“This is the new model of darkness that destroys all, It’s claustrophobic and large at the same time like sharing a cellar with a massive dragon…Nightmare Fortress
are vibrating at a very high frequency” – Mishka Blog, New York
Hailing from Seattle, Nightmare Fortress is making their mark. They put you in a trance with sultry vocals, atmospheric guitar, raunchy synth lines and thick beats. Their live shows feature an unforgettable stage show and perfectly produced soundscapes; a one of a kind experience.
This eclectic mix of sound formed in 2011 with members Alicia Amiri (vocals), Colin Roper (synth, vocals), Cassidy Gonzales (guitar), and Blair Field (synth, lighting design). All members hail from established former bands Sleepy Eyes of Death, Loving Thunder and Cobra High.
They have toured the West Coast and are active around the Pacific Northwest. They have supported Crystal Castles, Nikki and the Dove, Austra, Trust, Douglas J. McArthy of Nitzer Ebb, Crypts, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dangerous Boys Club, Tearist and KMFDM.
Nightmare Fortress’ premiere EP Until the Air Runs Out was recorded and produced by the band and released on vinyl by Sweating Tapes. Until the Air Runs Out received much ado upon its release, making it on blog lists for best albums of 2012, top 12 albums of the year and 20 best dark albums of 2012.
The band is currently working on their full length album, slated to be done early 2014.
After releasing their first EP, They unleashed the single “The Soft Kill” on The CryBaby Studios End of The World Comp. They are also featured on Twitch and Gloam: Dark Sounds from the Pacific Northwest and an almost live studio session for Part Time Punks.
“Nightmare Fortress has a show that simply demands your attention and a sound that begs to be played over and over again.” – Neumos Blog, Seattle