Nightmare Lodge started in June 1987 when Ivan Iusco was playing synths in a dark band, from whom he ended up departing. The same route was taken by G. Mantelli (bass). Ivan and him started a totally out of scheme anarchic composition path with no rules at all. In the same year Ivan's precious friendship with B. Mazzilli (vocalist) was born. Suddenly they decided to start a new project named Nightmare Lodge, although their musical works were too harsh and often totally amorphous. Soon they concluded the "Big Mother In The Strain" recording, a tape with 8 different tracks.