Nightland – “Umbra Astra Luna”

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Jan 052020
 

Brewing metal for as long as 13 years, Nightland, based out of Italy, have come out with their Second studio album, “Umbra Astra Luna”. This album was released on the 8th of November 2019, which was recorded by Brendan Paolini, mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio. Although they’ve experimented with genres in the past, this album is a good dose of Blackened Symphonic Death metal. It isn’t hard to believe that their earlier music had been inspired by European Viking/Folk Metal bands. Having released 2 EPs, 3 Singles and 1 Studio Album “Obsession” the band has come a long way, and I can’t wait to spin their new album.

The album starts off with “Postridie Nonas Iunias” which builds a cinematographic soundscape that lures you into their world (Reminded me a bit of LOTR). There is so much charm in the music, and as the drums start to march, the album picks up pace before it smashes us with “Amongst Blackening Skies“. Their second song brings about brutal blast beats coupled with the scathing screams, blitzing guitar riffs and the symphonic elements help supplement and progress their sound. “In Shadow and Light” rumbles its way in with a high tonal bass, and as the groovy guitar riff chime in we are bombarded with blast beats and the choir like chorus that resonates and adds creativity to their sound.

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Oct 112019
 

Lovers in a Colorless Summer’ is the second single from Nightland‘s upcoming album “Umbra Astra Luna”  The music video which was directed by Matteo Ermeti can be seen below. The band comments on the video,

” ‘Lovers in a Colorless Summer’ is the conclusion of a story that began with ‘One Million Suns’ , a single released last September and which shares dark and surreal settings and images. The two episodes have the gloomy and romantic concept at the base of the album as a leitmotif, which takes inspiration from astrology and a veiled esotericism present in the symbols that recur insistently throughout history. A journey through images and disturbing presences, to represent the path that each of us makes within himself, in an attempt to defeat his own demons, expose his weaknesses and then discover that he is able to find a place to put in safety and peace his own soul “.

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Sep 142019
 

‘One Million Suns’ is the new single from Nightland, which appears on their upcoming album. The video, directed by Matteo Ermeti, sees the participation of Elektra Amber, while the song is produced by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio. Check out the video below.

As previously reported, Nightland will play Friday Nov. 8th. at the 12th edition of Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

Nightland was formed in 2007, inspired by European Viking/Folk Metal bands. Through the years the sound of the band was influenced by symphonic music and Death Metal, combining scream and growl voices to epic and powerful choirs. Continue reading »

Aug 232019
 

The lineup for the Brainstorm Festival 2019 is complete. The last band to be added is the Italian band Nightland. The band plays symphonic death-metal and have already previously played in Apeldoorn. That show made a deep impression, so we are very happy that Nightland will present their new album with us!

Nightland is no stranger to the Netherlands anymore. After the Brainstorm Festival the band regularly played in the Dutch club circuit. The band also performed at Occultfest. Finally an extensive European tour followed as support of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Carach Angren.

Besides the arrival of Nightland, we are very happy to announce that Kristian ‘Necrolord’ Wåhlin will be exhibiting. He is of course known for the album covers he made for artists like Dissection, Extol and of course In Mourning, which can also be seen at the Brainstorm Festival. Be sure to check out his exhibition!

The 12th edition of the Brainstorm Festival will be held on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November 2019 in Gigant in Apeldoorn.  Continue reading »

Feb 202018
 

Rockshots Records and Nightland are pleased to announce the release of the new single ‘Astralize’. The lyric video can be streamed below.

After the re-release of their first full length album called “Obsession” in a DIGIPACK Version and the following Fleshgod Apocalypse and Carach Angren  European TOUR in JANUARY 2017 the symphonic death metal band Nightland returns with the extreme, epic and orchestral aggression of ‘Astralize’!

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