There are bands which are badly missed once they disappear from the scene.
One of those examples are Swedish melodic metal masters NOCTURNAL RITES who released their latest album ‘The 8th Sin’ in 2007 and afterwards slowly slipped into a hiatus kind of situation.
The announcement of new NOCTURNAL RITES music was embraced by fans worldwide, and the first single “Before We Waste Away” (released in late June 2017) was received with huge praise and excitement.
The last time we had Nocturnal Rites in Falun was back in 2012, the same year that Chris Rörland left them to join Sabaton.
Now they are back, power injected by their new guitarist Per Nilsson, and of course their 2017 full forced album “Phoenix”!