AMERICAN NIGHTMARE have announced a new EP and their first-ever 10-inch vinyl release called “Dedicated to the Next World”, slated for a June 2nd release via Heartworm Press. The band just premiered their angry lead single “Self Check-Out” and it’s a raging killer!
Dedicated… is AN refusing to rest on legacy. The legendary hardcore punk band returns with four new songs that sound like classic and future AN, stripped down and sped up to their trademarked urgency and live violence. With stream of conscious lyrics and existential dread, these are revival songs for the modern disenchanted.
“How I Got Away” recalls AN’s anthemic hardcore sound ala tracks “We Are” and “The World Is Blue.” “Self Check-Out” is a minute-long punk blister. “Real Love” flies like speed fueled Stooges and “Praying Hands…” nods to the influences of Bad Brains and Negative Approach.
American Nightmare formed in 2000, broke up in 2004 and reunited in 2012. The band released their self-titled album in 2018 and Life Support EP in 2020.
The new release is available for pre-order now via Heartworm Press. Limited vinyl variants are coming up from Deathwish Inc., Bridge 9, and Revelation Records. It was recorded live to 2 inch tape by American Nightmare drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera at Mystic Valley Recording Studio in Boston.