American Nightmare @ NYC's Webster Hall, July 2012 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)

Boston hardcore punks American Nightmare (aka Give Up the Ghost) first reunited in 2011 for a pair of shows after an eight-year absence. The shows were in celebration of the Deathwish Inc. reissues of 2001's Background Music and 2003's We're Down Til We're Underground - their only full-length albums. The crew, which features vocalist Wesley Eisold (of Cold Cave), played additional reunion shows throughout 2012 and announced that they'd be releasing a reunion documentary. That last part hasn't happened yet but maybe it will soon, as American Nightmare will be playing select shows this June. One of their two announced shows will be at Metro on June 6. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (3/29) at noon CST. They'll also play Toronto on June 8.

A trailer for A.N.'s forthcoming reunion documentary and streams of their two full-length LPs are below...


American Nightmare -- Background Music

American Nightmare -- We're Down Til We're Underground

American Nightmare -- 2013 Tour Dates
June 6 Chicago, IL - Metro
June 8 Toronto, ON - ????