Portland, Oregon’s NIGHTFELL – the creation of Todd Burdette (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Warcry) and Tim Call (Mournful Congregation, Sempiternal Dusk, Weregoat) – presents their third album, A Sanity Deranged, out this week through 20 Buck Spin. Just days ahead of its release, Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive advance stream of the ominous, searing new LP in its entirety.
Recorded and mixed together with Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (High On Fire, Asunder, Vastum, Ulthar) with additional instrumentation and vocals tracked by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Sunn O))) Mournful Congregation, Noisem), NIGHTFELL evokes their most dense and dynamic recording yet with A Sanity Deranged. A sharpened blade of iron and steel forged in the fires of tumult, the album is the annihilating vanguard for the end times now upon us all. Fans of Bolt Thrower, Misthyrming, Mayhem, Amebix, Tragedy, Primordial, and Neurosis should not miss A Sanity Deranged.
With their advance stream of the album, Decibel offers of NIGHTFELL’s latest work, “we’ve got you covered with a full stream of this hulking beast of a record today. If you like your Bolt Thrower with a health mix of Ambeix and just a dash of Neurosis, we highly suggest you tune in below and then find A Sanity Deranged.”
Hear NIGHTFELL’s crushing A Sanity Deranged early only through Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
A Sanity Deranged will see release on LP, CD, and digital formats through 20 Buck Spin this Friday, September 13th, including a special limited gold/brown galaxy color vinyl configuration available to record stores. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE and through the label webshop HERE.
In the studio, all NIGHTFELL music is written and performed by Todd Burdette and Tim Call, while the live lineup includes guitarist Vince Blank and bassist Derek Willman. Following a one-off hometown show in August, NIGHTFELL will shroud the Western United States with a ten-date tour in early November. Watch for the full routing of this trek to be announced later this month. The band is also confirmed to play Total Death Over México III in México City in March 2020.
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The first new NIGHTFELL material since 2015’s highly regarded Darkness Evermore LP, A Sanity Deranged delivers the band’s most crucial and damaging music to date. Returning like a phantom four years after Darkness Evermore enveloped the planet, the all-consuming thunderstorm that is A Sanity Deranged is loosed upon a world in fractured turmoil. A dark metal dirge of madness, an anthem to those immemorial and a sonic bloodletting of vitriol and contempt, A Sanity Deranged is NIGHTFELL at its most spitefully deliberate.
A Sanity Deranged is a pinnacle to this point of the disparate sounds that shape the cohesive discordance of NIGHTFELL. Slicing ice cold texture cuts like obsidian glass amidst the monumental death crush and grim wallow of doomed dejection. The heart has remained as defiant and vigilant as ever, but the old flesh has been shed and a beast reborn rears forth — jaws dripping, teeth gnashing, shedding the withered exoskeleton for an adherent body.