Bei den französischen Heavy Metal-Pionieren NIGHTMARE hat sich das Bruder-Duo Jo (Gesang) und David (Schlagzeug) verabschiedet. Somit ist auch die ursprünglich geplante Neueinspielung von Songs der ersten beiden NIGHTMARE-Alben aus den 80ern derzeit auf Eis gelegt. Stattdessen suchen die verbliebenen Mitglieder Yves Campion (Bass), Franck Milleliri (Gitarre) und Matt Asselberghs (Gitarre) nun nach geeigneten Mitstreitern, um das Line-Up wieder zu vervollständigen. Ein neues NIGHTMARE Studioalbum soll in der zweiten Jahreshälfte 2016 erscheinen.
Lest hier das komplette Statement:
“It's with deep sadness that we have to announce the departure from the band of Jo and David... We respect their choice and wish them all the best in their current and future musical adventures. We will never forget what we have accomplished together starting in the early 80's, and it will remain forever engraved in our hearts and memories... The answer to the question that everyone asks: "Did the band split?" is: NO, the band is still alive!!! We are well aware of the huge challenge that we have to face now, and there will inevitably be a change of identity... Naturally, the re-recording of the first two albums originally planned to be released early 2016, without Jo and David has no meaning and no interest at all anymore, and we are forced to stop this project!
We are very sorry and we send our apologies to all the fans who wanted to see us live in Belgium at the Kraken Fest on November 7th 2015. (a big thank to you Nadia!)... and we promise that we will return in Belgium in 2016! We want to thank our record company for their huge support in these difficult moments, and all the fans who support us and who want this adventure to continue... The new album is still expected for the second half of 2016 and we will give you more news very soon… Stay connected!
NIGHTMARE (Franck, Matt & Yves)”