Welcome 2 My Nightmare, the highly anticipated new album of shock rock icon Alice Cooper will be released later this year through Universal Music Group.

Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin - who produced the original multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975 - the record picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.

Explains Alice Cooper: "This is Alice's nightmare 35 years later. Bob and I created this character and we know how to write for him. I play the part but we're not writing for me, we're writing for Alice. We kept the first Nightmare album very personal to us, on this one we found more humor and we were more open. This was our world and we want to present it to the fans. The original album was my first solo album after all those huge hit records with the original band and now that nightmare is exposed, this one can be a little bit more open. The music crosses all sorts of boundaries; we went where the lyrics took us."

There is an array of collaborators on the new album, including original Alice Cooper members Denis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith reunited on three tracks; global pop superstar Ke$ha, who affectionately calls Alice "dad"; and legendary Alice and Lou Reed guitarist Steve Hunter, who is part of Alice's current touring band and featured prominently on the first Nightmare album.




Welcome 2 My Nightmare will be released first as a "fan pack" in conjunction with Future Publishing in September, with a conventional release following in October. The fan pack includes the album, a giant poster, a facepaint set, a metal badge, an Alice face mask and a 132-page magazine dedicated to all things Alice.

Welcome 2 My Nightmare Fan Pack tracklist:

01. I Am Made Of You
02. Caffeine
03. The Nightmare Returns
04. A Runaway Train
05. Last Man On Earth
06. The Congregation
07. I'll Bite Your Face Off
08. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
09. Ghouls Gone Wild
10. Something To Remember Me By
11. When Hell Comes Home
12. What Baby Wants
13. I Gotta Get Outta Here
14. The Underture

Exclusive fan pack bonus tracks:
15. Under The Bed
16. Poison (Live at Download Festival)



Welcome 2 My Nightmare Standard UK and international tracklist:

01. I Am Made Of You
02. Caffeine
03. The Nightmare Returns
04. A Runaway Train
05. Last Man On Earth
06. The Congregation
07. I'll Bite Your Face Off
08. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
09. Ghouls Gone Wild
10. Something To Remember Me By
11. When Hell Comes Home
12. What Baby Wants
13. I Gotta Get Outta Here
14. The Underture

Standard bonus track:
15. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place



Welcome 2 My Nightmare Deluxe UK and international tracklist:

01. I Am Made Of You
02. Caffeine
03. The Nightmare Returns
04. A Runaway Train
05. Last Man On Earth
06. The Congregation
07. I'll Bite Your Face Off
08. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
09. Ghouls Gone Wild
10. Something To Remember Me By
11. When Hell Comes Home
12. What Baby Wants
13. I Gotta Get Outta Here
14. The Underture

Deluxe bonus tracks:
15. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
16. No More Mr. Nice Guy (Live at Download Festival)
17. The Black Widow (Live at Download Festival)



General album formats released via Universal Music Group:

  • 2xLP blood-red vinyl with poster and exclusive track "Flatline"
  • Deluxe digipak CD with exclusive "ticket to hell" not available anywhere else, plus poster and bonus tracks "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "No More Mr. Nice Guy (live at Download Festival)", "Black Widow (Live at Download Festival)"
  • Standard CD/Digital Album with bonus track "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"
  • iTunes-exclusive album with bonus track "A Bad Situation" and track-by-track commentary


    Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
    Band profile: Alice Cooper
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    Posted: 03.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead



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    LoudBoy26 - 03.08.2011 at 13:41  
    I Love It-This Project Is Off The Hook- Alice Cooper Is My Hero- This Is What Rock-n-Roll Is All About- Fantasy and A Good Mind Fuck
    Angelic Storm - 03.08.2011 at 14:20  
    Gah! I hate it when they have several different bonus tracks on seperate editions of the album... Still wanna hear this a lot though! xD
    Yavanna - 03.08.2011 at 14:49  
    I just can wait, Alice Cooper is Amazing and I would love to see him live
    Dinesen - 03.08.2011 at 16:06  
    I don't like the last years development of Alice's albums... Get back to a more metal style than this rock please...
    Cynic Metalhead - 03.08.2011 at 16:14  
    Excited.
    jupitreas - 03.08.2011 at 18:27  
    Kesha? Really?
    Boxcar Willy - 03.08.2011 at 19:33  
    Thats only like album 648...
    Lit. - 03.08.2011 at 19:39  
    Can't wait to hear this.
    Ankläger - 04.08.2011 at 18:41  
    Shouldn't he have... lost the makeup for this one?
    The Shape 1973 - 07.08.2011 at 14:17  
    Not listened to Alice for a while, but if it is a return to the good 70s stuff will give a listen. Creepy as possible please.

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