Every Mother's Nightmare

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Every Mother's Nightmare
Also known asEMN
OriginNashville, Tennessee, USA
GenresHard rock,[1] hair metal[2]
Years active1987—present


Perris Records
Associated actsFull Devil Jacket
MembersRick Ruhl
Travis Butler
John Guttery
Troy Fleming
Allan Bone
Past membersSteve Malone
Kris 'Newt' Beavers
Craig Santicola
Jim Phipps
Shannon Harris
Mark McMurtry
Jeff Caughron
Lonnie Hammer

Every Mother's Nightmare (EMN) is a Hard Rock/Hair Metal band from Nashville, Tennessee.


Every Mother’s Nightmare formed in 1987 in Memphis and were signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records. 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 1990's, EVM 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 includes guest appearances by Zach Myers of Shinedown, and Wayne Swinny of Saliva.


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 (HighVolMusic)

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/James Crawford - Guitar
  • Ronnie Cantrell/Mark McMurtry - Bass
  • Jim Phipps/Troy Bryan - 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

See also[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. ^ Bill Chavis CEO HighVolMusic www.highvolmusic.com