Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
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. With a music catalog that rises above and is a far cry from their peers, EMN has released six 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”. Such is the case with their new studio album ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ due out October 23, 2020 on High Vol Music. In a very personal interview with lead vocalist Rick Ruhl, he discusses the early days of band, some mistakes made along the way, re-releasing past music, writing and releasing their first album in year, and the road to resurrect Every Mothers Nightmare.
Take me back a little bit, 1992 you guys are going at a good clip and then we don’t hear anything from you from ‘93 to 2000. What happened?
RICK: Man, we were out on the road for our second record, and we were the first ones out on tour. So we saw the grunge thing coming in and the change happening. I welcomed it and the biggest problem was with the record label. They kept wanting “Love Can Make You Blind.” We were like, “You have no idea what’s coming down the pipe.” “Real street music,” that’s what I was calling it, you know, just real rock and roll, low budget, run what you bring kind of thing, Back in the day, when I got my deal, you had to do a formula, you had to have the ballad, you had to have a look. That’s what you had to do and look like. When the change happened, I got kind of lost there for a long time. I really didn’t know exactly what I should be doing. You know, everybody kept telling me I need to be “Love Can Make You Blind,” but I’m looking at the real world in the real world is far from “Love Can Make You Blind.” So you know, I kept it together, I kept writing, I think I took a year off. I went through my, my demons that I had to face and lose. I did that and I’m proud of that. Then I had to find me again and then find what I wanted to do. I rolled back to the beginning to where I was just gonna have to go back to being me and us.
These tracks seem to come from a real personal place?
RICK: It’s probably the first real organic record we’ve ever done. All of the pieces are right here in front of me just to to pick and choose from and God gave me the luck of word on here because I don’t write anything down. I’ve got dyslexia so bad and it’s hard to read stuff. So everything out of this, it just came out of me in the studio. It is probably the most genuine thing I’ve written about. Everything on there is real, everything. I watched it unfold and happen, tried to make it obscure enough so it wouldn’t hurt anybody’s feelings. Don’t get me wrong, there’s many good things that happened on there too. I can talk about the writing of this record forever because all of the song ideas just blew me away. They just hit me, and when you get one of those moments, you know, they’re few and far in between, when it all just falls into place. It just comes out of the air and lands in your head. It’s a beautiful thing.
‘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’ 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.
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