Nightmarer Recruit Guitarist Keith Merrow

Nightmarer have officially welcomed guitarist Keith Merrow to the band. With this news, the group have also confirmed that they will be starting an “extensive, collaborative writing process” for their new album next month.

Nightmarer commented:

“The time has come to ring in the second chapter of Nightmarer by revealing the addition of guitarist Keith Merrow, who will be writing and performing live with us in the future.

Keith has a vast catalog of releases under his belt. Besides his solo albums, he also put out critically acclaimed full length records with Conquering Dystopia and Alluvial.

Those familiar with his output know that there are many dark and dissonant nuances in his sound, elements that he is going to take to the next level with Nightmarer.

Our extensive, collaborative writing process for the upcoming album starts at his studio in Oregon next month. Stay tuned for more Total Dissonance Worship!”

Nightmarer (Ex-Gigan, Ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, Etc.) Stream New Album “Cacophony Of Terror”

Nightmarer, the band featuring ex-Gigan vocalist John Collett, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth guitarist Simon Hawemann and drummer Paul Seidel (The Ocean), are streaming their new album “Cacophony Of Terror” in full. That effort will officially be released tomorrow (March 23).

Hawemann commented:

“The time has come to unleash ‘Cacophony Of Terror‘ in the shape it’s intended to be experienced in… All previously released singles have merely been pieces of the puzzle, but the entire album reveals a much more disturbingly complete picture of what we are trying to convey with our music: paranoia, self-destruction, pure misery and death.

Contrary to most dissonant extreme metal entities, we decided to go for a full-on wall of sound approach – to emphasize the crushing weight, which is beating down the protagonist of the story that we’re telling on this record, until all life is stomped out of him. Now go and bathe in the misery of ‘Cacophony Of Terror‘!”

Nightmarer (Ex-Gigan, Ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, Etc.) Stream “Death/Swansong”

Nightmarer, the band featuring ex-Gigan vocalist John Collett, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth guitarist Simon Hawemann and drummer Paul Seidel (The Ocean), are streaming “Death/Swansong,” via Decibel. You can check that out below and pick up the band’s new album “Cacophony Of Terror” on March 23.

Hawemann commented:

“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!”

Nightmarer (Ex-Gigan, Ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Fetisch”

Nightmarer, the band featuring ex-Gigan vocalist John Collett, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth guitarist Simon Hawemann and drummer Paul Seidel (The Ocean), have premiered a new song titled “Fetisch.” This track is from their debut album “Cacophony Of Terror,” which will be released on March 23. The band commented:

“With ‘Fetisch‘, we delve deeper into a haunted and bewildered mind that is begging for relief. The song’s protagonist is trying to escape the nightmare that is consuming him, but all attempts are futile. ‘Fetisch’ is the realization that there is no way out.”

Nightmarer (Ex-Gigan, Ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, Etc.) Share New Trailer For “Cacophony Of Terror”

Nightmarer, the band featuring ex-Gigan vocalist John Collett, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth guitarist Simon Hawemann, and drummer Paul Seidel (The Ocean), have shared a new trailer for their debut album “Cacophony Of Terror.” That effort will be released on March 23 through Season Of Mist.

Nightmarer (Ex-Gigan, Ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Skinner”

Nightmarer, the band featuring ex-Gigan vocalist John Collett, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth guitarist Simon Hawemann and drummer Paul Seidel (The Ocean), have premiered a new song titled “Skinner,” via Metal Injection. This track is from their debut album “Cacophony Of Terror,” which will be released on March 23 through Season Of Mist. You can pre-order that HERE. The band commented:

“‘Skinner’ is the first song we wrote for this album and offers a mere glimpse into the abyss that is Cacophony of Terror. This record tells a story of paranoia and self-destruction with no light at the end of the tunnel. ‘Skinner’ weighs heavy in bleak hopelessness, but it’s only a prelude of things far worse to come…”