Posted in metal | music | pictures on January 2, 2012

photos by Stephanie Crumley, words by BBG

American Nightmare in MA
American Nightmare

American Nightmare (aka Give Up The Ghost) reunited for two shows: Club Lido in Revere, MA on December 29th and one in Los Angeles on 12/31. The shows, their first in close to eight years, featured the lineup of Wesley Eisold (of Cold Cave), Timothy Cossar, Joshua Holden, Brian Masek, and Alex Garcia-Rivera, and featured notable support with the East Coast getting appearances from All Pigs Must Die, Colin of Arabia, and Salvation while the West Coast got Trash Talk, Touche Amore, and Weekend. Pictures, videos and the partial setlist from the MA show are in this post.

Jacob Bannon recently interviewed Wes & Tim for the Deathwish podcast, discussing the details behind the reunion. Stream that in full on the Deathwish player or download a copy via iTunes. Deathwish recently reissued We're Down Til We're Underground and Background Music on vinyl. Order yours at their eStore.

Pictures/video/setlist, below...

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Salvation

Salvation

Salvation

Salvation

Salvation

Colin of Arabia

Colin of Arabia

Colin of Arabia

Colin of Arabia

Colin of Arabia

Colin of Arabia

Colin of Arabia

Colin of Arabia

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

American Nightmare

American Nightmare

American Nightmare

American Nightmare

American Nightmare

American Nightmare

American Nightmare

American Nightmare

American Nightmare

American Nightmare (Give Up the Ghost) - Young Hearts Be Free Tonight - 12-29-2011 Reunion

AN reunion

American nightmare reunion new years eve 2011

American Nightmare - Farewell 12/31/11 Reunion

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE 12/29/11 Club Lido Revere, MA
partial setlist (via Futurebreed)
Intro
Love American
We Are
Protest
AM PM
Shoplifting
Latin
Compass
Hearts
Sickens
Instrumental
Fireworks
Ice Age
Please Die
Young Hearts
Ba Ba Ba
Last Supper
Outtro
Pru
Arsonist
We Killed It
Farewell
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Comments (31)

Moar Ryan Gosling

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 9:24 AM

Holy fuck that looks like it was so much fun. I wish i was there

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 10:27 AM

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 10:42 AM

Wow. Last time I saw these guys was with Hot Rod Circuit, Atom & his Package, and Avail. No joke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 11:03 AM

While I'm sure it was a great time, a friend there told me it ended early (just like the last AM show) because of a fight. In other words, bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 11:11 AM

Boston show was great - It didn't end early - they cut 2 songs from the setlist (We Killed it & Last Supper) - played for about an hour - which is roughly 3 AN Shows !! lol

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 11:52 AM

mustve been after my time...never heard about them until all this crap about a reunion.

looks like its for the suburban tattoo chicks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 12:47 PM

^shut the fuck up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 12:52 PM

how did he lose his hand?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 12:58 PM

Another year another sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 1:00 PM

A friend there told me it ended early...because of a fight. Good Work!

Posted by Massagista | January 2, 2012 1:44 PM

Fights break out at sausage fests all the time. All that homo-erotic sexual tension eventually boils over.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 2:06 PM

They have always been a mediocre band rehashing shitty New England hardcore riffs. I don't get the hype.

Posted by JT | January 2, 2012 2:18 PM

Fake melodrama. Wonderful. What a bunch of clowns, no wonder the kids eat this shit up.

This band was shitty enough when they were together, hope this reunion was just a one off thing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 2:37 PM

I guess Wes needed some drug money.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 4:54 PM

I'm going to guess that anyone who posts about it being a "sausage fest" is a total weakling who gets afraid when they see a (homo or not) man who could kick their intellectually smart ass.

Rather then posting "sausage fest" why don't you go lift a weight. Maybe then you wouldn't feel the need to be such a troll.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 6:28 PM

^haha this dude lifts weights so the other sausages in the pit will think he's macho.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 7:03 PM

6:28....your post goes in the saustard hall of fame. NOW HIT THOSE WEIGHTS!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 7:11 PM

Yep 6:28's post really embodies the spirit of the sausage scene

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 7:31 PM

Without question, the most over rated HC band of all time.
Always thought Wes's AN vocals sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 7:45 PM

The only weight I lift is that of a pita chip, delicately dipping into a fresh plate of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 8:08 PM

ONE ARMED COLD CAVE DORK RETURNS TO SCREAMO WIGGER ROOTS

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 10:13 PM

Stop being such a sissy 8:08 blast those abs too!

As for 7:03, 7:11, 7:31 you are just the coolest ever. Let me know which bridges you live under. I'd love to hang out. I really think we could be friends.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 10:23 PM

hoping for a nyc date

Posted by fuck you | January 2, 2012 11:43 PM

they should play at santos party house. holy shit that show would be wonderful!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 11:48 PM

I'd give my left hand to be in American Nightmare.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | January 3, 2012 2:28 AM

That's what Wes did ^^^^

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 2:45 AM

Did a fight break out in the crowd, or was the singer involved? I saw these guys once, I think it was at the VFW Hall in Babylon, and the lead singer jumped off the stage, walked up to some kid who was wearing a K-Mart vest and smacked him upside the head. I have no idea why he did that, but it seemed pretty uncool.

I think at the same show another hardcore band played, I forget who, and somebody got in a garbage can and their friend wheeled them out into the center of the dance floor/mosh pit, and the lead singer got very mad and yelled "get that fucking garbage can out of the pit". I guess he did not find it funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 3:51 PM

Jamey Jasta gives this show one thumb up!

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 5:25 PM

LEAVE WESLEY EISOLD ALONE!!!!!
HOW DARE U FUCKS MAKE FUN OF SOMEONE WITH ONE ARM!!! U FUCKFACES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YALL NEED GOD

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 1:13 AM

they just have so much fun singing.

Posted by jordon | August 9, 2013 7:23 PM

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