NIGHT IN GALES are back- new album 'Five Scars' out NOW!
All of a sudden and unexpectedly, the time-out after “Necrodynamic“ had lasted for almost a decade, but ever since a “comeback” show in 2009 at a local festival and the full re-release of the band’s catalogue by Metal Mind Productions, NIGHT IN GALES have returned to work on a brandnew album, showcasing a matured and re-defined band, fresh and quality-driven as ever before.
The new and fifth album "Five Scars“ combines all trademarks without being a mere Best-Of album.
It puts classical Swedish melodic death metal in a nutshell without refusing new influences. It is one step backwards, one aside and even two forwards.
"Five Scars“ doesn’t merely offer the most melodic, but at the same time most brutal and fastest songs of the band history. And not just anybody but scene icon Dan Swanö himself took over the complete mix which clearly and punchy captures the untamed power of NIGHT IN GALES in 2011.
"Five Scars“ is both a liberation strike and a statement - NIGHT IN GALES are back! Formed in 1995, the German Death Metal outfit NIGHT IN GALES has steadily grown up to be a force to be reckoned with. After a quite succesful demo "Sylphlike"" and a 7 "Razor" they signed to NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS, kicking off a row of high quality releases.
Their 1997 debut album "Towards The Twilight" and its follow up "Thunderbeast" in 1998 displayed an intense blend of raw power and catchy melody, strong enough to catapult this heavy five piece onto Germany's no. 1 in their genre.
Also NIGHT IN GALES, consisting of Bjoern Goosses (voice), Jens Basten (guitar), Frank Basten (guitar), Tobias Bruchmann (bass) and Christian Bass (drums), always have stated their reputation as a damn heavy live act - 2 European tours (e.g. with In Flames, Dismember), some mini-tours (e.g.
with Hypocrisy, Death, Cradle Of Filth, Sinister(RIP)), lots of festivals (e.g. the famous Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze Open Air etc) and countless single shows offered the audience a lethal pack of unbound energy each night. But besides their constant live presence NIGHT IN GALES of course didn't forget about songwriting.
Their 3rd album "Nailwork", mixed by producer legend Harris Johns and released in March 2000, took new paths and its mixture of crushing Death Metal, some more thrashier parts and the interplay of guttural throatwork and melodic vocals established NIGHT IN GALES a new as Germany's leading act in extreme metal. Another European tour (with Old Mans Child, Krisiun etc) followed and NIGHT IN GALES left an enthusiastic crowd show for show.
In late 2000 NIGHT IN GALES and NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS split up, but realizing NIGHT IN GALES potential MASSACRE RECORDS picked them up just as quickly. In January 2001 NIGHT IN GALES recorded their latest album "Necrodynamic", and it definitely showed that death has no limits! "Necrodynamic" gave extreme metal the long overdue update and guaranteed multiple eargasms with its upstyledown mixture of crusty Death Metal madness, whippin' thrash riffs and a whole lotta rockin' easiness, wrapped in Johns' stereo killing production and a controverse artwork! "Necrodynamic" even led NIGHT IN GALES to the land of the rising sun, playing a Japan-minitour with Defleshed and Dew-Scented in spring 2001.
Also the crowd at 2001's Wacken Open Air banged their heads to the sound of the scythe again. Meanwhile all members more or less concentrated on other projects (such as IN BLACKEST VELVET, BLOODRED BACTERIA or THE RULES).
But even the meanest backstabbing can't bring NIGHT IN GALES down to zero, and having played about 200 shows since NIGHT IN GALES was born, the guys were hungry for more. So NIGHT IN GALES absolved some pretty succesful shows in 2002, e.g.
at the Summer Breeze or Party San Open Air. In autumn 2002 drummer Chris left the band, going ahead with metalcore hopefules Deadsoil.
NIGHT IN GALES didn't have to search for long for a new drummer, and Adriano Ricci joined the plot in early 2003. 2003 saw the first succesful NIGHT IN GALES shows with the new line-up, e.g.
at Dong Open Air or Up From The Ground Open Air. 2004 didn't see that much shows, while NIGHT IN GALES started the songwriting for the fifth album, nevertheless the guys of course shook some stages pretty heavily.
In early 2005 NIGHT IN GALES did a very succesful mini-tour with Fear My Thoughts and Bitterness, that once again proved the crowds still want more necrodynamic sounds. In summer 2005, NIGHT IN GALES celebrated their 10 th anniversary.
Not having forgotten where they come from and whom they should pay tribute to, NIGHT IN GALES released the "Ten Years Of Tragedy" EP for free! Featuring 4 tracks, this EP can be downloaded including lyrics and artwork at the band. .
NIGHT IN GALES are back! Finest Melodic Death Metal from Germany - new album out 23th feb 2018 Pre-Order: https://nightingalesmerch.bandcamp.com/merch
- January 1995
- January 1996
Towards the Twilight
- January 1997
- Nuclear Blast
- January 1998
- Nuclear Blast
- January 2000
- Nuclear Blast
- January 2001
- Massacre Records
Ten Years of Tragedy
- January 2005
- January 2008
- November 2011
- Lifeforce Records
Ashes & Ends
- November 2014
- Divebomb Records
- October 2011
- February 2012
- September 2011