Nighon has now released their second album “The Somme” throughInverse Records. Nighon was formed in 2008, in Pietarsaari, Finland. The sound is a blend of extreme metal and symphonic movie music, that appeals to a wide group of people, ranging from fans ofDimmu Borgir,Rammstein, all the way toAmaranthe.”This is absolutely our most ambitious work thus far and a giant leap forward!”,says guitarist and composerBjörn Johansson.
Nighon released its first album 'Cor Oblivionis' in 2014 on Univocal Music, and their first music video 'Ex Tenebris Lux' the same year. The band has performed with bands likemyGRAIN,Magenta Harvest,Finntroll,Kill The KongandArkentype. Nighon will perform at the legendary Finnish metal festivalNummirockthis summer.
The album is a concept album with stories from World War I, World War II and the similarities between those and the crises we see today in our world. The album is supposed to be heard in it’s entirety non-stop. ”The album has been well received by critics all around the world and people seem to really like our sound…”, says lead guitarist Michael Mikander.
The brand new single and music video “The Greatest of Catastrophes” is a blend of the outbreak of World War I and the Ukraine crisis. The music video was filmed on the Gulf of Bothnia and at a secret undisclosed military facility byKasper Dalkarl,David ViklundandStephanie Blomqvist.
The album was recorded atSoundspiral AudiobyJuho Räihä(Before The Dawn,Wolfheart,Swallow The Sun) and Nighon's studio Regiment XIII. The production of the album began 2014 and was finished summer 2016. It is produced by Nighon andMathias Lillmåns(Finntroll,Magenta Harvest). ”This album has the best guitar sound I've ever produced, and the album is a mastodon of a production!” saysMathias Lillmåns. The album was mixed and mastered byFredrik Nordström(Dimmu Borgir,Opeth,Soilwork etc.) andHenrik Udd, at the legendaryStudio Fredmanin Gothenburg Sweden.
Track list: 01. Marseille 1914 02. The Greatest Of Catastrophes 03. The Dirge 04. Lest We Forget 05. Medic 06. Blow Them To Hell 07. Altafjord 08. Scharnhorst 09. Reclaiming Ravenpoint 10. You Do Not Know What The Night May Bring 11. Minor Secundus 12. Tragédie 13. I Fear For Tomorrow 14. Somme
Line-up: Nico Häggblom - Vocals Alva Sandström - Vocals Björn Johansson - Guitar Michael Mikander - Lead Guitar Mats Ödahl - Bass Mika Paananen - Drums
Discography: The Somme (Album 2017) The Greatest Of Catastrophes (Single 2017) Ex Tenebris Lux (Single 2015) Cor Oblivionis (Album 2014)
The Somme info:
Recorded at Regiment XIII studio by Nighon and Mathias Lillmåns (Finntroll). Drums recorded at Soundspiral Audio by Juho Räihä (Before The Dawn). Produced by Nighon and Mathias Lillmåns (Finntroll). Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir etc.) and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman. Artwork by Niku Fagerholm. Photos by Kasper Dalkarl, Stephanie Blomqvist and David Viklund.