One foot in the blues, with eyes peeled and gazing forward, constantly seeking new horizons of musical expression. A real Rock’n’Roll monster, National Nightmare.
Hailing from Helsinki Finland, National Nightmare is the real deal with huge rock pedigree featuring Jimi Sero, bass player from the legendary Smack, guitarist Ace Mark, from Californian classic rockers Bigelf, drummer Teddy T Rexx also known from Dingo among others, and lead singer Sami Haxx, formerly of The Species.
National Nightmare’s sound is influenced by 60’s rhythm and blues groove greats like TinaTurner, powerful 70’s blues based hard rock of Aerosmith and wrapped in deceptive simplicity of old school AC/DC, Rolling Stones and ZZ Top. Rallying cries of The Who and Sex Pistols raise up in the catchy choruses, and the ghost of Robert Johnson is overseeing the whole operation.
All this and more, without taking themselves too seriously, National Nightmare is experimenting with the sound and groove with open-mindedness of QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal and the Black Keys.
In December 2016 the band released the two track single ”Night Bus” and ”Rock’n’Roll Saves Souls” packing a tight rhythm section, bluesy guitar hooks, great melodies and larger than life backing vocals wrapped into soulful vibe and feel good rock’n’roll attitude. Promotional videos for ”Night Bus”, ”Shooting Star” and “Wild Blood” were released in 2017, claiming high acclaim in the national music media.
The band has finished studio work their debut album “Sangre Salvaje”, which will be released in the fall of 2018.