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“Gloom Forever” – AMERICAN NIGHTMARE release new video

Rise Records and iconic Boston hardcore band AMERICAN NIGHTMARE are pleased to present the brand new music video for “Gloom Forever”. Directed by Travis Shinn and Jeremy Danger, “Gloom Forever” is a standout track from the band’s recently released, critically acclaimed self-titled album that illustrates the band’s stylistic fusion between hardcore and gothic post-punk.

The band will be on tour in Europe in the spring. Check out the tour dates below.

American Nightmare represents the band’s rise from the ashes, expanding their legacy and reestablishing the band as titans of the genre in the process. The enigmatic act may have only released two full-length albums since forming nearly two decades ago but after temporarily losing their name, changing members and breaking up, the band has returned with a dark hardcore record that pays homage to groups who have always influenced its sound ranging from Negative Approach, SSD, and The Cro-Mags to those extending beyond the realm of hardcore such as Joy Division and Siouxsie And The Banshees

Lyrics:

all the money in the world
can’t buy a new one
so we hang around the sun
in the corners of hell
the way flies fly
just to find the window closed
all we feel is pane

oh gloom i see no future
that’s why i loved you with the lights on
oh gloom i see no past
that’s why i’m standing here in front of you

from the womb to the tomb
we’ve walked with disaster
forging new ways to fade away
to fade away faster

oh gloom i see no future
that’s why i loved you with the lights on
oh gloom i see no past
that’s why i’m standing here in front of you
and on the days i want to disappear
i stay here for you

i know
i know
there is no turning back
but when you’re standing in the fire
all you see is black

true love in the burning world
true heart in the crooked world
i saw your name engraved with paint
across these city walls
true love in the burning world
true heart in the crooked world
i saw your name engraved with pain
across your city walls

oh gloom
life’s so easy for the insincere
but i’ll stay here for you

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE tour

Recorded in Boston, MA at Mystic Valley Recording Studio by drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera, American Nightmare features vocalist Wes Eishold, bassist Josh Holden, guitarist Brian Masek and Garcia-Rivera who were all part of the last original lineup of the band that disbanded in 2004 (and somehow American Nightmare even got their highly prized band name back after temporarily changing their name to Give Up The Ghost).

The album also signifies the first truly collaborative record the band has written with all members contributing to its creation. Adhering to a writing process inspired by the Smiths yet evokes Black Flag, and is dripping with the angst-driven nihilism that has defined the act since their inception, the album is the result Eisold feels represents the true essence of the band.

In making this record we had one goal: To make a hardcore punk album that was true to American Nightmare, who we were then and who we are now” he says “No filler, just existential poetic venom. This is ground zero, a new life for the band

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