Nightmare BGR


Nightmare BGR is a Bulgarian metal band that originated as an abrupt high school project of ours back in 2000. Many things changed since then: heavy metal became death/trash; crude motifs became studio records; garage staging evolved into actual performances. And still, many things remained just the same: our fondness for music as a retreat out of the ordinary, our striving for new patterns, our passion for creating a novel musical Frankenstein every next time, our riot. A few decades and a few albums later, our music still is what it is: a precious asylum for meaning and ingenuity.





What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is what keeps us going; what helps us outstrip everyday life and think bigger despite everything.

What is your music dream?

We dream of having the chance to create and produce many more pieces with a meaning, a message, and an impact.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Kill the politicians! :))

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

That would be “Let’s Twist Again” by Chubby Checker.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

We all have many favorite metal bands who encouraged us to keep moving forward through the years. It would be too serious an effort to draw up a complete list. Therefore, we can mention some of the most current ones that include Rivers of Nihil, Tool, Sybreed, Tesseract, and Beyond Creation, for example.

What inspires you to make music?

The divine pleasure of creating your personal musical Frankenstein.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

The lyrics of our songs have always rebelled against some social injustices. In our work, we are inspired to stand against the abuse of power and the arrogant self-importance of authority; against the inertia and incomprehension of the masses. At some level, our work can also be considered “green” because of our outrage against the reckless annihilation of various plant and animal species. In general, we live ourselves as dissenters and cynics, and often there is no unambiguous answer or a “right” side to take on the subjects that bother us the most. And yet: the same goes for most aspects of life.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

The feeling of presenting your work to the audience is always very special and remarkably liberating.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

What could be improved...? Well, Autotune could be banned on a global scale, to begin with. That would fix many of the pressing issues in the industry. As far as our genre is concerned, maybe more media should consider establishing non-traditional heavy music as a part of their playlists.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is actually a very cool platform. It gathers the positive elements from other platforms, along with some functional innovations and well-thought general improvements.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

All-time golden hits... And their fans.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

We try to show consistent support for Bulgarian bands that produce their own original music and quality metal. We encourage some of them more intensely and some less actively; it’s a dynamic matter, and we always do the best we can. Of course, we have many friends and acquaintances who are also involved in the music industry. They have also received our genuine support many times during events.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Essentially female thighs, breasts, lips, and bellies on the front line. Of course, they need to flood all the promotion images and music videos. Put all this in half-baked skimpy clothing, and here is your mass-audience success served on a plate.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Except for ourselves, you mean? Let’s not risk offending someone who is pretty convinced that they are rather well-known.