Latest news: Wed, Jul 09 2014, NIGHTBRINGER
Colorado black metal cult NIGHTBRINGER have announced the title and release date of their forthcoming new album. Entitled 'Ego Dominus Tuus', the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Hierophany of the Open Grave’ will be released on September 26th (September 30th in North America).
'Ego Dominus Tuus' was recorded and mixed at Flatline Audio Studios by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, COBALT). A teaser with material from their forthcoming album can be found here.
The band issued the following statement: "Nightbringer is extremely proud to unveil our latest album, 'Ego Dominus Tuus', an undertaking almost exactly one year in the making, from first compositions to the final day of mastering. 'Ego Dominus Tuus' represents the path of ordeal, from the transformative Fires of the Art within the crucible of the underworld, to the revelation of the Daimon to the Guardian at the Threshold and slaying Sun of Death, Light of Lucifer, all contained within the enigma of a sacred name."
NIGHTBRINGER recently announced two rare US appearances on July 11 and 12 alongside SARGEIST and BEHEXEN, respectively. More information about these dates can be found below.
11 Jul 14 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Black Castle (+ Sargeist)
12 Jul 14 San Diego, CA (US) Til Two Club (+ Behexen)
31 Oct 14 Bogota (CO) TBA (+ Acherontas)
Established in 1999, NIGHTBRINGER was created as a conduit for the contemplations on the mysteries of death as it is understood in the tradition of the art magical. The band have an uncompromising, orthodox approach to black metal. 2011's 'Hierophany of the Open Grave' has further solidified the band's signature sound: characterized by cacophonous walls of distortion, haunting melodies, and occult lyrics revering the unholy. NIGHTBRINGER has made select rare appearances in the United States and Europe as part of various metal festivals; these include Maryland Deathfest, Under the Black Sun Festival, and the cult Gathering of the Shadows.
NIGHTBRINGER was created as a conduit for our contemplations on the mysteries of death as it is understood in the tradition of the art magical.
Formed in the year 1999 by Nox Corvus (guitars, percussions, bass and vocals) and Naas Alcameth (guitar, bass, lyrics and vocals), the band from Colorado in the United States recorded a two song rehearsal demo, which would be later self-released in 2001 on the CD-R compilation "Horde of Darkenwood" and featured again on the NIGHTBRINGER release "Emanation" put out by Starlight Templer Society in 2010.
Ophis (guitars and lyrics) joined the circle in 2001, and two years later the trio entered Hellion Studios and recorded two tracks, "The Void" and "Mors Philosophotum", which were to be released via Vae Victis Productions. But the label folded, and NIGHTBRINGER signed to Full Moon Productions soon after.
In 2004, NIGHTBRINGER made their first live appearance at the Gathering of Shadows in the woods of the Colorado Mountains. Since that day they appeared annually at this event until 2011.
In 2005 the split EP with TEMPLE OF NOT, entitled "Rex ex Ordine Throni", was released via Full Moon Productions. The following year, a split 10'' record with brother band SERPENTINAM was released via Forever Plagued Records.
After three years of writing and recording, NIGHTBRINGER's debut, entitled "Death and the Black Work" (recorded at Hellion Studios, now re-named "Flatline Audio"), was released in 2008 via Full Moon Productions in CD format and Forever Plagued Records in 3x LP box set format.
The same year, the Americans were joined by members Valfor (percussions) and Horridus (bass) formerly of the cult Black Metal act DEMONCY. With the live line-up completed, NIGHTBRINGER played a handful of live fests on both the US coasts and opened for WATAIN in Denver in 2009. Shortly after, members Horidus and Valfor split ways with the band and session members were used for future live gigs.
NIGHTBRINGER signed to The Ajna Offensive in 2009 and the following year was featured on the four-way vinyl split "On the Powers of the Sphinx" alongside SATURNALIA TEMPLE, NIHIL NOCTURNE and ALUK TODOLO. The same year, their second debut "Apocalypse Sun", recorded once again at Flatline Audio, was released via The Ajna Offensive in North and South America and by Avantgarde Music in Europe.
At the close of 2010, Starlight Temple Society released a compilation of NIGHTBRINGER's unreleased and rare tracks entitled "Emanation". In the summer of 2010, NIGHTBRINGER did a West coast mini-tour for one week with Australian Black Metal act NAZXUL followed by an appearance alongside KRIEG and PROFANATICA at The Return of Darkness and Evil fest.
2011 saw the return of Valfor to the lineup. The same year, the Americans signed with Season of Mist and, in March, entered Flatline Audio once more to record their third full length entitled "Hierophany of the Open Grave". Conjuring up unholy sounds that draw from the blackest sources ranging from the majestic elegance of early EMPEROR to the fierce aggression of MARDUK, their third full-length gives rise to a mighty demon. Strings are screaming frosty hymns burning with bitter buzzing melodies, over which deviously arranged multilayered vocals are hissing incantations and spew forth throat-grinding blasphemies. This album also featured the lyrical additions and guest vocal work of Ar-Ra'd al-Iblis (Carl Nordblom) of the acts ACRIMONIOUS and MORBID INSULTER. Discover the new American darkness!
|Naas Alcameth||Vocals, lyrics, guitar, bass|
|Ophis||Guitar, bass, lyrics|
|Nox Corvus||Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion|
|VJS||Guitar, drums, backing vocals|
Releases Season of Mist
|Fri, Oct 31 2014||CO||Bogota||TBA||+ Acherontas|