Blackened Heavy Metal - United States

Nite Band

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.


  • Van Labrakis : Guitar / Vocals
  • Scott Hoffman : Guitar
  • Avinash Mittur : Bass
  • Patrick Crawford : Drums
Posted on March 21, 2022

Blackened heavy metal outfit NITE will be embarking on a West Coast U.S. tour in support of BEWITCHER this April! The trek will kick off on April 17 in Boise, ID and will stop in Houston, TX for the Hell’s Heroes Festival before concluding in Oakland, CA on April 29. The full run of dates can be found below! Prior to the tour, NITE will also be playing an album release show in their hometown of San Francisco at Thee Parkside on April 8.

Posted on February 22, 2022

Blackened NWOBHM masters NITE will be performing a very special hometown show to celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Voices of the Kronian Moon!’ The show will take place on April 8 @ Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA.

Posted on February 15, 2022

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 band is now sharing the third single from the upcoming record, “Edge of the Night,” which can be heard at THIS LOCATION.

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