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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 Confirmed For Ilha Do Ermal Festival

French metallers Nightmare have issued the following update about making an appearance at the Ilha Do Ermal Festival in Portugal:

"The 2009 Ilha Do Ermal Festival is scheduled for August 28th - 30th in Vieira do Minho, Portugal. NIGHTMARE will be on stage the Sunday 30th, on the mainstage at the end of afternoon"

Other bands confirmed for the festival include: More...

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Nightmare Posts "Insurrection" Album Trailer

French metallers Nightmare have announced that their upcoming album "Insurrection" will be released via AFM Records on September 11th. A teaser trailer for the album has been posted online, which can be viewed below. More...

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Nightmare Signs With AFM Records

French heavy metallers, NIGHTMARE, have inked a world wide record deal with AFM Records.

The band comments on the signing, "We are very proud to announce that NIGHTMARE have inked a (world wide) deal with German giant metal label AFM Records."

The band has entered the Indiscreet Studio in Stuttgart, Germany on May 4th with famous producer, Achim Koehler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN, PRIMAL FEAR) an the helm, to record their seventh studio album. The album entitled "Insurrection," will be released worldwide through AFM on September 11th. More...

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Nightmare Parts Ways With Guitarist

French power metallers Nightmare has posted the following update:

"To our regret Alex Hilbert, guitarist from 6 years now, parted ways with Nightmare due to some private reasons! We want to wish him here all the best for his future!” We already found JC Jess as replacement.

"More info will come soon."

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New Dagobah Studio Update Online

You can now watch the third episode of the interviews conducted during the recording sessions of French metallers Dagoba's third album, "Face the Colossus." Drummer Franky Costanza and bassist Werther were previously interviewed. This time up, guitarist Izakar was interviewed.

In other news, Franky has just been hired by French metal legend NIGHTMARE to perform with them at Slovenia's Metal Camp. Franky is stepping in after drummer David Amore had to cancel his participation.
NIGHTMARE's set at Metal Camp is scheduled for July 7th at 17:00 on the Main Stage.

You can download an MP3 of the song "The Man You're Not" from Dagoba's "What Hell Is About" album.

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Nightmare To Shoot New Music Video

French power metallers NIGHTMARE, who recently unveiled their video for their Genetic Disorder album cut "Final Procession" issue the following update:

"The band are currently also shooting another new video clip for the song 'Queen Of Love And Pain' directed by French talented producer, Stéphane Gilbart... and filmed with the collaboration of Israeli model, Jasmin Kedem. It will be available at the end of May."

"The band will introduce brand new line-up exclusively for three shows. Jean Christophe Lefevre will replace, exclusively for these shows, Alex Hilbert on guitar who cannot perform there for reasons out of his control. The remaining dates will be performed with regular line-up." More...

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Nightmare To Play North Africa For The First Time

French power metallers NIGHTMARE will make their Morroco live debut on June 22 as part of the Casa Gateways Festival 2008 in Casablanca. More information will be made available soon.

NIGHTMARE recently posted footage from the band's November 2007 French tour, 2006 European tour and various festival appearances on their YouTube channel. One of the clips can be viewed here.

NIGHTMARE released its new album, "Genetic Disorder", in North America on February 5. The CD, which came out in Europe on October 31 via Regain Records, was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producers Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY). More...

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Nightmare Update Tour Schedule

NIGHTMARE have updated their festival tour schedule to announce a new performance in France at the Tomawok Festival on May 17th. Their tour itinerary is now as follows:

March
28 – Centre Culturel – Eloyes, France

April
12 – PestPop Festival – Wieze, Belgium

May
17 - Tomawok Festival – Nice, France

June
21 - Hellfest Festival Open Air – Clisson, France
28 - Basinfirefest Open Air - Spalene Porici, Czech Republic
29 – Gods Of Metal Festival – Bologna, Italy

July
4-8 – Metal Camp Festival – Tolmin, Slovenia

More dates added soon.

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Hydrogyn Confirm New European Tour Dates

HYDROGYN have confirmed their upcoming European tour schedule, which features the on a bill with FREEDOM CALL, NIGHTMARE And KRAGENS. It is as follows:

November
10 - Opwijk, Belgium - St. Pauluszaal
11 - Mulhouse, France - Noumatroff
12 - Notre Dame De Gravenchon, France - Arcade
13 - St-Nazaire, France - V.I.P.
14 - Pau, France - Parc De Expos
15 - Toulouse, France - Havana Cafe'
16 - Marseille, France - Korygan
17 - Lyon, France - C.C.O. Villeurbanne
18 - Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
19 - Nancy, France - Chez Paulette
22 - Novara, Italy - Le Piccole Iene
23 - Verona, Italy - Lucille
24 - Rome, Italy - Jailbreak
25 - Pisa, Italy - Borderline

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Nightmare Reveal 'Genetic Disorder' Track Listing

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have finzlied the track listing for their new album, "Genetic Disorder", tentatively due late October via Regain Records. The CD was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producers Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY).

"Genetic Disorder" track listing:

01. Nothing Left Behind
02. Battleground For Suicide
03. Queen Of Love & Pain
04. Conspiracy
05. Leader Of The Masquerade
06. Final Procession
07. The Dominion Gate (Part II)
08. The Winds Of Sin
09. Forsaken Child
10. A Thrill Of Death
11. Wicked White Demon
12. Dawn Of Darkness

NIGHTMARE will embark on a headlining tour of France in November with special guests FREEDOM CALL, HYDROGYN and KRAGENS.

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Nightmare Announce First 2007 Live Date

French heavy metallers NIGHTMARE have scheduled their first live date for 2007. It is as follows:

December
22 - Juz Andernach - Andernach, Germany (with ZANDELLE, KINGCROSSING, ICY STEEL and more)

In early May, Nightmare began recording their sixth studio album. The recording is taking place at the famous Fredman studio in Gothenburg, Sweden and the album will be produced by Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DREAM EVIL, etc.).

The group's follow-up to 2005's The Dominion Gate will be released by Sweden's Regain Records in fall, 2007, followed by full French tour and European dates.

The band has also joined forces with international booking agent MDM Concerts in Germany in cooperation with Blue Steel Agency.

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Nightmare Post Concert Video Footage Online

French heavy metallers NIGHTMARE have posted a couple of new videos on YouTube. Check out a clip of the band performing "Heretic" at France's Hellfest in 2006 and video footage of the group playing "The Legend" during their comeback gig in Grenoble, France in 1999.

NIGHTMARE has entered Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DREAM EVIL) to begin recording its sixth studio album. After three albums that were helmed by Norwegian producer Terje Refsnes, the band has now opted for a new challenge. The follow-up to 2005's "The Dominion Gate" will be released in the fall by Sweden's Regain Records. A European tour will follow. The band has also joined forces with international booking agent MDM Concerts in Germany in cooperation with Blue Steel Agency. More...

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Magica To Support After Forever, Nightmare

Romania's MAGICA have been confirmed as the support act for AFTER FOREVER and NIGHTMARE on their European tour beginning in late January. MAGICA will play all shows except the London date on January 31. The details are as follows:

Jan. 27 - Brussels (B) Ten Wengaert
Jan. 28 - Dordrecht (NL) Bibelot
Jan. 29 - Weert (NL) De Bosuil
Jan. 31 - London (GB) Garage (w/ CRIMSON TEARS)
Feb. 01 - Lille (F) Splendid
Feb. 03 - Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
Feb. 04 - Rennes (F) Antipode
Feb. 05 - Le Havre (F) Agora (w/ BANSHEE)
Feb. 06 - Strasbourg (F) La Laiterie
Feb. 07 - Pratteln (CH) Z7
Feb. 09 - Barcelona (SPAIN) Razzmatazz II
Feb. 10 - Valencia (SPAIN) Republica II
Feb. 11 - Madrid (SPAIN) Divino Aqualung
Feb. 12 - Bilbao (SPAIN) Santana 27
Feb. 14 - Bordeaux (F) Rock School Barbey
Feb. 15 - Toulouse (F) Salle Des Fêtes De Ramonville
Feb. 16 - Montpellier (F) Rockstore (w/ MYSTRIA)
Feb. 17 - Verone (ITALY) Gate 52
Feb. 18 - Cesena (ITALY) Vidia Club
Feb. 19 - Lyon (F) Ninkasi Kao

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France's Raismesfest Line-up Complete

Raismes, north of France, will welcome the 8th edition of Raismesfest, heavy & melodic metal festival on the 10th and 11th of September.

Saturday 10:

- (local band to be chosen after the contest that will take place in Raismes on June 4th*)
- Edenbridge
- Dragonforce
- Nightmare
- Manigance
- Loudness
- Sonata Arctica

Sunday 11:

- Conscience
- Wild West
- The Old Dead Tree
- Anyone's Daughter
- Deadsoul Tribe
- Anathema

One day ticket: € 15 (€ 20 without reservation)
Two days ticket: € 25 (€ 30 without reservation)
Camping: € 5

For more information, visit www.raismesfest.com.

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Nightmare Parts Ways With Napalm Records

The band Nightmare explain the reason of the separation from Napalm Records:

We have parted ways with Napalm Records very amicably... We will never forget what this label has done for us so far... giving us the breath for a second birth in 1999... Napalm being actually focusing into a completely different music style from what we offer, we simply decided all together that it would be better for us to find a more suitable label for what we have to offer...

The band is looking for a record deal.

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