NIVIANE announce new keyboardist, album cover and details!!!

Niviane are very excited to announce the addition of keyboardist Aaron Robitsch to the band’s ranks. Playing both guitar and keyboards, Aaron is a highly accomplished musician that brings another element to the creative table. Niviane first reached out to Aaron to compose and record all keyboards for their debut album “The Druid King” released in 2017 through Pitch Black Records. When it came time to enter the studio again the band contacted Aaron to lend his talents once more to the recording of the band’s upcoming release. Upon completion of the album the decision was made to offer Aaron a permanent position within the band.

Vocalist Norman L Skinner III comments: “A lot of thought went into the decision to add another member to the band. The writing chemistry was already there and he got along great with each and every one of us. During the last couple tours, we had noticed a pattern of bands running live keyboard tracks and we were even tinkering with the idea of doing that as well. However, we like to be a bit more organic in our live shows and decided it was a no brainer to have Aaron onboard permanently. Our fans may recognize Aaron Robitsch from his projects Crepuscle & Graveshadow.

Additionally, the band has announced they have partnered with management company Highway Star Productions headed up by Abbey Loso. The timing is perfect as the group prepares to spearhead the release of the new album through an as yet undisclosed label in late Spring 2020.

The new album titled “The Ruthless Divine” was engineered by Zack Ohren of Castle Black Studios (known for producing albums for such bands as All Shall Perish & Machine Head among others). The phenomenal album artwork seen below was once again created by the extremely talented freelance illustrator Dusan Markovic. The full native version of the artwork created for this album is shown below as well as just the cover alone doesn’t do it full justice. Simply spectacular!


1. League of Shadows
2. Crown of Thorns
3. Dreams Crash Down
4. The Ruthless Divine
5. Fires In The Sky
6. Fallen From Elysium
7. Forgotten Centurion
8. Niviane
9. Psychomanteum
10. Sinking Ships
11. Like Lions

The band will be recording a new music video this weekend for the track “Fires In The Sky”. For those unfamiliar with the band… Niviane are a heavy U.S.Power Metal band hailing from Sacramento, California. Their last music video for the song “The Berserker” can be viewed here:


Aaron Robitsch – Keyboards
Gary Tarplee – Guitars
Mark D. Miner – Guitars
Noe Luna – Drums
Norman L Skinner III – Vocals
Rick Stallkamp – Bass

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