Greek symphonic metallers NIGHTFALL have completed work on their new album, "Cassiopeia", for a January 2013 release through Metal Blade Records. The recordings took place in four different places: vocals and keyboards were laid down in Greece (Soundflakes studios and Cyberia); the drums were tracked in Germany in the Soundlodge studios; and the guitar and bass were recorded in the U.S. in Nashville, Tennessee at Boomcave studios.
According to a press release, "more than on the previous album, 'Astron Black & The Thirty Tyrants', in 'Cassiopeia' the spirit of old school heavy metal lurks in almost every riff. Unlike 'Astron Black', there are more fast tempos as well as grindy ones bringing memories back from the mid-'90s times of now-cult release 'Athenian Echoes'. The vocals remain very, very heavy and, thanks to Soundflakes' amazing gear and Jörg Uken's super mixing skills, fit great with the melodic leads, moreover creating a solid wall of sound where vocalist Efthimis comfortably sts and spreads his inner daemons out to the world!"
Commented singer Efthimis Karadimas: "'Cassiopeia' has a specific thesis and though its name is linked to both the constellation and the mythical character of Andromeda's mother, it refers to arrogance as leading characteristic of the human race; the outcome of this and the overweening state of affairs are so popular these harsh days everywhere. The entire world seems to be shifting from its previous position to a new one and all and each one of us that used to feel like masters of our destiny are now starting to wonder about when, where and how this transition will end. It may be a punishment like Cassiopeia and Andromeda who claimed themselves more beautiful even to nereids suffered, or it may be just another change. Time will certainly tell."
Efthimis Karadimas - Vocals
Evan Hensley - Guitar
Constantine - Guitar
Stathis Ridis - Bass
Stathis Kassios - Keyboards
Jörg Uken - Drums