Watch American Nightmare Rage Hard in Raw "Flowers Under Siege" Video | Revolver

Watch American Nightmare Rage Hard in Raw "Flowers Under Siege" Video

Hardcore band's first album in 15 years out today

Dark post-punk-inflected Boston hardcore band American Nightmare dropped their first album in 15 years today (you can get it here), a nine-track self-titled ripper featuring standout cut "Flowers Under Siege," for which the band produced the starkly beautiful live video you can view above. Fronted by Cold Cave main man Wes Eisold, the enigmatic act previously released just two full-length albums over the last two decades since its formation, tumultuous years that also saw the band temporarily loses its name, change members and break up. On their new album, American Nightmare not only nod to longstanding influences including Negative Approach, SSD and the Cro-Mags but also to proto-goth groups such as Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

See the lyrics to "Flowers Under Seige" below:

flowers grow from the underground
to be stared at and stepped on and sold
until what's beautiful is too old

been under siege since i was a seed
and i'll be under siege 'til they re-bury me

American Nightmare will be playing rare shows in support of the self-titled album — see dates below and look out for more to be announced.

16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
17 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel * [sold out]
18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall * [sold out]
21 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes #
22 – Toronto, ON – Velvet #
23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater #
24 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge #

02 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage ^
03 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry ^
04 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (w/ Protester, cloak/dagger, Abuse of Power)
09 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick &
10 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex &
11 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman &

* = w/ Pissed Jeans, Protester, Spiritual Cramp
# = w/ No Warning, Spiritual Cramp
^ = w/ Pissed Jeans, Protester, cloak/dagger
& = w/ TØRSO, Fireburn, Spiritual Cramp