International extreme metal collective NIGHTMARER has announced the release of the band’s highly anticipated sophomore full-length record, entitled ‘Deformity Adrift’, which will see the light of day on May 5th via Vendetta Records and Total Dissonance Worship.
Clandestinely conceived by (former) members of Gigan, WFAHM and The Ocean in 2014, NIGHTMARER set out to derive only the most extreme elements of their previous musical endeavors and take them to a much more miserable and punishing level. Seemingly out of nowhere, NIGHTMARER hit the extreme Metal underground with their first EP ‘Chasm’ in early 2016. The furious whirlwind of low end dissonance and pulverizing heaviness immediately took the scene by storm and paved the path to a record contract with Season of Mist. The band’s following full length debut ‘Cacophony of Terror’ (2018) and their appearance on the 2019 edition of the Devastation on the Nation Tour, earned the band a strong, die-hard following, while the addition of guitarist Keith Merrow (Merrow, Conquering Dystopia) in the same year, only further cemented their reputation as a band to watch closely. In early 2020, NIGHTMARER parted ways with Season of Mist to go independent and start their own label Total Dissonance Worship. Under that banner, the band released the single ‘Primordial Grit’ and 2021 EP ‘Monolith of Corrosion’ to critical acclaim from fans and press alike, while also finishing up their brand new full length record.
‘Deformity Adrift’ is NIGHTMARER‘s most diverse work to date, venturing far beyond the conventions of the already unconventional genre of Dissonant Death Metal, without sacrificing even an ounce of viciousness. Strong undercurrents of Industrial and Doom Metal can be found throughout this 32 min behemoth of a record, which ends with an oppressive wall of sound that will leave you bruised and battered.
In support of the upcoming album, NIGHTMARER have unleashed the first single ‘Throe of Illicit Withdrawal’. Listen to the track via your favorite streaming platform or right here:
NIGHTMARER on ‘Throe of Illicit Withdrawal’:
“This song is about having to give yourself up entirely, in order to function as a cog in a machine that exploits every last bit of your body, mind and soul. It’s a constant battle between oppressive tension and the promise of a release that never comes. The result is a misery so deep, any attempt at disassociating from it is futile. Drawing from Death-, Black- and even Industrial Metal-influences, ‘Throe of Illicit Withdrawal’ not only embodies that lyrically, but sonically as well.”
Tracklist reads as follows:
- Brutalist Imperator
- Baptismal Tomb
- Throe of Illicit Withdrawal
- Suffering Beyond Death
- Hammer of Desolation
- Obliterated Shrine
‘Deformity Adrift’ was mixed and mastered by Raphaël Bovey at MyRoom Studio.
Cover art by Jeanne Comateuse. The album will be released on vinyl, CD, cassette tape, digital and streaming formats by Total Dissonance Worship (US) and Vendetta Records (EU).
‘Deformity Adrift’ is now available for pre-order at THIS LOCATION
Line-up of the recording:
John Collett – Vocals
Simon Hawemann – Guitars
Keith Merrow – Guitars
Brendan Sloan – Bass
Paul Seidel – Drums