LOS ANGELES, CA- American Nightmare is a hardcore punk band from Boston, MA. Formerly known as Give Up The Ghost, this band will released their self-titled full length album on February 16th through Rise Records and have released the first track from the album “The World Is Blue”.

Heavy, ominous, brisk and frenetic, “The World Is Blue” is a slice of the punk goodness that anxious American Nightmare fans have eagerly been waiting. The song is almost a proclamation of their return from a long absence with the concluding lyrics, “We live our whole lives on one road/ Now we are here/ Now we are nowhere” and is a track that will definitely get the pits moshing,

The last original line-up of the band returns with Alex Garcia-Rivera (drums), Wes Eisold (vocals), Josh Dolden (bass) and Brian Masek (guitars). Eisold, who has had success with Cold Cave and Some Girls, emphasized the idea of returning to his roots and the music coming back full-circle:

“This is a new start, it really is. We are now in the band we always wanted American Nightmare to be with the lineup, the songs, and the name back … it feels full circle in the sound of the music referenced earlier, but it also feels complete in that we took the reigns of the band and its past and made a new American Nightmare album … and now we are ready to move forward with it […] In making this record we had one goal: To make a hardcore punk album that was true to American Nightmare, who we were then and who we are now. No filler, just existential poetic venom. This is ground zero, a new life for the band.”

The band has announced a number of appearances for February and March 2018. Beginning on release day, Friday, February 16, at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA, the tour will visit a number of markets on the east coast, Canada, as well as the west coast of the U.S. with special guests Pissed Jeans, Protester, Spiritual Cramp, No Warning, cloak/dagger, TØRSO and Fireburn on select evenings.

See the tour dates below and let us know what you think of the track in the comments! 

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American Nightmare. Photo: Amy Lee. Used with permission.
American Nightmare. Photo: Amy Lee. Used with permission.

16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *

17 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel *

18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *

21 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes #

22 – Toronto, ON – Velvet #

23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater #

24 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #

25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge # 

02 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage ^

03 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry ^

04 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (w/ Protester, cloak/dagger, Abuse of Power)

09 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick &

10 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex &

11 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman &

* = w/ Pissed Jeans, Protester, Spiritual Cramp
# = w/ No Warning, Spiritual Cramp

^ = w/ Pissed Jeans, Protester, cloak/dagger

& = w/ TØRSO, Fireburn, Spiritual Cramp