Melodic and Brutal

          Two words that, by definition, represent completely different sounds when used in the context of music. Not often do you have a chance to experience such a sound, especially from a young up and coming band in the U.S....until now. Nyctophile, a melodic death quintet hailing from Southern California, provides just that. Serving up a main course of unrelenting death metal with sides of black metal, thrash metal, and 80’s style synth wave, they are sure to provide any listener with pure, unadulterated metal that never lets up from start to finish. 

               Since their debut album release back in February of this year, they have received high regards from various reviewers and fans. The high energy present in their album plays out even greater during their live sets, which have awarded them to open for some of the world’s best metal acts from the around the world. They have spent countless hours cultivating their brand, image, and sound to set them apart from the foray of metal acts in the Greater Los Angeles area. They bring a unique, refreshing, and engaging sound to a sub-genre that seemed to lack that special something that we all look for when searching for new artists to love. The future is bright for this band as they continue to push their brand into the higher ranks of the metal world.

Into our darkness....

We invite you to review, for your consideration, our press kit. We hope that after over looking it, that we can move forward and create beautifully dark future together.


A downloadable press kit is available. You may request one at the bottom of this page.

Our Debut LP

Darkness for all

Album Review - Hostile Jo of Rockbrary

"The album will floor you, drag you in and spit you back out, with the delightful enigmatic sounds, Nyctophile will seduce your ghastly soul."


"Nyctophile, a local LA band has the magnitude of Behemoth and Carcass with elements of In Flames and Dark Tranquility."

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Album Review - Marco Rusconi of CROM Magazine

"During the listening of the ten song long player you'll be completely surrounded by music that is powerful and melodic at the same time, where catchy and fast riffs leave room for great melodic openings."


"I haven't listened to a debut release album like this from many years."

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Live Performance Review - Hostile Jo of Rockbrary

"Their sound enamored the fans of metal, and carved a spot in metalhead hearts."


"The band took over the stage determined to draw you in with their brutal sound and raw gory vocals, and the fans loved each second of it."

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Album Review - CarcassBOMB of Noob Heavy

"It’s the most aggressive band with the “melo” label I’ve heard all year and thank fuck for that."


"If you’re sick of these patronizing 2deep4u melo-death bands then give this a go because it has the balls that melo-death needs."

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Album Review - Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric

"A strong melodeath undercurrent is definitely in the forefront of their sound, and the frantic energy that accompanies them will bring listeners back to the glory days of said sound."


"From towering moments of gothic-tinged synths to full-out death and black inspiration, there’s a bit of something for every walk of extremity."

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Album Review - Luishard of Dioses Del Metal

"A good album with ten songs and almost 48 minutes of decibels that can remind us of the In Flames."


"The best thing is that you notice the attempt to innovate, to present something different but not revolutionary and I think they achieve it. In short, a surprise debut that must be heard."

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Hate Reigns Music Video!

Our First music featuring our single "Hate Reigns.'

Live Music Video

Our second music video for title track "We Are The Darkness."

Current and Past Events

02/26/2019

Soulfly(tour stop support)

1720 - Los Angeles, CA

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02/26/2019

Soulfly(tour stop support)

W/ Kataklysm, Incite, Skin Flint, and Zombie Eating Horse

1720 - Los Angeles, CA

12/08/2018

Regional Showcase

5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA

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12/08/2018

Regional Showcase

W/ Rust, Brüja, Devour, and Animal King

5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA

10/05/2018

Travel Date

Che Cafe Collective - UCSD - La Jolla, CA

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10/05/2018

Travel Date

W/ Botanist, Exhausted Prayer, and Birth Waters

Che Cafe Collective - UCSD - La Jolla, CA

09/23/2018

Dark Tranquility(tour stop support)

Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA

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09/23/2018

Dark Tranquility(tour stop support)

W/ Amorphis, Moonspell, and Omnium Gatherum

Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA

08/10/2018

Travel Date

The Red Cove - Ventura, CA

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08/10/2018

Travel Date

W/ Bury Them Deep, Disrupted Euphoria, and Bone Maggot

The Red Cove - Ventura, CA

More Events

Streaming everywhere

Members

Edwin Haroutonian

The Voice of Nyctophile, Edwin brings a dynamic range of vocal ability stemming from the various style's of music and former and current bands, such as In Fathom, Nihilitus, and Satriarch. He also brings diversity in his lyrical content, writing from personal experiences and social situation's that allow everyone to fully engage into the darkness that surrounds us all.

Julian Bastida

Co-lead guitarist and backing vocals for Nyctophile, Julian brings an eclectic range of influences, a diverse arsenal of riffs, and a unique sound to the writing process. Gaining his experiences in the scene from his former band, Our Own Accord, he is always striving to find melodies in the most overlooked reaches.

Alex Rosas

Co-lead guitarist of Nyctophile, Alex blends light and darkness. His vast knowledge stems from a power metal and black metal background. His former bands like Victory Before Fate, Satriarch,and studio project The Dark Between allowed him to bring soaring leads, melodic choruses, and the most chilling black metal tones to Nyctophile.

Javier Quinto

The low end in Nyctophile, Javier conjures thundering, crushing sounds infused with melodic, elegant, and driven bass lines. He brings the most lucent and obscure melodies from his realm into our reality in Nyctophile.

Victor Karam

The pulse of Nyctophile, Victor channels his inner darkness and brings forth the wrath through his roaring drum play. Over a decade behind his kit, years with Our Own Accord and years spent recording have brought a level of experience and professionalism needed to complete what is our sound.

Ninazu

Origin : Sumerian - God of the Underworld and Healing.


Though menacing in appearance, Ninazu's actual ability is to heal those who suffer from personal and social injustice's. He absorbs all the pain, anger, and suffering. All the emotion that keeps us in the darkness so we don't have to feel alone. He unites all those who have been wronged, made to feel different or subpar, or been caused pain. 


Together...

United...

We Are The Darkness....

Contact Us

If you have any questions, requests for downloadable EPK, and/or wish to book us, please submit your inquiries below.

Better yet, see us in person!

We are local to the L.A. and O.C. area so if you wish to meet in person, Send us a message above and let's make the arrangements necessary!

Nyctophile

Downey, California, United States