have been confirmed for MDF XI, which is to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

REPULSION
PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
BROKEN HOPE
PIG DESTROYER
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
WEEDEATER
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
LOSS

An updated list of confirmed bands up to now can be found below:

!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) - Exclusive US show
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France) - Exclusive US show
AOSOTH (France) - Exclusive US show
BROKEN HOPE
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
INTEGRITY
KOMMANDANT
LOSS
MANILLA ROAD
MIDNIGHT
MORGION
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
PELICAN
PENTAGRAM
PIG DESTROYER
REPULSION
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show
VENOM (UK)
VINTERLAND (Sweden)
WEEDEATER

Headliners and more band announcements are expected soon. With Sonar closing, information regarding the new venue is expected to be revealed sometime in August.

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Blood Ceremony To Play Noctis V Metalfest

Toronto's Blood Ceremony has issued the following announcement about playing the upcoming Noctis V Metalfest:

"We're confirmed to play this year's Noctis V Metalfest in Calgary, AB on Thursday, September 27. The weekend line-up of bands and speakers is devastating (VENOM, MANILLA ROAD, MIDNIGHT, etc.) so you don't want to miss this!

Tickets go on sale this Friday at this location. The festival Facebook page is here. Hails & Horns...."

The occult rock act's latest full-length album was the 2011 release "Living With the Ancients" (reviewed here).

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