Metal Blade Reissues Midnight‘s ‘Complete And Total Hell’ and ‘Shox of Violence’

Metal Blade Reissues Midnight‘s ‘Complete And Total Hell’ and ‘Shox of Violence’

On CD And 2LP – Out Now!

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Since 2003, Cleveland’s Midnight have been slaying the metal/punk underground with their own, highly addictive brand of lust, filth, and sleaze, building up a sizable (and collectible) catalog along the way. Metal Blade Records is now offering the band‘s 21-track Complete and Total Hell – a collection of all of Midnight‘s entire pre-Satanic Royalty back catalog, much of it long out-of-print and highly sought-after, and Shox of Violence, which is yet another bursting-at-the-seams compilation that wrangles all their EPs and splits since the momentous debut Satanic Royalty.

Reissues of both compilation albums are available on CD and 2LP (in various colors) – purchasable in stores and online HERE


Complete and Total Hell track listing:

Funeral Bell
All Hail Hell
Servant of No One
Unholy and Rotten
I Am Violator
Hot Graves
Long Live Death
White Hot Fire
Endless Slut
Lord in Chains
Strike of Midnight
Take You to Hell
On the Wings of Satan
Turn up the Hell
Black Rock’n’Roll
It’s a Sacrifice
Vomit Queens
Screams of Blasphemy
Cross Held High
Lucifer’s Sanctuary
Berlin Is Burning


Shox of Violence track listing:

Death Scream
Who Gives a Fuck?
Ready for Destruction
Groin Gripper
Sadist Sodomystic Seducer
In League with Satan  (Venom cover)
Too Loud for the Crowd  (Venom cover)
The Witch (Sonics cover)
Breakout (Taipan cover)
Hells Fire (Mistreater cover)
T.A.P. (Black Ax)
When I Die (Pagans cover)
Unholy and Rotten (live)
…on the Wings of Satan (live)
Slick Black Cadillac (Quiet Riot cover)
Nuclear Bomb (The Spits cover)
Black Kar (The Spits cover)
Rat Face (The Spits cover)
Shitty World (The Spits cover)
Death Sentence (Crucifixion cover)
Wicked Woman (Scarab cover)
Eyes of Satan (Pagans cover)
Watch Your Step (Girlschool cover)
Vomit Queen (demo)
Cross Held High (demo)


Catch Midnight live at one of the following dates:


08-31-23 OK Oklahoma The Criterion w/Behemoth
09-01-23 TX Irving The Pavilion At Toyota Music W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-02-23 TX San Antonio Boeing Center At Tech Port W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-03-23 TX Houston White Oak Music Hall W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-06-23 GA Atlanta Roxy Theatre W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-07-23 MD Baltimore Metro Gallery
09-08-23 NJ Sayreville Starland Ballroom W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-09-23 NJ Atlantic City Ovation Hall W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-10-23 MA Brooklyn St. Vitus Headline
09-11-23 MA Boston MGM Music Hall At Fenway W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-13-23 OH Cleveland Masonic Temple W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-14-23 MI Detroit Masonic Temple Theatre W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple
09-16-23 PA Pittsburgh Mr. Smalls Metal Immortal Fest
09-17-23 IL Chicago Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom W/ Danzig, Behemoth, Twin Temple


02-28-23 Brisbane Soapbox
02-29-23 Sydney Marrickville Bowlo
03-01-23 Melbourne Stay Gold
03-02-23 Frankston t.b.c.
03-03-23 Canberra The Basement

About the band:

Midnight released their fifth full-length, Let There Be Witchery, last Spring via Metal Blade Records. Filthy, belligerent, and obnoxious, Midnight makes music to start fights to. Since 2003, one-man-band Athenar has been churning out an ungodly racket, dropping countless demos, splits and EPs – and in 2022 he returns, delivering a catchy mixture of black metal, speed metal, and dirty punk rock. “I always want it to be loud and nasty,” he asserts. “That kinda thing never gets old with me. How funny will that look to see me at age 77 – if I reach that point – sitting on the porch blasting Hellhammer?” Preview and purchase Let There Be Witchery at

“Part of the reason why Midnight‘s output is so fantastic is that it is supremely digestible. You know exactly what it is you‘re going to be subjected to across the next 40-or-so minutes and that is always the audible equivalent of being repeatedly punched in the face by a large man with an anchor tattoo on his hairy forearm.” – Distorted Sound

“…the most purely Midnight release yet. It‘s sleazy and at times a little icky, but it is also incredibly catchy.” – Blabbermouth

“With Motörhead-inspired riffs underneath debaucherous lyrics that would make Sarah Silverman blush, Midnight and its twisted mastermind Athenar have risen from the underground on leathery black wings.” – Metal Injection