FN GUNS - Nightmare  Mausoleum Records SKULL 8355 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

"Nightmare" by FN GUNS, a haunting 12" vinyl LP on Mausoleum Records (SKULL 8355), plunges listeners into a sonic abyss. Released under the shadowy veil, this album melds raw energy with a bone-chilling atmosphere. The distinctive soundscapes and relentless beats etch an indelible mark, showcasing FN GUNS' prowess. A macabre masterpiece, this vinyl stands as a testament to the band's prowess in delivering an unapologetically dark and intense musical experience.


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Music Genre:

Heavy Metal 

Album Production information:

The album: "FN GUNS – Nightmare" was produced by: FN Guns, Alfie Falckenbach, Stonne Holmgren (these two producers also produced the Belgian Heavy Metal band: Scavenger )

Alfie Falckenbach was a visionary figure in the European Heavy Metal scene, known for his contributions as the founder of the Belgian record company, Mausoleum Records. Born on 7 April 1950, in Belgium, Falckenbach displayed an early passion for music and a keen entrepreneurial spirit that would lead him to shape the landscape of heavy metal in the 1980s.

Falckenbach's journey into the world of music began when he discovered his love for rock and roll during his teenage years. Inspired by the energetic and rebellious nature of the genre, he immersed himself in the music and developed a deep appreciation for heavy metal. Recognizing the potential of this genre, Falckenbach became determined to provide a platform for emerging European bands and offer them the exposure they deserved.


In 1982, Falckenbach established Mausoleum Records , a record company dedicated to promoting and supporting heavy metal music. Through his label, he aimed to give voice to talented European bands, particularly those from his home country of Belgium. Falckenbach's commitment to fostering talent and promoting the heavy metal scene resulted in the creation of numerous influential bands.

Working closely with talented collaborators like Leo Felsenstein and Stonne Holmgren, Falckenbach nurtured the growth of Mausoleum Records. He played a pivotal role in producing and promoting the music of various European heavy metal bands, giving them a platform to showcase their talent to a wider audience. His collaborations with Felsenstein and Holmgren brought a unique blend of expertise, creativity, and business acumen to the table, contributing to the success of the record label and the bands associated with it.

Under Falckenbach's guidance, Mausoleum Records became synonymous with quality heavy metal releases, launching the careers of many iconic bands. The record label introduced the world to Belgian metal acts like Acid, Ostrogoth, Killer, and Crossfire, among others, who would go on to make their mark in the metal scene. These bands not only gained recognition within Europe but also garnered international acclaim, thanks to the efforts of Falckenbach and his team.

Falckenbach's commitment to the heavy metal movement extended beyond Mausoleum Records. He played an active role in organizing concerts and festivals, providing a platform for metal bands to connect with their fans and expand their reach. His dedication to the genre and his understanding of its nuances made him a respected figure within the heavy metal community.

Alfie Falckenbach's influence on the European heavy metal scene cannot be overstated. His founding of Mausoleum Records, his collaborations with Leo Felsenstein and Stonne Holmgren, and his unwavering support for emerging bands shaped the landscape of heavy metal music in the 1980s. Today, his contributions continue to resonate, and his legacy lives on in the enduring music of the bands he helped to establish.

Although Alfie Falckenbach is no longer with us, his impact on the heavy metal genre remains as a testament to his dedication and passion for music. His visionary approach and unwavering commitment to supporting talented artists have left an indelible mark on the history of European heavy metal.

Stonne Holmgren was co-founder of the Belgian record company " Mausoleum Records " and was in the 1980's responsible for the creations of many European and in particular Belgian Heavy Metal bands. For these productions he worked frequently together with "Leo Felsenstein" and "Alfie Falckenbach"

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Patrick Cogneaux

Patrick Cogneaux a sound engineer associated with "Shiva Studio, Brussels, Belgium" who has worked on albums for "FN Guns", Ostrogoth, Steelover, TSA, Wildfire, Warhead and many others.

This album was recorded at: Shiva Studio, Belgium

  Shiva Studio a Belgian Sound Recording Studio located in Brussels and during the 1980s used by Heavy Metal band like: FN Guns, Ostrogoth, Scavenger, TSA, Wildfire. Sound engineers working at Shiva included Jos Kloek and Patrick Cogneaux.

Album cover design: Eric Philippe

Eric Philippe is a highly acclaimed album cover designer known for his exceptional artistic talent and iconic designs. Throughout his illustrious career, Eric has collaborated with numerous renowned bands and musicians, creating visually stunning artwork that has become synonymous with the music itself. His work has left an indelible mark on the world of music, making him one of the most sought-after designers in the industry.


Born with a creative spirit Eric Philippe grew up with a deep passion for art and music. From an early age, he displayed a remarkable talent for visual expression, often sketching and painting in his spare time. Inspired by the album covers he saw on his favorite records, Eric developed a keen interest in combining his two passions: art and music.

Eric's journey as an album cover designer began when he started working with local bands in his hometown. Recognizing his exceptional talent, word of his unique artistic vision spread rapidly, reaching the ears of well-established musicians in the industry. It wasn't long before Eric received his first major opportunity to design an album cover for the Belgian heavy metal band Ostrogoth.

The album cover for Ostrogoth's release catapulted Eric into the spotlight, showcasing his ability to capture the essence of a band's music through visual representation. The success of this collaboration led to numerous other opportunities, with bands such as Dark Wizard, E.F. Band, FN Guns, Killer, and many others seeking Eric's artistic expertise for their album covers.

Eric Philippe's designs have become renowned for their intricate details, vivid colors, and ability to convey the mood and themes of the music within. His style often blends elements of fantasy, surrealism, and realism, creating a visual language that resonates deeply with both musicians and fans alike. Whether it's a heavy metal album cover or a softer acoustic release, Eric has an innate ability to capture the essence of the music and translate it into stunning visual art.

Over the years, Eric's portfolio has expanded to include collaborations with a wide range of musical genres and artists from around the world. His designs have graced the covers of countless albums, making a significant impact on the overall visual identity of the music industry. His iconic artwork has not only attracted attention and accolades but has also become collectors' items, sought after by fans and art enthusiasts alike.

Beyond his work as an album cover designer, Eric Philippe has also dabbled in other artistic endeavors. He has exhibited his paintings in galleries, created designs for merchandise, and even ventured into the realm of music videos, applying his unique artistic vision to the moving image.

Eric continues to push boundaries and explore new horizons in his artistic career. His dedication to his craft and his ability to bring music to life through his visual creations have solidified his position as one of the most respected and influential album cover designers of his time. With each new project, Eric Philippe leaves an enduring artistic legacy, weaving a visual tapestry that enhances the music and creates a lasting impression on all who experience it.

Album cover photography: Jean Marie Ansay

Record Label Information:

Mausoleum Records – SKULL 8355

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1984 Belgium
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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: FN GUNS – Nightmare
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Vocals - Steve Shorter (FN Guns from 1982 until 1984)
  • Bass – Chris Forthomme (FN Guns from 1982 until 2001)
  • Drums – Marc Van Neyghem (FN Guns from 1982 until 2001)
  • Guitar – Dan Dubois (FN Guns from 1982 until 1987)
Complete Track-listing of the album "FN GUNS – Nightmare"

The detailed tracklist of this record "FN GUNS – Nightmare" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Marathon Man 4:34
  2. End Of The Game 4:53
  3. Nightmare 3:34
  4. I'm A Man 4:26
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Livin' Lovin' Maid 2:23
  2. R'n'R Is Like The Phoenix 4:07
  3. No God No Master 5:20
  4. Blow It Away 4:28