Greek metal masters NIGHTFALL are now streaming their brand new opus ‘At Night We Prey’ in full in advance of the release date. The new offering is set for release on March 05, 2021. The album can now be streamed via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
The album can be ordered in various formats HERE.
Vocalist Efthimis comments on the stream: “This album is made of anger and hope. Anger about all those stereotypes built around serious subjects affecting all, like depression; and hope for things to change for the better. We sing for younger generations to break down old misconceptions about mental disorders. Music in this album is not following a linear pattern, but rather tries to catch the entire spectrum of mood swings one is experiencing, while in this state. It is a blend of fast and slow parts, heavy and heavier passages, in a natural progress from start to end. Enjoy it and let its message root in you.”
NIGHTFALL have previously announced new European tour dates together with Draconian in March 2022! A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
10 Mar 22 Warsaw (PL) Hydrozagadka
11 Mar 22 Gdansk (PL) Drizzly Grizzly
12 Mar 22 Berlin (DE) Nuke
13 Mar 22 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
14 Mar 22 Prague (CZ)Nova Chmelnice
15 Mar 22 Regensburg (DE) Eventhall Airport
16 Mar 22 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex
17 Mar 22 Dortmund (DE) Junkyard
18 Mar 22 Hamburg (DE) Kronensaal
19 Mar 22 Enschede (NL) Metropool
20 Mar 22 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
21 Mar 22 Antwerpen (BE) Zappa
22 Mar 22 Rennes (FR) Ubu
23 Mar 22 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
24 Mar 22 Zurich (CH) Werk 21
25 Mar 22 Paderno (IT) Slaughter Club
26 Mar 22 San Donà di Piave (IT) Revolver
27 Mar 22 Vienna (AT) Viper Room
The cover artwork and album details of ‘At Night We Prey’, can be found below.
1. She Loved the Twilight
2. Killing Moon
3. Darkness Forever
5. Giants of Anger
7. Meteor Gods
8. Martyrs of the Cult of the Dead (Agita)
9. At Night We Prey
10. Wolves in Thy Head
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 with At Night We Prey, the darkest and latest chapter of NIGHTFALL’s already storied career.
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 At Night We Prey. 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.
‘At Night We Pre’y is a very dark and personal effort, tackling the topic of Karadimas’s battle with depression. “A beast I have experienced its teeth deep into my soul, I decided to come out and share that experience with metalheads,” Karadimas laments. “This is the least I can offer now to the big fight against depression. If we do not stop this, it will eat us all alive. Share your pain, speak openly about it. This is the only way to kill the demons in your mind.”