Nightmare – A power metal band, founded in Grenoble, France in 1979 is comprised of members:
- Maggy Luyten – vocals
- Franck Milleliri – guitars
- Matt Asselberghs – guitars
- Yves Campion – bass
- Olivier Casula – drums
The band has gone through several lineup changes in their nearly 40 year career and has always stepped up to the plate when it comes to records. With 13 albums, including ten studio albums, two live albums, and an EP, there is no shortage of material if you’ve never heard of them and need a listen. After hearing their new album Dead Sun, set to be released in the US on January 20, 2017, they’ll surely gain some new fans from this side of the pond. With this new release, there are two new additions to the lineup. Maggy (vocals) and Olivier (drums) make this album a must have in your collection.
Admittedly, I had only heard two of their releases until recently. Stumbling upon this band on a metal playlist and hearing the first single “Ikarus,” I was hooked. From the opening riffs, straight into the heavy bass and drum line, the strong female vocals with capabilities of reaching raspy opening notes, carry into the high melodic chorus… LOVE! It doesn’t stop there, the title track “Dead Sun” begins with kids screaming and flood sirens. With lyrics as if to describe a world that’s dark and dreary, this track empowers you through the harsh times. “You and I were meant to live under a dead sun” and you’ll be okay. Rounding out my favorites on this powerful metal thriller of a roller coaster ride is “Seeds of Agony,” another hard-hitting powerful vocal track with epic background riffs throughout it.
Be sure to find Dead Sun in stores and all musical outlets for the US release by AFM Records on January 20, 2017.
Watch their single “Ikarus” on Youtube: HERE