American Nightmare’s "Background Music" album was originally released by Equal VIsion Records on June 12th, 2001. Produced by Tim Cossar and Dean Baltulonis, "Background Music" is anything but what the title implies, standing the test of time as a true hardcore classic. From the machine-gun like snare roll of opener "(we are)" into Wes’ cry of "this is the soundtrack to saying goodbye…" the atmosphere around American Nightmare is emotionally electric. Setting an tone that resonates in anthemic songs like "am/pm", "hearts", and "your arsonist". These and the rest of the songs on the album blend a youthful violence and vulnerability into something rabid, hopelessly romantic, and refreshingly real. All qualities that, after almost ten years, "Background Music " continues to resonate loudly with every listen.
Deathwish, under exclusive license from Equal Vision Records, are proud to announce the reissue of "Background Music" on vinyl format. The album is packaged in a special Gatefold jacket with revamped artwork and each comes an oversized/double-sided poster, never printed before.The album has also been remastered specifically for vinyl by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering (Converge, Fucked Up, etc.)