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Formed: 2000
From: Gothenburg, 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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Descending Guitarist Joins Mystic Prophecy

Constantine (DESCENDING) has joined German power metal band MYSTIC PROPHECY and posted the following message:

"Hello Mystic fans! I'm very proud and happy to announce you that from now on I am a permanent member of the legendary German Power Metal Band Mystic Prophecy! I feel very excited about it and it would be amazing to be in the band again with these super cool guys! I've played with them for one show last June in Essen and I realised how good chemistry we have together as musicians both behind and on the stage and personalities as well.
For those that haven't heard anything about me yet, I can probably tell you that I'm also the main lead & rhythm guitarist behind the modern death/thrash metal band DESCENDING from my homecountry, Greece and also ex-NIGHTRAGE member.

"At the moment we are preparing as hell the new album with the guys, so it would be 100% ready when we enter the studio in early December of 2008 to record it.I can tell you this one right now,It would be the most Heavy, Melodic and Aggressive Mystic Prophecy album ever! Stay tuned for more!

"So,that's probably all for now crazy metalheads! See you soon on the road and take care."

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As We Fight Announces Another New Singer

After the departure of Jason Campbell in April, As We Fight has now announced Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen (Numbnuts, ex-Stomped) as the new vocalist.

Soren Hvidt states: "We are thrilled to announce that Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen (Numbnuts, ex-Stomped) has joined As We Fight as the new vocalist. Esben is by no means new to touring life, which his work with Numbnuts, Stomped and stand-in duties in Nightrage demonstrates. Esben has already performed with us on five occasions, and we are very excited to have him on board!"

Esben Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen is currently locked away in the Smart N Hard Studio with producer Jacob Bredahl (Hatesphere) recording vocals for As We Fight's third album, "Meet Your Maker," which will see a release later 2008.

As We Fight is, furthermore, planning tours for the Fall and Winter in support of the new album. The first couple of shows have already been announced and more will follow the next couple of weeks.

If you recall, back in January the band announced a new singer, who is not even the same as the one who just departed.

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New Nightrage Singer Speaks

Metalzone.gr conducted an interview with the new NIGHTRAGE frontman, Arizona-based singer Antony Hämäläinen (also in BURN YOUR HALO), prior to the band's January 26, 2008 concert at An Club in Athens, Greece.

Watch the 20-minute chat here.

You can check out audio samples of Antony Hämäläinen's vocals on the MySpace page of his other band, BURN YOUR HALO.

NIGHTRAGE's third album, "A New Disease Is Born", was released in April 2007. The CD was recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, MERCENARY, FEAR MY THOUGHTS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN). More...

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Nightrage Post New Music Online

Swedish metallers, Nightrage, issue the following update on their Myspace page
"Hey metal maniacs"

"We have post 3 more NR songs in our player:
A condemned club, Poems, and Macabre Apparition, along with the already Scathing, Being nothing, and Hero, all songs are downloadable and along with lyrics, enjoy."

"Its a christmas gift for all our beloved fans worldwide."

"Metal on brothers"

"Marios Iliopoulos and the Nightrage crew."

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Photos, Setlist of Nightrage Madrid Gig Available

Hall Of Metal has posted a gallery of high quality pics from Sunday's NIGHTRAGE gig in Madrid, Spain (with Spanish thrashers LEGEN BELTZA as special guests) at this location.

Nightrage performed the following setlist: 'Spiral', 'Reconcile', 'Descent Into Chaos', 'Skating', 'A Condemned Club', 'Death Like Silence', Drum solo, 'Scars', 'Encircle', 'Being Nothing', 'Phantasma', Guitar solos, 'Elusive Emotion', 'Reality Vs Truth', 'Poems', 'Macabre Apparition', 'The Tremor', 'Hero'.

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Nightrage Receive Endorsement By Providence Cables

Swedish/Greek metallers NIGHTRAGE check in with the following:

"Hi there metal brothers."

"We just have been endorsed by Providence cables, we are happy to use those high quality guitar/bass cables for our forthcoming tours/shows and have the best tone possible."

"Thanx to my blood brother Gus G from FIREWIND for the recommendation (by the way they are recording their new album at Fredman studios in Sweden right now and I can tell you that it sounds fucking awesome, go Gus go) and Yuki from Providence for this wonderful chance."

"Check their site: Providence cables."

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Nightrage Seek New Drummer

Nightrage have posted the following update:

"NR is looking for a new drummer if you think that you have what it takes send us an email along with youtube/Myspace video of your playing, photos, and a small bio. We want a talented and devoted musician that is based in Europe. Someone that has professional attitude and love to play, send us a detailed message and hit us up at: marili at nightrage dot com, or send us an email at our official myspace address."

Marios Iliopoulos and NR."

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Poltergeist Signs To Burning Star Records

Athens Southern Metalers / Stoners POTERGEIST have inked a deal with Burning Star Records Their debut effort "Southwards" will be released in the near future. The album will feature really cool artwork by set (PARADISE LOST, CHRIS CAFFERY, NIGHTFALL) and guest drumming by Fotis Bernardo (SEPTIC FLESH, ex-NIGHTRAGE).

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Nightrage Confirm Venue For Paris Show With Mnemic

NIGHTRAGE have confirmed La Bellevilloise as the venue for Paris, France when they hit town on June 3rd. They will be out supporting MNEMIC, with SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE also on the bill.

The tour schedule is now as follows:

16 - Kopenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Train
18 - Groningen, Holland - Simplon
19 - Hameln, Germany - Joch´n´roll Festival
20 - Hamburg, Germany - Ballroom
21 - Berlin, Germany - Knaack
22 - Essen, Germany - Turock
23 - Stuttgart, Germany - Club Prag
24 - München, Germany - Feierwerk
25 - Erstfeld, Switzerland - Transilvania Live
26 - Villach, Austria - Volkshaus Landkron
27 - Lustenau, Austria - Culture Factory
28 - Wien, Austria - Arena
29 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal
30 - Budapest, Hungary - Kultopia
31 - Gleisdorf, Austria - Kulturkeller

1 - Würzburg, Germany - B-Hof
2 - Jarny, France - Plein Air De Rock 2007
3 - Paris, France - La Bellevilloise

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Nightrage Post E-card, Announce Guitarist

An e-card for NIGHTRAGE's upcoming album "A New Disease is Born" is now online. NIGHTRAGE's "A New Disease Is Born" hits stores in GAS/SE on March 9 and the rest of Europe on March 12.

The band is also very happy to announce the addition of a new permanent second guitarist.

Marios Iliopoulos commented about the addition: "We have some really great news, we found finally the guitarist that we were looking for, his name is Constantine and he is hailing from Greece/Athens, he is a really talented guitarist and he is willing to give everything for NIGHTRAGE, welcome to the NIGHTRAGE family Constantine."

You can check him out on his myspace and check his brand new video clip "2 fast 2 furious".

12-02-07 PL – Warsaw @ Stodola Club w/ Vader, Solitude Aeternus, Onslaught
16-08-07 DE – Dinkelsbuehl @ Summerbreeze Festival/ Lifeforce Label Night w/ Deadlock, Fall Of Serenity, War From A Harlots Mouth
16-08-07 GR – Stauroupoli Xanthi @ Metal Healing Festival w/ The Haunted, Firewind, Ektomorf

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Nightrage Finalize Track Listing for New Album

Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has finalized the track listing for upcoming Lifeforce Records debut (third album overall), "A New Disease Is Born", due in North America on April 17. The CD was recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, MERCENARY, FEAR MY THOUGHTS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN).

"A New Disease Is Born" (cover) track listing:

01. Spiral (4:39)
02. Reconcile (4:25)
03. Death-Like Silence (4:36)
04. A Condemned Club (3:45)
05. Scars of the Past (3:39)
06. De-Fame (2:52)
07. Scathing (4:36)
08. Surge of Pity (4:12)
09. Encircle (3:34)
10. Drone (3:23)
11. Spiritual Impulse (3:33)
12. A New Disease Is Born (instrumental) (2:58) More...

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Nightrage Finish Recording New Album

Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE have finished the recordings to their upcoming Lifeforce Records debut and 3rd album "A New Disease Is Born", the album contain 11 tracks plus an instrumental and is set to be released on March 9th in Germany and Sweden and on March 12th in the rest of Europe. The U.S. release date is set for April 17th.

Guitarist Marios Iliopoulos about the new album:

"We are ready with the recordings of our new album entitled 'A New Disease Is Born' and without a doubt this is the best NIGHTRAGE allbum so far, we worked really hard to make this as perfect as possible, I´m so glad and satisfied with the new songs because we kept the NIGHTRAGE signature metal sound and have combined with the new ideas that Henric and Jimmie brought into the band, you will be amazed of how great the songs and production turned out, JACOB HANSEN RULES, he did an amazing job on the recordings and production of 'A New Disease Is Born'. Metal on!"

Since NIGHTRAGE was formed in Greece by Marios Iliopoulos and guitar hero Gus G (FIREWIND) many prominent figures of metal such as Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, DISFEAR, THE GREAT DECEIVER), Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH), Per Möller Jensen (THE HAUNTED) has collaborated with the band, and after a few member changes the line-up is now as strong as their vision of metallic perfection. New vocalist Jimmie Strimell has already created a buzz of being one of the new stars on the death metal firmament and the bone crunching drumming of recently acquired drummer Alex Svenningson is sure to leave none un-amazed. Together with guitarist and founder Marios Iliopoulos and bassist Henric Carlsson, NIGHTRAGE is finally an unquestionable unity and have already proved their worth as an almighty metal machine on tour right up to the recording of “A New Disease is Born.”

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Nightrage Guitarist Checks In From Finland

Nightrage guitarist, Marios iliopoulos, has checked in from Finland with the following tour report:

"Hi there

"We are in Oulou-Finland tonight and the tour going really cool and smooth so far, we have quality time with the guys from Vader and bloodthorn.

"We introduce also a new song in our set-list named Encircle and people seemed to liked it a lot.

"We are looking forward to record the new album starting at the 30th of November at Jacob Hansen studios, we met actually Jacob at our first show on the tour and he is a really cool and nice guy to be with. So we are going to have a blast recording with him the new album.

"Marios on behalf of NR."

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Malevolent Creation Complete Preproduction

Malevolent Creation has completed the writing and pre production demos for 13 songs and will begin the recording of their 10th full length album "DOOMSDAY X" in the coming weeks of November.

"We're very happy with the direction the music has taken for this new album with song writing credit's by each of the band members, and each song having it's own identity but retaining the classic Malevolent Creation sound," The band said in its release. "It is truly amazing to have everyone writing for this album and bring's a lot of new idea's to the songs. Fear not, each song is extremely brutal and covers a lot of territory as far as extreme metal is concerned. We have definitely had some huge obstacles to overcome to get this album written, but we are finally satisfied with all the music and are anxious to start recording."

The album's recording and touring line up is:

Jon Rubin - guitars
Phil Fasciana - guitars
Dave Culross - drums
Jason Blachowicz - bass
Brett Hoffmann - vocals

Malevolent Creation has massive touring plans for 2007 already. Touring starts in Europe with "The Domination Tour 2007": More...

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Nightrage Announce New Drummer

Melodic death metal act Nightrage have finally found a new permanent drummer. Alex Svenningson will fill the spot, which has been vacant since July. Olof Mörck of Dragonland will also pull double duty as both bands' guitarist on their upcoming tour with Vader

Here's a video of Svenningson practicing for the tour. More...

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Nightrage To Enter Studio In November

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE will enter Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark on November 28 to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Lifeforce Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Spiral", "Reconcile" and "Scathing". "We are pretty satisfied with the material and we are looking forward to go to the studio and make a killer album," Marios Ilipoulos, NIGHTRAGE guitarist/songwriter.

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Nightrage Post Live Video Online

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has posted a live clip of its performance at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden on April 14, 2006 at YouTube.com.

As previously reported, NIGHTRAGE is officially looking for a drummer and a lead/rhythm guitarist to complete the group's current lineup. "We want guys that they are dedicated musicians and focus to be in the band for real," stated Marios Ilipoulos, NIGHTRAGE guitarist/songwriter. "We want musicians from Sweden so that makes things easier for everybody. I hope you guys understand that we don't have any problems with drummers and guitarists from abroad it's just that we want to be a rehearsing band again.

"If you think that you have what it takes send a presentation, photo and a taste mp3/video of your drum/guitar playing at: marili(at)nightrage(dot)com."

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Nightrage Seek Drummer and Lead Guitarist

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE is officially looking for a drummer and a lead/rhythm guitarist to complete the group's current lineup. "We want guys that they are dedicated musicians and focus to be in the band for real," stated Marios Ilipoulos, NIGHTRAGE guitarist/songwriter. "We want musicians from Sweden so that makes things easier for everybody. I hope you guys understand that we don't have any problems with drummers and guitarists from abroad it's just that we want to be a rehearsing band again.

"If you think that you have what it takes send a presentation, photo and a taste mp3/video of your drum/guitar playing at: marili(at)nightrage(dot)com."

NIGHTRAGE, who recently inked a deal with Lifeforce Records, was originally formed in Greece back in the year 2000 by Iliopoulos (formerly of EXHUMATION, who released three high-quality death metal albums, all produced in Sweden) and his friend Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND, MYSTIC PROPHECY). NIGHTRAGE released two albums on Century Media Records, "Sweet Vengeance" (2003) and "Descent Into Chaos" (2005), before they parted ways with vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, DISFEAR, THE CROWN) and Jimmie Strimell joined the band on vocal duties.

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Nightrage Sign With Lifeforce Records

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE have inked a deal with Lifeforce Records.

Commented Lifeforce Records president Stefan Luedicke: "I'm very happy about the signing of NIGHTRAGE, a band I've been a fan of since their first release, 'Sweet Vengeance', on Century Media, but I'm sure their Lifeforce Records debut will easily kill their previous releases."

Marios Ilipoulos, NIGHTRAGE guitarist/songwriter, said: "We are proud about the signing with Lifeforce Records, this is really exciting for us and we feel that we will continue deliver our craft through a really nice partner like Lifeforce Records, who are into the music we are doing and together we can achieve really great things." More...

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Nightrage Part w/ Century Media, Seek New Label

Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic death metal band NIGHTRAGE have parted ways with Century Media Records and are currently seeking a new label home. "We are preparing new songs and we are really pleased with the outcome," NIGHTRAGE mainman Marios Iliopoulos writes on the group's web site. "We are planning to enter the studio in August."

NIGHTRAGE released their highly acclaimed second full-length album, "Descent Into Chaos", last year on Century Media.

In other news, NIGHTRAGE will be teaming up with VADER and BLOODTHORN for a Scandinavian tour in November. Tentative dates are as follows:

Nov. 11 – DEN @ TBA
Nov. 12 - DEN @ TBA
Nov. 13 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Musikens Hus
Nov. 14 - Oslo, NOR @ TBA
Nov. 15 - Kristiansand, NOR @ TBA
Nov. 16 - Bergen, NOR @ TBA
Nov. 17 - Trondheim, NOR @ Blaest
Nov. 18 - Orebro, SWE @ Satin
Nov. 19 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Nov. 20 - Gavle, SWE @ Monster
Nov. 21 - Umea, SWE @ Midnight
Nov. 22 - Oulu, FIN @ TBA
Nov. 23 - Jyvaskyla, FIN @ TBA
Nov. 24 - Helsinki, FIN @ TBA
Nov. 25 - Turku, FIN @ Klubi

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