Night Viper Streaming Full Self-Titled Album

Night Viper is now streaming the entirety of the band’s self-titled debut album, released internationally last week by Svart Records. Listen in below.

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, the first two ingredients in the Viper pie were Sofie Lee Johansson and Tom Sutton (Horisont, The Order Of Israfel, ex-Church Of Misery). As soon as they met, the chemistry started flying and some pure fist-banging heavy metal demos were thrown down.

They were joined briefly by Sven Nilsson from Antichrist on drums as well as a few others on guitar and bass, but it was once swing master Jonna Karlsson was behind the kit that things started really moving. The folk-tastic stylings of Emil Ridderstolpe on guitar and the fast fingers of Ruben Ã…hlander Persson (Miasmal) on bass completed the lineup.

1. Night Viper
2. The Hammer
3. Curse of a Thousand Deaths
4. Run For Cover
5. Warrior Woman
6. Faces in the Mirror
7. Never Be Enslaved
8. Dagger In Hand
9. The Wolverine

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Night Viper Streaming New Song “The Hammer”

The heavy metal warlords from Night Viper today premiere new track “The Hammer” online. The track hails from the band’s self-titled debut album, set for international release on December 4, 2015 via Svart Records.

Plans are already underway for European tours and festival appearances throughout 2016, but in the meantime, hear the sound of “The Hammer” below.

“We love it,” says guitarist Tom Sutton of the album. “We recorded all the basic tracks live together, and I think you can really hear the excitement in the room. It’s very organic-sounding, and will remind people of the heavy metal classics they love, while still being very current and very unique. It’s not a tribute to any era in any way. There’s elements of ‘Kill ’em All’ era Metallica, Judas Priest, Entombed, and the more metal side of Motörhead, along with some Pentagram or Coven-type spookiness.

“This is just a pure and honest representation of how we sound. Each song really has its own personality, and the melodies are super-catchy. The differences in style and influences between the two guitarists, Emil and I, give the album a lot of texture, I think. If there’s a solo that sounds like cat with its tail on fire, that’s me, and if there’s something with a beautiful twirling melody to it, that’s probably Emil. Ruben sounds totally thumping on bass, and Jonna plays with a swing that isn’t heard in metal much these days. And for those who haven’t heard Sofie Lee sing yet, you really are in for a treat. We can’t wait for people to hear it. There will be bangovers!”

1. Night Viper
2. The Hammer
3. Curse of a Thousand Deaths
4. Run For Cover
5. Warrior Woman
6. Faces in the Mirror
7. Never Be Enslaved
8. Dagger In Hand
9. The Wolverine

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