These bringers of dark dissonance are premiering their double-track “Death/Swansong”. Watch it here.

Chaos comes crashing in waves. Patterns emerge out of swirling energy. Darkness coalesces out of fragments into bizarre forms and strange angled shapes. What reads like a list of entries into H.P. Lovecraft’s dictionary of horrors is the nightmarish musical vision offered by NIGHTMARER on their debut album, ‘Cacophony of Terror’.

Seemingly out of nowhere, NIGHTMARER hit the extreme metal undergroundwith their first EP, ‘Chasm’ in early 2016. This furious whirlwind of low end dissonance, devastating heaviness and majestic walls of sound took the scene by storm and the first 10″ vinyl pressing almost sold out while still on pre-order. Conceived in 2014 by former members of bands such as GIGAN, THE OCEAN and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH, this international trio derives only the most extreme elements of their previous musical outlets and takes those into another hellish dimension.

Carving their distinctly personal and unique path into the dark matter that DEATHSPELL OMEGA, DODECAHEDRON, and ULSECT have ventured to explore, NIGHTMARER are now set to release one of the darkest and crushing albums of 2018. Enter this ‘Cacophony of Terror’ in search of extreme sonic pleasures at your own peril!

Style: Total Dissonance Worship

NIGHTMARER guitarist Simon Hawemann comments: “Our track ‘Death’ marks the inevitable end of ‘Cacophony of Terror’ – it is the final stage of a battle that was never meant to be won. My inspiration for this song was all too real: I had to witness a person close to me decease over the course of several days. The riffs and sounds in ‘Death’ reflect the heavy breathing, the tortured moans, and the spasms of a dying human being – sights and sounds that are burned into my memory forever. This experience served as a morbidly twisted foundation to give death itself an appropriate soundtrack. Once it’s all over, ‘Death’ seamlessly makes the transitions into ‘Swansong’, which offers nothing else than just the relief of not having to fight any longer. One could not exist without the other, so we’re premiering both tracks merged into one today. We are thrilled to have joined forces with Alan Dubin (KHANATE/GNAW), who lent his terrifying voice to ‘Death’. His piercing screams serve as the perfect personification of the demon that lurks in the plagued mind of the album’s protagonist. Without further ado, embrace death!”

Track-list

  1. The Descent (1:36)
  2. Stahlwald (3:31)
  3. Skinner (4:38)
  4. Bleach (3:59)
  5. Cave Digger (3:25)
  6. Fetisch (4:46)
  7. Tidal Waves of Terror (3:23)
  8. Ceremony of Control (4:48)
  9. Death (4:52)
  10. Swansong (1:27)

Total playing time: 35:23

Current line-up

John Collett: vocals

Simon Hawemann: guitars

Paul Seidel: drums

Recording line-up

John Collett: vocals

Simon Hawemann: guitars

Paul Seidel: drums

S. Braunschmidt: bass (studio only)

Guest musicians

Alan Dubin: vocals on “Death”

Ferenc Petöcz: additional samples on “Cave Digger

Find Nightmarer online:

www.facebook.com/nightmarercult

www.instagram.com/nightmarercult

www.nightmarer.com

Nightmarer’s debut album ‘Cacophony Of Terror’ out on March 23rd is available for pre-order HERE!