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Nocturnal Rites is a Swedish power metal band, with some Thrash influences, formed in 1990.
== Biography =
The band started off under the name Necronomic playing death metal, as can be heard on their demo (The Obscure, 1991). This attracted some independent labels' attention, but they turned them down in the hope of a better opportunity. On the 2-track promo that was recorded in 1992, their style had evolved into a speed/power metal style similar to what they subsequently played until today. Some of the influences they state for this period are Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, though their style was also associated with power metal bands such as Helloween, Gamma Ray or Blind Guardian that had emerged a few years earlier.
The band initially consisted of Fredrik Mannberg (guitar/vocals) and Tommy Eriksson (drums), who then hired bassist Nils Eriksson. Following their change of style, the band hired vocalist Anders Zackrisson, whose voice was more adapted...
|years active||1990 - present|
|music genre||Power Metal|
|current members|| Jonny Lindkvist|