French power metallers NIGHTMARE have inked a worldwide deal with Germany's AFM Records. The band is currently recording its seventh album, "Insurrection", at Peek studio in France with Patrick Liotard and at U3multimedia and Indiscreet Studios in Stuttgart, Germany with Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, EDGUY, MASTERPLAN). The follow-up to 2007's "Genetic Disorder" will contain nine tracks, including a two-part concept song. Part II of the track, entitled "Cosa Nostra..." , will be featured as a bonus cut for Japan and limited editions along with one other song. A September 11 release is expected.
The "Insurrection" cover art was created by Swedish artist Pär Olofsson who previously worked on "Genetic Disorder". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Insurrection", "Three Mile Island", "The Gospel Of Judas", "Decameron", "Angels Of Glass" and "Legions Of The Rising Sun".
Special guest vocalist on the album is Fabrice Emmanuelsson from ELLIPSIS.
Vocalist Jo Amore states: “We have come to the album of the maturity, with strong emphasis on heavy guitar riffs in the vein of ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH but with the NIGHTMARE heavy metal touch, but at the same time, it's more melodic when it comes to the vocals... We can't wait to play these songs live. We are recording this time in four different studios: drums an arrangements at Savern Studio in France, vocals and bass at Peek studio in France and guitars at u3multimedia studio in Stuttgart (Germany) and mixing at Indiscreet Audio Studio in Ostfildern, Germany."
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, NIGHTMARE will perform a special headlining show on October 31, 2009 at Salle Edmond Vigne in Fontaine, France with special guests ELLIPSIS, AMON SETHIS and RISE OF DOOM. The concert will be professionally filmed for future DVD release.
NIGHTMARE 2009 is:
Jo Amore - Vocals
Franck Milleliri - Guitar
JC Jess - Guitar
Yves Campion - Bass
David Amore - Drums
Professionally filmed video footage of NIGHTMARE performing the song "Wicked White Demon" live at Hellfest on June 21, 2008 in Clisson, France can be viewed below.
"Genetic Disorder" was released in North America on February 5, 2008. The CD, which came out in Europe on October 31, 2007 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).