Photo by Amy Lee
American Nightmare have announced a new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2003’s We’re Down Til We’re Underground. The self-titled release is due out February 16th through Rise Records.
The hardcore outfit’s third overall but first since disbanding in 2004 spans nine tracks, including titles like “Flowers Under Siege”, “Gloom Forever”, and “Colder Than Death”. It was recorded at Boston’s Mystic Valley Recording Studio by drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera, and is said to pay homage to the likes of Negative Approach, The Cro-Mags, Joy Division, and Siouxsie and The Banshees.
While American Nightmare represents something of a rebirth, it also hearkens back to the band’s roots; the LP features the same original lineup — vocalist Wesley Eisold, bassist Josh Holden, guitarist Brian Masek and Garcia-Rivera — that was in place right before the split. “In making this record we had one goal: To make a hardcore punk album that was true to American Nightmare, who we were then and who we are now,” Eisold, who is also known for his side-project Cold Cave, shared in a press statement. “No filler, just existential poetic venom. This is ground zero, a new life for the band.”
As a teaser, American Nightmare have shared the thrashing lead single “The World Is Blue”. Take a listen below.
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American Nightmare Tracklist:
01. The World Is Blue
02. Flowers Under Siege
03. American Death
05. Gloom Forever
06. Lower Than Life
07. Colder Than Death
09. Crisis Of Faith
To coincide with the LP news, the group has a planned out a North American tour for early 2018.
American Nightmare 2018 Tour Dates:
02/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
02/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
02/18 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
02/21 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
02/22 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet
02/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Rex Theater
02/24 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
02/25 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
03/02 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
03/03 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
03/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
03/09 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
03/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
03/11 – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman