Every Mother's Nightmare

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Every Mother's Nightmare
Also known as EMN
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Hard rock,[1] hair metal[2]
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
Mark McMurtry

Every Mother's Nightmare (EMN) is a hard rock/hair metal band formed in Nashville


Every Mother’s Nightmare formed in the early 1990s in Memphis and were signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records. After signing with Arista, their videos for songs such as “Walls Came Down”, “Love Can Make You Blind”, and “House of Pain” gained play on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball.

While promoting the first two albums they opened for bands such as Cheap Trick and Dream Theater. 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 an 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".


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

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.