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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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Nightrage Posts Full Album Stream

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...

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Nightrage Premieres New Lyric Video

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...

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Nightrage Releases "Desperate Vows" Lyric Video

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
10. Fathomless
11. Kiss of a Sycophant

Check out "Desperate Vows" here: More...

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Nightrage Stares Into Infinity

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."

New album "The Puritan" can be pre-ordered online through the Desptoz web-store at this location. More...

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Pit Stories: The Mosh Pit Face Off

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...

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Nightrage Posts New Song Online

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...

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Nightrage Reveals "The Puritan" Artwork

"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...

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Nightrage Unveils "The Puritan" Details

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
10. Fathomless
11. Kiss of a Sycophant More...

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Nightrage Finishes Recording Album

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...

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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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