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Formed: 2000
From: Greece
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Nightrage 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 26

This week on the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) reintroduces our ticket giveaway for Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After the success of our DevilDriver giveaway in June, we’re inviting South Florida residents (or any able/willing to attend) to see The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, and Alterbeast on Monday, October 13th. If interested, email podcast@metalunderground.com with subject heading “Black Dahlia Murder,” and submit your full name matching your ID.

Even if you can’t make it, lend us a hand and share our giveaway far and wide on social media; the more popular it gets, the more we can spread this experiment nationwide and to a venue near you.

Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) weighs in with a rather prickly and pessimistic insight on the longterm effects of Internet culture on the music/metal scene, specifically the downsides (and there are always downsides).

The downloading issue has been talked to death, but Mike sees some mass psychological implications at work here as well, and they do not bode well for the future. His hypothesis: due to the increased platform the Web offers to egoistic, insecure, and often talent-starved amateurs, there will never again emerge a tremendously popular, universally loved rock ’n’ roll band, much less a metal band. Listen in to hear his full thoughts on the matter.

Finally, Kevin offers a detailed review of the new self-titled album from Darkest Hour, which boasts a new rhythm section and a potentially divisive new direction in style - although Kevin puts up a passionate and justified defense on the album’s behalf. Do you agree?

Listen in here, subscribe via iTunes and RSS, offer feedback if you’re so inclined, and enjoy!

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Nightrage Signs With Despotz Records

Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band Nightrage has signed a deal with Swedish music company Despotz. The band's sixth studio album will surface in February 2015 with a new video single to be unleashed this fall.

"Today we are proud to announce that we have signed an album deal with Despotz Records," commented Marios Iliopoulos of Nightrage. "We are super excited to work with such a dedicated bunch of people, and we are entering studio Dugout Productions with Daniel Bergstrand on September 15. We would like to take this opportunity to now officially introduce Ronnie Nyman as our 'new' vocalist."

"Dreams can really come true, Nightrage is a living proof of that," added Ömer Akay, Despotz Records co-founder and partner. "I'm honored to be working with Marios and Nightrage; we truly have the same background and visions to take the band to the mainstream."

Nightrage was founded in 2000 in Greece by Iliopoulos and his close friend Gus G. Heavily influenced by the Gothenburg metal scene, the band relocated to Sweden to accomplish its dreams. In its 14 years, Nightrage has released five studio albums and toured across Europe, the U.S., Canada, and Asia.

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Nightrage Issues Album Update

Nightrage has checked in with the following announcement about recording an upcoming album:

"Working for the Nightrage new album pre-production demos, 9 songs are down so far, working on finalize all lyrics and 2 more songs are on the way.

"Soon we will have some great news concerning new label, and the recording studio that we are going to record the new album. Stay tuned, life is hard but Nightrage is harder."

This upcoming release will follow the 2011 album "Insidious" (reviewed here).

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Nightrage Working On New Album

Guitarist Marios Iliopoulos from melodic death metal act Nightrage has announced via Rock Overdose that the band has begun work on a new album due out next year.

Nightrage is also currently seeking a new label after the band's contract with Lifeforce ended. Further details on the release of this coming album will be announced as they are made available. For more info on the band, head over to the Nightrage Facebook profile.

Read the full article at Rock Overdose.

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Nightrage Video Interview Available

Backstage-TV has posted a new in-depth, 37+ minute interview with the members of Greek act Nightrage. Check out the footage in the YouTube clip below (be sure to turn on English captions option).

In other news, the band also recently tapped Thomas Lindberg as a fill-in vocalist for a festival appearance. Check out video of the show right here.

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Nightrage Footage With Thomas Lindberg Available

Nightrage recently tapped Thomas Lindberg (At The Gates) to perform as a fill-in vocalist with the band for the Gothenburg Sound Festival.

Footage from that show has now made its way online. Check out a video of the band playing "The Glow of the Setting Sun" with Thomas Lindberg in the player available below.

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Nightrage Taps Tomas Lindberg For Festival

Nightrage has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting Tomas Lindberg as a fill-in vocalist for an upcoming festival appearance:

"We are very happy to announce our participation in the Gothenburg Sound Festival that will take place on the 4th and 5th of January 2013 at Trädgårn Gothenburg Sweden. We are playing on the 5th of January along with some other cool bands like Dream Evil and The Resistance.

"Due to our main singer Antony's scheduling conflicts, he will not be able to make the show (read his statement below). But we have a replacement singer only for this show... our old legendary singer Tomas Lindberg from the mighty At The Gates! We are super excited about this. See you all there." More...

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New Metal Songs Hitting The Rock Band Network

Happy Friday Rock Banders! This week's new lineup of Rock Band Network tracks include Nightrage and The Minotaur Project on the Xbox side, along with recurring acts Amberian Dawn and Halcyon Way for the PS3 fans.

Here's what Xbox 360 players can now download through the RBN:

Nightrage – “Sham Piety” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “Sham Piety (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
One Year Later – “Absolution” (160 MSP)
One Year Later – “Absolution (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
The Minotaur Project – “Shattered Satellites and Brutal Gods” (80 MSP)
The Minotaur Project – “Shattered Satellites and Brutal Gods (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)

For PS3 players, these tracks become available on 11/13 (North America) and 11/14 (Europe):

Amberian Dawn – “Cold Kiss” ($1.99), Metal
Halcyon Way – “Our Finest Hour” ($0.99), Metal

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New Metal Invades The Rock Band Network

It's officially time to start annoying the shit out of your neighbors with drunken 2 A.M. screaming and a whole lotta headbanging, as the Rock Band Network again has a load of new metal tracks for your downloading pleasure. This week, the following tracks have been made available for the Xbox 360 edition:

Buried in Black – “One By One” (80 MSP)
Buried in Black – “One By One (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Internal Corrosion – “Legacy of Blood” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “Hate Turns Black” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “Hate Turns Black (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Revocation – “Chaos of Forms” (160 MSP)
Soma Dark – “Resolute (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Strikken – “Closer (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Strikken – “Re-Live” (80 MSP)
War of Ages – “Redeemer” (80 MSP)
War of Ages – “Redeemer (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)

Pickings are a bit slimmer for the PS3 players, but you still get the following two songs on October 2nd (October 3rd in Europe):

ETHS – “Adonaï” ($1.99) [This stellar female-fronted act unfortunately split with its vocalist last week]
Blackguard – “This Round’s On Me” ($1.99)

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Nightrage Working On New Album

Greek act Nightrage has issued the following brief announcement about beginning work on a new full-length album:

"Marios has started to record new demo songs for the next untitled yet 6th NR album, thanx to Ludvig from Love Roulete for his help loaning his cool studio for that, expect more news and updates about this."

This new album will follow 2011's "Insidious," and further details will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out the band's latest guitar instructional video with Marios Iliopoulos at this location.

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Nightrage Posts South Korean Recap Video

Nightrage has posted a video recap from the band's first visit ever to South Korea for the Daejeon Metal Festival 2012. Check out the road report in the player available below. Nightrage also recently posted a new guitar instructional video clip for the song "Being Nothing," which can be found here.

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Nightrage Posts New Guitar Instructional Video

Nightrage has posted another guitar instructional video online, this time of Marios Iliopoulos playing "Being Nothing" from the "Descent Into Chaos" album. The clip was filmed and edited at NR studios by Tom D. Hellfinger. You can watch the guitar video via Seymourduncan.com or in the player below.

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Nightrage Announces New Session Member

After announcing that Snowy Shaw would be joining the band for a South Korean show, Nightrage has now issued the following update about Shaw missing the performance:

"Due to an unforeseen scheduling commitment, Snowy Shaw had to pull out from the session gig in South Korea with us. The good news is Snowy found us a great replacement in Conny Pettersson, drummer of ANATA, Revengia, and Bleed For Me.

"We have done our first rehearsals with him already, and it was better than we could of hoped. See you there!" More...

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Nightrage Tapping Snowy Shaw For Korean Show

Nightrage has issued the following announcement about recruiting Snowy Shaw for an upcoming South Korean show:

"Hey guys,

"Just wanted to make the announcement for all our fans in Korea that the wait is OVER! On August 26th we will be playing in South Korea for the first time. And to make it special we have comprised a very fun set list for you guys.

"To make it a double whammy our good friend Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Dream Evil, Therion, Notre Dame) will be filling in for Jo at this show!! We are honored to have him behind the drums! See you there!"

Further details on the show are available over at this location. You can also check out Nightrage's recent music video for "Delirium of the Fallen" here.

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Cynic And Nightrage Come To The Rock Band Network

After a few disappointing weeks on the metal front, there's finally some new heavy music to get excited about this weekend on the Rock Band Network. These three new songs are now available for the Xbox 360 edition of the game:

Cynic – “Evolutionary Sleeper” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “So Far Away / Delirium Of The Fallen (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Terrorizer – “Subterfuge” (160 MSP)

On Tuesday, 7/17/2012 (North America) and 7/18/2012 (Europe) the PS3 version of the game also gets the following track:

Asking Alexandria – “Reckless & Relentless” ($1.99)

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New Metal Songs Coming To The Rock Band Network

Rock Band players rejoice - there are finally new metal songs hitting the Rock Band network again this week! The Xbox 360 edition already has new tracks from Amberian Dawn and Nightrage, while the PS3 version will see new songs from Devin Townsend and Greek death metal demons Septicflesh next week.

These songs are currently available for the Xbox 360:

Amberian Dawn – “Circus Black” (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn – “Circus Black (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Edenshade – “Another Purity Failing (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
I, Omega – “The Ravenous” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “So Far Away/Delirium Of The Fallen” (160 MSP)
Spires – “The Infinite Descent (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)

These tracks hit the PS3 on Tuesday, 6/26/2012 (North America) and 6/27/2012 (Europe):

Devin Townsend – “By Your Command” ($1.99)
Septicflesh – “Anubis” ($1.99)

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Nightrage Posts New Music Video

Nightrage posted a new music video for the track "Delirium Of The Fallen." The track appears on the band's latest album, "Insidious" (see review at this location), which was released last fall through Lifeforce Records. The video was filed on April 28 at the Eightball Club in Thessaloniki, Greece and was directed by Gabriel Psaltakis.

Check out "Delirium Of The Fallen" here:

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New Metal Songs Hitting The Rock Band Network

It's been awhile since the metal was freely flowing on the Rock Band Network, but this week again sees a variety of new songs added for the headbanging crowd. The following tracks are now available on the Xbox 360 version of the game:

All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Watching" (160 MSP)
Nightrage - "Wrapped in Deceitful Dreams" (160 MSP)
Nightrage - "Wrapped in Deceitful Dreams (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Oklahoma Caddy Shack - "Children of Brodom" (80 MSP)
Oklahoma Caddy Shack - "Children of Brodom (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Within the Ruins - "Controller" (160 MSP)
Within the Ruins - "Controller (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)

PS3 players can also look forward to these songs arriving on Tuesday, May 1st:

All Shall Perish - "Never... Again" ($1.99)
Anarchy Club - "Rise and Shine" ($0.99)

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Nightrage Recruits Session Guitarist

Nightrage has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting Christopher Jon as a session guitarist for the band's upcoming live shows:

"Christopher Jon from White Wizzard and Forty Winters will help us on the upcoming Greek and Demon Hunter tour filling in as a session guitarist, due to Olof scheduling conflicts, we are happy to have such a cool guitarist and cool guy on our shows playing with us."

Christopher added, "I'm stoked beyond words to be playing guitar with my close friends in Nightrage on these upcoming dates. Became good friends with the dudes on the Frets Of Fury tour back in October.

"I've been following the band since its inception back in the early 2000's. I'm honored to be able to contribute to a band that's been home to melodic death metal greats like Tomas Lindberg from At The Gates, Gus G from Ozzy Osbourne, and Marios Iliopoulos as well."

A teaser trailer for the upcoming Greek tour dates can be found at this location.

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Nightrage Posts Greek Tour Teaser

Nightrage will be embarking on a Greek tour with Psycho Choke dubbed the "Rage Through The Psycho Tour." A teaser trailer for the upcoming tour dates has been posted online and can be viewed below.

Nightrage will also be shooting a video for an as-yet-undisclosed song off the group's latest album "Insidious" on April 28th at the Eightball Club in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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