Blackened heavy metal outfit NITE will be embarking on a West Coast U.S. tour in support of BEWITCHER this April! The trek will kick off on April 17 in Boise, ID and will stop in Houston, TX for the Hell’s Heroes Festival before concluding in Oakland, CA on April 29. The full run of dates can be found below! Prior to the tour, NITE will also be playing an album release show in their hometown of San Francisco at Thee Parkside on April 8.
NITE is touring in support of their brand new sophomore full-length, ‘Voices of the Kronian Moon,’ which will be released this Friday, March 25, via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label! The band recently dropped the third single, “Edge of the Night,” which can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
NITE comments on the trek: “We are thrilled to emerge from two years of darkness and join forces with Bewitcher to blacken the highways of the West all the way to Hell’s Heroes and back.”
NITE Album Release Show:
04/08: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside [TICKETS]*
NITE U.S. Dates (Supporting BEWITCHER):
04/17: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
04/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ Ace’s High Saloon
04/19: Denver, CO @ HQ
04/21: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Hell’s Heroes Fest Pre-Party)*
04/24: San Antonio, TX @ Hi-Tones
04/26: Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
04/27: San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club
04/28: Long Beach, CA @ Supply & Demand
04/29: Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room
*NITE only, no BEWITCHER
The album art, which was created by street artist DEIH, can be found below along with the tracklisting.
The San Francisco Bay Area has a history steeped in forward-thinking, technically dazzling metal, and NITE carries that torch with pride. Founded in 2018, their blackened heavy metal brand barrels towards the peril of an unknown future, while keeping one eye on the days when blistering leads once ruled the land. Guitarists Van Labrakis (Satan’s Wrath, Mencea) and Scott Hoffman (Dawnbringer, High Spirits) let loose galloping riffs and harmonies that evoke the classic sounds of the N.W.O.B.H.M., with Labrakis’ grizzled voice driving their dark, melodic metal into the modern era.
With Avinash Mittur (Wild Hunt) replacing founding bassist Bryan Coons in early 2021, he and drummer Patrick Crawford (Serpents of Dawn, Older Sun) make up a rhythm section that’s fierce yet breathlessly precise: a freewheel pounding reminiscent of the early days of heavy metal, with a Rickenbacker-powered roar fueling the low end. NITE’s debut full-length Darkness Silence Mirror Flame, released in March 2020 by Creator-Destructor Records, earned widespread praise. It showcased their fist-raising classic heavy metal that nearly every fan of the genre once fell in love with, but with a twisted and shadowy edge that the titans of old could never imagine. NITE is the flame of the past illuminating the darkness of tomorrow.
Genre: Blackened heavy metal
Van Labrakis: Guitar / Vocals
Scott Hoffman: Guitar
Avinash Mittur: Bass
Patrick Crawford: Drums
Recording Studio: 210 Studios San Francisco and The Hoagie Container
Producer: Van Labrakis and NITE
Mixing, mastering, sound engineer: Van Labrakis
Cover Art: DEIH
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/nite/1499573755
Formats: Digital, CD digipak, vinyl black and coloured