“Stare Into Infinity”, the new video from Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s sixth studio album, “The Puritan”, which will be released on April 24 via Despotz Records.
“‘Stare Into Infinity’ is one of my favorite songs on our new album, ‘The Puritan’,” NIGHTRAGE guitarist Marios Iliopoulos told Revolver magazine. “It has all those elements that are NIGHTRAGE — heavy riffs, emotional melodies and brutal vocal hooks. The whole arrangement of the song is very simplistic and in your face. The verses are very thrashy with straightforward riffs and pounding drums, creating that feeling of power and metal mayhem. The chorus is where the song really lifts up with those signature NIGHTRAGE melodic guitars and big ’80s metal riffs played with a thrashy and more modern approach. And Ronnie‘s vocals, singing with such a great passion and old-school melodic death metal vibes, makes for a really cool contrast on that part.”
He continued: “Lyrically, it’s a song that has to do with leading you out of dark times, reaching the light at the end of the tunnel and leaving everything that’s troubling you behind — searching to find your inner self.
“The production and sound that Daniel Bergstrand and George Neranzis did for the song made all the difference in the world; they really gave the song the needed power and loudness to create such a strong and beautifully loud brutal/melodic sound.”
“The Puritan” — described in a press release as “an uncompromising, eerie, dramatic and melodic death metal journey in its purest essence” — welcomes new NIGHTRAGE vocalist Ronnie Nyman to the mix. Nyman joins NIGHTRAGE guitarist and founding member Marios Iliopoulos and bassist Anders Hammer after performing with the band last year on its Japanese and Russian tours.
“The Puritan” was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, SOILWORK) and George Nerantzis at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden.
“The Puritan” track listing:
01. The Puritan
02. With A Blade Of A Knife
03. Desperate Vows
04. Endless Night
05. Foul Vile Life
06. Stare Into Infinity
07. Lone Lake (Instrumental)
08. Son of Sorrow
09. When Gold Turns To Rust
11. Kiss Of A Sycophant
NIGHTRAGE was founded in 2000 in Greece by Marios Iliopoulos and his close friend, Gus G., who departed after the band’s second album, “Descent Into Chaos”.
During the band’s 14-year career, NIGHTRAGE has released five studio albums and toured across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Asia while employing various musicians from AT THE GATES, EVERGREY, DARK TRANQUILLITY, AMARANTHE and FIREWIND.
NIGHTRAGE signed a record/publishing deal with Swedish music company Despotz in summer 2014 before entering the studio with Daniel Bergstrand and George Nerantzis.
Marios Iliopoulos – Guitar
Ronnie Nyman – Vocals
Anders Hammer – Bass