NIGHTRAGE Singer Quits Band

Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Vocalist Antony Hämäläinen of multi-national melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE has announced his departure from the band. Hämäläinen’s first album with the band was 2009’s Wearing a Martyr’s Crown.

States Hämäläinen: There is no drama or bad blood. Quite the opposite actually as we all remain great friends. I personally would just like to explore other musical ventures. It’s as simple as that.

“I want to thank [NIGHTRAGE founder] Marios Iliopoulos for giving me a chance to play in his band, and write two amazing albums with him. He is one of the most underrated guitar players in the world, and I am sure he will create more amazing music in the years to come.

“In other news, [drummer] Johan Nunez and I, have finished recording a new album of total melodic death metal with several of our best friends on board. This is a project we have been working on for a few years now and we can’t wait to share it with you. There will be more news on that in the weeks to come so stay tuned!”

The band recently revealed plans to record their sixth full-length, due for a 2014 release. The band is also in search of a new label after parting ways with Lifeforce Records.