German dark heavy metal outfit The Night Eternal has released a music video for the second single »Prince Of Darkness« taken from their upcoming album, »Fatale«, due out on July 14th, 2023 via Ván Records.
01. In Tartarus
02. Prince Of Darkness
03. We Praise Death
04. Ionean Sea
05. Stars Guide My Way
06. Run With The Wolves
07. Prometheus Unbound
08. The Requiem
09. Between The Worlds
Courtesy of Ván Records:
Ván Records is proud to present The Night Eternal’s highly anticipated second album, »Fatale«.
From their self-titled debut EP in 2019 to their first album, »Moonlit Cross«, two years later, The Night Eternal’s ascent has been swift and assured. The German quintet’s aesthetic has been firm from the beginning – melodic-yet-moody heavy metal with more than a hint of hard rock’s diabolical past – but even the transition from the EP to the full-length proved that their vision still had infinitely shadowy corridors to explore. “Bend, but don’t break,” as the maxim goes, and The Night Eternal return another two years later with a full-length exploring more shadows than ever.
Titled »Fatale«, The Night Eternal’s second album immediately conjures an intoxicating aura: harder and heavier and definitely darker, and yet also somehow smoother and more mysterious. Dynamics play a key here on »Fatale«; while the Germans still rock hard, a keen grasp of nuance colors these nine anthems, almost purple velvet in atmosphere. Fittingly, their already-ace melodicism bristles with an anthemic energy even when taking decidedly darker steps into the Beyond. What results is, irrevocably, a startlingly unique version of The Night Eternal – a sound and style that can truly be called their own.
Photo by Void Revelations
As the band explain, “Our attempt for »Fatale« was to make The Night Eternal sound even more like ourselves. It should be recognizable for everyone that it’s us after just a few seconds of listening. We tried to simultaneously make the melodies and riffs catchier and also to give the overall sound a harder, more sinister and timeless touch.”
No truer words spoken. Catchier, harder, more sinister, and above all timeless, »Fatale« is sympathetically rendered in a powerfully crystal-clear production courtesy of Marco Brinkmann, finished off by Arthur Rizk’s mastering. Huge and spacious but magickally retaining an intimacy and mystery, The Night Eternal’s second long-player sounds and feels stadium-ready much like their foundational heroes Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and the Scropions. But again, it cannot be overstated how »Fatale« decisively establishes the band as a unique entity all themselves.
Those who thrill to the dark passions of Tribulation, The Devil’s Blood, In Solitude, and Unto Others, prepare for reckoning with The Night Eternal’s »Fatale«.
Produced, recorded and mixed by Marco Brinkmann (Hellforge Studio).
Mastered by Arthur Rizk.
Cover artwork by Nona Limmen.
The Night Eternal is:
Ricardo Baum – Vocals
Rob Richter – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Henry Käseberg – Rhythm Guitar
Jones Nühlen – Bass Guitar
Aleister Präkelt – Drums