Every Mother's Nightmare

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Every Mother's Nightmare
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Heavy Metal
Hard rock
Years active 1987—present
Labels Arista
Perris Records
Associated acts Full Devil Jacket
Website MySpace Music
Members Rick Ruhl
Travis Hall
Jeff Caughron
Troy Flemming
Lonnie Hammer
Travis Butler
Past members Steve Malone
Kris 'Newt' Beavers
Craig Santicola
Jim Phipps
Shannon Harris

Every Mother's Nightmare (EMN) is a Heavy Metal band formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1987 by vocalist Rick Ruhl and guitarist Steve Malone. Bassist, Mark McMurty, and drummer, Jim Phipps, completed the lineup (Reeder Julian was touring drummer). EMN blended blues, metal, and southern rock for their sound. Before moving to Nashville, Rick Ruhl spent his formative teenage years in the West Knoxville area (Concord Tn.) where he was most likely influenced by that area's local garage rock bands (featuring Bruce Watkins, Kevin Morgan and Eddie Francis.)


EMN's career ended as quickly as it started. With the label-signing frenzy of the late '80's of hard rock/metal bands, EMN benefited and gained some minor success. However, just as quickly, they were swallowed up in the even-larger signing frenzy of grunge and Nirvana.

They reached their biggest success with the single, 'Love Can Make You Blind,' which reached No. 22 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks.

EMN still enjoys a local following in the Memphis and Nashville music scene.

In 2011 Jeff Caughron joined reunited nu metal act Full Devil Jacket, that features members of Day of Fire and Saliva, as a replasement for Michael Reaves, who died of cancer earlier that year.


Studio albums[edit]

  • 1990 - Every Mother's Nightmare (Arista)
  • 1993 - Wake Up Screaming (Arista)
  • 2000 - Smokin Delta Voodoo (Perris)
  • 2001 - Back Traxx (Perris)
  • 2002 - Deeper Shade of Grey (Perris)

Live albums[edit]

  • 2002 - Live Songs from Somewhere (Perris)


  • 1990 - "Walls Come Down" (Arista)
  • 1990 - "Love Can Make You Blind" (Arista)
  • 1993 - "House of Pain" (Arista)

Current members[edit]

Original Members[edit]

  • Rick Ruhl - Lead singer
  • Steve Malone - Guitar
  • Ronnie Cantrell/Mark McMurtry - Bass
  • Jim Phipps - Drums

Billboard charts[edit]


  • 1990 Every Mother's Nightmare The Billboard 200 No. 146
  • 1993 Wake up Screaming Heatseekers No. 37


  • 1990 Love Can Make You Blind Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 22

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