Formed in 1995, the german Death Metal outfit Night In Gales has steadily grown up to be a force to be reckoned with. After a quite succesful demo "Sylphlike" and a 7 "Razor" they signed to Nuclear Blast Records, kicking off a row of high quality releases.
Their 1997 debut album "Towards the Twilight" and its follow up "Thunderbeast" in 1998 displayed an intense blend of raw power and catchy melody, strong enough to catapult this heavy five piece onto Germany's no. 1 in their genre. Night In Gales, consisting of Bjoern Goosses (voice), Jens Basten (guitar), Frank Basten (guitar), Tobias Bruchmann (bass) and Christian Bass (drums), always have stated their reputation as a damn heavy live act and European tours alongside bands such as In Flames and Dismember, some mini-tours with Hypocrisy, Death, Cradle Of Filth, Sinister(RIP), festivals such as the famous Wacken Open Air and Summer Breeze Open Air and with countless single shows they offered the audience a lethal pack of unbound energy each night.
But besides their constant live presence Night In Gales of course didn't forget about songwriting. Their 3rd album "Nailwork", mixed by producer legend Harris Johns and released in March 2000, took new paths and its mixture of crushing Death Metal, some more thrashier parts and the interplay of guttural throatwork and melodic vocals established Night In Gales as Germany's new leading act in extreme metal. Another European tour with Old Man's Child and Krisiun followed and Night In Gales left an enthusiastic crowd show after the show.
In late 2000 Night In Gales and Nuclear Blast Records split up, but realising Night In Gales' potential Massacre Records picked them up just as quickly. In January 2001 Night In Gales recorded their latest album "Necrodynamic" and it definitely showed that death has no limits! "Necrodrynamic" gave extreme metal the long overdue update and guaranteed multiple eargasms with its upstyledown mixture of crusty death metal madness, whipping thrash riffs and a whole lotta rocking easiness, wrapped up in Johns' stereokilling production and a controversial cover. "Necrodynamic" even led Night In Gales to the land of the rising sun, playing a Japan-minitour with Defleshed and Dew-Scented in the spring of 2001. The crowd at the 2001 Wacken Open Air Festival also banged their heads to the sound of the scythe again.
In summer 2005, Night In Gales celebrated their 10th anniversary and not having forgotten where they came from and whom they should pay tribute to, Night In Gales released the "Ten Years Of Tragedy" EP for free. Featuring 4 tracks this EP can be downloaded including lyrics and artwork at the band's website.
And now after almost a decade of being on hiatus Night In Gales are back.
After a comeback show in 2009 at a local festival and the full re-release of the bands catalogue by Metal Mind Productions, Night In Gales have returned to work on a brand new album.
The new and fifth album "Five Scars" combines all of the bands trademarks without being a mere Best-Of album. It puts classical Swedish melodic death metal in a nutshell without refusing new influences. It is one step backwards, one aside and even two forwards. "Five Scars" doesn’t merely offer the most melodic, it offers the most brutal and the fastest songs of the band history. And not just anybody but scene icon Dan Swanö himself took over the complete mix which clearly and punchy captures the untamed power of Night In Gales in 2011.
"Five Scars" is both a liberation strike and a statement - Night In Gales are back!