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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 Releases New Music Video

Nightmare, the power metal export out of France released their third video-single "Divine Nemesis" from the new forthcoming album "Aeternam," due for release on 2nd October via AFM records.
The dark, fierce "Divine Nemesis" is a fast and furious song with a melodic chorus and pounding grooving guitar riffs in the vein of Judas Priest, and underscores the depth and quality of their highly acclaimed new album 'Aeternam'.

2020 sees Nightmare back, unbowed, unbreakable and inspired, ready to take their music to a whole new level. They return with hugely talented female vocalist, Madie (Faith In Agony) on the mic, and have recorded their most ambitious album to date. More...

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Nightmare Teases New Single

French heavy metal veterans Nightmare has posted a teaser online for a new music video named, "Divine Nemesis." You can check it out below. The song will be the third from the band's new album, "Aeternam" to be releaed as a single, following the title track and "Lights On." "Aeternam" will be unleashed on October 2nd through AFM Records.

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Nightmare Releases New Lyric Video

The French power metal export Nightmare release their second anthemic video-single "Lights On" from the new forthcoming album "Aeternam," released 2nd October 2020 via AFM records. "Lights On" is a high energy riff pounding power metal song with a fist bumping rhythm and big melodic choruses!

2020 sees Nightmare back, unbowed, unbreakable and inspired, ready to take their music to a whole new level. They return with hugely talented female vocalist, Madie (Faith In Agony) on the mic, and have recorded their most ambitious album to date. More...

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Nightmare Posts New Music Video Online

French heavy metal veterans Nightmare has posted a new music video online for the song, "Aeternam." You can check it out below.

2020 sees Nightmare back, unbowed, unbreakable and inspired, ready to take their music to a whole new level. They return with hugely talented female vocalist, Madie (Faith In Agony) on the mic, and have recorded their most ambitious album to date.

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Nightmare To Release New Album In October

French power metal outfit Nightmare has announced that they will be releasing a new album, entitled, "Aeternam," through AFM Records on October 2nd. In addition to this, the band has posted a teaser clip online for the title track's music video, which you can watch below.

Tracklisting:

1. Temple Of Acheron
2. Divine Nemesis
3. The Passenger
4. Downfall Of A Tyrant
5. Crystal Lake
6. Lights On
7. Aeternam
8. Under The Ice
9. Black September
10. Anneliese More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Check out the entire 2017 line-up below: More...

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Nightmare Announces Tour With Civil War

Nightmare and Civil War just issued this joint announcement about gearing up for an April / May trek together in 2017:

"We are proud to announce, in cooperation with Napalm Events, that Nightmare and Civil War will join forces on the Road To Victory tour 2017.

"Both bands have released a brand new album in November and are now ready to hit the road, the road to victory." More...

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Nightmare Issues "Serpentine" Music Video

French metal group Nightmare - featuring new vocalist Maggy Luyten - released the new song "Serpentine" as a video clip available in the player below. The song is the second single from the new album "Dead Sun," which will be issued on November 25th via AFM Records.

"Dead Sun" was produced and mixed by Joost Van Den Broek at Sandlane Studios in The Netherlands, and recorded at Noise Factory Studio in Belgium with Gerald Jans behind the desk.

The track list for "Dead Sun" is:

1. Infected
2. Of Sleepless mind
3. Tangled In The Roots
4. Red Marble & Gold
5. Ikarus (see music video here)
6. Indifference
7. Dead Sun
8. Seeds Of Agony
9. Inner Sanctum
10. Serpentine
11. Starry Skies Gone Black

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Nightmare Releases New Single "Ikarus"

French metal group Nightmare - featuring a brand new lineup with vocalist Maggy Luyten - released the first single from the new album "Dead Sun." Check out the video clip for "Ikarus" in the player below.

"Dead Sun" is set to drop on November 25th via AFM Records. The album was arranged in France by the band’s long time friend and producer Patrick Liotard together with Joost Van Den Broek (The Gentle Storm, Epica), produced and mixed by Joost Van Den Broek at Sandlane Studios in The Netherlands, and recorded at Noise Factory Studio in Belgium with Gerald Jans behind the desk.

The track list for "Dead Sun" is:

1. Infected
2. Of Sleepless mind
3. Tangled In The Roots
4. Red Marble & Gold
5. Ikarus
6. Indifference
7. Dead Sun
8. Seeds Of Agony
9. Inner Sanctum
10. Serpentine
11. Starry Skies Gone Black

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Nightmare Reveals New Album

French heavy metal group Nightmare - featuring a brand new lineup - will release "Dead Sun" on November 25th via AFM Records. A new video for the "Ikarus" single is coming later this month, and today the artwork and track listing come online.

The album was arranged in France by the band’s long time friend and producer Patrick Liotard together with Joost Van Den Broek (The Gentle Storm, Epica), produced and mixed by Joost Van Den Broek at Sandlane Studios in The Netherlands, and recorded at Noise Factory Studio in Belgium with Gerald Jans behind the desk.

01. Infected
02. Of Sleepless mind
03. Tangled In The Roots
04. Red Marble & Gold
05. Ikarus
06. Indifference
07. Dead Sun
08. Seeds Of Agony
09. Inner Sanctum
10. Serpentine
11. Starry Skies Gone Black More...

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New Studio Footage Posted By Nightmare

French metal act Nightmare posted additional studio footage, featuring vocal recordings for the band's upcoming new album, which will be released via AFM Records.

Nightmare is currently in Noise Factory Studio recording the follow up to the 2014 release "The Aftermath." The band recently saw lineup changes with the departure of longtime vocalist Joe Amore (Now Or Never) and brother David Amore, who were replaced by Olivier Casula and new vocalist Magali Luyten (Beyond the Bridge/Frameshift).

More information on the album is expected soon.

Check out the latest report here: More...

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Nightmare Posts Guitar And Vocal Recording Footage

French metal act Nightmare posted more in studio videos, featuring bass, guitar and vocal recording footage for the band's upcoming new album, which will be released via AFM Records.

Nightmare is currently in Noise Factory Studio recording the follow up to the 2014 release "The Aftermath." The band recently saw lineup changes with the departure of longtime vocalist Joe Amore (Now Or Never) and brother David Amore, who were replaced by Casula and new vocalist Magali Luyten (Beyond the Bridge/Frameshift).

More information on the album is expected soon. Check out the clips here: More...

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Nightmare Posts In Studio Footage

French metal act Nightmare issued an in studio video which features footage of the drum recordings for the band's upcoming new album, which will be released via AFM Records. Check out the footage of drummer Olivier Casula below.

Nightmare is currently in Noise Factory Studio recording the follow up to the 2014 release "The Aftermath." The band recently saw lineup changes with the departure of longtime vocalist Joe Amore (Now Or Never) and brother David Amore, who were replaced by Casula and new vocalist Magali Luyten (Beyond the Bridge/Frameshift).

More information on the album is expected soon. Check out the clip here: More...

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Nightmare Enters The Studio

AFM Records just checked in with this announcement about French band Nightmare recording a new full-length release:

"After several months of hard work song writing and rehearsing at At Rock in Grenoble (France) with our friend Pierre Caci behind the desk, the band entered the studio to start the recordings of the new album.

"The album is produced and arranged by Patrick Liotard and Joost Van Den Broek (Epica) and recorded at Noise Factory Studio in Belgium with Gerald Jans (Epysode, Channel Zero). Mixing will be done in May at Sandlane studio in The Netherlands by Joost Van Den Broek. Stay tuned for more news & updates from the studio." More...

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Nightmare Announces New Lineup

The French heavy metal pioneers from Nightmare had to face vocalist Jo and drummer David Amore leaving the band this summer. But whoever thought that this could mean the end for the long-running group (which was founded in 1979) was very wrong.

Last Saturday, Nightmare held a presentation of the group's new line-up in Grenoble; announcing the addition of new vocalist Magali Luyten (Beautiful Sin, Beyond The Bridge, ex-Ayreon) and drummer Olivier Casula (Sangdragon, ex-Thalidomide, The Seven Gates).

A video message from the band about the new lineup can be seen below, while an upcoming album is planned for the fall of 2016. More...

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Nightmare Parts With Two Members

Vocalist Jo and his brother David Amore (drums) have just left French heavy metal pioneers Nightmare.

Due to this development, the remaining members Yves Campion (bass), Franck Milleliri (guitar) and Matt Asselberghs (guitar) have decided to change plans and not continue to work on the band’s planned project of re-recording songs from the first two album.

Instead, Nightmare will search for new members to replace Jo and David and start working on a studio album will all brand new material (to be released in the second half of 2016) soon. Nightmare comments:

“It's with deep sadness that we have to announce the departure from the band of Jo and David... We respect their choice and wish them all the best in their current and future musical adventures. We will never forget what we have accomplished together starting in the early 80's, and it will remain forever engraved in our hearts and memories. More...

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Nightmare Announces Festival Appearances

Nightmare is gearing up to release "The Aftermath" on May 23rd (EU) and June 10th (USA) via AFM Records.

To promote the album, the band will play in major festivals like Hellfest, Wacken, and will even headline the Rock The Desert / Dubai Rock Fest in Dubai (UAE) on May 23rd. Catch the band live on these dates:

5/08 MATIGNICOURT - Frace, Château de Goncourt: LEZARDOS METAL FEST
5/23 DUBAI 0 UAE, Domeland The Arena: ROCK THE DESERT FEST
6/20 CLISSON France, HELLFEST
8/04 Germany, WACKEN OPEN AIR
8/16 Belgium, ROMMELROCK 2014
9/27 France, RISING FEST
10/31 Germany, Leipzig Theaterfabrik
11/01 The Netherlands, KERKRADE De Steen
11/02 Germany, BERLIN K17
11/03 Germany, HAMBURG Knust
11/04 Germany, WIESBADEN Schlachthof
11/05 Germany, AUGSBURG Spectrum
11/06 Germany, KÖLN MTC Club
11/07 Germany, JENA F Haus
11/08 Germany, OBERHAUSEN Helvete
11/09 Germany, NÜRNBERG Rockfabrik
11/10 Czech Republic, PRAGUE Nová Chmelnice
11/11 Slovakia, BRATISLAVA Randal Club
11/12 Hungary, BUDAPEST Dürer Kert
11/13 Austria, WIEN Aera
11/14 Switzerland, PRATTELN Z7
11/15 France, CHAMBÉRY Le Scarabée
11/16 Flrance, MARSEILLE LUYNES Korigan More...

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Nightmare Posts "The Aftermath" Album Trailer

French power metal act Nightmare released the first trailer for the upcoming new release "The Aftermath." The album is set for release on May 23rd (EU) and June 10th (USA) via AFM Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Aftermath
2. Bringers of a No Man's Land
3. Forbidden Tribe
4. Necromancer
5. Invoking Demons
6. I Am Immortal
7. Digital D.N.A
8. Ghost in the Mirror
9. The Bridge Is Burning
10. Mission for God
11. Alone in the Distance More...

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Nightmare Posts Second Studio Session Video

French power metal act Nightmare released a second installment in the studio sessions series chronicling the recordings of the new album "The Aftermath." The album is expected for release in 2014 via AFM Records.

More details on the album are expected soon. Check out the video here:

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Nightmare Posts Studio Sessions Pt. I Video

French power metal act Nightmare released the video Studio Sessions Pt. I on the recordings of the band's forthcoming album "The Aftermath." The album is expected for release in 2014 via AFM Records, but the exact date and further details have yet to be revealed.

Check out the video here:

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