- October 13th, 2000 - Zadoc marries his longtime
girlfriend. During the ceremony the Nightmare debuts
two new songs: "Between" and "Long Way From
Home", amongst several other songs written
specifically for the ceremony.
- January 2001 - Dan Gober is fired from the
Nightmare. Zadoc seeks to reform the band under a
- February 2001 - Former bassist and founding member Dark
Cloud returns to the fold.
- April 2001 - Zadoc runs into Born Again Savages drummer
I.M. Illin' and the two show interest in working together.
- June 2001 - I.M. Illin' revealed as drummer for the
Nightmare, marking the first time the band has worked with
a live drummer in over 4 years. Talk of a new album
- July 2001 - SINdy Crucifix's new song "Paper
Dollz" is considered to be the title track.
Preliminary album artwork is designed and illustrated by
- November 2001 - Former guitarist Monster returns to the
fold. SINdy Crucifix announces his intentions to
return to his solo project, Children of Apathy.
- January 2002 - Guitarist SINdy Crucifix officially
resigns from the Nightmare
- February 2002 - The new album's working title has been
officially renamed and announced as "Tragically Ever
- March 2002 - Gary Dobbins signs on as producer for the
- April 2002 - Due to conflicts between both I.M. Illin'
and Monster, Dark Cloud parts ways with the Nightmare
- June 2002 - The band begins recording 7 songs at
Eastwind Studios. SINdy Crucifix sits in on guitar
duties and Born Again Savages guitarist Joe DiRienzo fills
in on the bass.
- August 2002 - Former keyboardist Ambrosia (also known as
Seek, Kim Mercier) returns to the band.
- September 2002 - Drummer I.M. Illin' resigns due to
conflicts with guitarist Monster. Former drummer
RaYzor Castaldo returns to fill the vacant position
- October 2002 - To ease the long delay of Tragically Ever
After the band records demos of three songs with the
- November 2002 - Bassist Animal joins the fold.
- January 2003 - Zadoc disbands the Nightmare due to
situations created by Monster and Ambrosia. After a
few weeks of abuse and harassment at the hands of Monster,
Zadoc decides to reform the band with the remaining
members minus Monster.
- March 2003 - Due to a lack of organization and dwindling
rehearsals, Zadoc again disbands the Nightmare with
intentions of starting from scratch. However, upon
the insistence of Ambrosia, he decides to continue working
- April 2003 - Bassist Azriel Ezra-King Mordecai joins the
- June 2003 - Az and Zadoc do a promotional photo shoot,
keyboardist Ambrosia begins to show her unreliable nature
by opting not to show up. Drummer Carmen Giocondo is
hired, although it would be a few months before he would
perform with the band.
- July 2003 - After performing one debut show as a three
piece, keyboardist Ambrosia recklessly and abruptly quits
the band the day before the band's next performance.
- September 2003 - Carmen Giocondo makes his debut
performance drumming for the band.
- April 2004 - Guitarist SINdy Crucifix briefly returns to
the band. The band puts out a temporary CD entitled
"Buried Alive!" featuring live cuts from their
Watertown show at Club 342. Copies are few and are
given away for free - less than 75 copies were produced.
- June 2004 - Plans are made to begin re-recording
Tragically ever after at Wisemind studios in August of
2004. 6lb Bucket frontman Tom Bushnell (aka Cliff
Diver) signs on to produce.
- August 2004 - Due to lack of communication and
unreturned calls and e-mails between Zadoc and Wisemind
Studios, the studio session never sees fruition.
- December 2004 - Arrangement are made to begin recording
at Producer Tom Bushnell's home studio.
- February 4th, 2005 - Recording finally begins on
"Tragically Ever After"
- March 2005 - Keyboardist s3t joins the band
- Spring/Summer 2005 - After laying down guitar, vocals,
and bass overdubs, the band and Tom Bushnell begin making
preliminary mixes. Dissatisfied with the results and
the growing frustrations between the band and Bushnell, the
band decides to take the mixes elsewhere and also prepares
to add s3t's keyboards to the album.
- August 2005 - former Nightmare member RaYzor added to
the lineup on rhythm guitar. In the meantime,
Zadoc's financial and legal problems add further delay to
the completion of the recording.
- January 27th, 2006 - 99¢ Special frontman Exit is
officially confirmed to complete the recording and mixing
of the album.
- February 22nd, 2006 - Recording sessions resumed at
H.O.W.D.Y. Music Studios
- April 8th, 2006 - Keyboard parts completed
- June 21st, 2006 - Recording completed
- June 24th, 2006 - Mixing begins at Strangeland Audio
- October 14th, 2006 - Promotional photo shoot taken at
- November 11th, 2006 - Tentative tracklist made
- November 28th, 2006 - Mixing finalized, mastering
- December 4th, 2006 - Mastering process completed
- January 6th, 2007 - Jane Evil officially becomes a
member of Zadoc...& the Nightmare
- May 28th, 2007 - Ron Bonk hired to film and direct a
video for "Bathory's Web"
- June 10th, 2007 - Auditions held for "Bathory's
- July 13th, 2007 - Filming begins on "Bathory's
- August 23rd, 2007 - Filming completed on "Bathory's
- November 11th, 2007 - "Bathory's Web" video
released on YouTube
- November 13th, 2007 - Album released