Video footage of NIGHTRAGE fronman Antony Hämäläin laying down vocals for the band’s new album at Arcane Digital Recordings in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler can be viewed below.
NIGHTRAGE recently completed work on 15 songs during the pre-production phase for its as-yet-untitled fifth album, which the band plans to officially start recording in June. The CD will be released via Lifeforce Records in Europe and North America (release dates to be revealed soon). Floga Records from Greece will make the effort available on limited-edition vinyl.
NIGHTRAGE‘s forthcoming album will feature a guest appearance by 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”.
Current NIGHTRAGE vocalist Antony Hämäläinen made his recording debut with the band on 2009’s “Wearing A Martyr’s Crown”.
Commented guitarist/mainman Marios Iliopoulos: “This time we have chosen a different approach in the recording process. All drums, bass, and guitars will be recorded at Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece. Some of you might remember, this location was the set for our latest video ‘Wearing A Martyr’s Crown’.
“On this record we want to break up the monotony of the typical Scandinavian weather/scenery and head to one of the most beautiful countries this band has ever played. So once again, Greece is our destination!
“Antony [Hämäläinen, vocals] will head into Arcane Digital Recording(located in sunny Chandler, Arizona USA) with our good friend Ryan Butler(LANDMINE MARATHON, MISERY INDEX, PHOBIA, EXHUMED) for the vocal recordings. Another first for the band, trying out an American studio will be an interesting change. But for those of you who know Ryan‘s work, you can expect the result to be old school and punishing.
“Of course, our album would not be complete without the help from our longtime producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, EXHUMATION, FIREWIND), who will drum edit, reamp, mix and master the album in Studio Fredman. We trust our longtime friend Fredrik will do an amazing job once again. He’s been stunned by the quality of our new songs and is looking forward to working with us again.”
“Wearing A Martyr’s Crown” was released in North America on August 4, 2009 via Lifeforce Records.
Antony Hämäläinen – Vocals
Marios Iliopoulos – Guitar
Olof Mörck – Guitar
Anders Hammer – Bass
Johan Nunez – Drums