The band Nightly Gale was established In January 1996 in Zabrze.

It was made by: Sławek Pyrzyk - vocals, guitar, programming ; Grzegorz Sobolewski – guitar and programming ; Damian Hellwing - bass

In April 1996 after three months of rehearsals In Cyberstudio in Katowice the first demo "Dream of Dark Hour" tape was recorded. It was abort 60 minutes of max slow and downing doom metal music. Reviews about our music which is not so popular were mostly positive.

December 1996 is a period of work over our second demo "The Bleeding Art". The material was again recorded in Cyberstudio in april 1997. It was more ambitious and thought over then the first one. As a result of the work the band in 1997 has signed a contract with Ceremony Rec.

"The Bleeding Art" has strengthen The position of The band that was playing as one of little group of bands such kind of music in our country.

Misunderstandings while the recording session caused that Grzegorz Sobolewski was removed from the band and as a duet they started promoting "Erotica".

In The beginning of 1999 new members Jarosław Tofil - guitar and programming and Waldemar Sagan - screams has joined. The group and they together again in Cyberstudio in April have realized the promo material. The tape containing two songs was presenting the changed image of the band which became more progressive and thanks to second vocal the taste became more black metal and it had the best opinion as a position in bands history. The sound and mood emanating from "Erotica" has decided about signing another contract for publishing the debut by Pagan Records.

At the same time Damian Hellwing is removed from the band because of misunderstandings in the band.

The record "...And Jesus Wept" was recorded in the summer 2000 in Combo-Studio in Gliwice and published in may 2001. Pagan Record has a difficult task of promoting music which it has named as "suicidal doom". Five songs and about 60 minutes of music enriched with ambient-trans moods which were added to doom metal atmosphere and using an electro saxophone is the new identity of Nightly Gale.

Since the album has been released tree years left. Although is a bit quiet about the team, Nightly Gale didn’t suspend the activity. The end of 2004 was very busy, when in less than week new material has been made, which accomplishment has taken about the year afterwards. In 2006 the team unaided has made a next album “Illusion of Evil”, again despite of some internal personal changes – Waldemar Sagan has been removed from the band. Nerveless some of his vocal parties are still heard in album in reduced amount.

Radosłąw Daszkiewicz became regular and rightful team member, whose short story was a basis for future lyrics for “Illusion of Evil” follower. Next year brought a lots of positive reviews, unfortunately without any interest of recording studios, “Imprint” album has been taking a working shape.

Finally 7 track version without breaks (indexes only) last altogether 70 minutes was released in May 2008 also created by the team own forces. Singer Aneta Sumara from Czeladź took a part in “Imprint” recording session, and became very soon an imported member of the team. Again a lots of very positive opinions about this record placed Nighly Gale in-between most interesting vision of the genre.

Video clip for composition “Selfish to the Bone” still makes a great impression on audience, leading to the darkest corners of human mind.

In the year 2008 due to increased involve in sound realization projects Jarosław Toifl abandons the band, anyway remains strongly linked with future output.

In the middle of 2009 Krzysztof Prietzel joins the team, a guitar player sharing in 90’s a common death metal project with Sławomir Pyrzyk – “Disintegration”. Starting from this point Nightly Gale begins working on fourth album.

Lyrics utilized in new record are created base on “Jar of Joy” short stories by Radosław Daszkiewicz.

Developed material is registered at the turn of 2010/2011 in “Studio 78” and “Mag Records”. The music was recorded by Jarosłąw Toifl. Year 2011 is the time when material is under toilsome mastering process. In the meantime except officially working band web page, additionally appears Facebook profile, where fans are inform about work progress and decision undertaken by the team.

During summer 2011 having the task to promote the upcoming fourth album, video clip “Laura” has been realized, directed by Benjamin Szwed - a young and capable artist who enjoyed the honors and awards at film Off festivals.

Sławek Pyrzyk

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