American Nightmare

The new self-titled album by American Nightmare will be out Feb. 16 on Rise Records.
We are fortunate to have the two most limited versions in our store for pre-order now HERE.
A Glow in the Dark Blue (100 copies) and a Glow in the Dark Red (200 copies).
We are offering these editions with reprints of two classic AN shirt designs with corresponding blue/red ink.


The album was recorded live to tape in Boston, MA at Mystic Valley studio by our drummer, Alex Garcia-Rivera and was mastered by Bob Weston. Dark and primal hardcore punk – true to American Nightmare.

The World Is Blue
Flowers Under Siege
American Death
Gloom Forever
Lower Than Life
Colder Than Death
Crisis of Faith

We’ve also added a re-stock of the Cold Cave People Are Poison longsleeves and a Children’s version of the shirt as well.

Thank you again.

Ritual Howls / Gerten CS

We are proud to announce new cassette release’s by Ritual Howls and Gerten.

One of our favorite current bands is Ritual Howls who hail from Detroit. They recently released the excellent EP titled “Their Body” on vinyl via the Felte label and now the EP sees a CS release via Heartworm. We hear Cramps mixed with Sisters Of Mercy, Industrial by way of Spaghetti Western, a darkwave version of early Wall Of Voodoo, and so much more.

Felte says, “Ritual Howls are a unique brand of industrial rock with jangle-like guitars. Collaboratively, Ritual Howls create a surreal, introspective gloom that could fuel a disco in hell, a soundtrack to your favorite nightmares and most grisly fantasies.

The trio consists of Detroit’s Paul Bancell (vocals/guitars), Ben Saginaw (bass) and Chris Samuels (Synths, Samples, Drum Machines). They collect samples of the physical world and feed them with guitar, vox, bass, synth and drum machines to create an aura of darkness over a pop sensibility. Paul Bancell provides lyrics that Poe or Lovecraft would approve of while Chris Samuels and Ben Saginaw sculpt sounds that bring his macabre tales lurching into the world of the living.”

5 songs. Limited to 100 copies. Heartworm #74

Purchase Here.

Listen to “Blood Red Moon” below:

Gerten from Moscow is one of our favorite bands that we’ve come across. Combining analog synth minimalism, Gerten is a cross-genre synth band whose members Eugene Gin (vocals, lyrics) and Dee Grinski (synthesizers) and Constantine Morkovin (guitar, drums) are very active in various projects in Moscow.

Gerten’s sound is based on many different styles of electronic/synth/industrial music and has no restrictive frames by means of a multi-instrumentalist approach. Philosophical and poetic backgrounds have led them to researches of the gloomy sides of morals, traditions, and existence. Inspired by post-modern philosophy, marginal art of 60-x and 70-x, manifesto of surrealism and Russian avant-garde, they move from one extreme to another and between them. Definitely dark wave. Definitely punk.

7 songs. Limited to 100 copies. Comes with download code. Heartworm #73

Purchase Here.

Listen to “My Favourite Church” below:


Cold Cave returns with their first new music since last Fall’s The Idea of Love picture disc 7”. Titled “Glory,” it is a bit of a departure from those songs; it’s a glossy track featuring sparkly synths and woeful vocals in Cold Cave’s signature chilly croon. The video, directed by Amy Lee, epitomizes cool with a minimal aesthetic and an artistic integrity that holds true. “Glory” is a hint at what is to come from Cold Cave in the near future.

Glory is now available to purchase and stream via Bandcamp & Spotify & Apple Music.

The Heartworm Store has also added new label and Cold Cave accessories, shirts, and more.

This Sunday, Cold Cave will kick off a string of stateside tour dates in Pomona, CA – with shows in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and Cleveland to follow – before heading to Europe to support The Jesus and Mary Chain. Cold Cave will play these shows with a full live band featuring Wesley Eisold, Amy Lee, Max G. Morton, Nils Bue and Ryan McMahon, marking a triumphant return to their full-live-band format. All dates are listed below.

Tickets for these dates are on sale now at Look for more exciting news from Cold Cave to surface soon.


September 24 – Pomona @ Glasshouse *

September 29 – Chicago @ Metro – Cold Waves Festival

September 30 – St. Louis @ Delmar Hall ^

October 1 – Detroit @ El Club %

October 2 – Cleveland @ Beachland Ballroom %

October 5 – Aarhus @ Vox Hall $

October 6 – Gothenburg @ Tradgard $

October 7 – Malmo @ Babel

October 8 – Stockholm @ Munechbryggeriet $

October 10 – Helsinki @ Circus $

October 12 – Berlin @ Astra Kulturhaus $

October 13 – Prague @ Lucerna Music Bar $

October 14 – Vienna @ Ottakringer Brewery $

October 15 – Munich @ Theaterfabrik $

October 17 – Dublin @ Vicar Street $

* w/ Peaking Lights, Joe Cardamone’s Holy War
^ w/ Drab Majesty, Ritual Howls
% w/ Ritual Howls
 $ w/ The Jesus and Mary Chain

Fall 17

Happy to announce Cold Cave Fall 2017 dates! Tickets on sale now.

Pomona :
Cold Waves Fest :
Saint Louis :
Cleveland :
Cloak & Dagger Fest :

damage and joy

Cold Cave will support the JAMC in Europe this October. Tickets on sale now.