Blackened heavy metal outfit NITE will be releasing their sophomore full-length, ‘Voices of the Kronian Moon,’ on March 25, 2022 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label! The album art can be found below along with the tracklisting and other details. The band is now sharing the official music video for the first single, “Kronian Moon,” which was created entirely by the band! Watch/listen at THIS LOCATION.
NITE mainman Van Labrakis comments: “’Kronian Moon’ is the nexus of the plot in our second album ‘Voices of the Kronian Moon,’ It introduces an odyssey in a foreign world, establishing the universe and foreshadowing the danger that our heroes encounter on their quest. Alien landscapes, visions of peril and a fight against all odds. The bridge, marked by an unexpected key change and an ostentatious solo, is both the belly of the beast and the tempting siren: the obstacles that challenge our abilities and seek to impede our way. Guitar harmonies lead us to the other side of that dark episode, with the final verse and chorus championing themselves as triumph in the face of adversity. ‘Kronian Moon’ is an homage to the hero’s journey, the trials and tribulations, the journey as the destination.”
The album art, which was created by street artist DEIH, can be found below along with the tracklisting.
01: Acheron (04:44)
02: Kronian Moon (03:59) [WATCH]
03: Last Scorpion (04:40)
04: Liber ex Doctrina (04:44)
05: Heliopolis (04:32)
06: Edge of the Night (05:04)
07: Thorns (04:56)
08: The Trident (04:23)
Total running time: 00:37:02
The San Francisco Bay Area has a history steeped in forward-thinking, technically dazzling metal, and NITE carries that torch with pride. Founded in 2018, their blackened heavy metal brand barrels towards the peril of an unknown future, while keeping one eye on the days when blistering leads once ruled the land. Guitarists Van Labrakis (Satan’s Wrath, Mencea) and Scott Hoffman (Dawnbringer, High Spirits) let loose galloping riffs and harmonies that evoke the classic sounds of the N.W.O.B.H.M., with Labrakis’ grizzled voice driving their dark, melodic metal into the modern era.
With Avinash Mittur (Wild Hunt) replacing founding bassist Bryan Coons in early 2021, he and drummer Patrick Crawford (Serpents of Dawn, Older Sun) make up a rhythm section that’s fierce yet breathlessly precise: a freewheel pounding reminiscent of the early days of heavy metal, with a Rickenbacker-powered roar fueling the low end. NITE’s debut full-length Darkness Silence Mirror Flame, released in March 2020 by Creator-Destructor Records, earned widespread praise. It showcased their fist-raising classic heavy metal that nearly every fan of the genre once fell in love with, but with a twisted and shadowy edge that the titans of old could never imagine. NITE is the flame of the past illuminating the darkness of tomorrow.
Genre: Blackened heavy metal
Van Labrakis: Guitar / Vocals
Scott Hoffman: Guitar
Avinash Mittur: Bass
Patrick Crawford: Drums
Recording Studio: 210 Studios San Francisco and The Hoagie Container
Producer: Van Labrakis and NITE
Mixing, mastering, sound engineer: Van Labrakis
Cover Art: DEIH
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/nite/1499573755