Hailing from Helsinki Finland, National Nightmare is the real deal with huge rock pedigree featuring Jimi Sero, bass player from the legendary Smack, guitarist AceMark, known from Californian classic rockers Bigelf and lead singer Sami Haxx, formerly of the Species, and drummer Teddy T. Rexx, also known from Dingo among others.
National Nightmare’s sound is in uenced by 60’s rhythm and blues groove greats like TinaTurner, powerful 70’s blues based hard rock of Aerosmith and wrapped in deceptive simplicity of old school AC/DC, Rolling Stones and ZZ Top. Rallying cries of The Who and Sex Pistols raise up in the catchy choruses, and the ghost of Robert Johnson is overseeing the whole operation. All this and more, without taking themselves too seriously, National Nightmare is experimenting with the sound and groove with open-mindedness of QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal and the Black Keys.
In December 2016 the band released the two track single ’Night Bus’ and ’Rock’n’Roll Saves Souls’ packing a tight rhythm section, bluesy guitar hooks, great melodies and larger than life backing vocals wrapped into soulful vibe and feel good rock’n’roll attitude.
Currently the band is in the studio, preparing to put out a full album in February 2018. A taste of what’s to come is their latest single ’Wild Blood’.