Monday, August 24, 2009

Nightmares Tour Itinerary + Info.

Wednesday August 26, 2009
Apop Records
2831 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118
9:00 PM
All Ages
The Lonely Procession
N.N.N. Cook
Thursday August 27, 2009
The Void
518 E. High Street
Lexington, KY 40502
859.231.VOID (8643)
9:00 PM
All Ages
Cadaver in Drag
Friday August 28, 2009
Art Damage Lodge
4120 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
(3rd floor of the Hoffner Masonic Lodge)
9:00 PM
All Ages
Saturday August 29, 2009
Fairchild Chapel (NOTE: NO LONGER AT THE 'SCO)
50 W. Lorain Street (in Bosworth Hall)
Oberlin, Ohio 44074
9:00 PM
All Ages
Aaron Dilloway + Robert Turman
Skin Graft
Sunday August 30, 2009
L.J.'s Lounge
2114 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
10:00 PM
Gate to Gate (Greh Holger of Hive Mind + Mike Connelly of Wolf Eyes/Hair Police)
Hatred (Nate Young of Wolf Eyes/Demons)
Body Collector
Monday August 31, 2009
Viaduct Theater
3111 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Door: 8:30 PM
Show 9:00 PM
Haptic + Brian Labycz
Face Worker
Tuesday September 1, 2009
The Borg Ward
823 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
7:00 PM
All Ages
Climax Denial
Anal Hearse
Reptile Worship
Last minute updates may also be found at:
We will have three recordings available at these shows,
while stock lasts. Two items are limited editions, created
exclusively for this tour:
Nightmares "s/t" 7-inch
Edition of 300 on marbled color vinyl
Nightmares "s/t" CD
Edition of 100
Nightmares "s/t" Cassette (C-30)
Edition of 100
Nightmares is a new synth trio formed by Jonathan Canady,
David Reed, and Mark Solotroff.

Canady is known for his dark analog synth fueled solo project, Angel of
Decay, while power-electronics fans know him for his truly brutal band,
Deathpile. Although possibly less-known in the noise world, it is likely
that his most widely heard project is the industrial-metal band Dead
World. He also founded the Malsonus label.

Reed has a musical personality that is finely split into two
distinct-yet-related solo projects: the analog synth-driven Envenomist
and its dark electronic alter-ego, Luasa Raelon. Reed has also recorded
under the name Brittle Foundries, and occasionally using his own name.
He also runs the prolific Snip-Snip label and the newly launched Fatal
Beliefs label.

Solotroff has recorded lo-fi analog synth music under the name Super
Eight Loop, which dates back to 1993. He released 100 hour-long missives
and performed a single live show as S8L, before retiring the name in
January 2009. Solotroff is also known for his bands BLOODYMINDED, The
Fortieth Day, A Vague Disquiet, Intrinsic Action, Animal Law, and the
newly formed Anatomy of Habit. As a synth player, Solotroff has also
played live and/or in the studio with diverse artists including Brutal
Truth, Consumer Electronics, and Wilt. He also runs the BloodLust! label.

The three members have long, entwined histories together, dating back to
the early 1990s, when Canady and Solotroff first met up. When Canady’s
band Dead World was on Release/Relapse Records, Solotroff brought the
group to New York City to play an infamous 1993 show with Intrinsic
Action and Whitehouse. Solotroff also organized several shows with
Deathpile and Angel of Decay, and his BloodLust! label went on to
release numerous compact discs, 7-inch singles, and cassettes by Dead
World, Deathpile, and Angel of Decay. Canady returned the favor by
including what became a universally despised BLOODYMINDED song,
“Moonwalker,” on the groundbreaking Malsonus power-electronics
compilation CD, “The Sound of Sadism.” Canady has also overseen the
graphic design of six Intrinsic Action compact discs and his design
skills frequently keep the BloodLust! gears rolling smoothly.

Reed and Solotroff first crossed literal paths in September 2004, at a
rare show at Chicago’s Viaduct Theater, when BLOODYMINDED played with
the touring projects Hive Mind, Luasa Raelon, and Redrot. The two met up
again at the March 2005 edition of No Fun Fest in Brooklyn, NY, when
Luasa Raelon and BLOODYMINDED both played on the Chondritic Sound stage.
It was not long before Envenomist releases on vinyl, compact disc, and
cassette, began appearing on BloodLust! Solotroff has organized several
more Luasa Raelon and Envenomist shows in Chicago, and Reed even began
sitting in on synth at key BLOODYMINDED shows. Reed and Solotroff
previously toured the Midwest together in October 2007.

Most recently, the three members of Nightmares all found themselves on
the landmark “Wierd Compilation Volume II : Analogue Electronic Music
2008” – a four LP set that was released by BLOODYMINDED member Pieter
Schoolwerth, on his New York-based Weird Records imprint. Canady
appeared as Angel of Decay, Reed as Envenomist, and Solotroff – with
BLOODYMINDED and The Fortieth Day member, Isidro Reyes – as A Vague

With their long history of dark analog synth music, the three members of
Nightmares have united to develop their own type of aural sleep
disruption, characterized by frightening psychological content and
aiming to provoke a strong feeling of imminent physical danger and a
sensation of being trapped or suffocated.