NIGHTRAGE have released the new song and lyric video ‘Wake Up Dead’ in honor of Golden R Festival. Due to covid the festival has been postponed until 2022. Both Nightrage and the Golden R Festival have their 20th anniversary this year and Nightrage will headline at Golden R Festival today on September 9th, in Greece (Volos), which is Nightrage home country.
‘In 2021, the Greek/Swedish melodic death metal stars Nightrage returned with the final part in their trilogy of albums (‘The Venomous‘, ‘Wolf to Man‘) and now complete with their new album ‘Abyss Rising‘. An album that is the band’s vision of mankind living in its own hell – a hell it has created through the destruction of the planet. Inspired in part by Dante’s ‘inferno’, the album explores man’s continual destruction of the world we live in until the abyss opens up to consume all before it. The abyss has risen from the depths, and hell has now turned outside in to be able to rise to earth to claim us.
The album captures Nightrage in a spectacular form; incisive, brutal, uncompromising, and unforgettable. Musically the band have embraced a harder, faster, and brutal approach, still rich in melodic intent but characteristically heavy and aggressive. Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman (Architects, In Flames, Opeth, etc.) ‘Abyss Rising‘ is the ninth album and is a formidable sonic masterpiece. The album was released February 18th, 2022.
About the album;
“Abyss rising. The third and last part of our conceptual trilogy about the unavoidable demise of mankind is finally here. The pandemic slowed us down but could not stop this journey down the abyss. This time we turned it up even more than ever before. It’s more aggressive, more melodic and more of everything that makes us NIGHTRAGE. It’s a wild ride! Brace your selves!” // Ronnie
“This album fills the gap on some of the aspects I spected Nightrage to adress, many soundscaping passages with beautiful melodies, other complete chaotic and agressive parts. I really enjoy the concept of complete obliteration of humanity to it’s smallest form and the way it makes you contemplate the insignificance of our time as individuals …The album feels solid to me and there’s something for everybody there… It will take you places…” // Franco