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NIGHTINGALE: Retribution

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by KingsGene, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. KingsGene

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    NIGHTINGALE TO RELEASE RETRIBUTION ALBUM VIA INSIDEOUTMUSIC IN JANUARY; DETAILS REVEALED

    Sweden's Nightingale are back in the spotlight with their long overdue seventh studio album. Entitled Retribution, the follow-up to 2007's White Darkness will be released via the band's new worldwide label InsideOutMusic on January 27th in North America.

    Nightingale was established by musical multi-talent and producer Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Witherscape) almost 20 years ago and in the good tradition of the band - which is completed by Dan's brother Dag Swanö (guitars, keyboards), Erik Oskarsson (bass) and Tom Björn (drums) - the new album once again showcases a fabulous and timeless hybrid of different musical styles. From atmospheric metal to catchy AOR and melodic prog, Retribution offers an amazingly broad variety of moods and always tuneful songwriting skills.

    Dan Swanö, who contributes vocals, guitars and keyboards, commented on Retribution: "We started putting material together for this album around 2008, but out of all those songs only two made it to the album. I felt that, unless it is the best possible Nightingale album, where every song on the album easily could replace any song from our previous albums, there was no point in making a new album at all.

    During the writing of the Witherscape debut album, I wrote a lot of stuff that would work better on a Nightingale album, and before I knew it, I had the skeleton for a lot of potentially awesome Nightingale songs! It was important that the new material had the vibe of the older albums, yet with a better production and performance.

    I am very confident that all the Nightingale fans will love 'Retribution' since I made sure I felt the same rush inside me when I listened to the tracks that I did upon listening to the finished version of our most famous tracks from the past!"

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    Retribution features artwork courtesy of Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore, Katatonia, etc.) and the music should appeal to fans of bands like Rush, Marillion, Styx, Kansas, The Mission, Queensryche, Enchant, Threshold, Arena or even Opeth and Katatonia.

    More details and first music samples off Retribution will be released next week.
     
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    It was time!!!
     
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    BEST. NEWS. EVER.
     
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    I am greatly looking forward to this.
     
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    Can't wait for this. I heard in an interview with Dan that 9/10 of the songs on White Darkness were written by Dag, while all the songs on Retribution were written by Dan. This is welcome news. The cover art is killer, but I'm not sure if that's a mountain or a wave.
     
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    Can't wait
     
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    Kick ass! I really, really hope to see them play ProgPower again someday.
     
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    Absolutely can't wait for this album!
     
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    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    I'll have to take everyone's word on how good this new one is. I can't get soundcloud to work on my laptop, so I'll just have to but this blindly, which I might have done anyway. I just unearthed White Darkness and Alive Again and wow do they hold up years later. I forgot how cool these are. I never did find affordable copies of Invisible and Nightfall Overture, but I suppose Amazon mp3 is a decent plan B.
     
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    You can pre-order the new album from Nightingale's official site today! And the song sample is there too! :D

    I'm pretty excited about this one.

    http://www.nightingale.at
     
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    Sea of Tranquility 4.5/5 star review here...
     
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    Damn, this song rules!
     
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    Very cool song. Been out of the loop on Nightingale for a while, need to break some out. One thing I will say, is they were the absolute coolest guys at Prog Power II, great set as well.

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