NIGHTMARE will be going on a hiatus towards the end of 2016. The hiatus will enable the members to pursue solo activities and as well as support activities.The announcement was made on April 2nd, during the opening day of their tour "NIGHTMARE TOUR 2016 Awakening of Clowns" at Sendai PIT in Miyagi.
In response to the announcement, vocalist YOMI stated, "In preparation for our 20th anniversary, we thought about how we want to spend it with our fans and decided to take a temporary break."
He continued, "It's not a pessimistic hiatus, but an optimistic one. We will do our best to power up and return."