According to Rockoverdose.gr, Marios Iliopoulos, guitarist and founder of the Greek-Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, is preparing to begin the songwriting process for the band's new album, which is expected in 2014. The band is also seeking a suitable label home for the upcoming CD following NIGHTRAGE's split with Lifeforce Records.Fans will have a chance to see NIGHTRAGE live on their upcoming headlining tours, first in Europe in October and then in Japan in November 2013. Iliopoulos was interviewed for a recent episode of the "Backstage-TV" program on the Swedish TV channel Öppna Kanalen Göteborg. You can now watch the in-depth chat below.
Due to scheduling conflicts, singer Antony Hämäläinen was unable to perform with NIGHTRAGE at the Gothenburg Sound Festival on January 5 at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden. His replacement for this show only was NIGHTRAGE's former frontman Tomas Lindberg from AT THE GATES. Lindberg — who is also known for his work with THE CROWN and LOCK UP — appeared on NIGHTRAGE's first two albums (2003's "Sweet Vengeance" and 2005's "Descent Into Chaos") before being replaced by Jimmie Strimell, who sang on 2007's "A New Disease Is Born". NIGHTRAGE's fifth album, "Insidious", was released in September 2011 via Lifeforce Records. The CD featured guest appearances by Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), Tomas S. Englund (EVERGREY), Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), John K (BIOMECHANICAL) and Lindberg.