Greek melodic metal masters NIGHTFALL are now premiering the official music video for the song “Martyrs of the Cult of the Dead (Agita)” via OnlyFans! The decision to use this platform is to circumvent the arbitrary and harsh censorship restrictions across all social media, including YouTube, due to nudity and excessive violence. The video, which was created by Antoine de Montremy, can be seen for FREE at THIS LOCATION.
NIGHTFALL vocalist Efthimis Karadimas comments, “We are honored to have our ‘Martyrs of the Cult of the Dead,’ aka ‘Agita,’ being made by Antoine de Montremy, the producer of Chris Holmes’ documentary ‘Mean Man’ (official selection in 2020 Hollywood Gold Awards, Florence Film Awards, Orlando Film Festival and FMX) and his fabulous team. The video is based on ‘Agita’ lyrics and it represents the struggle with depression through its personification in female form (the word “depression” is a female noun in the Greek language). OnlyFans premiere has been chosen to avoid problems with YouTube’s strict policy towards nudity and violence. Especially the latter. This is not a porn video.”
Video director Antoine de Montremy adds, “In pure Nightfall fashion, approaching this video and the song’s concept has been quite a challenge: Efthimis already had a very precise vision for ‘Agita’ and we wanted to honor both the song and its message.
“Opening up about depression and its very solitary struggle is quite a brave move in nowadays so well polished metal world. Introducing female metaphors and pushing all boundaries was the only path to illustrate this inner struggle between love and hate, comfort and fear, joy and despair.
“Blessed with Hanna and Fanny’s outstanding performances – embodying all feelings human mind can experience – and thanks to the greatest filming crew ever, we are happy to unleash the fury of Agita to the world!”
‘At Night We Prey’ is out NOW and can be streamed, downloaded, and purchased HERE.
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 album artwork for ‘At Night We Prey’ was created by Travis Smith and can be found below along with the tracklist.
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. Unlike past efforts, the band abandons any gothic aesthetic, traversing more into a melodic assault that calls to the sounds of Gothenburg, displaying an obvious maturation from the band that showcases their most serious, evolved, and tightest effort to date.
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 Prey 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.”