Darkness Silence Mirror Flame

Creator-Destructor Records brings to the public gaze San Francisco-based band Nite – with current and former members of Satan’s Wrath, Dawnbringer, High Spirits, and more – with the March release of the band’s debut album, Darkness Silence Mirror Flame.

Nite was formed in 2018 by Van Labrakis (Satan’s Wrath, Mencea), Scott Hoffman (Dawnbringer, High Spirits), Bryan Coons (Older Sun, Motorhome), and Pat Crawford (Serpents Of Dawn, Older Sun). Delivering traditional heavy metal with black metal vocals, heavily influenced by the NWOBHM and the metal titans of the 1980s, the band brings back the golden age of heavy metal.

Razor sharp guitars, intense riffing blazing leads, earth shattering bass, and punishing drums set the stage for Labrakis’ throat tearing vocals. The juxtaposition of traditional metal sounds with much more extreme vocals sets this release apart as something both new and challenging.

Darkness Silence Mirror Flame was recorded by Van Labrakis at The Hoagie Container and 210 Studios San Francisco. He also mixed and mastered the release at 210 Studios. The cover artwork is by Misanthropic Arts.

Darkness Silence Mirror Flame releases on CD, LP, and digital release through Creator-Destructor on March 20th.


  • Van Labrakis – guitar/vocals
  • Scott Hoffman – guitar
  • Bryan Coons – bass
  • Pat Crawford – drums

Photo credit – Julia Sullivan

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