For the past three decades, the French heavy metal pioneers NIGHTMARE are
now already an integral part of the European music scene. Although interrupted
by a ten-year hiatus (late 80s to late 90s), NIGHTMARE at any time had their
fans behind them. And they were never disappointed. This beautiful tradition
continues with "The Burden Of God" seamlessly: NIGHTMARE combine their
classic heavy / power metal roots with some contemporary elements and show
that they are living in the now. In direct comparison with the previous album
"Insurrection" (2009), an increase is observed in symphonic elements, so that
sometimes the memories of 2001's comeback album "Cosmovision” to be
"The big difference is," laughs bassist Yves Campion, "that on "The Burden Of
God" we have a much better sound."
Together with the renowned producer Patrick Liotard NIGHTMARE recorded
the album in Marseille, where it also was mixed. For the mastering the band
was able to hire Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Therion, Sepultura, Yngwie
In fact, it was then Liotard, who, becoming enthusiastic about the new
NIGHTMARE song material, he even contributed two of the songs he has
“The two tracks ”Final Outcome” and “Afterlife " were written by Patrick Liotard,"
confirms Campion. "Both songs are not typical for NIGHTMARE, but we liked it
so much that we wanted to have them on the album absolutely."
Typical trademark of NIGHTMARE from Reunion 1999, the entire album
through is the executive, apocalyptic mood. Slightly thrashy power riffs and
bloodcurdling voice of Jo Amore do the rest to complete the sound picture.
New to the line-up NIGHTMARE welcome guitarist Matt Asselberghs, who
replaced the retired JC Jess.
NIGHTMARE was founded in 1979 and released their debut album "Waiting For
The Twilight" 1984. "Power Of The Universe" was released the next year and
should initially be the last sign of life of the band, as it shortly afterwards, due to
musical differences, broke up.
In 1999 the time had come for a fresh start. This was done with vocalist Jo
Amore, who left his position as drummer in the band and from then on acted as
a front man. The drumsticks were handed to Jo’s brother David. In the form of
an EP ("Astral Deliverance") and the release of the reunion concert of 1999
("DeLIVErance"); NIGHTMARE made clear: we are back!.
With “Cosmovision" the first studio album since the reunion, the highlyanticipated
next studio album was released in 2001. After a tour with Saxon
followed by concerts with Grave Digger. NIGHTMARE then opened numerous
shows for Blind Guardian played several major festivals (e.g. Rock Machina in
Spain, Skeleton Bash in Austria and Germany's prestigious Wacken Open Air).
The next two albums, "Silent Room" and "The Dominion Gate" were also
recorded in Sound Suite Studio. 2007 and 2008 were determined by extensive
touring and many prestigious festivals (Hellfest, Gods of Metal, Basinfirefest,
Hell Over Paradise, Metal Camp ). With "Genetic Disorder", which again
received great critical acclaim in 2007, a new studio album was released too.
With “Insurrection" NIGHTMARE made their debut on AFM Records in 2009,
2011 they released "One Night Of Insurrection”, the live show for 30-year band
anniversary at DVD / CD and went on tour with Sabaton.
With "The Burden Of God" NIGHTMARE now return again with a superb new
studio album. And they prove that they are still the best heavy metal export of
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