Night in Gales


After NIGHT IN GALES’ debut EP “Sylphlike” had hit the scene like a bomb in 1995 (up till now this release remains with 7000 copies one of the best selling demos ever!), the first album “Towards The Twilight” was released in 1997 under the wings of Nuclear Blast Records and the band toured with bands such as of In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom, Sinister and Death, before releasing their second album “Thunderbeast”. Further touring with acts like Dismember or again Children Of Bodom followed, as well as appearances at festivals like Wacken Open Air or Summer Breeze Open Air.

While the releases this far presented the band with a clearly melo-death rocking groove, their third album “Nailwork“ in 2000 showcased a rather morbid and more progressive side to things and Night In Gales not only toured Europe with Old Man´s Child and Krisiun but also visited Japan together with Defleshed and long time underground mates in Dew-Scented.

The band’s upcoming “Necrodynamic“ release in 2001 saw them switching to Massacre Records and also to a more varied and melodic stylistic approach, which after some line up changes also lead to the band taking a break in order to musically re-orientate. In doing so, there was music released by the members of NIGHT IN GALES during the zero years in / with acts like Bloodred Bacteria, Deadsoil, The Very End, Grind Inc., White Eyes or In Blackest Velvet, yet nothing was to be heard by Night In Gales apart from the self-released “Ten Years Of Tragedy“ EP 2005 (a free download offering, celebrating the group’s tenth birthday!). Meanwhile, former drummer Christian Bass had left Night In Gales to focus on metalcore hopefuls Deadsoil. He later hit the skins for Deadlock, played on the debut album for Der Weg einer Freiheit and joined Germany´s finest in vegan metalcore, Heaven Shall Burn, as a full time member later.

All of a sudden and unexpectedly, the time-out after “Necrodynamic“ had lasted for almost a decade, but ever since a “comeback” show in 2009 at a local festival and the full re-release of the band’s NB-catalogue by Metal Mind Productions, NIGHT IN GALES 2011 have returned to work on a brandnew album, showcasing a matured and re-defined band, fresh and quality-driven as ever before. The new and fifth album “Five Scars” successfully combined all of the band’s past trademarks within the typically Swedish melodic death metal sound structure, without rejecting new influences and thus making it both the most melodically accessible as well as also the most aggressive effort in the band’s history so far, smoothly rounded off with a killer soundmix courtesy of scene icon Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, etc.). „Five Scars“ reched soudcheck position #4 in German Metal Hammer Magazine and the band presented the new album a.o. at Summer Breeze and Roch Harz, Rage Against Racism and Metal Splash Open Air in 2012

Singer Björn Gooßes left the band after their Romania mini-tour in december 2012 to focus completly on his new band The Very End. Not knowing who will replace his position in the near future at this time, the band started working immedialty on new more heavy material for album number six. Since Jens was signing to Massace Records with his new classic Heavy Metal outfit Gloryful in 2013 it took some more years to finish the songwriting for the new album.

In 2016, the band officially declared the return of former singer Christian Müller (1995 – 1996) and to complete the recordings for the new album until summer 2017. The new album shows Night In Gales returning to their early trademarks. The album was mixed and mastered by living Death Metal legend Dan Swanö. The cover artwork and full  booklet illustration was done by romanian artist Costin Chioreanu. Stay tuned for more details!


SALAMANCA (Esp) – Nave Bunker
(+ Dark Embrace)

MANGUALDE (Por) – Hardmetalfest
(+ Grim Reaper, Aggressor, Chris Holmes, a.m.o.)

AMSTERDAM (NL) – Skull Metal Fest
(+ Ancient Rites, Haggard, Illdisposed + many more)
WACKEN – Wacken Open Air
(+ Slayer, Anthrax, Sisters Of Mercy + many more)


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