French power metallers, NIGHTMARE have inked a deal for the world with German giant metal label, AFM Record. The band is currently recording their seventh studio album, co-produced by Patrick Liotard at Peek studio in France and Achim Koehler (PRIMAL FEAR, EDGUY, MASTERPLAN) at U3multimedia and Indiscreet Studios in Stuttgart, Germany.
The album entitled Insurrection, will be released worldwide through AFM on September 11th. The album cover has been made once again by Swedish artist, Par Olofsson who did already the one of the previous album, Genetic Disorder. Nightmare's 2009 line-up is: Jo Amore on vocals, Franck Milleliri and JC Jess on guitars, Yves Campion on bass and David Amore on drums.
The new album will feature nine songs including one exclusive concept-song in two parts with two different singing on the same song: the part II entitled 'Cosa Nostra... ' will be featured as a bonus track for Japan and limited editions together with one more extra song.
Some of the new song titles are: 'Insurrection', 'Three Mile Island', 'The Gospel Of Judas', 'Decameron', 'Angels Of Glass' and 'Legions Of The Rising Sun.'
Special guest vocalist on the album is Fabrice Emmanuelsson from ELLIPSIS.
Vocalist Jo Amore states: "We have come to the album of the maturity, with strong emphasis on heavy guitar riffs in the vein of Arch Enemy, Iced Earth but with the Nightmare heavy metal touch, but in the same time, it's more melodic when it comes to the vocals... We can't wait to play these songs live... We are recording this time in 4 different studios: drums an arrangements at Savern Studio in France, vocals and bass at Peek studio in France and guitars at u3multimedia studio in Stuttgart (Germany) and mixing at Indiscreet Audio Studio in Ostfildern, Germany."
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the band will perform a special show as headliner for a DVD filming in their hometown of Grenoble at the venue, Salle Edmond Vigne in Fontaine (France) on October 31st 2009 with special guests Ellipsis, AMON SETHIS and RISE OF DOOM. Part of the special Metal Night : Metal Breakdown 3 Halloween Party.