New releases are coming out from the visual kei band Nightmare! A new single titled Awakening and another compilation album titled best tracks 2000-2005[clowns], will be released, both starting sales on March 23. Check out both releases in the generous video preview below!
Awakening will be available in three types. Editions A and B will both include a CD with two new songs and a DVD with video footage. The first will contain the music video for the title track, while in the latter we will see scenes of Nightmare’s live Touhoku e ai wo komete held at Sendai Macana on August 28, 2015, which was the band’s 15th anniversary live. Edition C will not include any video footage, but a third track instead, which is surprisingly titled VISUAL-KEI IS NOT DEAD, CUZ THEY’RE UNDEAD.
The compilation album best tracks 2011-2015[clowns] will be available in a unique edition containing 25 remastered tracks from their first five years of formation split in two CD’s. The first disc also includes newly recorded versions of dogma. Nadirecur, Wasurenagusa (わすれな草), love tripper, and Backstreet Children.
As you probably know, Nightmare celebrated their 15th anniversary last year, starting with the release of CARPE DIEM. And they sure got the meaning of that words, as not only the album was released but also the single Rakuen (落園) and the DVD CARPE DIEMeme TOUR FINAL were also released on late 2015. The year was not even over when they also announced their best of albums “best tracks 2011-2015[be?st]” and “best tracks 2006-2010 [vapor]”. As you can see this was a very complete year for Nightmare. Let’s cheer for another 15 years!
Lastly but not less important, here’s Nightmare’s new artist photos: