German Metal, Hardcore and Rock label LIFEFORCE RECORDS has proclaimed its latest signing today:
"We are very pleased to announce the signing of the German pioneers of melodic death metal, NIGHT IN GALES to the Lifeforce Records roster. It has been silent about them far too long!
Flashback: After NIGHT IN GALES’ debut EP “Sylphlike” had hit the scene like a bomb in 1995 (up till now this release remains one of the best selling demos ever!), the first album “Towards The Twilight” was released in 1997 under the wings of Nuclear Blast Records and NIG toured with bands such as of In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom and Death, before releasing their second album “Thunderbeast”. Further touring with acts like Dismember or again Children Of Bodom followed, as well as appearances at festivals like Wacken Open Air or Summer Breeze Open Air.
While the releases this far presented the band with a clearly melo-death rocking groove, their third album “Nailwork” in 2000 showcased a rather morbid and more progressive side to things and NIG not only toured Europe with Old Man´s Child and Krisiun but also visited Japan together with Defleshed.
The band’s upcoming “Necrodynamic” release in 2001 saw them switching to Massacre Records and also to a more varied and melodic stylistic approach, which after some line up changes also lead to the band taking a break in order to musically re-orientate. In doing so, there was music released by the members of NIGHT IN GALES during the zero years in / with acts like Deadsoil, The Very End, Grind Inc. or In Blackest Velvet, yet nothing was to be heard by NIG apart from the self-released “Ten Years Of Tragedy” EP 2005 (a free download offering, celebrating the group’s tenth birthday!).
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”, which is set to be released on November 7th in Europe and a day later in North America, successfully combines all of the band’s past trademarks within the typically Swedish melodic death metal sound structure, without rejecting new influences and thus making it both the most melodically accessible as well as also the most aggressive effort in the band’s history so far, smoothly rounded off with a killer soundmix courtesy of scene icon Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, etc.).
Jens Basten from NIGHT IN GALES about the signing to Lifeforce Records:
We´re back, fuck yeah! 17 years after initially cooking our very own brew of German Melodic Death Metal, there´s a new NIGHT IN GALES album coming your way!
“Five Scars” will definitely be a feast for the melo-death gourmets who might be fed up with all the wannabes who led this great metal style into total insignificance! Lifeforce Records proved themselves as true epicureans, hence we are proud to be part of the Lifeforce family now! “Five Scars” will be out in Germany on November 4th, and we´re looking forward to firing up the kitchen with a strong new partner aside!
Stay tuned for the first tunes from “Five Scars” to be revealed the coming days!"
For more info check the band’s Facebook page: