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From: Gothenburg, 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.
Swedish melodic death metal act Nightrage released a music video for the new song "The Venomous." The song is the title track from the band's upcoming new album that drops on March 31st via Despotz Records.
"The Venomous" is a relentless tale of extinction, told with as much 'venomous' aggression as there are intriguing and mesmerizing melodies. Memorable hooks and some of the catchiest choruses that metal has seen in decades does nothing to compromise the brutality and honesty that Nightrage is known for. The music is catchy and extreme. Lyrically, the album deals with the failure of mankind and how we as human beings are racing towards our own extinction.
The track listing for "The Venomous" is:
1. The Venomous
2. Metamorphosis/Day Of Wrath
3. In Abhorrence
4. Affliction (song streaming here)
7. The Blood
8. From Ashes Into Stone
9. Trail Of Ghosts
11. Desolation And Dismay
12. Denial Of The Soul (Instrumental)
Check out the video clip here: More...
Today, Swedish melodic death metal act Nightrage has teamed up with Metal Underground.com to unleash the new single "Affliction." The song is lifted from the band's upcoming full length "The Venomous," which will be issued via Despotz Records on March 31st. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
"Affliction" sees the band at it's hardest hitting and most melodic in a fifteen year history. The band commented: "'Affliction' has depth and character and is 100% Nightrage. We believe it has the potential to become a fan favourite. With 'Affliction' we wanted to express a more melodic and diverse side to our song writing, without losing the heaviness that Nightrage is well known for. The concept behind the track 'Affliction' is focused on mankind's endless search to find a meaning to our empty lives. Lives that we feel we can not control, and therefore we seek to find a greater purpose to our existence."
"The Venomous" is a relentless tale of extinction, told with as much 'venomous' aggression as there are intriguing and mesmerizing melodies. Memorable hooks and some of the catchiest choruses that metal has seen in decades does nothing to compromise the brutality and honesty that Nightrage is known for. The music is catchy and extreme. Lyrically, the album deals with the failure of mankind and how we as human beings are racing towards our own extinction. More...
Nightrage just released a video shot during a Swedish show, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:
"Thanks to Hypermind Productions for creating this live video from our recent show at Katalin in Uppsala Sweden. Stay tuned for the release date of 'The Venomous' official video. That and some other big announcements are coming soon. 2017 is already shaping up to be another exciting year to be a Nightrage fan."
Maximum Rock Festival returns this year with a new edition spread across 4 massive days of concerts and various other activities, which shall take place between October 15th - 18th in two different venues - Colectiv Club and Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania.
A total of 25 bands will perform at the event inlcuding Epica, Annihilator, Sirenia, Skalmold, Zonaria, Nightrage, Silent Wedding, Kistvaen, Harlott, Archer, Gothic, Hatemode and Crimena.
Today the festival organizers announce four more additions to the lineup: Tiarra, Enemy Of Reality, Dimlight, and Sorrowful Angels. Stay tuned for more confirmations soon. More...
Maximum Rock Festival returns in 2015 with a new edition, spread across 4 massive days of concerts and various other activities, which shall take place between October 15th - 18th in two different venues: Colectiv Club and Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania.
A total of 25 bands will perform at the event, and, so far, the following groups have been confirmed: Epica, Annihilator, Skalmold, Kistvaen, Harlott, Archer, Cap de Craniu, Gothic and Crimena, with many others still on the line.
Just today, Zonaria (Sweden), Nightrage (Greece/Sweden) and Hatemode (Romania) have also been added to the festival's line-up. More...
Veteran Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band Nightrage has teamed up with Lambgoat to stream its upcoming sixth studio album, "The Puritan," in its entirety. Give it a listen below.
"The Puritan" will see release on April 24th through Despotz Records and can be pre-ordered at this location.
Album number six was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Soilwork) and George Nerantzis at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden. We also just premiered a lyric video for the title track that is still available over here. More...
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band, Nightrage, has announced an April 24th, 2015 release date for its sixth studio album, "The Puritan," due out on Despotz Records.
Album number six was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Soilwork) and George Nerantzis at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden.
Today we're stoked to premiere a lyric video for the title track, which can be found below. Guitarist/founder Marios Iliopoulos also had this to say about the song:
“’The Puritan’ is one of the first songs that we wrote for the album. The title and the concept is symbolic, showcasing our hunger and relentless passion for our music. It’s about not giving up and clashing with every kind of obstacle, but continuing no matter what to fight for our ideals, honoring the music that we love to play.
“Musically, it has this Thin Lizzy/Iron Maiden twin guitar attack on the riffs, along with the signature Nightrage harmonies. We felt this track was the right opening song for the new album, since it´s fast, energetic and also has some really big vocal hooks from Ronnie on the chorus. You get the idea of the feeling for the whole album by listening to the song; this idea of what melodic death metal means to us is really represented here. The song is punchy and metal to the bone.
“The great duo at Dug Out Productions, Daniel Bergstrand and George Nerantzis, helped us make the song sound so good, loud and powerful. Ronnie Nyman makes an amazing vocal performance, and we have a great collaboration here. His ideas and vocal melodies are so powerful and really make an amazing contrast with the Nightrage riffs and harmonies.” More...
Greek melodic death metal act Nightrage released a lyric video for the new track "Desperate Vows." The song appears on the upcoming new album "The Puritan," which is set for release on April 24th via Despotz Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. The Puritan
2. With a Blade of a Knife
3. Desperate Vows
4. Endless Night
5. Foul Vile Life
6. Stare into Infinity
7. Lone Lake
8. Son of Sorrow
9. When Gold Turns to Rust
11. Kiss of a Sycophant
Check out "Desperate Vows" here: More...
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band Nightrage has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to launch a music video for the new track "Stare into Infinity." Check it out below.
The song comes from the band's upcoming sixth studio album, "The Puritan," set to release on April 24th through Despotz Records.
"'Stare into Infinity' is one of my favorite songs on our new album The Puritan," guitarist Marios Iliopoulos told Revolver. "It has all those elements that are Nightrage - heavy riffs, emotional melodies and brutal vocal hooks. The whole arrangement of the song is very simplistic and in your face. The verses are very thrashy with straightforward riffs and pounding drums, creating that feeling of power and metal mayhem. The chorus is where the song really lifts up with those signature Nightrage melodic guitars and big '80s metal riffs played with a thrashy and more modern approach. And Ronnie´s vocals, singing with such a great passion and old school melodic death metal vibes, makes for a really cool contrast on that part.
"Lyrically, it´s a song that has to do with leading you out of dark times, reaching the light at the end of the tunnel and leaving everything that's troubling you behind - searching to find your inner self.
"The production and sound that Daniel Bergstrand and George Neranzis did for the song made all the difference in the world; they really gave the song the needed power and loudness to create such a strong and beautifully loud brutal/melodic sound."
Tuesday's not just for killer new metal releases, its also when we have musicians from across the world share their favorite Pit Stories from live shows.
This week none other than guitarist Marios Iliopoulos from the Greek melodic death metal outfit Nightrage shared this tale from a Slipknot pit:
As far as I remember the craziest mosh pit that I have seen was at a Slipknot concert in Norway where the singer had to divide the crowd on 2 parts and get them ready to face each other. What comes next was the most insane and brutal, almost brawl mosh pit, that I have experienced to this day. People seemed of course to enjoy it, but at the same time, the sheer aggression of it was amazing. One of the things that always remind us of the power of metal music and the great fun that it can be.
Need a new Nightrage fix in your life? The band's upcoming full-length album "The Puritan" will drop via Despotz Records on April 24th, 2015 and an advance track from the release can be heard below. More...
Greek / Swedish melodic death metal band Nightrage has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to stream "Desperate Vows," a new song from the band's upcoming sixth studio album, "The Puritan," set to release on April 24th through Despotz Records.
Stream the new track, featuring a guest vocal appearance from Lawrence Mackrory (Darkane, F.K.Ü.), in the player below. "The Puritan" can be pre-ordered online through the Despotz Record webstore here.
"The Puritan" welcomes new Nightrage vocalist, Ronnie Nyman, to the mix. Nyman joins founding member, guitarist Marios Iliopoulos, and bassist, Anders Hammer, after performing with the band last year on its Japanese and Russian tours.
Album number six was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Soilwork) and George Nerantzis at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden. More...
"The Puritan" - Nightrage's sixth studio album - will drop via Despotz Records on April 24th, 2015. The label comments:
"'The Puritan' - an uncompromising, eerie, dramatic and melodic death metal journey in its purest essence - welcomes new Nightrage vocalist, Ronnie Nyman, to the mix. Nyman joins founding member, guitarist Marios Iliopoulos, and bassist, Anders Hammer, after performing with the band last year on its Japanese and Russian tours.
"Nightrage was founded in 2000 in Greece by Marios Iliopoulos and his close friend, Gus G., who departed after the band's second album, Descent into Chaos, to join Ozzy Osbourne. During the band's 14 year career, Nightrage has released five studio albums and toured across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Asia while employing various musicians from At The Gates, Evergrey, Dark Tranquility, Amaranthe and Firewind.
"Nightrage signed a record/publishing deal with Swedish music company, Despotz, in summer 2014 before entering the studio with Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Soilwork) and George Nerantzis at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden."
The cover artwork can be seen below, and the album's track listing is as follows: More...
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band Nightrage has announced an April 24th, 2015 release date for sixth studio album, "The Puritan," due out on Despotz Records.
The band has teamed up with MetalInjection.net to debut the first single and music video, "Kiss of a Sycophant," which is available below.
"The first single, 'Kiss of a Sycophant,' is traditional Nightrage melodic death metal," guitarist, Marios Iliopoulos, told Metal Injection. "We feel that with this album we manage to combine the death metal ferocity with ethereal melodies and great hooks all in one nice metal amalgam."
The Puritan can be pre-ordered online at this location. The full album's track listing is as follows:
01. The Puritan
02. With a Blade of a Knife
03. Desperate Vows
04. Endless Night
05. Foul Vile Life
06. Stare into Infinity
07. Lone Lake (Instrumental)
08. Son of Sorrow
09. When Gold Turns to Rust
11. Kiss of a Sycophant More...
Nightrage has issued the following announcement online via Facebook about wrapping up work on an upcoming album:
"After 25 days of insanely hard work, we are done with the recordings and mix of the new Nightrage album.
"Million thanks goes to Daniel Bergstrand and Giorgos Neratzis at Dug Out productions studios in Upssala, for their commitment and amazing talent and effort that they put making the new Nightrage album.
"We are stoked and super happy with the outcome and we cant wait for u to listen to those new songs. Mastering is next from Giorgos. Stay tuned for more news about the new release etc." More...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.