The band was originally formed in Greece back in the year 2000 by guitarist and mastermind Marios Iliopoulos, ex - Exhumation (who released three high quality Death Metal albums before, all produced in Sweden) and his friend Gus G. (known for his acclaimed performances with CMR shooting stars Dream Evil as well as Firewind and Mystic Prophecy). After some demo productions and several line up try-outs, NIGHTRAGE entered the famous halls of Studio Fredman in the band´s new hometown Gothenburg with producer Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Hammerfall, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) to record their debut album "Sweet Vengeance" by the wintertime of 2002/2003.

From these promising beginnings, the line-up turned into a notorious one the moment Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg (ex - At The Gates, now in The Great Deceiver & Lock Up) joined in as vocalist. Meanwhile, talented Frenchman Brice Leclercq took over Bass duties, Tom S. Englund (of Sweden´s Evergrey) added some extremely atmospheric clean vocal passages and the stellar drum work was provided by none other than Per M. Jensen (The Haunted).

Needless to say that "Sweet Vengeance" turned out to be a catchy, aggressive masterpiece of modern Death Metal with very dark, classy melodic passages and tons of monumental riffs as well as ever-spilling vocal hook lines.

Quelle: http://www.nightrage.comDiscografie2003 Sweet Vengeance

2005 Descent Into Chaos


Dienstag 08.03.2005
NIGHTRAGE haben für mich ein wenig überraschend den Nachfolger ihres Debüts "Sweet Vengeance” veröffentlicht. "Descent Into Chaos” bietet hammergeilen Death Metal, gleichzeitig brutal wie melodisch.


Descent Into Chaos - Cover
Als vor zwei Jahren mit "Sweet Vengeance” das Debüt von NIGHTRAGE erschien, hätte ich nicht damit gerechnet, dass die Band lange Bestand haben würde.
Insidious - Cover
NIGHTRAGE sind mit „Insidious“ bei Album Nummer Fünf angekommen und mehr als eine Dekade aktiv, wie schnell die Zeit doch vergehen kann.
Wearing A Martyr's Crown - Cover
Das ewige Thema bei NIGHTRAGE sind Line Up-Wechel, scheint es.