Black metal/synthwave NIGHTED (Cellar Darling, Eluveitie) launches with debut single

Black metal synthwave duo Nighted
launch with debut single, ‘Aeons’

New project of Ivo Henzi (Cellar Darling, ex-Eluveitie)

Credit: Manuel Vargaz Lepiz

ntroducing Nighted, the new genre-bending black metal synthwave duo, who announce themselves with their debut single ‘Aeons’, out now via Klang Machine Records.

Stream ‘Aeons’ here:

Watch the lyric video here:

Nighted are Ivo Henzi (vocals, guitars – ex-EluveitieCellar Darling, Forest Of Fog) and Marc Petralito (synths, Appearance Of Nothing). One late and misty summer night, in the enforced lockdown of 2020, the two struck on the idea of mixing black metal with 70s-era synth, à la Blade Runner and Jean-Michel Jarre: and Nighted is the result. 

Their first resulting proof-of-concept is ‘Aeons’, the first single from their upcoming debut album Absence: an introspective journey rising from the soul’s abysses to the universe’s endless expanses, where fierce and aggressive sounds meet anthemic, epic soundscapes. Guitar riffs rooted in modern black metal meet analogue synthesisers and Hammond organ evoking the sound of the 70s and 80s, creating a unique and compelling take on extreme music.

Ivo Henzi comments: 
‘With ‘Aeons’, Nighted is born. In the overall context of the album, this is both the fastest and the longest song. We took up a 10 year-old riff idea of mine and reinterpreted it completely, to form a track that describes a destructive journey of interdimensional beings, heavily influenced by old science fiction stories. Marc and I realised immediately that this was the right song to introduce Nighted to the world.’

‘Aeons’ is but the first of a series of songs that will be unveiled throughout 2022, leading up to Nighted’s debut album Absence.

‘Aeons’ was recorded and mixed by Anna Murphy (Cellar DarlingEluveitie & many more) at Lucerne’s Sound Farm Studio, with drums performed by session drummer Dylan Watson (Kassogtha) and mastering by Dan Suter (CoronerEluveitieKrokus & many more). Nighted are signed to the newly-formed heavy music label Klang Machine Records, co-founded by drummer and artist manager Merlin Sutter, (Cellar Darling and Eluveitie).

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