Pan-European death metal supergroup Nightrage was formed in 2000 by legendary Swedish vocalist Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates, the Crown, Disfear, etc.), Greek guitar hero Gus G. (Dream Evil, Exhumation, Mystic Prophecy, etc.) and rhythm guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (Dies Irae, Exhumation), French bassist Brice Leclercq (Dissection), and Danish drummer Per M. Jensen (Artillery, the Haunted, etc.). Yes, it's a veritable who's-who of intriguing band connections, and one which inevitably led to some lineup alterations following the band's debut album for Century Media, 2003's Sweet Vengeance. Enter a new rhythm section comprising Swedish bassist Henric Carlsson (also Cipher System) and Greek drummer Fotis "Benardo" Giannakopoulos (Cradle of Filth, Septic Flesh, etc.) prior to Nightrage's recording of their sophomore effort Descent Into Chaos. 2007's Lifeforce Records-issued A New Disease Is Born featured an almost entirely new lineup, with Marios Iliopoulos (guitar) and Henric Carlsson (bass) as the solo holdovers. Nightrage bucked the trend on their fifth studio LP, 2010's well-received Insidious, by utilizing the talents of the same crew that unleashed A New Disease Is Born, but the lineup was once again dismantled and rebuilt for 2015's The Puritan and 2017's The Venomous, both of which were released via the Stockholm, Sweden-based indie Despotz.