Blackened Death Metal - Greece

Nightfall Band

It has been seven long years since the world was last blessed with new music from the melodic blackened death metal stalwarts of NIGHTFALL. While the band has been absent from the scene since the release of 2013’s Cassiopeia, their legacy has not been forgotten. Comprising the holy trinity of Greek metal – along with ROTTING CHRIST and SEPTICFLESH – NIGHTFALL was the first extreme act in the country to sign an international deal, introducing the world to the burgeoning Mediterranean scene in the early 90s. Now, the band is plotting a triumphant return.

During the first decade of NIGHTFALL’s lifespan, the band headlined stages across Europe. Thereafter, went on to dominate international festivals such as Brutal Assault, Sonisphere, and Wacken, the latter of which the band solidified their legacy as the first ever Greek band to earn an envied spot at the renowned festival. The band eventually made the decision to switch to a studio act before they went completely silent. When reflecting upon the sudden disappearance after a steady rise from the underground, vocalist and founding member Efthimis Karadimas explained that it was due to an all too familiar beast – depression. “It’s because of depression that kicked in as early as mid-00s. I can write for hours and get into details about stuff gone wrong or mistreated situations, but the basis of all discouragement to move on has been depression and the effort required to get over it.” Despite the dark days, Karadimas did not abandon music entirely, moving on to form THE SLAYERKING, a gothic doom metal band that has released two agonizing full-length records between 2016-2019.

Alas, the abrupt departure of the band was not the final “goodbye” as NIGHTFALL has been reinvigorated with a new lineup and coveted deal with Season of Mist. Karadimas has reunited with original NIGHTFALL guitarist Mike Galiatsos, who helped define the band’s sound during the early years. With the addition of drummer and producer Fotis Benardo (ex-SEPTICFLESH) as well as guitarist Kostas Kyriakopoulos (THE SLAYERKING), the band is finally ready to release the tenth studio album. In addition to the long-awaited new music, Season of Mist will also be re-issuing the band’s original albums that were produced by Holy Records back in the 90s. This is not the only news the band has to share as NIGHTFALL has also vowed to finally perform again. “We are gonna play these live, including stuff never played live before,” says Karadimas.


  • Efthimis Karadimas : Vocals
  • Kostas Kyriakopoulos : Guitar
  • Fotis Benardo : Drum
  • Vasiliki Biza : Bass
Posted on May 14, 2024

After rising from the underground alongside fellow Greek legends in Septicflesh and Rotting Christ, Nightfall vanished back into the shadows before their deadly comeback in 2021. Not only did they reappear with a ferocious new album, but Efthimis Karadimas and his reinvigorated band of melodic slayers returned to stages all over the world.

Posted on January 9, 2023

Greek blackened death metal masters NIGHTFALL are now premiering a new lyric video for the track ‘Mean Machine’ which was originally recorded by THE CRAMPS in 1994. The track was recorded by NIGHTFALL in December 1996 in Tico Tico studios, Finland and served as a bonus track to the “Lesbian Show” album. You can now find the video HERE.

Posted on June 2, 2022

Greek blackened death metal masters NIGHTFALL are now premiering the official live video for the track ‘Meteor Gods’ which was recorded during their live show ‘At Night We Play’ in Athens on November 2021. The band has furthermore announced the release of a live EP, ‘In the Temple of Ishtar’ featuring two tracks of this show, which will be out on July 22, 2022 on all digital streaming platforms. Pre-save the EP HERE.

Posted on February 18, 2022

Greek melodic metal masters NIGHTFALL are now premiering the official live video for the track ‘Witches’ which was recorded during their live show in Athens on November 2021. The track is taken from the band’s latest opus ‘At Night we Prey’ and is now streaming via the official NIGHTFALL YouTube channel HERE.

Posted on June 18, 2021

Greek melodic metal masters NIGHTFALL are now premiering the official music video for the song “Martyrs of the Cult of the Dead (Agita)” via OnlyFans! The decision to use this platform is to circumvent the arbitrary and harsh censorship restrictions across all social media, including YouTube, due to nudity and excessive violence. The video, which was created by Antoine de Montremy, can be seen for free HERE.

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