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(<i>Give Up The Ghost is the new name of American Nightmare as a lawsuit from another band of the same name forced a name change.</i>) Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, American Nightmare was formed in the fall of 1999 by ex-Ten Yard Fight gui read more

(<i>Give Up The Ghost is the new name of American Nightmare as a lawsuit from another band of the same name forced a name change.</i>) Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, American Nightmare was formed in the fall of 1999 by ex-Ten Yard Fight guitarist Tim Cossar. Enlisting several friends, which included Wes Eisold on vocals, the band recorded (and re-recorded) a demo in early-2000. The demo, which attracted much attention, coupled with a string of successful tours, led to American Nightmare's partnering with Boston's Bridge Nine Records. The band released two well-received CDEP/7" on the label (S/T, 'The Sun Isn't Getting Any Brighter'), before leaving for Equal Vision Records in 2001. In June of 2001, the band would release its debut full-length, entitled 'Background Music,' which featured three re-recorded tracks from the band's Bridge Nine releases, as well as eight new songs. While maintaining a fast and frantic old-school hardcore sound, American Nightmare gives the genre several new twists, including dark personal lyrics and numerous breakdowns. read less


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Featured releases
We're Down Til We're Underground
Give Up The Ghost - We're Down Til We're Underground
American Nightmare
Give Up The Ghost - American Nightmare
The Sun Isn't Getting Any Brighter
Give Up The Ghost - The Sun Isn't Getting Any Brighter
Background Music
Give Up The Ghost - Background Music
Love American
Give Up The Ghost - Love American
Year One
Give Up The Ghost - Year One
Added on 11/8/2001 11:02:49 PM PT