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NITE Announces Headlining February U.S. Tour

Photo by Rob Williamson

Van Labrakis: Guitar / Vocals
Scott Hoffman: Guitar
Avinash Mittur: Bass
Patrick Crawford: Drums

Blackened heavy metal outfit NITE will be embarking on headlining tour of California this February with support from Persekutor! The trek kicks off in Oakland, CA on February 16 and will work its way downstate, concluding in San Diego, CA on February 19.

NITE is touring in support of their brand new sophomore full-length, ‘Voices of the Kronian Moon,’ which was released on March 25, 2022. During the album’s first week, it charted Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums (#33) and Top New Artist Albums (#44). The album was also named among the best albums of 2022 by Invisible Oranges (#19).

‘Voices of the Kronian Moon’ is available to stream, order, and download HERE.

02/16: Oakland @ Elbo Room Jack London
02/17: Long Beach @ Supply & Demand
02/18: Hollywood @ Knucklehead [TICKETS]
02/19: San Diego @ Brick by Brick [TICKETS]The album art for ‘Voices of the Kronian Moon,’ which was created by street artist DEIH, can be found below along with the tracklisting.

01: Acheron (04:44) [LISTEN]
02: Kronian Moon (03:59) [WATCH]
03: Last Scorpion (04:40)
04: Liber ex Doctrina (04:44)
05: Heliopolis (04:32)
06: Edge of the Night (05:04) [LISTEN]
07: Thorns (04:56)
08: The Trident (04:23)
Total running time: 00:37:02

The San Francisco Bay Area has a history steeped in forward-thinking, technically dazzling metal, and NITEcarries that torch with pride. Founded in 2018, their blackened heavy metal brand barrels towards the peril of an unknown future, while keeping one eye on the days when blistering leads once ruled the land. Guitarists Van Labrakis (Satan’s Wrath, Mencea) and Scott Hoffman (Dawnbringer, High Spirits) let loose galloping riffs and harmonies that evoke the classic sounds of the N.W.O.B.H.M., with Labrakis’ grizzled voice driving their dark, melodic metal into the modern era.

With Avinash Mittur (Wild Hunt) replacing founding bassist Bryan Coons in early 2021, he and drummer Patrick Crawford (Serpents of Dawn, Older Sun) make up a rhythm section that’s fierce yet breathlessly precise: a freewheel pounding reminiscent of the early days of heavy metal, with a Rickenbacker-powered roar fueling the low end. NITE’s debut full-length Darkness Silence Mirror Flame, released in March 2020 by Creator-Destructor Records, earned widespread praise. It showcased their fist-raising classic heavy metal that nearly every fan of the genre once fell in love with, but with a twisted and shadowy edge that the titans of old could never imagine. NITE is the flame of the past illuminating the darkness of tomorrow.

Genre: Blackened heavy metal

Recording Studio: 210 Studios San Francisco and The Hoagie Container

Producer: Van Labrakis and NITE

Mixing, mastering, sound engineer: Van Labrakis

Cover Art: DEIH

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Formats: Digital, CD digipak, vinyl black and coloured

For more on NITE, visit the band’s official WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, BANDCAMP, and INSTAGRAM.

By Metal Lair

Propter Music Connoisseur, music for refined taste.

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