Nighted

Does Black Metal mix with 70s-era synth sounds à la Blade Runner and Jean- Michel Jarre? That's the question Ivo Henzi (vocals & guitars — ex-Eluveitie, Cellar Darling, Forest Of Fog) and Marc Petralito (synths, Appearance Of Nothing) asked themselves during a late and misty summer night in the enforced isolation of lockdown in 2020.

The resulting proof-of-concept is their upcoming debut album Absence, due on Klang Machine Records in the autumn of 2022: an introspective journey rising from the soul's abysses to the universe's endless expanses, where fierce and aggressive sounds meet anthemic, epic soundscapes. Guitar riffs rooted in modern black metal meet analogue synthesisers and Hammond organ evoking the sound of the 70s and 80s, creating a unique and compelling take on extreme music.

Nighte’ds debut single “Aeons” was released on 18/3/22. Ivo Henzi comments: 

“With ‘Aeons’, Nighted is born. In the overall context of the album, this is both the fastest and the longest song. We took up a 10 year-old riff idea of mine and reinterpreted it completely, to form a track that describes a destructive journey of interdimensional beings, heavily influenced by old science fiction stories. Marc and I realised immediately that this was the right song to introduce Nighted to the world.”

“Aeons” is but the first of a series of songs that will be unveiled throughout 2022, leading up to Nighted’s debut album Absence.

Absence was recorded and mixed by Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling, Eluveitie & many more) at Lucerne’s Sound Farm Studio, with drums performed by session drummer Dylan Watson (Kassogtha) and mastering by Dan Suter (Coroner, Eluveitie, Krokus & many more).

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