Latest news: Tue, Jan 28 2014, NIGHTBRINGER
Latest release: "Hierophany of the Open Grave"
Release date: Fri, Aug 19 2011, US Tue, Sep 13 2011
American black metal cult NIGHTBRINGER have announced a rare European tour, kicking off on March 14th at the Speyer Grey Mass Festival in Germany. The band will then proceed to hit various territories in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and more before concluding on the 23rd. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
In preparation for the tour, NIGHTBRINGER will headline an exclusive US performance on March 1st at the Hi-Dive in Denver, Colorado.
Regarding the tour, the band issued the following statement: "We are prepared to shine the Lantern of Negation upon European soil and illumine hearts with the paradoxical light of our Lord."
NIGHTBRINGER recently finished recording a new album. Scheduled to be released this year, the follow up to 2011’s 'Hierophany of the Open Grave' was recorded and mixed at Flatline Audio Studios by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, COBALT).
'Hierophany of the Open Grave' is available in several formats on Season of Mist’s e-shop and streaming on YouTube. NIGHTBRINGER recently announced the offering of a track for free download off the record, titled "Lucifer Trismegistus" at their new Bandcamp page.
Established in 1999, NIGHTBRINGER was created as a conduit for the contemplations on the mysteries of death as it is understood in the tradition of the art magical. The band have an uncompromising, orthodox approach to black metal. 2011's 'Hierophany of the Open Grave' has further solidified the band's signature sound: characterized by cacophonous walls of distortion, haunting melodies, and occult lyrics revering the unholy. NIGHTBRINGER has made select rare appearances in the United States and Europe as part of various metal festivals; these include Maryland Deathfest, Under the Black Sun Festival, and the cult Gathering of the Shadows.
NIGHTBRINGER Tour Dates:
01 Mar 14 Denver, CO (US) The Hi-Dive
14 Mar 14 Speyer (DE) Speyer Grey Mass
15 Mar 14 Speyer (DE) Speyer Grey Mass
17 Mar 14 Erfurt (DE) From Hell
18 Mar 14 Zurich (CH) Alte Kaserne
19 Mar 14 Torino (IT) White Lion's Club
20 Mar 14 Saint Etienne (FR) La Clé d'Voute
21 Mar 14 Roeselaere (BE) Zaal Diezie
22 Mar 14 Paris (FR) Glaz'Art
23 Mar 14 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen
"The sheer scope of sound commanded by these renegade visionaries is rarely paralleled by other bands who fail to live up to the technical supremacy or occult reverie that haunts each Nightbringer release...Hierophany of the Open Grave’ is Nightbringer’s crowning achievement." - The Lurker's Path
"Deadly serious and very impressive" - Terrorizer
"One of the true black metal cult legends from the US...” - DOA Magazine
NIGHTBRINGER was created as a conduit for our contemplations on the mysteries of death as it is understood in the tradition of the art magical.
Formed in the year 1999 by Nox Corvus (guitars, percussions, bass and vocals) and Naas Alcameth (guitar, bass, lyrics and vocals), the band from Colorado in the United States recorded a two song rehearsal demo, which would be later self-released in 2001 on the CD-R compilation "Horde of Darkenwood" and featured again on the NIGHTBRINGER release "Emanation" put out by Starlight Templer Society in 2010.
Ophis (guitars and lyrics) joined the circle in 2001, and two years later the trio entered Hellion Studios and recorded two tracks, "The Void" and "Mors Philosophotum", which were to be released via Vae Victis Productions. But the label folded, and NIGHTBRINGER signed to Full Moon Productions soon after.
In 2004, NIGHTBRINGER made their first live appearance at the Gathering of Shadows in the woods of the Colorado Mountains. Since that day they appeared annually at this event until 2011.
In 2005 the split EP with TEMPLE OF NOT, entitled "Rex ex Ordine Throni", was released via Full Moon Productions. The following year, a split 10'' record with brother band SERPENTINAM was released via Forever Plagued Records.
After three years of writing and recording, NIGHTBRINGER's debut, entitled "Death and the Black Work" (recorded at Hellion Studios, now re-named "Flatline Audio"), was released in 2008 via Full Moon Productions in CD format and Forever Plagued Records in 3x LP box set format.
The same year, the Americans were joined by members Valfor (percussions) and Horridus (bass) formerly of the cult Black Metal act DEMONCY. With the live line-up completed, NIGHTBRINGER played a handful of live fests on both the US coasts and opened for WATAIN in Denver in 2009. Shortly after, members Horidus and Valfor split ways with the band and session members were used for future live gigs.
NIGHTBRINGER signed to The Ajna Offensive in 2009 and the following year was featured on the four-way vinyl split "On the Powers of the Sphinx" alongside SATURNALIA TEMPLE, NIHIL NOCTURNE and ALUK TODOLO. The same year, their second debut "Apocalypse Sun", recorded once again at Flatline Audio, was released via The Ajna Offensive in North and South America and by Avantgarde Music in Europe.
At the close of 2010, Starlight Temple Society released a compilation of NIGHTBRINGER's unreleased and rare tracks entitled "Emanation". In the summer of 2010, NIGHTBRINGER did a West coast mini-tour for one week with Australian Black Metal act NAZXUL followed by an appearance alongside KRIEG and PROFANATICA at The Return of Darkness and Evil fest.
2011 saw the return of Valfor to the lineup. The same year, the Americans signed with Season of Mist and, in March, entered Flatline Audio once more to record their third full length entitled "Hierophany of the Open Grave". Conjuring up unholy sounds that draw from the blackest sources ranging from the majestic elegance of early EMPEROR to the fierce aggression of MARDUK, their third full-length gives rise to a mighty demon. Strings are screaming frosty hymns burning with bitter buzzing melodies, over which deviously arranged multilayered vocals are hissing incantations and spew forth throat-grinding blasphemies. This album also featured the lyrical additions and guest vocal work of Ar-Ra'd al-Iblis (Carl Nordblom) of the acts ACRIMONIOUS and MORBID INSULTER. Discover the new American darkness!
|Naas Alcameth||Vocals, lyrics, guitar, bass|
|Ophis||Guitar, bass, lyrics|
|Nox Corvus||Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion|
|VJS||Guitar, drums, backing vocals|
Releases Season of Mist
|Fri, Mar 14 2014||DE||Speyer||Speyer Grey Mass||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|
|Sat, Mar 15 2014||DE||Speyer||Speyer Grey Mass||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|
|Mon, Mar 17 2014||DE||Erfurt||From Hell||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|
|Tue, Mar 18 2014||CH||Zurich||Alte Kaserne||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|
|Wed, Mar 19 2014||IT||Torino||White Lion's Club||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|
|Thu, Mar 20 2014||FR||Saint Etienne||La Clé d'Voute||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|
|Fri, Mar 21 2014||BE||Roeselaere||Zaal Diezie||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|
|Sat, Mar 22 2014||FR||Paris||Glaz'Art||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|
|Sun, Mar 23 2014||NL||Arnhem||Willemeen||+Pseudogod, Sargeist, Irkallian Oracle|