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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 Metalfest Open Air Hungary

French metallers Nightmare have been confirmed to perform at the Metalfest Open Air Hungary. The festival will take place from May 21st - 23rd, 2010 in Budapest. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Nightmare's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

2/20 2010 WinterNachtTraum Festival Arnsberg-Oeventrop
3/13 2010 Gomorah Fest Bordeaux
5/21 2010 MetalFest Hungary Budapest
7/24 2010 Woodstock Festival Borkovany
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air Festival Wacken
10/9 2010 Evening Of Metal Festival Saint Dizier

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Nightmare Announces More European Tour Dates

French metal band Nightmare has announced the following tour and festival dates:

01/17 - Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
01/24 - Le Grillen - Colmar, France
02/20 - WinterNachtTraum Festival - Arnsberg-Oeventrop, Germany
03/13 - Gomorah Fest - Bordeaux, France
07/24 - Woodstock Festival - Borkovany, Chez Republic
08/06 - Wacken Open Air Festival - Wacken, Germany
Oct 9 - Evening Of Metal Festival - Saint Dizier, France

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Seven More Bands Announced For Wacken 2010

The organisers of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival has announced seven more bands for next years edition of the event. Young British thrash metal outfit Evile will be performing at the festival for the first time with new bass player Joel Graham along with Atrocity, Kataklysm, Tyr, Orphaned Land, Nightmare and Die Kassierer. The festival takes place in the town of Wacken, Germany between August 5th and 7th.

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Nightmare Adds More Tour Dates

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

Jan 17 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes
Jan 24 2010 Le Grillen Colmar
Mar 13 2010 Rock School Barbey Bordeaux

Nightmare released their latest album "Insurrection" on September 11th, 2009. Samples of Nightmare's music can be found at their official MySpace page.

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Video Interview With Nightmare Available

Riffmag conducted a video interview with the members of French metallers Nightmare at the Ilha Do Ermal Festival 2009. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below.

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Nightmare Cancels Show With U.D.O.

French metallers Nightmare have issued the following statement about canceling their previously announced show alongside U.D.O:

"For some reasons beyond our control, the concert with UDO in Paris Nouveau Casino planned for January 16. 2010 has been canceled! We are very sorry for all the fans who have shown big interest in this date and who sent us great messages! We promise that we will come soon in the capital! Our agent is currently working on a new date in Paris for early 2010! Stay tuned!"

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Nightmare Announces New Tour Dates

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

1/16 2010 Nouveau Casino Paris
1/17 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes
1/26 2010 Secret Place Montpellier
1/28 2010 Le Grillen Colmar

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Nightmare To Film Live DVD

French metallers Nightmare have issued the following announcement about filming their performance at the upcoming Rocktambule Festival:

"To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the band will perform a special show at Rocktambule Festival as headliner for a DVD filming in their hometown of Grenoble at the venue, Salle Edmond Vigne in Fontaine (France) on October 31st 2009. Part of the special Metal Night : Metal Breakdown 3 Halloween Party."

The Rocktambule festival lineup will be as follows:

Nightmare
Ellipsis
Amon Sethis
Rise Of Doom

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Nightmare To Debut New Song Online

French metallers Nightmare have issued the following announcement about debuting a new song online on Saturday, August 29th:

"The new album, 'Insurrection' will be out on September 11th. 2009 through AFM Records. A new song from the new album will be presented as world premiere from August 29th 2009 through : NIGHTMARE myspace. Same song will be performed live at the Ilha Do Ermal Festival in Braga! Stay tuned!"

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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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