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Greek/Swedish melodic death metal stars Nightrage return with their latest creation ‘Abyss Rising’. The final part in the trilogy of albums (starting with 2017’s ‘The Venomous’ continuing with 2019’s ‘Wolf to Man’), ‘Abyss Rising’ is Nightrage’s vision where man has finally reached their own hell on Earth. Inspired in part by Dante’s ‘Inferno’, the album explores man’s continual destruction of the world we live in until the abyss opens up to consume all before it. The artwork for the album (created by the phenomenal Jon Tousas) features seven arrows that represent the seven deadly sins, seen killing the three birds of innocence, highlighting the downfall of humankind. Musically the band have embraced a harder, faster, and brutal approach, still rich in melodic intent but characteristically heavy and aggressive. Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman (Architects, In Flames, Opeth, etc.) ‘Abyss Rising’ is a formidable sonic masterpiece. The album will be released 18th of February 2022.
About the new single: Nauseating Oblivion is a different kind of song that I and Magnus composed and has darker riffs, and ominous and eerie atmosphere. Love the fact that even if we have different ideas, we always manage to make them fit for the signature style of the band without losing our songwriting identity. We love dynamics and the riffs on the song are very sharp and melodic, plus the clean vocal break in the middle of the song, brings some Pink Floyd vibes. Ronnie’s lyrics is about how we humans have destroyed not only our planet but also now is killing our own civilization. All we humans are smart enough to know this but instead of engollaging that fact and try to do anything about it, we instead put our heads in the sand ignoring it all. We let us all slip in to the sweet carefree state of oblivion at the same time as our world is falling apart around us. We reap the fruits of our own betrayal!!
To me, Nauseating Oblivion truly embraces what the album concept wants to portray, a wasteland, the present landscape of something that was… Something sweet that only lives in you memory to torment your soul everytime you think about what’s lost, unable to escape that feeling, like the itch caused on severed limb… It’s a song that has a dark and agressive feeling that is dangerous and genuine. It takes you to a place where you can release all your anger and frustration but at the same time traps you in a soft passage that reminds you how insignificant we are… Just simple note in an endless melody… I love the dynamics and how the second half of the song changes completely into a more proggy ascending guitar riffs with lots of metallic sounding drums, beautiful guitar melodies and bass arpegios… This song has everything I want in a metal track… it’s the Answer to a question that you didn’t know existed but now you’re unable to ignore.
In 2022, Nightrage is back with their ninth album ‘Abyss Rising’ – it’s incisive, it’s brutal, it’s uncompromising and unforgettable.