KNIFE Reveal Third Single, “No Gods in the Dark” + Lyric Video

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New Album, ‘Heaven Into Dust’,

Out this Friday, August 25, 2023 via Napalm Records

Pre-Order NOW!

“Something better than ‘Heaven Into Dust’ is certainly not likely to happen

to bullet belt and leather jacket lovers in 2023.”

— Metal Hammer

“The second fulminant, punky, black ‘n’ speed metal massacre”

— Deaf Forever

“With ‘Heaven Into Dust’ KNIFE cement their supremacy as

a German blackened speed metal institution.”

— Stormbringer

“To hell and back. What a ride, what incredible speed, heaven turns to dust”

— Powermetal 

Gearing up for the release of their sophomore album and Napalm Records debut, ‘Heaven Into Dust’, out this Friday, August 25, 2023, German speed metallers KNIFE unveil their third new single, “No Gods in the Dark”! Metal Hammer Germany gave the unit’s first album, ‘Knife’ (2021), 6 out of 7 points, and critics are already praising the second sharp dose of KNIFE’s signature blend of modern extreme, speed and first wave black metal sprinkled with punk elements.

“No Gods in the Dark” is a rousing guitar fire, unleashing KNIFE’s remarkable punk attitude. This summer, the band conquered stages at the legendary Wacken Open Air and Rock Hard festivals, convincing audiences with their energetic live performance. Following a series of further festival appearances this autumn, KNIFE is looking forward to joining Sodom’s Evil Obsession tour in December. Check out the new lyric video below, and make sure to witness KNIFE’s killer show at the upcoming live dates!

KNIFE on “No Gods in the Dark”:

“Bangers! The time has come! Before ‘Heaven Into Dust’ will be released this Friday, we’ll give you another rager off this record. ‘No Gods in the Dark’, the furious album closer, a story of a nightmare come true that will lead you straight into the darkness…”

Watch the lyric video for “No Gods in the Dark” HERE

Fast, wild and unstoppable – German upstarts KNIFE deliver the sharpest speed metal!

Formed in 2019, the band defied the pandemic – quickly establishing their standing in the scene with their acclaimed self-titled debut record, ‘Knife’ (2021). Now, the quartet delivers their sharpest blade with the new album and Napalm Records debut, ‘Heaven Into Dust’, out August 25, 2023! Fans can look forward to their furious set at Wacken Open Air or several tour dates with Sodom at the end of the year.

KNIFE’s new album kicks off with dramatic organ tunes and unsettling whispers. Album opener “Hawks Of Hades” sets the tone for their newest chapter. Raspy punk screams rule the darkness together with an eclectic arrangement. Followed by the rousing track “Night Vision”, remarkable classic rock riffs build its foundation while unbridled drums hustle along with shredding guitars. Topped by a catchy, raw refrain, vocalist Vince Nihil fits in perfectly with the fiery demonic atmosphere. Unleashing their 80’s hard rock and heavy metal influences on songs like “With Torches They March” and “Black Oath and Spells”, they showcase the band’s skill in creating remarkable choruses, characterized by soaring vocals, scorching guitar solos and leading drum strokes. KNIFE keeps on rolling with dynamic changes on the album closer “No Gods in the Dark” – featuring unbending, shrieking screams dueling with shredding riffs before the instrumental finale fades out. With ‘Heaven Into Dust’, the band has truly sharpened their tools and gets the listener’s heart pumping instantly while keeping the devil’s horns alive. 

Pre-Order ‘Heaven Into Dust’ NOW

‘Heaven Into Dust’ Track List:

1.Hawks of Hades

2.Night Vision

3.Heaven into Dust

4.Iron Sceptre

5.With Torches They March

6.Black Oath and Spells

7.The Arson Alchemist

8.A Phantom Devised

9.Realm of Violence

10. No Gods in the Dark 

‘Heaven Into Dust’ will be available in the following formats:

=> 1LP Slipcase SPLATTER YELLOW GREEN – ltd. to 200 copies worldwide

=> Tape Edition – RED with white print – ltd. to

200 copies worldwide Shirt & Jewel Case Bundle

=> Digital Album 


KNIFE Live 2023

01.09.23 DE – Merseburg / Merseburger Rocknacht

22.09.23 DE – Osnabrück / Hyde Park

23.09.23 DE – Berlin / Greetings From Hell

30.09.23 DE – Emden / Coastrock Festival

04.11.23 DE – Osterode/Harz / United Forces Festival

25.11.23 DE – Unna / Metal Force Attack V

02.12.23 DE – Kassel / Masters of Cassel


Evil Obsession Tour

w/ Sodom

27.12.23 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2

28.12.23 DE – Heidelberg / Halle02

29.12.23 DE – Regensburg / Eventhall Airport

30.12.23 DE – Erfurt / Central


KNIFE Live 2024

23.03.24 BE – Aalst / Oilsjt Omploft Fest

KNIFE are:

Ferli Coltello – Drums

Laz Cultro – Guitars

Vince Nihil – Vocals

Gypsy Danger – Bass 

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