Origin: France
Genres: Power Metal
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Nightmare  


There was a handful of decent French bands in the early eighties, but most of them sung in French and stuck to French labels, thus limiting their worldwide appeal. Nightmare sung in English, and after a successful opening gig for Def Leppard in 1983, signed to Ebony Records for their first two releases. But various problems, ranging from musical differences to record label difficulties to the failing health of their then-singer, proved too much for the band, and by 1987 they were essentially done. Twelve years later (1999), a new lineup came together, led by former drummer turned singer Jo Amore, and the band was back in business, the new Nightmare debuting with an EP featuring a dedication to their fallen ex-vocalist, who passed away that year. Since then the band has prospered, with two strong releases including their most recent, the concept album Silent Room. Melodic power metal is the order of the day here, but with a few twists of their own to keep from sounding tired (some tasteful backing choirs on a few choruses, for example, give the band a slight gothic edge). Amore has a gritty yet powerful voice that suits the style well, forceful yet not overbearing. Nightmare has produced a fine album here, and hopefully can continue to excel in the French metal scene.

Current Members

Jo Amore

vocals

J.C. Jess

guitars

Franck Milleliri

guitars

Yves Campion

bass

David Amore

drums

Former Members/Guests

Christophe Houpert

vocals

Jean Marie Boix

vocals

Jeannot Strippoli

guitars

Alex Hilbert

guitars

Nicolas de Dominicis

guitars

Stéphane Rabilloud

keyboards


Discography



Waiting For The Twilight 
1984 Ebony
  1. Trust A Crowd
  2. Waiting For The Twilight
  3. Too Late
  4. Royal Death
  5. Drive Down To Hell
  6. Lord Of The Sky
  7. The Legend
  8. Fool In The Scene
  • Christophe Houpert
  • Jo Amore
  • Jeannot Strippoli
  • Nicolas de Dominicis
  • Yves Campion




Power Of The Universe 
1985 Ebony
  1. Running For The Deal
  2. Diamond Crown
  3. Prowler In The Night
  4. Power Of The Universe
  5. Let's Go
  6. Judgement Day
  7. Princess Of The Rising Sun
  8. Invisible World
  • Jean Marie Boix
  • Jo Amore
  • Jeannot Strippoli
  • Nicolas de Dominicis
  • Yves Campion




(EP) Astral Deliverance 
1999 Adipocere
  1. Astral Deliverance
  2. The Legend
  3. Heart Of Fire
  4. Princess Of The Rising Sun
  5. Howlers Of Insanity
  • Jo Amore
  • Jeannot Strippoli
  • Nicolas de Dominicis
  • Yves Campion
  • Stéphane Rabilloud
  • David Amore




Live Deliverance 
2000 Adipocere
  1. Astral Deliverance
  2. The Legend
  3. Trust A Crowd
  4. Princess Of The Rising Sun
  5. Let's Go
  6. Waiting For The Twilight- Le Jour Du Châtiment
  7. Diamond Crown
  8. Heart Of Fire
  9. Power Of The Universe
  10. Too Late
  11. Judgement Day
  12. Invisible World
  13. Howlers Of Insanity
  14. Fool On The Scene
  15. Prowler In The Night
  16. Drive Down To Hell
  17. Sortilège
  18. Lord Of The Sky
  19. Metal Heart




Cosmovision 
2001 Napalm
  1. Roads To Nazca (intro)
  2. Cosmovision
  3. Corridors Of Knowledge
  4. Spirits Of The Sunset
  5. The Church
  6. Behold The Nighttime
  7. Necropolis
  8. The Cemetary Road
  9. Kill For The New Messiah
  10. The Spiral Of Madness
  11. Last Flight To Sirius
  12. Riddle In The Ocean
  • Jo Amore
  • Jeannot Strippoli
  • Nicolas de Dominicis
  • Yves Campion
  • David Amore




Silent Room 
2003 Napalm
  1. Chapter I (The Awakening): Paranormal Magnitude
  2. Chapter I (The Awakening): The Rise Of A Child
  3. Chapter II (The Game): Strange Connection
  4. Chapter II (The Game): Travel In The Spheres Of Dreams
  5. Chapter II (The Game): Shades In The Night
  6. Chapter II (The Game): Silent Room
  7. Chapter III (The Cure): Mind Matrix Schizophrenia
  8. Chapter III (The Cure): A Piece Of Paradise
  9. Chapter IV (The Decadence): Virtual Freedom
  10. Chapter IV (The Decadence): Sniper In The Playground
  11. Chapter IV (The Decadence): The Death Toll
  12. Chapter V (Epilogue): Prisoner Of The System
  13. Ship Of Fools
  • Jo Amore
  • Alex Hilbert
  • Nicolas de Dominicis
  • Yves Campion
  • David Amore

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



The Dominion Gate 
2005 Regain
  1. Temple Of Tears
  2. A Taste Of Armageddon
  3. Messenger Of Faith
  4. Secret Rules
  5. The Dressmaker
  6. Endless Agony
  7. Paranormal Magnitude Part II
  8. Circle Of The Dark
  9. Haunting Memories
  10. Heretic
  11. The Dominion Gate
  12. The Watchtower
  13. K-141
  14. War Addict (Japan bonus)
  • Jo Amore
  • Alex Hilbert
  • Franck Milleliri
  • Yves Campion
  • David Amore

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Travel In The Spheres Of Time  COMPILATION
2006 self-released




Genetic Disorder 
2007 Regain
  1. Nothing Left Behind
  2. Battleground for Suicide
  3. Queen of Love & Pain
  4. Conspiracy
  5. Leader of the Masquerade
  6. Final Procession
  7. The Dominion Gate (Part II)
  8. The Winds of Sin
  9. Forsaken Child
  10. A Thrill of Death
  11. Wicked White Demon
  12. Dawn of Darkness
  • Jo Amore
  • Alex Hilbert
  • Franck Milleliri
  • Yves Campion
  • David Amore

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Insurrection 
2009 AFM
  1. Eternal Winter
  2. The Gospel Of Judas
  3. Insurrection
  4. Legions Of The Rising Sun
  5. Three Miles Island
  6. Mirrors Of Damnation
  7. Decameron
  8. Target For Revenge
  9. Cosa Nostra (Part I: The Light)
  10. Angels Of Glass
  • Jo Amore
  • J.C. Jess
  • Franck Milleliri
  • Yves Campion
  • David Amore

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



One Night Of Insurrection 
2011 AFM

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



The Burden Of God 
2012 AFM
  1. Gateways to the Void
  2. Sunrise in Hell
  3. The Burden of God
  4. Crimson Empire
  5. Children of the Nation
  6. The Preacher
  7. Shattered Hearts
  8. The Doomsday Prediction
  9. The Dominion Gate (Part III)
  10. Final Outcome
  11. Afterlife (bonus track)
  • Jo Amore
  • Franck Milleliri
  • Yves Campion
  • David Amore


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