“We are a family with a strong sound and a clear objective: Strengthen the conviction of our fans as individuals, in the face of a society stained by corruption, through our lyrics.”
– Nightwalkers –
Nightwalkers is a Heavy/Thrash Metal band from Panama City, Panama. The band was brought together in 2010, when Carlos Shedden (Guitars, Vocals) and Vladimir Pardales (Guitars, back-up Vocals), joined forces with Pedro Contreras (Bass Guitar) and Josué Olivero (Drums) for their first full lineup. After a couple of recurring changes, they met up in 2013 with Johann Tempest (Drums, Percussion, and Vocals) and Sorin Cig (Bass Guitar), to form their second full incarnation of the band, through which they released their first EP, Path to Reality, in 2014. The band’s use of 80’s old school & thrash and present-day metal riffing combination, as well as constant experimentation with different branches of metal and rock music, give the band a characteristic, and pure melodically rough yet precise sound, which is part of the band’s persona, as well as their energy to perform. The band has then continously grown, working their way up to their first national and international tour, travelling to Mexico, where they played at well known venues, such as Gato Calavera, and El Tianguis Del Chopo.
The band has then continuously grown, working their way from their first national tour, up to their first international tour to Mexico, where they played at popular local venues such as Gato Calavera and El Tianguis del Chopo in CDMX, and The Pit in Cuernavaca, Morelos. The band has also played with bands of international caliber and cult, like thrashers Jakem (Costa Rica), Florida Death/Hardcore Forty Winters (U.S.), former Occult- Legion of the Damned (Netherlands), and Folk/Heavy legends Saurom (Spain). After successfully launching in 2016 their first music video for the “Nitrogenesis” single, Nightwalkers started work in early 2017 for their first full-length album, which has seen their final line-up change: the departure of bassist Sorin Cig, and the arrival of Jesús Araúz, a master of folk music and low notes.
“Conviction”, which launched with a full venue in Hard Rock Café on October 5th, 2019, and to wide acclaim, was the culmination of almost 10 years of hard work, sweat and tears, and earned them a place in the 2018’s version of the Metal Injection Tour in Colombia, and a header position, as a part of the 2019 edition of the Eje Rock festival in Pereira. Since the launch of their “Nitrogenesis” video, the band has also released videos for “Requiem of a Nation”, released in 2019, and “Plan Ancestral”, released in 2022. They have also collaborated with bands Saurom and Perros de Reserva in different singles, and performed in local festivals “Musicalion” in 2020, and the 2020-2021 edition of the MUPA fest. Nightwalkers are currently working on their next release, the “NOW” Acoustic Sessions, and a new single and record, which will be announced in 2023.