DREAM OR NIGHTMARE is a project that combines different styles of metal to create an original and unique sound. Influences include not only traditional, modern, melodic, and progressive metal, but also several other musical genres; which allows for more creativity in writing, performance, and expression (which is especially evident on their new CD "Light Burning Bright Till the Dawn"; it reaches far beyond what is displayed on their previous recordings).
Along with founder and lead guitarist Joe Sims (who has received international acclaim for his work with the groups Axemaster, The Awakening, and Reign), DREAM OR NIGHTMARE has grown into a strong unit through the vocal combination of Dave Rhynard and Jim Arnold (which adds diversity to the band's sound; both heavy and more melodic vocal styles are represented), the aggressive yet complex guitar work and keyboards of Jim Arnold, the heavy progressive bass of Dave Rhynard, and the energy of drummer Russ Kirk. As a unit, this band has proven to be one that has the ability, talent, and creativity to produce a style that will appeal to fans of all varieties of metal.
With thoughtful lyrics, powerful yet technical music, and an overall feel and flavor that's all their own, this band has all the elements to become a worldwide success. "Light Burning Bright Till the Dawn" as well as their past demo releases (which feature the band's previous singer) are only the beginnings of bigger and better things to come from DREAM OR NIGHTMARE; a project that is definitely breaking through on the international scene.
JIM ARNOLD: Lead Vocals - Lead Guitar - Keyboards
DAVE RHYNARD: Lead Vocals - Bass Guitar
JOE SIMS: Lead Guitar
RUSS KIRK: Drums
"Because of the different elements/influences that are incorporated in DREAM OR NIGHTMARE's music, they have been termed "Hybrid" metal - a band that attempts to set trends, not follow them."
For more information, updates, and news, contact:
614 Cleveland Rd., Apt. 2
Ravenna, OH 44266
PHONE: (330) 297-6415
YAHOO GROUP: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DreamOrNightmare/