Nightfall returns!

The Greek masters Nightfall are back! Though they never officially split up, things did become awfully quiet after their last album in 2005. But now Efthimis Karadimas has resurrected the band with new musicians: Evan Hensley on guitar, Stathis Kassios on keyboards (appropriate name for a keyboard player) and Jörg Uken on drums. The new album “Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants” will be released on MetalBlade later this year. The band describes it as “a symphonic death metal tour-de-force steeped in epic flavors and bombast, with fresh faces providing new insight and drive to the classic NIGHTFALL sound”. Sounds very promising indeed!

More after the break…

The album seems to be mostly finished already, according to the bands press-release:

Greek Metal Gods NIGHTFALL have returned with a brand new, bone-crushing record to stake their claim as the rightful heirs to the Greek metal throne! Astron Black & the Thirty Tyrants is a symphonic death metal tour-de-force steeped in epic flavors and bombast, with fresh faces providing new insight and drive to the classic NIGHTFALL sound.

The album’s being recorded in various places with Soundlodge (Germany) being the main studio. It has been produced by Efthimis Karadimas (Athenian Echoes) and co produced by Jorg Uken (known from his work with God Dethroned, Dew Scented, and Sinister). His experience behind the recording desk and his soul in recording both as the new drummer of the band is a great plus for the whole production and for everybody truly into metal drumming the… old classic metal way!

The about 43 minutes long, 12 track album is expected to be ready soon. Main recordings have been complete, proceeding to post production stage the following weeks.

Mixing and mastering to follow right after promoting a Massive sound combining uniquely European roughness with US guitar expertise. Certainly an album not to miss. Official release planned for autumn 2010 worldwide, while an introductory video clip is expected to come forward in spring 2010 just to haunt your summer lull. Because the Tyrants were not dead, but only sleeping…

For those of you unfortunate enough to never have heard of Nightfall before, check out this compilation and then go and order their albums. I’d advise to start with Athenian Echoes and I Am Jesus.

This is really some of the greatest news I’ve heard recently, can’t wait for this album to be released!

Stay wise, brutal and eternally above the mob!

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