It's been a very long time since I've listened to Every Mother's Nightmare. I don't write about them much here and I was surprised to hear them added to the Rocklahoma 2008 bill.
So, let's talk about this Tennessee band. Who knew good Metal could come from Bluegrass country?
The band formed in 1987, but I am going to call them a 90s act. For some reason, I always picture flannel when I think of Every Mother's Nightmare, but maybe that isn't the correct memory.
Rick Ruhl (vocals), Steve Malone (guitarist), Mark McMurty (bass) and Jim Phipps (drummer) are the original members of the band. EMN released their self-titled debut in 1990 and followed that with Wake Up Screaming in 1993. The band was on Arista - that is the label made famous by Whitney Houston! Today the band is on Perris Records.
These days, EMN is Rick Ruhl, Jim Phipps, Travis Hall, Jeff Caughron and Troy Fleming.
Every Mother's Nightmare doesn't have any tour dates listed on their official Myspace page, so I guess the best chance to see them really is at Rocklahoma. According to the press conference, the band is playing Saturday, July 12.
Here are a few EMN videos. The first is "Love Can Make You Blind."
Here's "Walls Come Down."
So, what do you think about Every Mother's Nightmare?
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