Every Mother's Nightmare

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Every Mother's Nightmare
Also known as EMN
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Heavy metal, glam metal, hard rock
Years active 1987—present
Labels Arista
Perris Records
Associated acts Full Devil Jacket
Website www.emnband.net
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


Forming in the early 90's, Every Mother’s Nightmare is no stranger to the music scene. After quickly arriving on the Memphis rock scene, word spread about their energy-packed live performances gaining them the attention of Clive Davis (Arista Records). After signing with Arista, they became staples on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball with their music videos for “Walls Came Down”, “Love Can Make You Blind”, and “House of Pain”.

Every Mother's Nightmare received a great deal of national press and toured, promoting the first two albums, allowing them the chance to open for bands such as Cheap Trick and Dream Theater. They performed many headlining shows, drawing in large crowds and selling out venues. They have also been featured in hundreds of hard rock magazines both nationally and internationally like Metal Edge as well as appearing on shows like the Joan Rivers’ talk show.

In mid-2015 they released a highly anticipated EP titled "Grind". Grind includes the first single "Loco Crazy" which features a guest appearance by Zach Myers of Shinedown on guitar with a companion video. The EP also features Wayne Swinny of Saliva on guitar in the opening track titled "Snake".

Every Mother’s Nightmare looks forward to hitting the road and touring in 2016 with multiple shows and festivals already booked.


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)

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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