Origin: Sweden
Genres: Power Metal
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Nocturnal Rites  


Nocturnal Rites is one of several bands riding the wave of 80's-inspired Euro-power metal pioneered by the likes of Helloween, Gamma Ray, and Blind Guardian (though once upon a time the band was much more in the death metal camp, as can be heard on their demo). All the trademarks of the genre are here -- plenty of Helloween/Maiden-style melodies, clear production, and the usual fine vocals. Fans of the aforementioned bands should really like this band.

Current Members

Jonny Lindkvist

vocals

Fredrik Mannberg

guitars (Guillotine)

Nils Eriksson

bass (Guillotine)

Ove Lingvall

drums

Former Members/Guests

Anders Zackrisson

vocals (Gotham City)

Mikael Soderstrom

rhythm guitar

Nils Norberg

lead guitar

Mattias Bernhardsson

keyboards

Ulf Andersson

drums (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

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



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

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Afterlife 
2000 Century Media
  1. Afterlife
  2. Wake Up The Dead
  3. The Sinners Cross
  4. Hell And Back
  5. The Sign
  6. The Devilís 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

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



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

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



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

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



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

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



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

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground 

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