NIGHTED will release their debut album in October; “Sigil” Music Video Broadcast


Does black metal mingle with synth sounds from the 70s 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 on a late, foggy summer night in the forced isolation of containment in 2020.

The resulting proof of concept is the band’s debut album Absence, which is slated for release October 21 via Klang Machine Records. Absence is an introspective journey rising from the abysses of the soul to the infinite expanses of the universe, where fierce and aggressive sounds meet anthemic and epic landscapes. Guitar riffs rooted in modern black metal meet analog synthesizers and Hammond organ evoking the sound of the 70s and 80s, creating a unique and compelling take on extreme music.

Today, Nighted releases a video for “Sigil”, accompanied by a video produced and filmed by the band themselves in the magical landscape of the Swiss mountains. Watch the video below.

Vocalist and guitarist Ivo Henzi comments, “‘Sigil’ is about freeing ourselves from the crippling boundaries we create for ourselves over the course of our lives. It’s about reflecting yourself in your interactions with the world – a process that can be painful. “

The album and single were recorded and mixed by Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling, Eluveitie and many more) at Sound Farm Studio in Lucerne with drums performed by session drummer Dylan Watson (Kassogtha) and mastered by Dan Suter (Coroner, Eluveitie, Krokus and many more). ). Nighted is signed to new heavy music label Klang Machine Records, co-founded by drummer and artist manager Merlin Sutter, himself known for his careers with Cellar Darling and Eluveitie.

Absence will be released digitally and is available for pre-order through Nighted’s Bandcamp, here.

Away Tracklist:

” Seal “
“To renouncer”

Video “Sigil”:

Line up:

Ivo Henzi – vocals and guitars
Marc Petralito – synth

(Photo – Manuel Vargas Lepiz)


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