Nightmare Anatomy

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Nightmare Anatomy
Nightmare Anatomy Cover.jpg
Studio album by Aiden
Released October 4, 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Post-hardcore
Horror punk
Length 40:16
Label Victory
Producer Steve Carter
Aiden chronology
Our Gangs Dark Oath
Nightmare Anatomy
Rain in Hell

Nightmare Anatomy is the second studio album by American band Aiden.


In 2009, speaking to Kerrang!, Francis commented:

For Nightmare... I'd learnt how to write and arrange things better than I'd done on Our Gang. Nightmare is a lot more focused on structure; verse, chorus, verse, chorus. I know that a lot of people like Nightmare Anatomy and I think it's a great record for where we were at as a band then. It's a hard-hitting, in your face punk rock album and that was the album we wanted to make at the time.[1]


It was released on October 4, 2005 through Victory Records. It was supported by three singles: "Knife Blood Nightmare", "The Last Sunrise", and "Die Romantic". The Japan release also contains a bonus DVD with interviews, music video, and other material.

In March and April 2006, the group supported Thirty Seconds to Mars on the Forever Night Never Day tour.[2] In May and June, the band supported HIM on their tour of the U.S.[3] The band went on the 2006 edition of the Warped Tour.[4]

Reception and legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars 8.2/10 stars

The album peaked at number 196 on the Billboard 200,[6] number 9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart,[7] and number 16 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart,[8][9] and has since become one of the band's most commercially and critically successful albums to date. By August 2006, the album had sold over 89,000 copies.[10]

For Aiden's final tour in the fall of 2015, they played Nightmare Anatomy in its entirety.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Knife Blood Nightmare" 3:06
2. "The Last Sunrise" 3:43
3. "Die Romantic" 3:40
4. "Genetic Design for Dying" 3:28
5. "Breathless" 3:58
6. "Unbreakable (I.J.M.A.)" 3:22
7. "It's Cold Tonight" 3:13
8. "Enjoy the View" 2:45
9. "Goodbye We're Falling Fast" 3:34
10. "This City Is Far from Here" 3:07
11. "See You in Hell..." 6:13



  1. ^ Kerrang! #1261, May 16, 2009. Treasure Chest. An Intimate Portrait Of Life In Rock. wiL Francis, p. 58
  2. ^ "30 Seconds To Mars touring with Aiden, Emanuel this March". Alternative Press. January 25, 2006. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "HIM return to the U.S. this May for tour with Aiden". Alternative Press. April 17, 2006. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Warped Tour confirms tour routing, venues, more bands". Alternative Press. March 2, 2006. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
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  10. ^ Kohli, Rohan (August 10, 2006). "Soundscan Results: Week Ending August 6th, 2006". Retrieved February 12, 2016. 

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