Pale Season, the second album from Sweden’s melancholic progressive act THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT is now playing in its entirety through an exclusive stream at Consequence Of Sound ahead of its release through Debemur Morti Productions this week.
THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT is comprised of Fredrik and Mattias Norrman, (guitars and bass, respectively), who spent fifteen years in Katatonia, and are now also active in October Tide, as well as guitarist/vocalist Alexander Backlund and drummer Jonas Sköld, who both also currently hold rank in Letters From The Colony. Pale Season was recorded at Valley Sound Studio/Nailvillage, mixed by guitarist Alexander Backlund at Nailvillage, mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios, and completed with cover art by Denis Forkas and design by Kadriel Betsen.
With their stream of the album, Consequence Of Sound writes of Pale Season, “Fredrick Norrman has something like a doctorate degree in the subject of emotional, gothic heavy metal. While he himself never sings, his guitar compositions have a particular and indelible signature style: The Cure filtered through slow, down-tuned death metal. It’s an odd mix, but one’s he and his brother Mattias have piloted to success in several bands, including October Tide, the dearly missed Trees of Eternity, and most famously Katatonia… Now, Mattias and Fredrick continue their career-long examination of melancholic heavy rock with THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT… guitarist and vocalist Alexander Backlund proves himself every bit the vocal equal to the suite of spectacular men and women who have sung with the Norrman brothers. That said, the penultimate song, ‘Signals In The Sky,’ features a guest spot by Heike Langhans of Draconian and is a particular highlight of this elegiac journey.”
Listen to THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT’s sprawling Pale Season at Consequence Of Sound RIGHT HERE.
Debemur Morti Productions will release THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT‘s Pale Season on CD, LP, and all digital platforms worldwide on June 28th. Preorders are available at the label’s North American webshop HERE, the Euro shop HERE, and Bandcamp HERE. Also see the band’s epic video for “Final Light” HERE.
THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT has been confirmed to perform at Doom Over Kiev in October alongside the likes of Tiamat, Antimatter, October Tide, Monolithe, and many others. Watch for additional festival and tour dates to be announced over the months ahead.
10/12-13/2019 Doom Over Kiev – Kiev, UA [info]
The title of their second album, Pale Season does not refer to the eight months where the weather in Sweden is a signature grey. Instead, it refers to those less-colorful patches of memory – years that fly by without anything spectacular happening, which pale in comparison to the vividness of one’s childhood or the early days of romance. This, in other words, is an album for all those moments lost in between the extremes of the emotional spectrum. Elements of Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Anathema, Katatonia, and A Perfect Circle combine to create a record that is sublime in every way. A paean to melancholia, Pale Season is also not without its moments of physical and emotional heft and will launch THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT on to the international stage.