Wacken is a small village in northern Germany with a population of 1,800. Wacken would not be very well known if a few guys had not decided in 1990 to follow their passion for heavy metal and set up a festival themselves. We all know that what started small has become one of the most... Continue Reading →
It still feels a bit like The Night Flight Orchestra being a project with some releases in the ‘having achieved’-column and there might not have been plans in the beginning to make The Night Flight Orchestra to a long-lasting provider of excellent melodic hard rock. Things developed over time and in the meantime the band... Continue Reading →
The Night Flight Orchestra release with 'Taurus' a next song, taken from the 'Aeromantic' longplayer that's released today.
One of the essential assets of The Night Flight is their excellence sense for big melodies. While listening to sings like ‘Divinyl’ and ‘Transmissions’ I’m tempted to say that The Night Flight Orchestra evolve to the ABBA of Rock. These song have an easy-going vibe, catchy melodies and still enough depth to avoid triviality. It’s not that these songs curries favor with the listener per se. Hooks and harmonies are the irresistible factor though for each of these tracks with various layer being the decisive factor for more than one spin of this longplayer.
Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seat and fasten your seatbelt. While waiting for the official departure of 'Aeromantic, the new album of Swedish AOR super stars The Night Flight Orchestra on February 28th, the band has released the new single and music video for 'Transmissions'. The single was produced and recorded by The Night Flight Orchestra and Thomas Plec Johansson, featuring... Continue Reading →
Rock Hard Festival announce today three more bands being part of the 2020 edition. Insomnium, Axxis and Sorcerer will play at the well-known festival and there are 9 more acts announced over the coming weeks. So far confirmed are: ACCEPTSACRED REICHPHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS play MOTÖRHEADGRAVE DIGGERINSOMNIUMALCESTTHE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRAHEATHENATLANTEAN KODEXAXXISRAZORSORCERERNIFELHEIM Rock Hard... Continue Reading →
Today some new bands have been added to the 2020 line-up of Rock Hard festival. Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, The Night Flight Orchestra, Atlantean Kodex and the might Heathen will play in Gelsenkirchen and there are 12 additional acts that still need toe announced. As every year the festival will take place during... Continue Reading →
The metallic year 2018 is coming closer to an end, giving space for a promising 2019. It's a good moment to look back and here are my favorite 20 longplayers of 2018. 1.Heir Apparent - The View from Below2.Fifth Angel - The Third Secret3.Metal Church - Damned If You Do4.Judas Priest - Firepower5.Ultha - The... Continue Reading →
Björn Strid and his crew of The Night Flight Orchestra started again the engines of the classic rock airplane and embarked on an tour through Europe, adding some colours to the grey autumn season. The crew identified the Cultuurpodium Boerderij in Zoetermeer as being a great 'airport'. The Night Flight Orchestra landed on 25.11. in... Continue Reading →
(8/10)/(8/10) One of the bands that celebrated a break-through some years ago was Swedish melodic rockers The Night Flight Orchestra. The band, fronted by Soilwork's Björn Strid, inked a deal with Nuclear Blast and the first album for the German metal label became a huge success. 'Amber Galactic' was critically acclaimed and also the latest... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Twelve months after having released the groundbreaking 'Amber Galactic' it's album number four of shooting star The Night Flight Orchestra that will be a delight for fans of melodic rock music. What started as a more or less spontaneous idea 12 years ago on endless American highways evolved to one of the most inspiring... Continue Reading →