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Formed: 2000
From: Greece
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nightrage News

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 Reveals New Album Details

Nightrage has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming 5th album entitled "Insidious," which will be released on September 26th in Europe and a day later in North America:

"The new Nightrage album is ready! We are extremely happy with the results and we look forward to sharing this music with all of you. Here is the journey thus far: We recorded the music at Zero Gravity studios on Athens, Greece with our great friend Terry Nikas at the helm. He did a fantastic job and provided us with an amazing environment and atmosphere to make the best record possible.

"Antony had the pleasure as well to work on the vocals in a very different setting with Ryan Butler at his Arcane Digital Recording studio in Arizona. Ryan has been assisting us with demo sessions since the last album and it felt very natural for us to try the final product with him. We then went to Studio Fredman located in Gothenburg Sweden for the mix and master. Our longtime producer Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd worked long and hard to make the best out of what we gave them.

"We have recorded sixteen songs overall, and as we promised before our guest players actually need no introduction."

The track listing is as follows:

1. So far Away (Intro))(w/ George Baharidis of Breaking Silence and Deceptor)
2. Delirium Of The Fallen (w/ Apollo Papathanasio of Firewind)
3. Insidious (w/ Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates/ Lock Up)
4. Wrapped In Deceitful Dreams (w/ Gus G of Ozzy Osbourne/ Firewind & Tom S. Englund of Evergrey)
5. Hate Turns Black
6. Sham Piety (w/ Tomas Lindberg)
7. Cloaked In Wolf Skin
8. This World Is Coming To An End (w/ Tomas Lindberg & Apollo Papathanasio)
9. Utmost Ends Of Pain
10. Poignant Memories
11. Hush Of Night
12. Poisoned Pawn
13. Solar Eclipse (Prelude) (w/ John K of Biomechanical)
14. Solar Corona (w/ Gus G & Tom S Englund))(w/ George Baharidis)
15. Emblem Of light (Outro) (w/ John K)
Japanese Bonus Track and Digital only bonus:
16. Photograph (Def Leppard cover w/Apollo Papathanasio)

Nightrage is also heading out for the "Frets Of Fury" North America tour with Firewind, Arsis, and White Wizzard. Details are as follows: More...

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New Metal Songs Available On The Rock Band Network

Xbox 360 metal fans are receiving several new metal tracks for the coming weekend on the Rock Band Network. This week's roundup includes music from Bonded By Blood, Chaotrope, Veil of Maya, and Wargasm. PS3 users will also get new tracks from Amberian Dawn, Lazarus A.D., Nightrage, and NightShade starting on the 28th.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:


Bonded By Blood - "Prototype Death Machine" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Diachylon" (80 MSP)
Destruction of a Rose - "Rise and Shine" (160 MSP)
Destruction of a Rose - "Rise and Shine (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Veil of Maya - "Namaste" (160 MSP)
Wargasm - "Underground (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...

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Nightrage Posts More Studio Footage

Nightrage has posted another recording studio clip online, which features the band's time in both Zero Gravity Studios, Athens and Studio Fredman, Gothenburg. You can check out the clip below, or watch the previously uploaded recording video blog here.

Nightrage will also be supporting Firewind on an upcoming North American tour. Details on the tour dates are available here.

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Firewind Announces North American Headline Tour

Greek metallers Firewind have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek is set to come from Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

Oct. 09 - St Petersburg, FL - The State Theater
Oct. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct. 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 12 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Oct. 13 - Manchester, NH - Rocko's
Oct. 14 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 15 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 18 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Oct. 19 - St Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 20 - Winnipeg, MB - The Osborne Village Inn
Oct. 21 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
Oct. 22 - Kelowna, BC - Sapphire Nightclub
Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 24 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Oct. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Oct. 27 - Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go

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Nightrage Posts Guitar Recording Footage

Nightrage has checked in with a video update of Anders Hammer and Olof Mörck recording bass and lead guitar parts for the band's upcoming album at Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece. You can check out the clip below.

Previously uploaded footage of the band's drum recordings for the new album are also still available online by heading over here.

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Nightrage Posts Drum Recording Video

Nightrage, which will be supporting Firewind on an upcoming North American tour, has now checked in with the first in a series of video updates from the band's time in the studio recording a new album. This clip, which can be viewed below, features drum recording at Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece.

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Nightrage To Support Firewind On Tour

Nightrage has been announced as the supporting act for Firewind on the upcoming "Frets of Fury" North American tour, which starts on October 9th.

Firewind's Gus G. states: “We couldn’t be happier to announce our first full North American tour! It’s been over three years since Firewind toured from coast to coast across the U.S. and we’re coming back stronger than ever with a killer package. We put a lot of thought into who we wanted to go out with us and truly believe that each band on this bill brings something special to the table making this a very diverse line-up. However, shredding guitar driven metal remains the prominent feature across the board.

“In fact there’s more to it than just that, as this package is somewhat of a musical family tree. Not many people know this but Arsis’ guitarist James Malone and I went to Berklee together back in 1998. We had an instrumental band together for awhile, which later became Firewind. James is a kick ass shredder and I’m glad our bands are finally touring together.

“Also, most people don't know that I played in Nightrage for few years. I did two albums with them and their main-man Marios Iliopoulos is a phenomenal guitar player. He also filled in on bass for Firewind this year, when Petros was unable to tour. More...

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More Metal Tracks Heading To The Rock Band Network

In an ironic twist, most of the new metal tracks headed to the Rock Band Network will be hitting the PS3 edition of the game this coming week, while the Playstation Network remains down with no firm date in sight for a fix. Assuming the network becomes available, the PS3 edition will see new music from Nachtmystium, Terror, Heaven Shall Burn, Ayreon, Daath, and Architects on May 3rd.

The newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, are as follows:

"A Grim Struggle" - Nightrage
"Self Medicate" - Felsen
"Satisfying Angst" - The Blackout Argument
"River of Glass" - Rishloo
"Dawn of the Condoms" - Ultra Saturday
"Beat Fly" - Tiny Danza
"Leave Me Be" - Kylie D. Hart
"Dodgin Bullets" - Steve Fister
"Doll in the Dust" - Kurodust
"The Window" by Raven Quinn

The following songs will be coming to the PlayStation 3 edition of the Rock Band Network on May 3rd (due to outages of the Playstation Network, the content may be delayed):

"Your Petty Pretty Things" - The Get Up Kids
"World on Fire" - Firewind
"Stick Tight" - Terror
"The Omen" - Heaven Shall Burn
"Dawn of a Million Souls (Rock Band Mix)" - Ayreon
"N.A.T.G.O.D." - Daath
"Nightfall" - Nachtmystium
"Undead Heart" - Vampires Everywhere!
"If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" - Sleeping with Sirens
"Learn to Live" - Architects

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Nightrage Posts Vocal Recording Footage

Nightrage has posted more recording studio footage online, which features vocalist Antony Hämäläinen at Arcane Digital Recordings. You can check out the clip below.

You can also check out the band's previously uploaded studio footage of the drum recording session and a guest vocal spot being provided by Thomas Lindberg.

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Nightrage Previews Drum Footage From New Album

Nightrage has posted footage online of Johan Nunez playing the drum part for a new song off the band's upcoming album, which is scheduled for release in September, 2011. The footage can be viewed below. You can also find footage of Thomas Lindberg performing guest vocals for the album here.

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Thomas Lindberg Offers Guest Vocals For Nightrage

Nightrage has posted a short clip online of former vocalist Tomas Lindberg performing a guest spot for the band's new album, which was recorded in Studio Fredman. You can check out the clip below.

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Nightrage Working On New Album

Nightrage has just finished work on 15 pre-production songs for an upcoming "yet untitled" album, and the band is looking forward to entering the studio to start recording in June.

Mastermind Marios Iliopoulos commented about the recording process:

"This time we have chosen a different approach in the recording process. All drums, bass, and guitars will be recorded at Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece. Some of you might remember, this location was the set for our latest video 'Wearing A Martyr’s Crown.'

"On this record we want to break up the monotony of the typical Scandinavian weather/scenery and head to one of the most beautiful countries this band has ever played. So once again, Greece is our destination!

"Antony will head into Arcane Digital Recording (located in sunny Chandler, Arizona USA) with our good friend Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia, Exhumed) for the vocal recordings. Another first for the band, trying out an American studio will be an interesting change. But for those of you who know Ryan’s work, you can expect the result to be old school and punishing.

"Of course, our album would not be complete without the help from our longtime producer Fredrik Nordstrom (Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, In Flames, The Haunted, Exhumation, Firewind), who will drum edit, reamp, mix and master the album in Studio Fredman. We trust our long time friend Fredrik will do an amazing job once again. He’s been stunned by the quality of our new songs and is looking forward to working with us again.

"We also have some very important guest musicians contributing to the album as well."

The new album will be released via Lifeforce Records in Europe and North America (release dates to be revealed soon) and Floga Records from Greece will be releasing the album as limited vinyl edition.

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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

The recently announced demise of Guitar Hero may be leaving some metal fans in the lurch, but anyone who wants to rock out to heavy music this weekend can still look forward to new tracks added to the Rock Band Network.

Xbox 360 players get songs from Dying Fetus, This or the Apocalypse, Oceano, Motionless in White, Dirge Within, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, and Nightrage. Starting on February 15th, the PS3 edition will receive more music from The Red Chord, A Day To Remember, and Sonata Arctica.

The newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all non-metal songs, are as follows:

Hellfire Society - "Seed of Discord"
Where the Ocean Meets the Sky - "We Are But Instruments"
Kiev - "Rational Animal/Layered Line"
Bluefusion - "Fighting Spirit (2x Bass Pedal)"
A Wilhelm Scream - "Skid Rock"
Ricky Graham - "Refraction"
Dying Fetus - "Your Treachery Will Die With You"
Dying Fetus - "Your Treachery Will Die With You (2x Bass Pedal)"
This or the Apocalypse - "Lamnidae"
High Voltage - "Supernova"
Majestic - "Voodoo Treasure"
Cosmic Ballroom - "Painprovider"
Jenium - "Tea and Taxes"
Oceano - "District of Misery"
Motionless in White - "Abigail"
Mystakin - "A Fresh Start"
CyLeW - "Crinoline"
Dirge Within - "Forever the Martyr (2x Bass Pedal)"
Maplerun - "For You"
Minutes Like Ours - "Lights Out"
Enemy Remains - "Live for Today"
Chaotrope - "Septilogy"
Cephalic Carnage - "Abraxas of Filth (2x Bass Pedal)"
Decrepit Birth - "The Resonance (2x Bass Pedal)"
Those Among Us - "Disco Ball"
Perfect Hero - "Passion Of My Life"
Nightrage - "Shed the Blood"
With Life in Mind - "The Collapse of Men"
Lost in the Crawlspace - "Spyglass"
Captor - "Burn"
Anybody Who's Anybody - "Come Outside" More...

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Nightrage Track Added To Rock Band

Nightrage has issued the following announcement about having a song appear on the Rock Band video game:

"Heads up all Rockband + Nightrage fans!! Finally the first out of four NR songs is available for download on Rockband for Xbox 360! The song is 'Shed the Blood' from our last album 'Wearing a Martyr's Crown.' So get the song, shred away and remember to post your scores on our Facebook page! Enjoy!"

You can find more details on the Rock Band version of the song at this location, or check out a video preview below.

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Nightrage To Release Album On Vinyl

Greek metallers Nightrage have announced that their "Wearing A Martyr's Crown" album is set to be issued as a vinyl version in May through Floga Records. The release is limited to 500 copies and will feature a heavy gatefold cover with colored wax.

You can check out additional details and the cover artwork at this location. Sample Nightrage tracks are also currently available for streaming through the band's official MySpace profile.

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Nightrage Announces 2 CD Set Release Dates

Nightrage released the "Vengeance Descending" 2 CD set in Switzerland and Germany on Friday, November 19th, 2010. The band has now announced the following upcoming release dates for the set in other regions:

EUROPE: Monday, November 22, 2010.
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, November 23, 2010.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Vengeance Rising" is a re-issue of the band's "Sweet Vengeance" and "Descent Into Chaos" albums in a single package. The cover artwork for the set can be found here, and the track listing is as follows: More...

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Nightrage Comments On "Vengeance Descending"

Nightrage has re-released the "Sweet Vengeance" and "Descent Into Chaos" albums together as a two CD set titled "Vengeance Descending." The set includes liner notes by Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates), Marios Iliopoulos, Fredrik Nordström, and Gus G. as well as new artwork by Gustavo Sazes. The set also features the song “Gallant Deeds,” which has lead vocals by Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity.

Stanne comments: "A long time ago my friend Marios asked me to sing on one of his songs for the next Nightrage album. Being a fan of his work and Nightrage I of course agreed. The song was very different and very cool. So I was happy to do it. It didn't fit on the album though so this is the very first time you guys get to hear it. Hope you like it!"

Lindberg also stated: "When I listen to these albums again today – I still sense this honesty, this sincere dedication that these songs portray – it was easy for me to feel creative in this atmosphere and great fun, too. It’s one of my proudest moments when I sum up my career."

The set's track listing is as follows: More...

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Nightrage Guitarist To Tour With Firewind

Firewind has issued the following announcement about Nightrage member Marios Iliiopoulos filling in for the band's bass player on upcoming live shows:

"Firewind bass player Petros Christo has been forced to sit out of the bands recently completed North American dates, due to a family emergency. Filling in on his position is the bands longtime friend and Gus G.'s ex axe partner in Nightrage, Marios Iliiopoulos. Marios will be filling in on the upcoming European and Japanese dates as well before Petros returns to the band in 2011."

Firewind has also announced the following upcoming shows with special guests:

12/18 - Blue Box Club - Sofia, BUL
12/19 - Mylos Apothiki - Thessaloniki, GR
Special Guests: Psycho Choke, Elysion
1/07 - Relentless Garage - London UK
Special Guest: Breed 77

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Universum Reveals New Album Details

Australian melodic death metal band Universum has revealed the tracklisting and cover art to their new album "Mortuus Machina." The tracklisting for "Mortuus Machina" is as follows:

01. Fractured Archetype Feat. Christian Alvestam (Ex-Scar Symmetry, Solution .45)
02. Morte Noir
03. Sum Of The Universe Feat. Christian Alvestam (Ex-Scar Symmetry, Solution .45), Marios Iliopoulos (Nightrage) And Olof Morck (Nightrage)
04. Genetic Sequence Distortion
05. Asymmetric Dimensional State Feat. Ola Frenning (Ex-Soilwork) And Tommy Tuovinen (Mygrain)
06. Slaves To The New Order
07. Aeon Displacement Feat. Paul Wardingham
08. Transcendence 0.0
09. 2.0 - Feat. Christian Alvestam (Ex-Scar Symmetry, Solution .45)
10. Take Another
11. Blank Infinity

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Nightrage To Play Days Shocking Ground Fest

Nightrage has issued the following announcement about playing a headlining show at the Days Shocking Ground festival:

"We are confirmed playing a headline show in Terni at 2rd of October in Italy at the Days Shocking Ground Fest. All metal heads you need to be there. See you soon and share some amazing moments with all of you."

More information on the festival can be found at this location.

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