Nightmare Mission Statement:

One of the last “real record companies” out there that champions quality music over trends. Nightmare is the best location to find the worlds finest in rock & metal music.

Specializing in the highest caliber of integrity based music from the world’s finest musicians, we delight in bringing you the musicians music, complex and beautiful, powerfully moving and poignant, on both a mental and spiritual level.

The goal you ask?  Simply to be a light in the darkness, it’s all about “positive, intelligent music” Nightmare is about finding and releasing, uplifting and thought provoking music for the hard music fan that appreciates the highest quality in all aspects and is interested in more than just filler background fluff.

Our website features user accounts, making it easier than ever to order once you’ve registered.  The site also offers special discounts year around to our  “Wholesale Resellers”, “Radio and Magazine Media” and “Street Team Members” associates and friends for their amazing support.

Nightmare is “Metal in Progression”!

“It is high time the ideal of success should be replaced with the ideal of service… Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

N.M.R.D. was formed in 1990 by melodic metal vocalist Lance King, known best for his vocal work with BALANCE OF POWER & PYRAMAZE more on Lance’s rich musical contributions to the world available at these links.


LANCE KING official pages:


Syndicated radio show: The Stellar Hour of Progressive Power aka The S.H.O.P.P. 


TWENTY FIVE YEARS LATER and over 3.9 million units sold (including downloads), Lance King remains the CEO of Nightmare, one of the strongest upcoming resources for musicians and fans in the Metal community. Lance’s continued hard work, commitment and ethics have built a solid foundation, Nightmare is here to stay!

Nightmare Records is distributed in North America by SONY / RED in affiliation with Megaforce Records (MRI), in Europe available via BERTUS.   

Nightmare Records & Distribution

7751 Greenwood Drive,
St. Paul, MN 55112 U.S.A.
Phone 763-784-9654


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