Greek melodic metal masters NIGHTFALL will be releasing their back catalogue on vinyl and CD formats! The band’s five most influential albums will be released via Season of Mist in the first two months of 2021. The exact releases are as follows:
January 29, 2021
► ‘Parade into Centuries’ (1992)
► ‘Macabre Sunsets’ (1993)
► ‘Athenian Echoes’ + ‘Eons Aura’ EP (1995)
February 12, 2021
► ‘Lesbian Show’ (1997)
► ‘Diva Futura’ + ‘Electronegative’ EP (1999)
Vocalist Efthimis comments on the re-issues: “The glorious decade of the 90s is never outdated. It is the mother of all good music and rebellious styles rooted deep in the heart of the death and black scene. Nightfall have been an active part of this movement, and we are more than excited to have the chance to see these releases coming out again. And some of them, never printed on vinyl before; ‘Athenian Echoes,’ ‘Lesbian Show’ and ‘Diva Futura.’ This is wonderful. As band we decided to keep the original artwork and the original sound to let old fans remember the greatness of those times and the younger ones to taste the real thing. There is nothing better than maintaining originality in a reissue. And these releases do exactly this to the favor of the listener who wants to travel back in times of wonder and pure creativity. It is a cult relic that well preserves the powerful mysticism of the enchanting atmosphere of the 90s’ magic era!“
In celebration, the band has also released a brand new performance video of the track “As Your God is Failing Once Again,” which is taken from the album ‘Macabre Sunsets.’ The video was shot at the Sierra Studio’s last summer and can be viewed HERE.
NIGHTFALL will release their brand new album in March 2021. Stay tuned for more info and a new track!
NIGHTFALL have previously announced new European tour dates together with Draconian in March 2021! A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
NIGHTFALL (w/ Draconian):
03/11: Warsaw (PL) @ Hydrozagadka
03/12: Gdansk (PL) @ Drizzly Grizzly
03/13: Berlin (DE) @ Nuke
03/14: Leipzig (DE) @ Hellraiser
03/15: Prague (CZ) @ Black Pes
03/16: Regensburg (DE) @ Eventhall Airport
03/17: Mannheim (DE) @ MS Connexion Complex
03/18: Dortmund (DE) @ Junkyard
03/19: Hamburg (DE) @ Kronensaal
03/20: Enschede (NL) @ Metropool
03/21: Rotterdam (NL) @ Baroeg
03/22: Antwerpen (BE) @ Zappa
03/23: Rennes (FR) @ Ubu
03/24: Paris (FR) @ Petit Bain
03/25: Wetzikon (CH) @ Hall of Fame
03/26: Paderno (IT) @ Slaughter Club
03/27: San Donà di Piave (IT) @ Revolver
03/28: Vienna (AT) @ Viper Room
It has been seven long years since the world was last blessed with new music from the melodic blackened death metal stalwarts of NIGHTFALL. While the band has been absent from the scene since the release of 2013’s Cassiopeia, their legacy has not been forgotten. Comprising the holy trinity of Greek metal – along with ROTTING CHRIST and SEPTICFLESH – NIGHTFALL was the first extreme act in the country to sign an international deal, introducing the world to the burgeoning Mediterranean scene in the early 90s. Now, the band is plotting a triumphant return.
During the first decade of NIGHTFALL’s lifespan, the band headlined stages across Europe. Thereafter, went on to dominate international festivals such as Brutal Assault, Sonisphere, and Wacken, the latter of which the band solidified their legacy as the first ever Greek band to earn an envied spot at the renowned festival. The band eventually made the decision to switch to a studio act before they went completely silent. When reflecting upon the sudden disappearance after a steady rise from the underground, vocalist and founding member Efthimis Karadimas explained that it was due to an all too familiar beast – depression. “It’s because of depression that kicked in as early as mid-00s. I can write for hours and get into details about stuff gone wrong or mistreated situations, but the basis of all discouragement to move on has been depression and the effort required to get over it.” Despite the dark days, Karadimas did not abandon music entirely, moving on to form THE SLAYERKING, a gothic doom metal band that has released two agonizing full-length records between 2016-2019.
Alas, the abrupt departure of the band was not the final “goodbye” as NIGHTFALL has been reinvigorated with a new lineup and coveted deal with Season of Mist. Karadimas has reunited with original NIGHTFALL guitarist Mike Galiatsos, who helped define the band’s sound during the early years. With the addition of drummer and producer Fotis Benardo (ex-SEPTICFLESH) as well as guitarist Kostas Kyriakopoulos (THE SLAYERKING), the band is finally ready to release the tenth studio album. In addition to the long-awaited new music, Season of Mist will also be re-issuing the band’s original albums that were produced by Holy Records back in the 90s. This is not the only news the band has to share as NIGHTFALL has also vowed to finally perform again. “We are gonna play these live, including stuff never played live before,” says Karadimas.