Old Night is a doom metal band from Rijeka, Croatia. The band was formed in 2015. by Luka Petrovic, best known as the lyricist and one of the main composers of Ashes You Leave. The band originally started as a solo project. The main idea behind this band was to make inovative and original music, completely unencumbered by other people’s expectations, but with the legacy of Ashes You Leave intact. Although Old Night is mainly a doom metal band, the music itself is highly influenced by progressive rock, blues and atmospheric music in general.
As faith would have it, the idea of a solo project was discarded and from 2016. onwards, Old Night is a full-fledged band. Nikola was the first to join the fold and with Luka on bass the rhythm section and the backbone of the band was complete, but the band found it’s distinctive voice when brothers Hanzek joined as guitarists and singers. Their distinctive vocals and singing style added a new dimension to the music of Old Night. The line up was rounded when Bojan Frlan, best known as the lead guitarist of Croatian underground legends Castrum and Grc, joined the band’s ranks as the third guitarist.
With an amazing lead singer and two backing vocals, three guitarists, personal and heartfelt lyrics and the music that is often – lacking a better word for it – a journey, Old Night has a truly unique music style in today’s music world.