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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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Resurrect The Faithful Album Details

‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ is the provocative new album from EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare)! 11-tracks of larger-than-life new music featuring the first single Breathe and a new recording of their top hit Love Can Make You Blind. With each album EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare) continues to capture fans and take them on a never ending musical ride. ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ takes the band to new musical heights. ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ due out October 23, 2020 on HighVolMusic.

‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ can be pre-ordered at: https://smarturl.it/emnrocks

Recorded at Supernova Sound Memphis, ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ differs from any of its predecessors. With a unique wall of guitars and a thunderous rhythm section, ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ stands above anything the band has written and crosses various musical boundaries. The lyrical content delves into profound subject matter that can be determined by the listener as it relates to their own lives and situations. Each song takes on a life of their own – 11 scorching tracks of pure rock ‘n roll bliss at its finest and perhaps the most defining record in the bands career.

‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ may be a shock to many; including the 2020 re-record style of the hit ‘Love Can Make You Blind.’

Every Mother's Nightmare - Resurrect The Faithful

Track Listing:

Getaway
Breathe
Here’s To The One’s
Sin In My Heart
When It Goes Away
Resurrect The Faithful
Fray
Sorry Today
Unstained
Drown By Luv
Love Can Make You Blind (2020)

“‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ is a true testament of everything that EMN is today,” says vocalist Rick Ruhl. “This is the best album of my career; it is perfect in every way – at least for us. There isn’t a song on it that I wished I could go back and fix or do differently. All of these songs were written and recorded during some very dark times both personally and all around. Only the strong survive and EMN is still here.”

Bill Chavis President of HighVolMusic said, “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.”

‘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. The documentary will make its worldwide premiere September 27th on the Bravewords.com social networks.

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.

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.

Here's To The Ones An EMN Documentary

About (EMN) EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE:

Rick Ruhl (vocals)
Troy Fleming (bass)
John Guttery (guitars)
Travis ‘Gunner’ Butler (guitars)
Allan Bone (drums)

American rock band (EMN) EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE hails from Memphis, Tennessee and is a quintessential artist that never follows trends doing things their own way. Good or bad, it was their way that put the band on the map when EMN was signed by the legendary Clive Davis in years past. With a music catalog that rises above and is a far cry from their peers, EMN has released five albums that greatly differ from one to the next. Each one telling a story of good times, trouble pasts and life experiences. It has been said that the band “writes what they live”.

EMN Online:

EMNRocks.com
Facebook/EMNband
Twitter/EMNband
Instagram/EMNband

Discography:

Every Mother’s Nightmare 1990
Wake Up Screaming 1993
Smokin’ Delta Voodoo 2000
Backtraxx 2001
Deeper Shade of Grey 2002
Live Songs from Somewhere 2002
Grind E.P. 2015
Grind 2017
Smokin’ Delta Voodoo (reissue) 2018
Backtraxx (reissue) 2019
Resurrect The Faithful 2020

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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

 


Bones Interview

In 2018 drummer Allan Bone (Tokyo Roze) joined the band Every Mother’s Nightmare. Bone came in to the band a during turbulent time but after only 4 rehearsals, EMN was off to Ohio to play their first show with Allan, the HighVolMusic Summer Bash. Needless to say but we will, that he locked the job almost immediately and the band has been better for it ever since. We recently caught up with Bone for a Q&A…

Every Mother's Nightmare

 

Give us a little history on how you got in to music and what inspired to you to play drums.Bone

Bone: I’ve always enjoyed music from a very young age. I remember being up late several times when I was a little kid seeing Buddy Rich on the Tonight Show and being blown away. I just always thought drums were cool as shit. I loved the way Ed Shaughnessy played the theme song too. That gave me a subconscious itch, and then I discovered KISS and Peter Criss. He had this massive Pearl kit and big drum riser and I was hooked.

 

Did you have a drum teacher or are you self-taught? If self-taught, how did you teach yourself?

Bone: I took a few lessons early on, but I really wasn’t into it. I just wanted to play rock n roll. Once I figured out how to play a 4/4 beat I was done with lessons. I wish I had studied more and learned more music theory, but I was in my rock n roll rebellious stage and didn’t wanna deal with more authority than I already had with parents and teachers at school. I started playing along with records and figuring it out on my own. I started out on Kiss, Scorpions, Priest, Maiden, AC/DC, Van Halen, and on and on.

 

What were the things that you practiced that brought you the best results?

Bone: I just practiced playing songs that I loved. The more I played, the better I got, and the more I loved it.

 

Let’s talk a bit about foot technique. What advice can you give readers about developing speed and accuracy?

Bone: My right foot isn’t as fast as it once was (need to do some wood shedding before we go back out touring). It’s all about repetition and muscle memory. Some of these younger guys play some crazy fast double bass stuff that I can’t play, but it’s not really my thing.  A good starting point to develop right foot speed is to sit down with “Good Times Bad Times”.

 

What type of grip to you use on the sticks?

Bone: I play matched grip, and I hold the sticks about as close to the butt end as

 

What type of warm up techniques do you do?

Bone: Honestly, I rarely do any warm ups before a I just make sure my body is warm and loose and I try to stay hydrated.

 

How often do you practice playing the drums?

Bone: As far as me just sitting down behind the kit alone, I don’t get to practice nearly as much as I’d like to. When I’m not writing, rehearsing, or touring with EMN I play in a local cover band. We do your typical bar gigs which consist of (3) 60 minute sets. Between 5-6 of those gigs per month and 2-3 EMN rehearsals each week, I get a lot of time behind the kit. I’ve always enjoyed trying new licks during a gig, mainly because it’s the only chance I have to develop my chops. I have a couple of drummer buds here that like to come see me play because they never know what I’m gonna do. I like to keep it fun and spontaneous. It’s kind like sex. Ya gotta change things up and keep ’em guessing or else it gets boring as f**k.

 

What type of player are you? Are you a flashy Tommy Lee type player or more of a John Bonham type player and why?

Bone: I used to do a lot of flashy stuff back in the twirling and throwing the sticks etc. Back when I was on the road in the 80’s on the cover circuit, I did a solo every night and lit my sticks on fire in the middle of it. It looked way cool but it was hell on drum heads. I’m really more about the feel and groove now, plus I do a good bit of singing, so I’ve got plenty going on back there.

Allan Bone of EMN

Who is your favorite drummer?

Bone: Favorite drummer?? .. That’s a tough one. Obviously Bonzo is at the top of the list, but there are so many. Tommy Aldridge was always a huge influence from his time with Black Oak and Travers, to Ozzy and Whitesnake. Ray Luzier is crazy good. Portnoy, Eric Singer, Peart (of course), Nicko, Benante. When I’m sitting around losing track of time on YouTube these days, I tend to spend a lot of time watching Brian Tichy. That guy is a beast! Phenomenal groove player and has the coolest, tastiest chops! If you’re not familiar definitely check him out!

 

What was your first kit and what is your ultimate drum kit?

Bone: My first kit was a blue marine pearl, Maxitone kit. It was a 4 piece kit and I added 3 roto toms. My ultimate kit is probably my current touring kit, Ludwig Vistalites. Bonzo setup, 1 up, 2 down. 24,14, 16, 18. I love em and they sound HUGE!!

 

Can you tell us what drum setup you are currently using in the studio and on the road?

Bone: I think I just answered this above. As far as recording, it depends on the track. I used my Vistas on about half of the upcoming album and the studio’s house DW kit on the rest. Several different snares, but mostly 2 of my Luddy supraphonics and a 8×14 black beauty.

 

Tell us about your cymbal setup and why this brand.

Bone: I own quite a few cymbals. Zildjian, Sabian,and Paiste, and I change them around occasionally except for my ride. I have an old 20″ Paiste color sound and I’m I love with the bell on that cymbal.

 

Tell us about you pedal setup and why you chose this brand.

Bone: I am currently playing a DW 5000 double pedal. I’ve tried many over the years and broken a lot of chains and foot boards along the way. I’ve had this pedal for about 7-8 years and it has been through the ringer. Road tested and thousands of hours and it’s still going strong.

 

You landed the Every Mother’s Nightmare gig, tell us how you landed the gig and what your experiences have been.

Bone: I’m coming up on 2 years with EMN and it’s been a great gig for me. It was a great fit from the first audition. It’s funny because Troy and Rick always say “how the hell have we all lived in the same city all these years and not known each other?!” I was hanging out at a local watering hole 2 years ago with some of my musician buds when Rick came walking up. I knew who he was since I’d seen them play from time to time over the years. He knew the guys I was hanging with and they started shooting the shit. My buddy Tracy asked Rick how things were going with EMN and he said “we’re looking for a new drummer”. Tracy, without hesitation, points at me and says “that’s your guy right there.” Rick and I talked for a quick minute and that was it. I didn’t think much of it at the time. There was alcohol involved and since I was an unknown I figured they’d go a different route. As luck would have it I went to high school with their tour mgr and Rick’s long time friend. A couple of weeks went by and I got a message asking if I was interested in the gig. I said “hell yeah!” The next question was “how easy is it for you to travel?” I replied ” my kids are grown, I’m self employed, and I’ve got a valid passport. They gave me a set list and I went in 3 days later and we blistered through about 8 songs. 2 more rehearsals and we hit the road for a few shows. They officially offered me the gig after the first show and here we are.

 

EMN has been around for a while now. How does the band differ from the beginning to what the band is now?

Bone: The band has been around for a long time and obviously had some personnel and changes.The thing we keep hearing, especially when people hear the new songs, is that this is by far the best version of this band. All I can say is I love all my bandmates and it feels really good when we play. Writing the album was an adventure and for the most part it went surprisingly smooth. We had a few nights where we left and weren’t really speaking to each other, but that’s just part of the process. There were 2 songs in particular that we really butted heads on, but the finished product is great and I couldn’t be happier with the album.

 

What have been the biggest challenges in working in a band like EMN?EMN LIve at CLub XL

Bone: Honestly, this is one of the easiest of any band I’ve worked with. As I said previously, it’s a great fit. We all get along and work well together. I think the biggest challenge has been trying to decide which of the 11 new songs would be the first single.

 

Are you working on a new album? If so, tell us about it.

Bone: As I’m answering this question we have recently completed recording a new album and it went to mastering a few days ago. It’s due for release in the fall. We wrote 10 new songs and recorded one that’s a surprise. This album is the heaviest thing EMN has ever done. I’m super proud of what we accomplished and can’t wait to get it out there for everyone to hear. We didn’t set out to write a heavy album or try to write hit songs or anything like that. We just did us. Our influences can definitely be heard in certain places on this one.

 

Tell us about what you have coming up in the next few months.

Bone: We have a few shows coming up in the next few months, depending on the stage of the world. We are preparing to shoot the first 2 videos for the first 2 singles. Things are busy with photo shoots,press, etc. I think 2021 is going to be a good year for EMN. It’s bound to be better than 2020!!!

 

What advice can you offer aspiring musicians?

Bone: My advice to aspiring musicians is to play as much as possible. Work with as many different players as you can. The more you play the better your chops will be, and the more people you play with, the more you’ll learn about what to do and what not to do. Be prepared and professional and always be humble. We’re all in this together and there’s no room for ego trips. Do what you love and enjoy it while you can. Play every gig like it’s your last.