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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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.
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...
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
According to a posting on VADER's official web site, NIGHTRAGE and BLOODTHORN have been confirmed as the support acts for the Scandinavian leg (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) of VADER's Blitzkrieg 4 tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 11 and run through November 25. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
Candlelight Records recently released VADER's new EP, "The Art of War". This special mini-album contains six brand new songs ("Para Bellum!!!", "This Is The War", "Lead Us!!!", "Banners On The Wind", "What Colour Is Your Blood?", "Death In Silence") and was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland, with the Wieslawscy brothers at the helm. The MCD also features the band's new video clip (created by Arek Jurcan in 3D systems, well known from computer games) for the track "This Is The War".
VADER will headline the Metal Crusaders tour starting May 26 in Montreal. KATAKLYM, DESTRUCTION, SPEED\KILL/HATE, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSCENCE are also featured on the tour package. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Bolt Thrower has issued the following statement about the recent cancellation of a show in Italy:
"Due to serious problems with the electricity supply in the venue BOLT THROWER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, NIGHTRAGE AND NECROPHAGIST had to cancel the show in Prato, Italy. The club's electricity supply was unsafe with bad/no earth and after one of the crew members was electrocuted for the 4th time the bands made the decision to pull the show. All bands apologize to all the fans who had traveled to see the show, but they are not prepared to put themselves in a life-threatening situation. Hopefully the Anomalia Club will take notice of their dangerous electricity problem and make sure there will be no accidents in the future."
Nightrage will be supporting Bolt Thrower with Malevolent Creation and Necrophagist on the first leg of their forthcoming European tour (and first tour with Karl Willetts back on vocal duties). It will be the debut European tour for Nightrage's “Descent Into Chaos,” which was released in February this year.
Band leader and guitarist Marios Iliopoulos cannot wait to be out on the road: "We are really excited and eager to share the stage with this legendary band and are looking forward to the other bands as well. We will give everything every single night.”
The average ticket price on this tour will be around 10 Euros.
Those Still Loyal Europe 2006 tour dates: More...
Nightrage guitarist Gus G. will be holding an in-store signing session at Artmusic in Athens, Greece on December 2nd at 6pm. The first 50 fans to attend will win an autographed Gus G. poster.
According to a posting on Nightrage's website, the band has received several endorsements. Guitarist Marios iliopoulos will be getting a new guitar endorsmement from J Nunis guitars. It's a signature Marios I. prototype Guitar with the NR logo on the body. Drummer Fotis Benardo is now a proud user of Masterwork cymbals exclusive. Also, guitarist Gus G. is now proudly endorsing the KRANK Revolution 1 amp.
God Dethroned have revealed on their website the dates for the International Extreme Music Fest with Nightrage, Epoch of Unlight, Hell Within, Thine Eyes Bleed and Lilitu. Dates are as follows:
Sept. 08 Grand Rapids, MI - Ten Bells
Sept. 09 Lacrosse, WI - The Warehouse
Sept. 10 Denver, CO - Bluebird
Sept. 11 Salt lake City, UT - Combat Acedemy
Sept. 12 Boise, ID - The Core
Sept. 13 Spokane, WA - Fat Tuesdays
Sept. 14 Seattle, WA - The Core
Sept. 15 Portland, OR - Rockand Roll Piazza
Sept. 16 San Francisco, CA - The Last Day Saloon
Sept. 17 Long Beach, CA - Vault 360
Sept. 18 Tuscon, AZ - Skrappy's
Sept. 19 El Paso, TX - Lucky Devils
Sept. 20 Albquerque, NM - Launchpad
Sept. 21 Ft Worth, TX - The Phoenix
Sept. 22 Houston, TX - Fitzgearlds
Sept. 23 Seminole, FL - Boomerz
Sept. 24 Ft.Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Sept. 25 Jacksonville, FL - Jackrabbits
Sept. 27 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sept. 28 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sept. 29 Charlori, PA - VFW
Sept. 30 Detroit, MI - Harpos
Oct. 01 Chicago, IL - Metro
Oct. 02 Lakewood, OH - The Phantasy Niteclub
Oct. 03 Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
Oct. 04 New York - CBGB's
Oct. 05 Hartford, CT - Webster
Oct. 06 London, ONT - Call the Office
Oct. 07 Toronto, ONT - Opera House
Oct. 08 Montreal, QUE - Foufouns
Oct. 09 Worcester, MA - Palladium
The final dates for the Nightrage shows in Greece are as follow:
Nov 18 Athens - An Club
Nov 20 Thessaloniki - Mylos
Nightrage will be embarking on the Internation Extreme Music Festival starting September 8th in Grand Rapids, MI.
More dates have been announced for this fall's "International Extreme Music Festival" North American tour. The five-week trek, which is scheduled to begin in September, will include appearances by GOD DETHRONED, NIGHTRAGE, BYZANTINE, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT, HELL WITHIN, THINE EYES BLEED and LILITU. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Sep. 08 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Ten Bells
Sep. 10 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Sep. 11 – Salt lake City, UT @ Combat Acedemy
Sep. 12 - Boise, ID @ The Core
Sep. 14 - Seattle, WA @ The Core
Sep. 15 - Portland, OR @ Rockand Roll Piazza
Sep. 17 - Long Beach, CA @ Vault 360
Sep. 19 - El Paso, TX @ Lucky Devils
Sep. 20 - Albquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Sep. 22 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgearlds
Sep. 23 - Seminole, FL @ Boomerz
Sep. 24 - Ft.Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Sep. 25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Sep. 28 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Sep. 29 - Charlori, PA @ VFW
Sep. 30 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Oct. 01 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct. 03 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
Oct. 07 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
Oct. 09 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
The first dates have been announced for this fall's "International Extreme Music Festival" North American tour. The five-week trek, which is scheduled to begin in September, will include appearances by GOD DETHRONED, NIGHTRAGE, BYZANTINE, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT, HELL WITHIN and LILITU. The initial dates are as follows:
Sep. 18 – Boise, ID @ The Core
Sep. 24 – Seminole, FL @ Boomerz Boileroom
Sep. 30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos Concert Theater
Oct. 01 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct. 07 – Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
For more information, and to visit the official "International Extreme Music Festival" message board, visit IEMFtour.com.
NIGHTRAGE guitarist Marios Illiopoulos has commented on the band's participation in this fall's "International Extreme Music Festival" North American tour. The five-week trek, which is scheduled to begin in September, will include additional appearances by GOD DETHRONED, BYZANTINE, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT, HELL WITHIN and LILITU.
Stated Illiopoulos: "We are very happy to announce our participation on the fifth time of the IMEF. This is a first time for NIGHTRAGE having the chance to explore the USA territories and we feel extremely excited about this offer. We are going to give the best we are capable of and make everybody love our performances.
"NIGHTRAGE is coming, my friends, in full speed. Prepare for the best."
Exact cities and dates - which will include stops in Mexico and Colombia - will be announced soon.
NIGHTRAGE recently parted ways with vocalist Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN) due to scheduling conflicts. Replacing Lindberg on the microphone is Jimmie Strimell.
NIGHTRAGE's sophomore album, "Descent Into Chaos", was released earlier this year via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sweet Vengeance" was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten and was mastered at Tailor Maid Production in Stockholm with Peter in de Betou.
God Dethroned, Byzantine, Nightrage, Hell Within, Epoch of Unlight and Lilitu are part of the "International Extreme Music Festival." This is the 5th time the tour has launched in North America and is one of the most respected avant-garde Metal tours of its kind. IEMF is sponsored by Metal Edge / Metal Maniacs / Blabbermouth.net / Blistering.com and info can be found at: www.IEMFTour.com. Dates to follow shortly.
Nightrage has left this message on their official website:
Hi Boys and Girls.
The last months it has been a lot of activety without you guys knowing it. A lot of stuff is going on in the future and we aim to take Nightrage to a new level. This take a lot of effort and time so it has brought us both some good, and some bad news.
The bad news first. Tomas has decided to leave us and here is his statement:
"Dear fans of Nightrage and metal in general, I´m sad to announce my departure from the mighty Nightrage. This is a band i joined some time ago to help my friend Marios out. But over the course of time I´ve grown deeply fond of being a part of this extraordinary band. But as you might know I´m a busy soul and have no other option that to give up one of my projects, only becuase of lack of time. My only comfort is that Nightrage now can continue at full speed without me holding them back. But i will continue to follow their career, cause i have great expectations for the future of this band. Hail Marios! Hail Nightrage."
But this metal machinery got to keep on moving and the good news is that we have found a new killer singer, Jimmie Strimell (picture) and he will blow your mind. We have started to rehearse some songs and he has added a lot to the songs with his voice and charisma. Here is his statement:
"Hello all you Nightrage fans out there. This is Jimmie the new singer, I just want to tell you that I am so happy to join Nightrage and it"s a big honour to take over after Tomas. I promise you guys that I will do the songs justice and you will not be dissapointed. Stay metal and have patience, cause soon we will come and rock your town."
Nightrage has never been a project, and we will soon be out there to show you what we are all about. With this new line up Nightrage will play live, A LOT. So stay tuned about upcoming tours.
Also we have printed our first T-shirts. You can find all info about them at www.nightrage.com/shirts.
Yours in metal
The Swedish melodic death metal masters Nightrage have returned with a new and dynamic yet devastating offering, "Descent Into Chaos," that is sure to help propel them into the genre’s elite status. With a more dedicated lineup intact, the group worked closer together to create a more focused and intense album sure to please the old-school death metal fans while also catching the attention of an entire new audience.
The main songwriters, Marios Iliopoulos (guitars) and ex-At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg (Lock Up, The Great Deceiver, Disfear, ex-The Crown), prove that there is no limitation to their abilities and clearly have raised the bar for their peers a bit higher with this release.
Iliopoulos checks in with his thoughts on the new album and how the band has progressed:
I feel that with the new album we managed to capture all the right elements that categorize the Nightrage sound, the really intense rhythm guitars mixed with the smooth 80's lead guitar work and the super tight drums along with the sheer intensity from Tomas Lindberg vocals. He did an awesome job on the vocals, which in contrast with the music make the album sound even heavier.
The new album has a rawer sound, a more in your face kind of production and there are less clean vocals. We tried to be more aggressive and at the same time not loose the melodic approach of the band. Patrik J. Sten handled the whole production and mixing of the album and as a result the material is more brutal and in your face. I think that on this album we are more focused and we tried to write simpler songs in order to have heavier and stronger results.
"Descent Into Chaos" is now available. Click here to download the track "Begin Nothing."
Nightrage are putting the finishing touches on the follow up their debut album, "Sweet Vengence". Their sophomore release is entitled "Discent into Chaos" and is set for a April 5th release. The album has guest appearances on keyboards by Dream Evil's Fredrik Nordrstrom and vocals by Dark Tranquility's Mikael Stranne on the track, "Frozen".
Nightrage have also reassembled their line up by adding drummer Fotis Bernardo to replace Per M. Jensen, and bassist Henric Carlsson to replace Brice Leclercq.
New MP3 posted for the track "Being Nothing" from their new album, "Descent Into Chaos," has been posted here.
Arch Enemy's video for the track "Dead Eyes See No Future" has been posted online at this location.
"Dead Eyes See No Future" is the title track of the band's recently released EP containing a mixture of live tracks and cover versions. The CD, which was initially released in Japan only while the band were touring there a few months ago, has since been expanded with the addition of an extra live track ("Heart Of Darkness") as well as the "We Will Rise" video.
Arch Enemy will be filming their show on December 17 for a DVD that the band are planning to release in 2005. The Metal Hammer-sponsored concert, dubbed "Swedish Apocalypse", will take place at the Forum in London, U.K. Support will come from fellow Swedes The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity and Nightrage. Commented guitarist Michael Amott: "This is shaping up to be one hell of a night! This is THE dream line up of bands for any fan of the 'Swedish sound!' We can't promise that the city of London will still be there after this Swedish Apocalypse! If the show doesn't do the job, the party afterwards will! What a great way to end the year!"
Nightrage have now completed their next album for Century Media Records. Mastering just took place with Peter in de betou of Tailor Maid Production. The new album is titled "Descent Into Chaos" and will feature the following track listing: More...