Exclusive double-track premiere ‘Death/Swansong’ of the forthcoming NIGHTMARER debut album via ‘powerofmetal.dk’

powerofmetal.dk is proudly delivering you the exclusive premiere of the next double-track ‘Death/Swansong’ taken from the forthcoming NIGHTMARER debut album, Cacophony of Terror.

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!


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”






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