MIDNIGHT ETERNAL is a female fronted symphonic metal band based out of New York City/New Jersey. It was created in March 2014 when two members of Operatika (Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks) invited Daniel Prestup (Rivera Bomma, Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (Symphony X) to join them to record a two-song single. During the recording the band acquired the talents of vocalist Raine Hilai based on her previous work in theater and her solo endeavor. The planned two-song single quickly evolved into the formation of a full-time band when it became apparent the group had something special on their hands. Shortly thereafter, Greg Manning (of Spider Rockets, Zamora) joined the band as permanent member taking over bass duties, with Mike LePond taking a featured role.
Recently the band completed work on a new music video for the song “When Love and Faith Collide”. The song is taken from their forthcoming debut, which is set for release later this year. Today MIDNIGHT ETERNAL has teamed up with Revolver Magazine for an exclusive premiere of the video. Get a first look at the video on RevolverMag.com, the online home of Revolver Magazine HERE.
Featuring dark, futuristic themes that explore modern society, the current state of the music industry, and the struggle between art and fame, this compelling and thought-provoking video was directed by award-winning filmmaker Rodrigo A. Orozco and produced by Mind-Bending Pictures.
Vocalist Raine Hilai said “It was important to us that our first video would convey a strong message, and we are extremely pleased with the result. Our director, Rodrigo, delivered a visually striking, high-concept performance video (with a twist!) and we hope that audiences will enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”
MIDNIGHT ETERNAL made their live debut in April of 2014 supporting Adrenaline Mob. Later that year the bandperformed at the Women of Metal Fest I in Pittsburgh, PA. They continued their upward trajectory by being featured on the 2014 ProgPower USA compilation as well as numerous radio stations and publications. Since then the band has also shared the stage with influential and established acts including Sonata Arctica, DORO, Delain, Xandria, The Agonist and Quiet Riot.
It was recently announced that MIDNIGHT ETERNAL will be performing alongside KAMELOT and Dragonforce at NJ’s Starland Ballroom on November 21st. Tickets for this highly anticipated show can be purchased directly from the band HERE.
The current line-up of MIDNIGHT ETERNAL includes Raine Hilai (lead vocals), Richard Fischer (guitars, backing vocals), Daniel Prestup (drums), Greg Manning (bass, backing vocals), and Boris Zaks (keyboards). The band is currently busy recording their self-titled, full-length debut album, which will be released in 2015.