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Nightmare

Formed: 1979
From: Grenoble, France
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nightmare News

Below is our complete Nightmare news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Nightmare Reveals "The Burden Of God" Details

French heavy metal pioneers Nightmare have just updated a few details on their upcoming new studio album “The Burden Of God,” which will be released worldwide through AFM Records on May 18th, 2012.

This new opus was arranged, produced, and mixed at Peek studios in South France by French first class producer Patrick Liotard, who was also involved in the writings of two "special songs." The album has been mastered in Los Angeles (California) by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Therion, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen...).

The special guests appearing on "The Burden Of God" are Magali Luyten (Epysode, Virus 4, Beautiful Sin...) on vocals, Jonathan Ménard (Veloce Hystoria) for the orchestral arrangements and Stéphane Buriez (Loudblast) for the growls. A video message with Magali from the studio can be found here.

In addition to that, 2012 marks the arrival in the band's line-up of 21 years old new axeman, Matt Asselberghs. A short preview of Matt's performances in the studio can be seen at this location. More...

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Nightmare (FRA) Posts New Album Trailer

French power metal band Nightmare posted a trailer for the bands forthcoming eighth studio reelase "The Burden of God." The album was recorded in Peek Studios and produced by Patrick Liotard. "The Burden of God" is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through AFM Records.

Check out the trailer here:

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Nightmare (FRA) Posts New Studio Sessions Video

French power metal band Nightmare posted the third studio session video from Peek Studios where the band is recording its eighth album "The Burden of God." The band is working with producer Patrick Liotard. The video features new guitarist Matt Asselberghs performing solo work. "The Burden of God" is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through AFM Records.

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Nightmare (FRA) Posts Studio Sessions Pt. II

French power metal band Nightmare posted the second studio session video from Peek Studios where the band is recording its eighth album "The Burden of God." The band is working with producer Patrick Liotard. The video features guest vocalist Magali Luyten (Epysode/Beautiful Sin). "The Burden of God" is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through AFM Records.

Check out the video here:

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Nightmare (FRA) Unveils Album Art

French power metal band Nightmare unveiled the album artwork for the band's forthcoming eighth album "The Burden of God" (seen below). The band has been in Peek Studios working with producer Patrick Liotard for the LP, which is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through AFM Records. An in studio video can be seen here.

Check out the artwork here:

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Nightmare Posts Studio Session Video

French power metal band Nightmare posted a studio session video from Peek Studios where the band is recording its eighth album "The Burden of God." The band is working with producer Patrick Liotard. The album is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through AFM Records.

Check out the video here:

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Nightmare (FRA) Enter Studio

French power metal band Nightmare entered Peek Studios to record the band's eighth album, entitled "The Burden of God." The band is working with producer Patrick Liotard. The album is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through AFM Records.

The album marks the follow up to the 2009 release "Insurrection."

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Nightmare Posts Crimson Glory Cover Song Online

Nightmare has recorded a cover version of the song "Where Dragons Rule," which taken from the Crimson Glory album "Transcendence," as a tribute to vocalist Midnight. The song can be heard in the player below.

The former Crimson Glory frontman Midnight (John Patrick Jr. McDonald) passed away on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 due to total kidney and liver failure. He was 47 years old.

Nightmare also recently started the recording process for a new full length album to be entitled "Mercury Rain" and is planning for it to be released in March 2012 via AFM Records.

Nightmare - Where Dragons Rule (Crimson Glory Cover) by AFM Records

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Nightmare Reveals Live CD/DVD Tracklisting

Veteran french metal act Nightmare has revealed the tracklisting its forthcoming live DVD/CD set, titled "One Night Of Insurrection." The two disc set was filmed and recorded in the band's hometown of Grenoble, France and will see its release on February 25 through AFM Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

DVD:
1. Intro
2. Eternal Winter
3. White Wicked Demon
4. Heretic
5. Legions Of The Rising Sun
6. Secret Rules
7. Queen Of Love And Pain
8. Three Miles Island
9. Hallucinations
10. The Wind Of Sin
11. Target For Revenge
12. The Gospel Of Judas
13. Mind Matrix Schizophrenia
14. The Watchtower
15. Power Of The Universe
16. Lord Of The Sky
17. Trust A Crowd

CD:
1. Intro
2. Eternal Winter
3. White Wicked Demon
4. Heretic
5. Legions Of The Rising Sun
6. Secret Rules
7. Queen Of Love And Pain
8. Three Miles Island
9. Cosmovision
10. The Wind Of Sin
11. Target For Revenge
12. The Gospel Of Judas
13. The Watchtower

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Nightmare Posts Live DVD Trailer

Veteran french metal act Nightmare has posted a new trailer online for its forthcoming live DVD/CD set, titled "One Night Of Insurrection." The two disc set was filmed and recorded in the band's hometown of Grenoble, France and will see its release on February 25 through AFM Records. You can view the trailer below:

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Nightmare Announces European Tour

Nightmare has issued the following update about European tour dates with Sabaton:

"We are really proud to announce Nightmare is back on the road with the powerful Swedish metallers Sabaton. This spring 2011 : 7 countries visited, 13 dates to set on fire the European stages."

The upcoming dates are as follows:

03.03.2011 LU - Esch, Rockhall
04.03.2011 FR - Eloyes, Centre Culturel
05.03.2011 FR - Paris, Trabendo
06.03.2011 ES - Bilbao, RockStarLive
08.03.2011 PT - Porto, Cine Teatro de Corroios
09.03.2011 ES - Madrid, Ritmo y Compas
10.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
11.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
12.03.2011 IT - Bruneck, Ufo
14.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
15.03.2011 IT - Treviso, New Age Club
16.03.2011 DE - Lindau, Club Vaudeville
18.03.2011 DE - Bremen, Aladdin

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Nightmare Comments On Canceled Appearance

French metal act Nightmare has issued the following statement about the band canceling the previously scheduled appearance in the Czech Republic:

"We are very sad to announce that Nightmare was forced to cancel his show planned July 24th 2010 in Borkovany / Czech Republic at the woodstock festival. Unfortunately, the promoter was unable fulfill his agreement and to pay the flights tickets to guarantee the coming of the band in CZ. We send our apologies to all the fans who were waiting for us there and we promise that we will do everything to come back to Czech Republic where we always had great support, very soon!"

You can catch Nightmare live on the following dates:

8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air 2010 Wacken/Germany, DE
8/25 2010 Crazy Mama Budapest, HUNGARY
8/27 2010 BARBI CLUB TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
8/29 2010 Motocultor Open Air Festival Séné, FRANCE
10/9 2010 Evening of Metal Festival St Dizier (52) FRANCE

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Nightmare Recruits Touring Drummer

French metal act Nightmare has issued the following announcement about recruiting a touring drummer for the band's upcoming tour dates:

"Kevin Foley, drummer for French death grind masters Benighted, is on board with Nightmare for a couple of shows on the 'Insurrection Campaign World Tour - Part II.' Nightmare's permanent drummer, David Amore, is forced to miss the dates due to some personal reasons out of his control. Kevin already checked in at the Savoie Rock Fest last Saturday in Albertville, France."

The upcoming Nightmare tour dates are as follows:

7/17 Devilstone Festival in Lithuania
7/24 Woodstock Festival in Borkovany, Czech Republic
8/7 Wacken Open Air, Germany
8/25 Budapest, Hungary, Crazy Mama club
8/27 Heavy Metal festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Barby club
8/29 Motocultor Festival,Sene France
10/9 Evening Of Metal Festival, St Dizier, France

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Nightmare Updates Tour Schedule

French metallers Nightmare will be performing at the Dokk'em Festival, which will take place on June 11th and 12th, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other upcoming Nightmare tour dates are as follows:

6/18 2010 Coliseum Charleroi/Belgium, BE
7/2 2010 Fuckin’ Rock’N’ Roll Festival La Maroquinerie Paris (75)/France, FR
7/10 2010 Savoie Rock Festival La Bathie (73)/France, FR
7/17 2010 DevilStone Open Air Festival Anyksciai/Lithuania, LT
7/24 2010 Woodstock Festival Borkovany/Czech Republic, CZ
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air 2010 Wacken/Germany, DE
8/27 2010 Barby Club Tel-Aviv/Israel, IL
8/29 2010 Motocultor Open Air Festival Séné, FR
10/9 2010 Evening of Metal Festival St Dizier (52)/ France, FR
10/14 2010 South America Tour Brazil, Argentina, BR

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Nightmare Comments On Ronnie James Dio

Vocalist Jo Amore of French metal act Nightmare has issued the following comments about Ronnie James Dio passing away on Sunday, May 16th:

"The members of Nightmare, along with the whole metal community all around the world, are crying the death of our master of all, Ronnie James Dio. He was not only the best metal singer of all times who inspired so many and especially myself: I have lost a part of my soul today... Ronnie was also one of the nicest artist you would ever want to meet. There is nothing more we can say and we cannot find the words to express our sadness... Our prayers go to his wife Wendy and to his family... God Bless You... R.I.P metal bro!"

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Nightmare Confirmed For Gineta Rock Festival

French act Nightmare is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of Spain's Gineta Rock Festival. Other confirmed acts for the festival include Evergrey, Dream Evil, Steel Horse, and more. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. Nightmare's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/21 2010 Escape Metal Corner Wien/Austria, AT
5/22 2010 MetalFest Open Air Hungary Budapest-Csillebérci/Hungary, HU
5/23 2010 MetalFest Open Air Czech Pilsen/Czech Republic, CZ
5/29 2010 GinetaRock Festival La Gineta, Albacete, SPAIN
6/12 2010 Dokk’Em Festival V Dokkum/Netherlands, NL
6/18 2010 Coliseum Charleroi/Belgium, BE
7/2 2010 Fuckin’ Rock’N’ Roll Festival La Maroquinerie Paris (75)/France, FR
7/10 2010 Savoie Rock Festival La Bathie (73)/France, FR
7/17 2010 DevilStone Open Air Festival Anyksciai/Lithuania, LT
7/24 2010 Woodstock Festival Borkovany/Czech Republic, CZ
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air 2010 Wacken/Germany, DE
8/27 2010 Barby Club Tel-Aviv/Israel, IL
10/9 2010 Evening of Metal Festival St Dizier (52)/ France, FR

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Nightmare Updates Tour Schedule

French metallers Nightmare have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming European and South American dates:

5/21 2010 Escape Metal Corner Wien/Austria
5/22 2010 MetalFest Open Air Hungary Budapest-Csillebérci/Hungary
5/23 2010 MetalFest Open Air Czech Pilsen/Czech Republic
6/12 2010 Dokk’Em Festival V Dokkum/Netherlands
6/18 2010 Coliseum Charleroi/Belgium
7/2 2010 Fuckin’ Rock’N’ Roll Festival La Maroquinerie Paris (75)/France
7/10 2010 Savoie Rock Festival La Bathie (73)/France
7/17 2010 DevilStone Open Air Festival Anyksciai/Lithuania
7/24 2010 Woodstock Festival Borkovany/Czech Republic
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air 2010 Wacken/Germany
8/27 2010 Barby Club Tel-Aviv/Israel
10/9 2010 Evening of Metal Festival St Dizier (52)/ France
10/14 2010 South America Tour Brazil, Argentina

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Nightmare Adds More Tour Dates

French metallers Nightmare have updated their tour schedule with the following string of dates:

5/21 2010 Escape Metal Corner Wien/Austria
5/22 2010 MetalFest Open Air Hungary Budapest-Csillebérci/Hungary
5/23 2010 MetalFest Open Air Czech Pilsen/Czech Republic
6/12 2010 Dokk’Em Festival V Dokkum/Netherlands
6/18 2010 Coliseum Charleroi/Belgium
7/2 2010 Fuckin’ Rock’N’ Roll Festival La Maroquinerie Paris (75)/France
7/10 2010 Savoie Rock Festival La Bathie (73)/France
7/17 2010 DevilStone Open Air Festival Anyksciai/Lithuania
7/24 2010 Woodstock Festival Borkovany/Czech Republic
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air 2010 Wacken/Germany
8/27 2010 Barby Club Tel-Aviv/Israel
10/9 2010 Evening of Metal Festival St Dizier (52)/ France
10/14 2010 South America Tour Brazil, Argentina

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Nightmare To Play DevilStone Festival

French metallers Nightmare have issued the following announcement about appearing at the DevilStone Festival:

"Hi Metalheadz! Nightmare is one of latest act confirmed for the DevilStone Festival in Lithuania. Nightmare is really really proud to be the first French Heavy Power metal band to set on fire the Baltic countries as Lithuania. All infos at this location."

The DevilStone Festival takes place from July 16th - 18th, 2010.

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Nightmare Confirmed For Dokk'em Open Air

French metallers Nightmare have been confirmed to perform at the Dutch Dokk'em Open Air Festival, which takes place on June 11th and 12th, 2010. More information on the festival can be found here. Other confirmed bands include Stream of Passion, Manic Movement, Skeptical Minds, Dyath-Leen, and ReVamp.

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