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Release date:
November 9th, 1987
Catalog ID:
Active Records
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
14 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) (track 10)
Miscellaneous staff
Micke Mårtensson Artwork, Layout
Ragne "Undercover Lover" Wahlquist Engineering
Mars "Spiiuuu" Lindfors Mixing
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) (track 10)
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All music and lyrics by Leif Edling, except "Black Candles" by Mike Wead and "Marche Funebre" written by Frédéric Chopin in 1837 as part of his Piano Sonata No. 2 in B♭ minor, Op. 35, popularly known as The Funeral March.

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 on the final product, though uncredited..

A video was made for ''Bewitched'', directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Dead of Mayhem appears in this video. Lyrically, "Bewitched" is a re-imagining of the ancient German legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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, which is the "Old Age" portion of the series of paintings called The Voyage of Life (1842) by Thomas Cole.

"The Well of Souls" is inspired by the Well of the Souls, a secret chamber located inside the ancient city of Tanis, appearing in the 1981 Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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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