American Nightmare


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    Life Support
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    Love American
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    There's a Black Hole in the Shadow of the Pru
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    (We Are)
American Nightmare are one of the most important and influential hardcore/punk bands of the last two decades.
The band’s volatile mix of traditional American hardcore, English influenced attitude, and Wesley Eisold’s emotional lyrical prose set a new creative standard for the worldwide hardcore community. Their sphere of influence is far reaching, serving as the bellwether to the giants of punk, metal/hardcore, and even mainstream music. American Nightmare began in 2000 as a band that defied styles, trends, and even names. After releasing several EPs and two LP's, the band split in 2004 before reforming in 2011. American Nightmare redefined the hardcore scene musically, visually, and most of all, lyrically.
Their latest self-titled album expands upon their brand of dark hardcore paying homage to groups who have always influenced the band ranging from Negative Approach, SSD, and The Cro-Mags to Joy Division and Siouxsie And The Banshees and Bauhaus. Wesley Eisold, Brian Masek, Josh Holden, Alex Garcia-Rivera and Jim Carroll, together as American Nightmare, have risen from the ashes with an album that expands their legacy and reestablishes them as titans of the genre.


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