Every Mother's Nightmare

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Every Mother's Nightmare
Also known asEMN
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, United States
GenresHard rock,[1] hair metal[2]
Years active1987—present
LabelsHighVolMusic

Arista

Perris Records
Associated actsFull Devil Jacket
Websitewww.emnrocks.com
MembersRick Ruhl
Travis Butler
John Guttery
Troy Fleming
Allan Bone
Past membersSteve Malone
Troy Bryan
Ronnie Cantrell
James Crawford
Kris 'Newt' Beavers
Craig Santicola
Jim Phipps
Shannon Harris
Mark McMurtry
Jeff Caughron
Lonnie Hammer
James Starks

Every Mother's Nightmare (EMN) is an American hard rock/hair metal band from Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

Career[edit]

Every Mother's Nightmare formed in 1987 in Memphis and were signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records.[3] After signing with Arista, their videos for “Walls Came Down,” “Love Can Make You Blind,” and “House of Pain” appeared on MTV's Headbangers Ball.

In the early 1990s, EMN opened for Cheap Trick and Dream Theater, were featured in Hard Rock magazines, and appeared on The Joan Rivers Show.

In 2015, they released the "Grind" EP, which included guest appearances by Zach Myers of Shinedown, and Wayne Swinny of Saliva.

In 2017, Every Mother's Nightmare released the Grind album, which included guest appearances by Myers and Swinny, and they also released three videos.

In 2018, they reissued Smokin' Delta Voodoo which included bonus tracks. Smokin' Delta Voodoo was remastered by Anthony Focx.

In 2019, they reissued Backtraxx which also contained bonus tracks from the recording sessions. Backtraxx was remastered by Bill Chavis for HighVolMusic.[4]

Discography[edit]

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)
  • 2015 - Grind - EP (EMN Records)
  • 2017 - Grind - Full Length (HighVolMusic)
  • 2018 - Smokin' Delta Voodoo - Reissue (HighVolMusic)
  • 2019 - Grind - Vinyl (HighVolMusic)
  • 2019 - Backtraxx - Reissue (HighVolMusic)[5]

Live albums[edit]

  • 2002 - Live Songs from Somewhere (Perris)

Singles[edit]

  • 1990 - "Walls Come Down" (Arista)
  • 1990 - "Love Can Make You Blind" (Arista)
  • 1993 - "House of Pain" (Arista)
  • 2017 - "Loco Crazy" (HighVolMusic)
  • 2018 - "Blown Away" (HighVolMusic)
  • 2018 - "Delta Voodoo" (HighVolMusic)
  • 2019 - "Southern Way" (HighVolMusic)

Current members[edit]

Original members[edit]

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

Billboard charts[edit]

Albums

  • 1990 Every Mother's Nightmare, Billboard 200 No. 146[6]
  • 1993 Wake Up Screaming, Heatseekers No. 37

Singles

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Every Mother's Nightmare – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Crigler, Pete (February 2015). "Hair Metal". Perfect Sound Forever. Archived from the original on June 27, 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 124. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  4. ^ "HighVolMusic LLC | #RockAintDead". Highvolmusic.com. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Every Mother's Nightmare | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Every Mother's Nightmare". Billboard.com. Retrieved November 15, 2019.