As 20 Buck Spin prepares to release Darkness Evermore, the sophomore full-length from Portland-based NIGHTFELL, the label has issued the cover art, track listing and confirmed vinyl release date for the anxiously awaited album.
NIGHTFELL is the tumultuous project founded by Todd Burdette (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Warcry) and Tim Call (Aldebaran, Mournful Congregation, Sempiternal Dusk, Saturnalia Temple), who here forge their perceptions into a harsh, epic, and wholly different delivery than any of either artists’ prior or other current bands. Surging with bleak viewpoints lyrically, matched by the seething aggression of each song’s brooding misery, the follow-up to their 2014-issued The Living Ever Mourn displays NIGHTFELL’s wrath in an even more slickly-deployed state. On the potent Darkness Evermore, the duo unloads a more than forty-minute deluge of new material through six demoralizing new tracks recorded and mixed at Red Lantern Studios by Evan “Maus” Mersky and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, as with their debut.
20 Buck Spin will issue Darkness Evermore on CD and digital platforms on September 11th, with the 12” LP now confirmed for an October 23rd street date. The track listing for the record along with its cover art created from paintings by Carl Auge (His Hero Is Gone) has been issued in advance of its release.
Upon the release of Darkness Evermore, NIGHTFELL will transform from a studio-only duo into a roaming entity, taking their threatening anthems to the stage on tour for the first time with additional allies filling out the live lineup. Additional info on this incarnation of the band, audio samples from the LP and more will be dispatched in the coming days.
Darkness Evermore Track Listing:
- At Last
In 2014, Portland’s NIGHTFELL stormed decisively onto the worldwide metal scene with their forceful debut album The Living Ever Mourn, released through Southern Lord and Parasitic Records. Having since further fortified their ominous fusion of shadowed disharmony, the band now marches forward with Darkness Evermore, a commanding display of power, tension and dynamics. Again defying easy classification, Darkness Evermore seethes with NIGHTFELL‘s fiery, apocalyptic energy from the opening moments of ”At Last” until the final ”Collapse” and through the cycle of ”The Cleansing” and ”Rebirth” in between. Ranging from short respites to more than ten minute epic pieces, the album’s blackened guitar harmonies and bleak melodies provide a somber counterpoint to the massive, imposing riffs strewn about the record like bodies on a war torn field. Unsurprisingly considering the primary members’ other musical outlets, the immense ferocity of the vocals exact a heavy toll and agonizing dread. As on the debut LP great care has been taken on the production and mastering side of Darkness Evermore to ensure a brutally heavy mix with a punishing low end that maintains clarity throughout. Poised to make the shift from studio project to live band in the coming months, NIGHTFELL’s second LP signals a new birth for a band only beginning to make its indelible mark.