April 14, 2003
Century Media Records announces the signing of a long-term worldwide deal with the melodic Death Metal act NIGHTRAGE. The band was originally formed in Greece back in the year 2000 by guitarist and mastermind Marios Iliopoulos, ex – Exhumation (who released three Death Metal albums before, all produced in Sweden) and his friend Gus G. (known for his performances with Dream Evil as well as Firewind and Mystic Prophecy). After some demo productions and several line up try-outs, NIGHTRAGE entered 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, Brice Leclercq took over bass duties, Tom S. Englund (of Sweden’s Evergrey) added some extremely atmospheric clean vocal passages and the drum work was provided by none other than Per M. Jensen (The Haunted). Look out for NIGHTRAGE’s first album "Sweet Vengeance" to be released on June 30th, 2003 all over Europe through Century Media Records. Release dates for North America and Japan will be announced shortly. For more details, visit NIGHTRAGE’s official website at: www.nightrage.com or feel free to check out www.centurymedia.de for a worldwide exclusive preview MP3 download of the album’s opening track ‘The Tremor’. Available for a limited time-frame as of now, so be quick…
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