Nighon was formed in 2008, in Pietarsaari, Finland. The band portrays unglorified stories from war
and other crimes. The bands music is greatly inspired by cinematic music and extreme forms of
metal. The result is a unique and aggressive sound, blending darkness with light. Nighon released
its first record 'Cor Oblivionis' in 2014 on Univocal Records and their first music video 'Ex Tenebris
Lux' the same year. The band has gigged with bands like myGRAIN, Magenta Harvest, Finntroll,
Kill The Kong and Arkentype. Nighon are also hosting their own podcast called “Nighon
Propaganda-cast”. The idea is to provide uncensored content and a free flow of information.
Nighon’s second album 'The Somme' was recorded in the spring and summer of 2016. The
drums were recorded at Soundspiral Audio, with Juho Räihä. The rest was recorded at Nighon's
home studio. Mathias Lillmåns has co-produced the album with Nighon. He is also featured on the
song “I Fear For Tomorrow”. The album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik
Udd at Studio Fredman, Gothenburg Sweden.
The album is a concept album with stories from World War I, World War II and the
similarities between those and the crises we see today in our world. The sound is much more
extreme than previous Nighon compositions, widening the contrasts even more than before. The
album is supposed to be heard in it’s entirety non-stop.
The single “The Greatest of Catastrophes” is a blend of the outbreak of World War I and the
Ukraine crisis. The video was filmed during the winter 2016 by Kasper Dalkarl, David Viklund and
Nico Häggblom - Vocals
Alva Sandström - Vocals
Björn Johansson - Guitar
Michael Mikander - Lead Guitar
Mats Ödahl - Bass
Mika Paananen - Drums