Lightmare was founded 1991 in Frankfurt / Main in Germany by the following members:
Frank Wegner – lead vocals
Annette Hirz – guitar
Andi Gutjahr – guitar
Alex Reeh – bass guitar
Alex Wenzel – drums
In the same year the idea came up to record their first 3 track demo tape called “Lightmare”.
1993 the second guitar was replaced by a keyboard . According to that in the middle of 1993 another demo tape was recorded called “Certain Death”.
It has been released on CD as well. The title should reflect that everybody on this earth has to die but the way we live has consequences beyond death.
In 1993/1994 members changed but this didn’t have any impact on the band in regards to its activities.Due to the fact that the band still didn’t have any signed contract with a record label Lightmare decided to record their second CD themselves. It was released 1994/1995 called “Vampires” . The musical style remained, however the melodies matured. The reactions to the CD were immense: positive reviews and following interviews of and for US and European magazines (for example Heavens Metal, Metal Crusade, Heavy oder was ?, Rock Hard). In the December 1995 Lightmare won a Hard Rock / Heavy Metal competition in Offenbach / Germany and participated also in a big competition of a Southern German radio broadcast station (SDR Wild live festival).
Beginning of 1997 Lightmare signed a contract with Treasure Hunt records and the CD “The Fool” was recorded and sold in many countries. “The Fool” is based on the Bible “Luke 12”: Man should not focus on money and might but should seek God.
Lightmare played with considerable artists (among others with Ken Tamplin, Bloodgood, Saviour Machine, Bride) and on various concerts and festivals in and outside of Germany.
Latest lineup of the band:
– Timon Schreiber – lead vocals
– Andi Gutjahr – guitar
– Marion Then – keyboard
– Gerd Luecking – drums
– Thomas Berghofer – bass guitar