Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: November 5, 2017

Nocturnal Rites

Nocturnal Rites arrived on the recording scene in 1995 riding the wave of 80's-inspired Euro-power metal pioneered by the likes of Helloween, Gamma Ray, and Blind Guardian, though in their pre-debut days they actually were a death metal band. With a vocalist switch in 2000 came a subtle shift in sound, moving more into the traditional metal/hard rock category. They disappeared after 2007's The 8th Sin but resurfaced a decade later with a new album, aptly titled Phoenix, in 2017.

Current Members

Jonny Lindkvist

vocals

Per Nilsson

lead guitar (Scar Symmetry, ex-World Below)

Fredrik Mannberg

guitars (ex-Guillotine)

Nils Eriksson

bass (ex-Guillotine)

Ove Lingvall

drums

Former Members/Guests

Anders Zackrisson

vocals (ex-Gotham City)

Mikael Soderstrom

rhythm guitar

Nils Norberg

lead guitar

Mattias Bernhardsson

keyboards

Ulf Andersson

drums (ex-Bewitched)



Discography



In A Time Of Blood And Fire  
1995 Megarock
  1. Sword Of Steel
  2. Skyline Flame
  3. Black Death
  4. In A Time Of Blood And Fire
  5. Dawnspell
  6. Lay Of Ennui
  7. Winds Of Death
  8. Rest In Peace
  9. Dragonisle
  • Anders Zackrisson
  • Mikael Soderstrom
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Ulf Andersson



Tales Of Mystery And Imagination  
1998 Century Media
  1. Ring of steel
  2. Dark secret
  3. Test of time
  4. Lost in time
  5. The vision
  6. Warrior's return
  7. Change the world
  8. Pentagram
  9. Eye of the demon
  10. End of the world
  11. The curse
  12. Burn in hell
  • Anders Zackrisson
  • Nils Norberg
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Ulf Andersson
1998 Readers' Album #49




The Sacred Talisman  
1999 Century Media
  1. Destiny Calls
  2. The Iron Force
  3. Ride On
  4. Free At Last
  5. Hold On To The Flame
  6. Eternity Holds
  7. Fire Comes To Ice
  8. The Legend Lives On
  9. The King's Command
  10. Unholy Powers
  11. Glorius
  • Anders Zackrisson
  • Nils Norberg
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Ove Lingvall
1999 Readers' Album #72




Afterlife  
2000 Century Media
  1. Afterlife
  2. Wake Up The Dead
  3. The Sinners Cross
  4. Hell And Back
  5. The Sign
  6. The Devil’s Child
  7. Genetic Disorder Sequence
  8. Sacrifice
  9. Temple Of The Dead
  10. Hellinium
  • Jonny Lindkvist
  • Nils Norberg
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Mattias Bernhardsson
  • Ove Lingvall



Shadowland  
2002 Century Media
  1. Eyes of the Dead
  2. Shadowland
  3. Invincible
  4. Revelation
  5. Never Die
  6. Underworld
  7. Vengeance
  8. Faceless God
  9. Birth of Chaos
  10. The Watcher
  • Jonny Lindkvist
  • Nils Norberg
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Mattias Bernhardsson
  • Ove Lingvall
2002 Readers' Album #99




New World Messiah  
2004 Century Media
  1. New World Messiah
  2. Against The World
  3. Avalon
  4. Awakening
  5. Egyptica
  6. Break Away
  7. End Of Days
  8. The Flame Will Never Die
  9. One Nation
  10. Nightmare
  • Jonny Lindkvist
  • Nils Norberg
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Ove Lingvall
2004 Readers' Album #98




Grand Illusion  
2005 Century Media
  1. Fools Never Die
  2. Never Trust
  3. Still Alive
  4. Something Undefined
  5. Our Wasted Days
  6. Cuts Like A Knife
  7. End of Our Rope
  8. Never Ending
  9. One by One
  10. Deliverance
  • Jonny Lindkvist
  • Nils Norberg
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Ove Lingvall
2005 Readers' Album #100




The 8th Sin  
2007 Century Media
  1. Call Out To The World
  2. Never Again
  3. Not The Only
  4. Tell Me
  5. Not Like You
  6. Leave Me Alone
  7. Till I Come Alive
  8. Strong Enough
  9. Me
  10. Pain & Pleasure
  11. Fools Parade (Outro)
  • Jonny Lindkvist
  • Nils Norberg
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Ove Lingvall



Phoenix  
2017 AFM
  1. A Heart As Black As Coal
  2. Before We Waste Away
  3. The Poisonous Seed
  4. Repent My Sins
  5. What's Killing Me
  6. A Song For You
  7. The Ghost Inside Me
  8. Nothing Can Break Me
  9. Flames
  10. Used To Be God
  11. Welcome To The End
  • Jonny Lindkvist
  • Per Nilsson
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Nils Eriksson
  • Ove Lingvall




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