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Here’s To The Ones Today On Bravewords

Don’t forget to catch the new documentary Here’s To The Ones on the Bravewords facebook page at 3:30PM EST. The we will be live for a Q&A immediately following the presentation.

Memphis, TN – ‘Here’s To The Ones – A Documentary’, is a tell all story in the making of the latest album “Resurrect The Faithful’ by the American hard rock band Every Mother’s Nightmare.

Written by Bill Chavis, directed by Nick Hein and Bill Chavis, ‘Here’s To The Ones – A Documentary’, is a project developed by HVM Entertainment in 2020 showing the behind the scenes look at the creation process of the band’s most pivotal album of their career.

Filmed on location at Supernova Sound Memphis in Tennessee, the film shows the band discussing their demo, writing and recording processes for the new material as well as who and what EMN is as a band today.

Quotes Bill Chavis “Over the past five years, I’ve had the honor to establish a true friendship with Rick Ruhl and have a tremendous respect for him. I’ve learned where he’s been, how he got there, how he fought back to save himself, his band, and his career. I was awestruck by his simple approach towards life, his industry experiences and in a way that has now inspired me in making some of my own decisions. The man is a true talent, a rock star and smarter than he will ever let on. No one knew what to expect when we signed our record deal but as a team, we have set goals and conquered them. I have had the privilege of watching EMN roar back to life and here we are right now at this point in time. Resurrect The Faithful is by far the best album from EMN.”

Plans for release include a Roku release, a stand-alone DVD version packed full of additional footage, and never seen before live performances just in time for the holiday season.

About EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare): Formed in 1987 by lead singer Rick Ruhl and guitarist Steve Malone, Arista’s Clive Davis came to Memphis to see them perform. When the act with whom they were playing refused to let Every Mother’s Nightmare use their lighting or sound equipment, they instead auditioned for Davis in a warehouse studio and impressed him enough to be signed a week later. Although metal had begun to run its course by the time they issued their self-titled debut in 1990, Arista pushed the band hard and “Love Can Make You Blind” received enough attention to give Every Mother’s Nightmare a hit. It was sufficient enough to keep the label in the band’s corner, including enlisting hitmaker Kevin Elson to produce the follow-up. However, by the time Wake Up Screaming was released in 1993, the band found that musical tastes had shifted so that it failed to meet label expectations. Although the third album was ahead of its time and very much in the vein of alternative southern hard rock, the label had no idea what to do with it. Dropped by Arista, the band underwent numerous lineup changes over the next several years.

In 2000, Ruhl returned with a new incarnation of Every Mother’s Nightmare releasing Smokin’ Delta Voodoo and releasing additional albums over the next several years.

In 2016, Ruhl reached a new record deal with the independent label HighVolMusic. HVM released the full length version of Grind on CD and vinyl plus reissued remastered versions of the highly sought after Backtraxx and Smokin’ Delta Voodoo albums. By 2019, Ruhl had solidified the now longtime lineup of Rick Ruhl (v), Troy Fleming (b), John Guttery (g), Travis ‘Gunner’ Butler (g), and adding Allan Bone (d).

About (HVM) HighVolMusic: HVM is a creative, entrepreneurial and artist-focused music company that utilizes innovative product, sales and distribution strategies embracing available delivery technologies. We offer our artists a full range of core artist services expanding into the business areas of Artist Relations, Artist Management, Artist Representation, Branding & Identity, Publicity & PR, Sync & Licensing/Music Supervision, Manufacturing, and Distribution. HVM takes a realistic no nonsense business approach when working with and managing the expectations and day-to-day business of artist careers and using a core suite of artist services.In the constant growing digital industry we manage a variety of music-based content that is marketed, promoted and distributed over a wide array of online and mobile platforms.

EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare) – Here’s To The Ones – A Documentary, Memphis, TN 2020

Interviewer: Bill Chavis
Executive Producer: Bill Chavis
Produced by: Nick Hein
Directed by Nick Hein & Bill Chavis
Production Design: Station 8 Productions
Sound Engineer: Drew Morris & Dave Cowell

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www.facebook.com/EMNBand
www.highvolmusic.com
© 2020 HighVolMusic LLC

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‘Breathe’ to Debut Friday September 25th

‘BREATHE’ Debuting September 25th


EMN (EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE)
 is debuting the video for their new single ‘Breathe’, Friday September 25th at Bravewords.com. The track is also making its way to radio and comes from the October 23rd release ‘Resurrect The Faithful’. Also on tap, the new EMN documentary ‘Here’s To The Ones’ will also premiere at Bravewords.com social media on Sunday September 27th at 3:33 PM EST with a live Q&A immediately following the showing.

‘Resurrect The Faithful’ can be preordered at https://smarturl.it/emnrocks

Here's To The Ones An EMN Documentary

 


New Documentary Premiering On Bravewords

BraveWords’ new online experience, Streaming For Vengeance, continues with Here’s To The Ones – an Every Mother’s Nightmare documentary, and band Q&A, broadcasting live on Saturday, September 27th at 3:33 PM Eastern.

You can watch this live stream on the BraveWords Facebook page. For more information on Streaming For Vengeance visit this location.Bravewords Live Streaming

Here’s To The Ones – A Documentary, is a tell all story in the making of the latest album, Resurrect The Faithful, by the American hard rock band Every Mother’s Nightmare. Written by Bill Chavis, directed by Nick Hein and Bill Chavis, Here’s To The Ones – A Documentary, is a project developed by HVM Entertainment in 2020 showing the behind the scenes look at the creation process of the band’s most pivotal album of their career.

Filmed on location at Supernova Sound Memphis in Tennessee, the film shows the band discussing their demo, writing and recording processes for the new material, as well as who and what EMN is as a band today. Quotes Bill Chavis, “Over the past five years, I’ve had the honor to establish a true friendship with Rick Ruhl and have a tremendous respect for him. I’ve learned where he’s been, how he got there, how he fought back to save himself, his band, and his career. I was awestruck by his simple approach towards life, his industry experiences and in a way that has now inspired me in making some of my own decisions. The man is a true talent, a rock star and smarter than he will ever let on. No one knew what to expect when we signed our record deal but as a team we have set goals and conquered them. I have had the privilege of watching EMN roar back to life and here we are right now at this point in time. Resurrect The Faithful is by far the best album from EMN.”

Plans for release include a Roku release, a stand-alone DVD version packed full of additional footage, and never scene before live performances just in time for the holiday season.

Every Mother’s Nightmare was formed in 1987 by lead singer Rick Ruhl and guitarist Steve Malone, Arista’s Clive Davis came to Memphis to see them perform. When the act with whom they were playing refused to let Every Mother’s Nightmare use their lighting or sound equipment, they instead auditioned for Davis in a warehouse studio and impressed him enough to be signed a week later. Although metal had begun to run its course by the time they issued their self-titled debut in 1990, Arista pushed the band hard and “Love Can Make You Blind” received enough attention to give Every Mother’s Nightmare a hit. It was sufficient enough to keep the label in the band’s corner, including enlisting hitmaker Kevin Elson to produce the follow-up.

However, by the time Wake Up Screaming was released in 1993, the band found that musical tastes had shifted so that it failed to meet label expectations. Although the third album was ahead of its time and very much in the vein of alternative southern hard rock, the label had no idea what to do with it. Dropped by Arista, the band underwent numerous lineup changes over the next several years. In 2000, Ruhl returned with a new incarnation of Every Mother’s Nightmare releasing Smokin’ Delta Voodoo and releasing additional albums over the next several years. In 2016, Ruhl reached a new record deal with the independent label HighVolMusic. HVM released the full-length version of Grind on CD and vinyl plus reissued remastered versions of the highly sought after Backtraxx and Smokin’ Delta Voodoo albums. By 2019, Ruhl had solidified the now longtime lineup of vocalist Rick Ruhl, bassist Troy Fleming, guitarists John Guttery and Travis ‘Gunner’ Butler, and drummer Allan Bone.

 

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Here’s To The Ones

COMING THIS FALL!

EMN (EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE) is set to release a new album this fall via their label HighVolMusic. In addition to the new album, a documentary was also filmed during the making of the album. ‘Here’s To The Ones’ is a look at the behind the scene recording process with an in-depth discussion about the album as well as conversation about EMN the band today. 

Prior to the pandemic, EMN began recording their album at Supernova Sound Memphis with producer Dave Cowell and Matt Montgomery. During the recording sessions, the idea of filming a documentary was formulated by label president Bill Chavis.

Bill Chavis explains; “The pandemic proved to be challenging but it also proved to be rewarding in that it gave us the additional time needed to not only complete the album but also film the documentary. I flew down to Memphis, TN ahead of the pandemic in March for a scheduled meeting with the band but also to preview the new material.  I had been toying with the idea of an EMN documentary for some time. When I talked with Dave Cowell and Matt Montgomery about my idea, they were more than accommodating in allowing us to take over the studio. I hired a film crew and it all just came together like it was meant to happen.”

Coming this fall, ‘Here’s To The Ones’ is directed by Nick Hein (Station 8 Productions) and Bill Chavis. Album release details plus the new video-single are scheduled for September 18th.

Here's To The Ones An EMN Documentary

 


Rick Checks In from The Studio

Rick Ruhl

Rick Ruhl
Every Mother’s Nightmare
Photo by: Erik Hernandez

Rick Ruhl, singer, songwriter, lyricist, word-man, front-man, and founder of the Memphis, TN band Every Mother’s Nightmare is readying a new album. The band has been in the studio since January working on their next release for HighVolMusic. Rick recently checked in giving an update on where things are at with EMN.

Rick Ruhl update on the new record: “10 songs are recorded, mixed and done. We’re going back in the studio (Supernova Sound Memphis) and recording 1 more song for a total of 11. The band has performed incredibly, everyone has stepped up and kicked it in the ass. Johnny and Gunner have taken their guitar playing to a whole new level, Troy (The Viking) is as solid as ever and has really delivered some killer bass lines on this one. And Bone…man he has really brought things to a different level in the band. His timing is spot on impeccable and his playing is first class. He’s doing things on this record that are amazing bar none. Bone and Troy have really locked in as a rhythm section. This record is really different.”

On recording the new album: “I’m really happy with this new album. Every record that I have ever recorded I was never 100% satisfied with. There was always things I found wrong with each one that I wished I could have gone back and fixed before they were released. It was always a sense of rush to get things done so it just was what it was. But on this new record I am over-the-top satisfied, it’s good, real good. The songs are strong and a left turn from anything we have ever done previously. All the ingredients are there, it’s just unbelievable the chemistry this band has and what everyone has brought to the table and what we have been able to achieve. It is like lightening in a bottle.” says Ruhl

Rick goes on to say: “When Bill Chavis said he booked us in the studio for 3 months, I was like that’s a long time and crazy. But in the end he was right. He gave us the time to do it right and make a great record. Our producer Dave Cowell along with Matt Montgomery are absolutely fantastic. From day one the studio vibe has been comfortable. Once we really dug in and got going, Dave brought so much out of us. He hears all kinds of things and does what producers should do. He also gave me the time and flexibility to do what I do so it was a real comfortable situation not just for me but for all of us.”

Rick talking about their last record Grind: “Grind was a good record. We got some good mileage out of it, rode it as long as we could, it’s time for something new. If there was any doubt about Grind and who did what, this new one is damn sure gonna clear it up for ya.”

On the title, track listing and artwork: “Well, the title has changed. I’m not going to tell it just yet but team Chavis flew in to Memphis back in March brought in a photographer and we shot all new photos of the band and did some on location stuff for the album. That photo-shoot kinda changed everyone’s mind on what we should call the album so yea there is a new title. As far as the tracks are concerned like I said there are 11 total. 1 will be a bit of a surprise I think but all of that will be released in due time. The packaging is going to be over-the-top most likely. Once Bill heard the mixes he came out of the studio eyes all big and glassy like. I knew he was already scheming a plan! That guy is always working and plotting a plan. He says the package has to match the music. He’s already sent some ideas to us. We’ve been able to have input from everyone in the band and tying it all together. We really have a great team working with us now.”

Rick talks about the release date: “It was supposed to be in June but with all this Covid-19 stuff happening things have been pushed back. Not sure when just yet, timing will be key and the album still has to be mastered. We are going with Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering. It’s all been setup we just have to finish the last song and then its off to Mike.

Rick talks about future EMN plans: “I don’t know, this virus thing has shutdown the world. Hopefully things settle down a bit and life can resume to some normalcy. It’s just the nature of this beast right now. Chavis is working on a documentary for us. He setup a film crew to come in and film us in the studio while he was here in March. We did some Q&A about the album, the making of…and that sort of thing. So I know that is in the works right now. Like I said Bill always has something going for us. We have also been talking about releasing a single. There is a song that ties in a bit with this pandemic thing but not sure just yet when or if even that is the song. Our radio folks will build us a game plan. We are also planning a bit of a concept video or at least a bit of a story line, maybe 2 for the new record. Plus a new website is being built. So we still have a lot of things to do and get finished for when the record comes. It looks like we are still going to Europe later this year that is if things open back up. There’s probably some other stuff I’m forgetting but this is the gist of what’s happening right now. I’m anxious for everyone to hear the new record. It is nothing like we have ever done before. We are all excited for what people are about to witness. We are dedicating this to the faithful.”


Studio Report #1

We hit the studio Tuesday night to track the next song for the new record. Dave and Matt at Supernova Sound Memphis got us dialed in and the recording began. Troy and Allan wasted no time laying down the bass and drum tracks perfectly. This new batch of songs are going to surprise everyone! Wednesday night Johnny and Gunner will track the guitars before The Rev comes in and lays down his magic. Big thanks to HighVolMusic for backing us and making it happen. Stay tuned…

 


Ages of Rock Podcast Interview Rick Ruhl

 

Rick Ruhl attended RockNPod 3 earlier this year and talked about what’s been going on, the forthcoming record and more. Check it out!


It’s Just The ‘Southern Way’

 

Our latest video from the Backtraxx release – ‘Southern Way’. Filmed on location in Baltimore, MD at Fish Head Cantina for the MB4 show Thursday May 2, 2019. Pick up your copy of ‘Backtraxx’ in our store.


Backtraxx and Grind Vinyl Are Out

Hey Nightmares!

Our latest ‘BACKTRAXX’ is out now. We’re told this one is the hardest to find, well no more. ‘BACKTRAXX’ has been re-packaged, remastered and we threw in a few bonus tracks to give 60+ minutes of music. Visit our store to get your copy. Be sure to request the new single ‘Southern Way’ at your fav radio station and watch for the new video coming in May.

BacktraxxTracklist:
Southern Way
Muddy Water
Seasons Change
Ride The Train
Lookin’ In
Stoned On TV
Dawg
Sorrow
River
Outside The Circle
Too Far Gone
Bled
Hidden
Shotgun [Traxx Demo Session] Sunday [Traxx Demo Session] Young Man Blues [Traxx Demo Session]

 

 

 


Also out is ‘GRIND’ on VINYL! This was a long time coming but our label persevered and got it done. This is a very cool GREEN translucent vinyl collector’s piece. Get it while it lasts!

 

Side A
Loco Crazy
Snake
Upper Hand
Blown Away
Sacred Circle
Days Are Through

Side B
Stand Up
Swing Again
Closet Down The Hall (Live)
Walls Come Down (Live)
Push (Live)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rappin with Rev – Episode 1

In a new video series, The Rev, Rick Ruhl answers fan questions from around the globe. Brutally honest and open check out the first episode…