NIGHTRAGE Guitarist To Sit Out North American Tour; Replacement Announced

NIGHTRAGE guitarist Olof Mörck will be forced to sit out the band’s “Frets Of Fury” tour with FIREWIND, WHITE WIZZARD and ARSIS throughout the U.S. and Canada in October. Filling in for him during the trek will be former CELLADOR/CIRCLE II CIRCLE guitarist Bill Hudson.

Commented Hudson: “It’ll be a blast! NIGHTRAGE is a killer band and Marios [Illiopoulos, NIGHTRAGE guitarist] has one of the best right hands I’ve ever seen/heard, so it was a real challenge to learn the material. I have very close friends in every other band on this tour and I certainly look forward to being on the road with them.”

NIGHTRAGE‘s fifth album, “Insidious”, was released on September 27 (one day earlier internationally) via Lifeforce Records. The CD features guest appearances by Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), Tomas S. Englund (EVERGREY), Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), John K (BIOMECHANICAL) and the band’s former frontman Tomas Lindberg (also known for his work with AT THE GATES, THE CROWN and LOCK UP). Lindberg appeared on the band’s first two albums — 2003’s “Sweet Vengeance” and 2005’s “Descent Into Chaos” — before being replaced by Jimmie Strimell, who sang on 2007’s “A New Disease Is Born”.

The “Insidious” cover art was created by Gustavo Sazes (MORBID ANGEL, ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SONIC SYNDICATE, GOD FORBID) of Abstrata Art.

NIGHTRAGE is:

Antony Hämäläinen – Vocals
Marios Iliopoulos – Guitar
Olof Mörck – Guitar
Anders Hammer – Bass
Johan Nunez – Drums

 

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