Nachtmahr

Nachtmahr

Industrial Ebm Dark Electro German Black Metal
There are at least three bands using the name 'Nachtmahr'. 1) Nachtmahr is the solo project of Thomas Rainer (also known for his other projects: L'Âme Immortelle and the now defunct Siechtum). Nachtmahr's musical style is best characterized as Industrial Techno. Inspired by numerous years of DJing, Nachtmahr is self-described as "the missing link between merciless and provocative industrial music and the hammering power of techno". More Info »

Top Albums

  • Alle Lust will Ewigkeit
    Alle Lust will Ewigkeit
  • Feuer Frei!
    Feuer Frei!
  • Semper Fidelis
    Semper Fidelis
  • Kunst ist Krieg
    Kunst ist Krieg
  • Mädchen in Uniform
    Mädchen in Uniform
  • Katharsis
    Katharsis
  • Veni Vidi Vici
    Veni Vidi Vici
  • Can You Feel the Beat?
    Can You Feel the Beat?

Nachtmahr. Artist Bio

There are at least three bands using the name 'Nachtmahr'.

1) Nachtmahr is the solo project of Thomas Rainer (also known for his other projects: L'Âme Immortelle and the now defunct Siechtum). Nachtmahr's musical style is best characterized as Industrial Techno.

Inspired by numerous years of DJing, Nachtmahr is self-described as "the missing link between merciless and provocative industrial music and the hammering power of techno".
The first release, "Kunst ist Krieg (i.e., Art is War)", and it’s club hit, "BoomBoomBoom", quickly became worldwide industrial club staples and earned the band a slot on the soundtrack of the American blockbuster movie, SAW IV.

However, the success of the EP was far surpassed with the release of the full-length album, "Feuer frei". The club single "Katharsis" dominated the clubs for months, helping the album to stay in the top 10 of the German Deutsche Alternative Charts (DAC) for more than 6 weeks. Germany's biggest and most influential dark music magazine, ORKUS, even stated "Feuer frei" was “the new standard for the electro industrial genre”.

During this period, Nachtmahr extensively toured through North and Central America, Europe, and Russia - including major worldwide festivals like Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Kinetik Festival, and M'era Luna - whilst preparing their second full time assault, "Alle Lust will Ewigkeit".

With it, the Austrian Industrial project continued on the uncompromising and relentless path of destruction with their now-trademark heavy distorted beats, driving bass lines, and addictive melodies. This notably lead "Alle Lust will Ewigkeit" to the No. 1 positions for both single and album in the Deutsche Alternative Charts.

In 2010, Nachtmahr's third album "Semper Fidelis" was released, again placing highly in the German charts.

In 2011, Nachtmahr announced plans to expand their live touring scope, landing gigs in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Website: www.nachtmahr.at
MySpace: www.myspace.com/nachtmahrprojekt

2) Nachtmahr is a German black metal band featuring Thomas Helm and Ulf Schawdorf of Empyrium. Nachtmahr is an old German synonym for 'nightmare'. The actual year of creation is unsure, since Helm once claimed that the idea for this project reaches back to the mid-90s.

3) Another German black metal band from Günzburg. they have released two split EPs so far. the first ep with sun of sleepless was released in 2004 at the lupus lounge label. the split EP with Helrunar was released in 2005 also at the label lupus lounge. there was only "trollzauber" on it.
the style is a concentration of intense, dramatic atmosphere, magical-moody Black Metal, complemented by two apparently contrasting voices and dramatic keyboards.

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