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Release date:
November 9th, 1987
Catalog ID:
Active Records
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
13 reviews (avg. 94%)
Side A
1. Gothic Stone 00:48   instrumental
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2. The Well of Souls 07:27   Show lyrics
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3. Codex Gigas 02:20   instrumental
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4. At the Gallows End 05:48   Show lyrics
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5. Samarithan 05:31   Show lyrics
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Side B
6. Marche Funebre 02:22   instrumental
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7. Dark Are the Veils of Death 07:08   Show lyrics
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8. Mourners Lament 06:10   Show lyrics
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9. Bewitched 06:38   Show lyrics
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10. Black Candles 02:18   instrumental
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Band members
Messiah Marcolin Vocals
Mats "Mappe" Björkman Guitars (rhythm)
Leif Edling Bass
Jan Lindh Drums
Lars "Lasse" Johansson Guitars (lead)
Mike Wead Guitars (rhythm, harmony, acoustic), Keyboards, Guitars (lead) on "Black Candles"
Miscellaneous staff
Ragne "Undercover Lover" Wahlquist Engineering
Mars "Spiiuuu" Lindfors Mixing
Micke Mårtensson Artwork, Layout
Messiah Marcolin Vocals
Mats "Mappe" Björkman Guitars (rhythm)
Leif Edling Bass
Jan Lindh Drums
Lars "Lasse" Johansson Guitars (lead)
Mike Wead Guitars (rhythm, harmony, acoustic), Keyboards, Guitars (lead) on "Black Candles"
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Music and lyrics by Leif Edling, except "Black Candles" by Mike Wead and "Marche Funebre" written by Fryderyk Chopin in 1837.

A video was made for ''Bewitched'', directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Per "Dead" Ohlin of Mayhem appears in this video.

The original title for the album was Gothic Stone, but Marcolin rejected Edling's idea and conviced the band to use the title Nightfall instead. Marcolin is also responsible for the choice of the cover of the album.

Mike Wead was briefly a full member of the band but left during the recordings due to disagreements over his playing style. Lars Johansson did play on the album too, but much of Wead's playing remained (uncredited) on the final product.

The cover art is a portion of "The Journey of Life: Old Age" (1842) by the American painter Thomas Cole.

Remastered version re-released by Powerline Records in 2001 as 2CD in a slipcase.

Enhanced Bonus CD:
1. Bewitched (demo) (7:10)
2. Battlecry (demo) (6:08)
3. The Well of Souls (live) (5:16)
4. Dark Are the Veils of Death (live) (4:08)
5. At the Gallows End (studio outtake) (5:50)
6. Mourners Lament (studio outtake) (5:36)
7. Interview (24:21)
8. Bewitched (video)

"The Well of Souls" is inspired by The Well of Souls in the 1981 Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

"Bewitched" is lyrically a re-imagining of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Recording information:

Recorded at Thunderload Studios between July-September, 1987.
Mixed at Stockholm Recording Studios in September 1987.
Produced by Candlemass.

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