New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The writing of 'Nightmare King' started in late November of 2015 after the band came in contact with renowned producer Jakob Herrmann of 'Top Floor Studios' (producer of such bands as Anthrax, Europe, Machine Head, Raised Fist, Cyhra, Amaranthe, Harscore Superstar, Evergrey etc.)
In the summer of 2016, the demo writing was finished and pre-production started in november 2016 in the bands hometown Luleå with the aid of the production and musician-development company BDpop.
The recording at Top Floor studios was schedueled for the spring of 2017 where the band and producer spent 5 weeks of recording and finishing up the various riffs, beats and vocals.
The album entered the mixing stage in the summer of 2017 and was thouroughly worked on by the producer until everything was perfect in the collective ears of everyone involved and so the album was ready for mastering.
The mastering was done by Dragan Tanaskovic of Bohus sound in early fall of 2017.
The first single of the album 'Savlage Dump' was released digitally on Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and Itunes September
29th of 2017, the first taste of the album which is being released in the winter of 2017.
Stated by the Jakob Herrmann, Studio owner/Producer (Avatar, Anthrax, Machine Head, Raised Fist, Cyhra, Amaranthe):
"pleasure to work with, and with songs like barbed-wired baseball bats"
Statements by Jesper Strömblad (Cyrah, ex.In Flames, and The Resistance), a friends to the band:
"I got the previlege to hear a tune and this album will be kicking some serious ass."
Formed in Luleå, Sweden fall 2011, OFFENSIVE GROUND is a back to the roots, kick down your door kind of metal music. In February 2017 the band entered the studio to record what will be their Debut Album 'Nightmare King' (with plans for late 2017 release). OFFENSIVE GROUND is a band that pulls from many inspirations and many cultures while still retaining that in your face rock'n'roll groove. Their intensity is also carried on through out their live shows with energetic running, jumping, and all around maniac thrashing madness. They seamlessly pull of their brutal riffing and epic harmonies all while keeping you engaged as they instruct you to 'tear down the walls till your hands break'. The new album confirms that OFFENSIVE GROUND have evolved into a monster that won't be stopping in the forseeable future, and as they say 'Welcome to our Nightmare'.