By Night

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For the EP by The Bats, see By Night (EP).
By Night
Origin Falkenberg, Sweden
Genres Death metal, extreme metal
Years active 1999–present
Labels Lifeforce
Associated acts Dead by April
Sonic Syndicate
Members Adrian Westin
André Gonzales
Henrik Persson
Markus Wesslén
Per Qvarnström
Past members Christoffer Andersson
Simon Wien

By Night is an extreme metal act from Falkenberg in Sweden, formed by André Gonzales (guitar), Simon Wien (guitar), and Per Qvarnström (drums) in 1999. After several line-up changes, bassist Henrik Persson joined and stayed, later on singer Christoffer Andersson as well. Two demos were recorded, By Night (2000) and Derelict (2001).

In 2002, Christoffer Andersson left and was replaced by Adrian Westin, singer of the band Aggressive Serpent (now called Trendkill). The band recorded the demo Lamentation, and was voted as the best unsigned band by Monster Magazine and Close-Up.[1] In 2004, they signed with Lifeforce Records and released a split EP with Cipher System, Cipher System / By Night.[1]

Since then they have released two albums, Burn the Flags in 2005 and A New Shape of Desperation in 2006.[1] In 2005, they toured Europe in the We Are the Enemy Tour (with Destiny and Deadsoil) and the Monster Mosh Down Tour (with Ektomorf, Disbelief, and Betzefer). Shortly after the release of Burn the Flags, Simon Wien quit. Henrik Persson took his place as a guitarist and bassist Markus Wesslén (from Trendkill) joined. After the release of their second album they went on a third tour through Europe with fellow Lifeforce band Fall of Serenity.

In 2007, they played at the With Full Force festival along with bands Slayer, Children of Bodom, Korn and Amon Amarth. A third album was to be released in 2008.



  1. ^ a b c Rivadavia, Eduardo. "By Night". Allmusic. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
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