Swedish Power Metal band NOCTURNAL RITES are currently rehearsing new songs and are preparing to start recording them in a few weeks or so. In the meantime, the band has released "a little trailer to let [the fans] know [the group is] still alive!" Check out the clip below!
NOCTURNAL RITES previously stated about the material that has been completed for the follow-up to 2007's THE 8TH SIN, "We have some really dark and aggressive stuff written as well as some more melodic, so this new album will definitely cater to all aspects of the NOCTURNAL RITES legacy! [It sounds] a little [like we're going] back to the darker AFTERLIFE  days mixed with some trademark NOCTURNAL RITES catchy melodies - those that can never go wrong!"
Guitarist Nils Norberg announced his departure from NOCTURNAL RITES in June 2008 and has since been replaced by Chris Rörland (TME]).
THE 8TH SIN in 2007 landed on the Japanese album chart at position No. 68 (No. 28 on "international" chart).