Midnight to Release “Hellish Expectations” Full-Length March 8th on Metal Blade Records!

Notorious and prolific Cleveland cult, MIDNIGHT, will unleash its sixth full-length, Hellish Expectations, on March 8th via Metal Blade Records.

Watch MIDNIGHT’s “F.O.A.L.” video HERE

One-man-army, Athenar, has been churning out an ungodly racket, dropping countless demos, splits, and EPs for over two decades, ultimately slaying the metal/punk underground with his own, highly addictive brand of lust, grime, and sleaze. Filthy, belligerent, and unapologetically obnoxious, MIDNIGHT makes music to start fights to and in 2024 Athenar returns with Hellish Expectations, a ten-track sonic assault of blackened heavy metal nefariousness.

It’s a knuckle dragger with a fat cutoff,” elaborates Athenar, “Pure testosterone meat. Probably the most concise and straight to the point MIDNIGHT album to date, and all written in a weekend. The album was written on pure reaction upon leaving the studio after listening to raw tracks from the previous album Let There Be Witchery. The final mix of that album was good, but at the time of laying it down in the studio, I didn’t like what I was hearing and demanded a new leviathan of an album to be written that weekend.”

In advance of the official unveiling of Hellish Expectations, MIDNIGHT has dropped the record’s first single, album closer “F.O.A.L.” (AKA “Fuck Off And Live”), alongside an accompanying video.

Proclaims Athenar, “‘Fuck Off And Live’ is an ode to the people who peacefully want to die to escape the realities of life, while they should really live and suffer.

Hellish Expectations Track Listing:

  1. Expect Total Hell
  2. Gash Scrape
  3. Masked and Deadly
  4. Slave of the Blade
  5. Dungeon Lust
  6. Nuclear Savior
  7. Deliver Us to Devil
  8. Mercyless Slaughtor
  9. Doom Death Desire
  10. F.O.A.L.

2/24/2024 Poor Kids Mansion – Los Angeles, CA
2/28/2024 The Brightside – Brisbane, AU
2/29/2024 The Basement – Canberra, AU
3/01/2024 Marrickville Bowlo – Sydney, AU
3/02/2024 Flippin The Bird at Singing Bird Studios – Frankston, AU
3/03/2024 Max Watts – Melbourne, AU
3/16/2024 Fiesta Destructo 2024 @ Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
3/21/2024 Hell’s Heroes – Houston, TX
European Tour 2024 w/ Cyclone, High Command:
4/04/2024 Turock – Essen, DE
4/05/2024 Kulturpalast – Hamburg, DE
4/06/2024 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
4/07/2024 Roxy – Flensburg, DE
4/08/2024 2Progi – Poznań, PL
4/09/2024 Kamienna12 – Kraków, PL
4/11/2024 Goldgrube – Kassel, DE
4/12/2024 Bastard Club – Osnabrück, DE
4/13/2024 Welcome To Hell – Eindhoven, NL
4/14/2024 De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
4/16/2024 Rebellion – Manchester, UK
4/17/2024 Anarchy Brew Co – Newcastle, UK
4/18/2024 New Cross Inn – London, UK
4/19/2024 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
4/20/2024 No Playback Festival – Remchingen, DE
4/21/2024 Schlachthaus – Dornbirn, AT
4/23/2024 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH
4/24/2024 Backstage – Munich, DE
4/25/2024 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
4/26/2024 Underdogs – Prague, CZ
4/27/2024 Lido – Berlin, DE
4/28/2024 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
4/30/2024 Temple – Athens, GR *MIDNIGHT only
5/01/2024 Tetapth 1 Maïoy – Thesseloniki, GR *MIDNIGHT only
5/22/2024 Maryland Deathfest Pre-Fest – Baltimore, MD *MIDNIGHT only

Athenar – everything