NOCTURNE album release

NOCTURNE, austrians most promising Black Metal outfit, their debut album released via french label UNLIGHT PRODUCTIONS, a division of DRAKKAR PRODUCTIONS, their slaying debut album.

In total nine abyssic hymns are featured, including a crushing cover of DE INFERNALI's song 'Sign Of The Dark *' (composed by Jon Nödtveidt of DISSECTION, THE BLACK, OPHTHALAMIA, etc.) with Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, PAN.THY.MONIUM, etc.) on vocals.


With a total playing time of more than 54 minutes the following songs appear on this release :

Return To Chaos [7:53]

Eleven [5:01]

Into The Great Below [4:28]

Udinbak [6:09]

Nocturne [4:59]

Ama Lilith [7:12]

He Before Whom The Sky Shakes [7:34]

Son Of Darkness [5:32]

Sign Of The Dark * [5:23]


Album informations:

- NOCTURNE is: Essark (vox), Tenebris (battery)

- Album produced by Essark and Stefan Traunmüller

- All session strings by Stefan Traunmüller

- All strings and vocals recorded and mixed at SOUNDTEMPEL STUDIO Freilassing (Germany) by Stefan Traunmüller (GOLDEN DAWN, RAUHNACHT, etc.)

- Drums recorded at KK-Studios Salzburg (Austria), engineered by Krystian Koenig

- Album mastered at NECROMORBUS STUDIO Stockholm (Sweden) by Tore Stjerna (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST, etc.)

- All album artwork by CEETHAVA (




Promotional video of the song 'Into The Great Below':

- Produced by Björn Franck of SHADE GROWN EYE / INDIEPOOL (

- Story by Essark


Promotional teaser of NOCTURNE's self titled debut album:



NOCTURNE startet as a vague idea in the mind of singer ESSARK back in 2006 when he composed first melodies to praise the nightside and its dark gods. After a long search for appropriate allies he finally joined forced with TENEBRIS (ex HELLSAW) in 2012.

In the following year they started together with producer Stefan Traunmüller (RAUHNACHT, GOLDEN DAWN) to arrange and record four songs for their demo 'Nahash' which was unleashed upon mankind in late 2013.

Without any further delay NOCTURNE entered Soundtempel Studio (Freilassing, GER) once again in 2014 where all strings and vocals for the upcoming album were recorded, drums have been nailed at KK-Studios (Salzburg, AUT), engineered by Krystian Koenig.

For NOCTURNE's self-titled debut album nine songs have been produced, featuring a crushing cover of DE INFERNALI's 'Sign Of The Dark' with original vocalist Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, EDGE OF SANITY, PAN.THY.MONIUM, BLOODBATH, etc) on mic.

Debut album mixed by Stefan Traunmüller at Soundtempel Studio (Freilassing, GER) and mastered at NECROMORBUS Studio (Stockholm, SWE) by Tore Stjerna. All artwork was handled by promising young artist Ceethava (GER).

NOCTURNE managed to put together a strong live line up consisting of skilled musicians and is looking forward to spread the nocturnal disease live soon all over Europe.


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