Nightmare Lodge





Biography:

Tracking the last twelve years of Nightmare Lodge life is not so easy, especially when reflecting on the several changes in line up. Everything started in June 1987 when Ivan Iusco was playing synths in a dark band, from whom he ended up departing. The same route was taken by G. Mantelli (bass). Ivan and him started a totally out of scheme anarchic composition path with no rules at all. In the same year Ivan's precious friendship with B. Mazzilli (vocalist) was born. Suddenly they decided to start a new project named Nightmare Lodge, although their musical works were too harsh and often totally amorphous. Soon they concluded the "Big Mother In The Strain" recording, a tape with 8 different tracks. 'Every time I think about that I start to laugh...' commented Ivan about this release. After few months, because of trivial disputes, the lineup was upset again. Ivan found himself completely alone in deciding the Nightmare Lodge destiny. In the meantime, he met M. Cioce, an interesting female vocalist, that was decided to be involved in two tracks on a split LP, with the band Lyke Wake, from Rome in 1989. When the album was out, the lineup changed again. M. Cioce left, and B. Mazzilli returned. Nightmare Lodge succeeded to assemble two new works across 1990 and 1991: a split LP with the Californian band Blackhouse and a tape entitled Asylum. These two releases marked a long retirement period for the duo, caused by the compulsory military service that overwhelmed Ivan and B. Mazzilli. In that time Nightmare Lodge produced only some tracks on various compilations around the world. When Ivan came back from the military service he was busy in raising again his record label Minus Habens. Due to this, the Nightmare Lodge inactivity existed until 1994. In that year a new and focal friendship born with the mysterious Russolo, a very talented purposeful electronic composer. A perfect union was made and since than Nightmare Lodge has released a CD trilogy ("Negative Planet", "Luminescence", "The Enemy Within"), a soundtrack for Syrena, an independent Italian sci-fi movie soundtrack and two albums ("Blind Miniatures" and "Tentacled") for the U.S. label Red Stream.

3 photos from the Nightmare Lodge's War Of The Worlds (live soundtrack) @ Invasioni2000.


Discography:

BIG MOTHER IN THE STRAIN tape
(Minus Habens Records 1987)

THE ONEIRIC TRANSGRESSION feat.: LYKE WAKE split LP
(Minus Habens Records 1988)

ICE SKIN feat.: BLACKHOUSE split LP
(Minus Habens Records 1991)

ASYLUM tape
(Minus Habens Records 1991)

NEGATIVE PLANET CD
(Minus Habens Records 1994)

LUMINESCENCE CD
(Minus Habens Records 1995)

THE ENEMY WITHIN CD
(Minus Habens Records 1997)

NOSFERATU Picture Disc 7"
(Ant-Zen 1998)

SYRENA CD feat.: PAOLO BIGAZZI
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Minus Habens Records 1998)

BLIND MINIATURES CD
(Red Stream 1999)

TENTACLED CD
(Red Stream 2000)


Compilation appearances:

TECHNOSEX on L'INTOX VIENT A DOMICILE tape
(Minus Habens Records 1988)
Italy

ORE 3:27 on NEBIROS tape
(Apocalypsis Records 1989)
Italy

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS SIMULATOR I on DEFAECATIO vol. 1 tape
(B.A.O. 1989)
Italy

DEBEMUR MORTIS NOS NOSTRAQUE on STRATEGIE POSSIBILI tape
(Discipline prod. 1989)
Italy

EACH ELEMENT OF THE LABORATORY... on STRATEGIE POSSIBILI tape
(Discipline prod. 1989)
Italy

IL TELAIO INCANTATO on GOOD BYE FOR EVER ANNIE WILKES tape
(Vilex prod. 1989)
Italy

CIRCLES on L'INTERPRETAZIONE DEI SOGNI tape
(Silenzio Statico prod. 1989)
Italy

FUR ELISE (V.T.D.E.) on LA MORT HEREUSE tape
(Misty Circles 1989)
Italy

PLEASE KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN on THE POTENTIAL PLAGUE tape
(Black Death 1989)
Germany

TRA LE FIAMME DEL NIDO on MJOLNIR tape
(Cthulhu Records 1990)
Germany

ANTIPHASE (POSITION TWO) on PROJEKT NEUE ORDNUNG LP
(Tesco org. 1990)
Germany

DENTI DELLA ROTAZIONE on CARNE DEL DISASTRO LP
(Minus Habens Records 1990)
Italy

IL TOCCO PNEUMATICO on OHRENSCHMALZ LP
(Unclean prod. 1991)
Germany

LOVERS: TWO BODIES... on 4X4 CD
(Ladd-Frith 1991)
U.S.A.

THE LIFT on SOUND FROM HANDS CD
(Minus Habens Records 1992)
Italy

MIRAGE III on OBJEKT vol. 5 CD
(Ladd-Frith 1992)
U.S.A.

ENDLESS PLEASURE on TASTE THIS vol. 2 CD
(Discordia 1994)
Germany

THE GLORIOUS ANIMAL on OPHIR CD
(Desaccord Majeur 1994)
France

TENIA on BODY FREQUENCIES CD
(Minus Habens Records 1995)
Italy

THE GLORIOUS ANIMAL on THERE IS NO TIME CD Boxset
(Ras Dva 1995)
U.S.A.

CARILLON RECALL on ESPLORAZIONE DEGLI SPAZI INTERPLANETARI... tape
(Primo Tempore 1996)
Italy

FALSE LIGHT - SEGMENT B on SOUND LINE vol. 3 CD
(Side Line Records/Celtic Circle Productions 1996)
Belgium

FORWARDED MESSAGE on FEELS SO BAD CD
(UjaMM'n/Flying Records 1996)
Italy

TERRA FECONDA on 40 WINGS LP
(Ant-Zen 1996)
Germany

IT PASSED LIKE A DREAM (31st OCTOBER NIGHT MIX) on AHIMSA CD
(Harmonie 1997)
France

FALSE LIGHT - SEGMENT B (PIANO VERSION) on AHIMSA CD
(Harmonie 1997)
France

MANKIND SANCTUARY on ALTERNATIVE MEDITATIONS vol. 1 CD
(Materiali Sonori/Re Nudo 1998)
Italy

AWAKENING on ANT-HOLOGY CD
(Ant-Zen 1998)
Germany

SNAKE FUNCTION (RMX) on 66.01 CD
(66 1998)
Italy

THE BIRD COMES BACK on CIRO IAMARCO 8/5/62 - 12/9/93 CD
(Staalplaat 1998)
Holland

MANKIND SANCTUARY on TO LIVE IS EVER TO BE IN DANGER CD
(Red Stream 1999)
U.S.A.

RISING VAPOURS on LIMBO - COSPIRATORIUM: THE ICE LINE CD
(Energeia 1999)
Italy



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