Grecian melo-death band Nightrage have opened their twisted minds to the world in the first part of a track by track breakdown of their fifth album, “Insidious.” The band has this to say about the album, which drops September 26th on Lifeforce:
“The new Nightrage album is ready! We are extremely happy with the results and we look forward to sharing this music with all of you.We recorded the music at Zero Gravity studios on Athens, Greece with our great friend Terry Nikas at the helm. He did a fantastic job and provided us with an amazing environment and atmosphere to make the best record possible. We have recorded sixteen songs overall, and as we promised before our guest players actually need no introduction.”
Click here for the breakdown from singer Antony Hämäläinen.
“So Far Away” – “This would be part one of three instrumental tracks for the album. Short and to the point. Reminds me of a triumphant funeral dirge. Marios’ trademark guitar melodies are all over the place on this one.”
“Delirium Of The Fallen” – “This is a bit different for the band as an opening song. We have always in the past had the typical ‘blast beat’ type song open the album. We tried to go in a different direction here. This song kind of has it all. Crazy solos from Marios and Olof, an emotional vocal section by Apollo from Firewind, and a very catchy chorus.”
“Insidious” – “This is for me the best song I’ve ever done. Not only is it heavy as hell, but Tomas Lindberg recorded and sang vocal melodies and lyrics I wrote. A true honor and a great friend to the band. The song as a whole never stops destroying everything in it’s path.”
“Wrapped In Deceiftful Dreams” – “Another catchy chorus type song. Gus G shreds along with Marios on this one. Tom from Everygrey laid down a clean section for this one. The original way was just a spoken word from me. Marios then had an amazing idea in the studio for Tom to take the lyrics and basically freestyle. It took the man five minutes to lay down these amazing vocals! The one thing I wanted as a singer to change on this record were the clean vocals. I had done my thing on Wearing A Martyr’s Crown, and this time I felt the need of a new flavor.”
“Hate Turns Black” – “This is one of the first songs we wrote for this record. To me this song takes you on a great ride. Very old school Gothenburg feel in the pre chorus and a traditional metal feel on the rest. This is Nightrage to the bone”
Part II to follow the coming days with guitar mastermind Marios Iliopoulos!