Popular progressive metal band Baroness have issued a new Official Video to the track “Try To Disappear” from their latest effort commonly referred to as the “Purple” album. The new visualizer comes as the band prepares to hit the road in the U.S. for another round of touring dates.
Christian thrash metal legends Deliverance have announced they are working on a new album for an upcoming release. The band has posted a 23-minute video clip on YouTube where vocalist/guitarist Jimmy B. Brown II, drummer Jim Chaffin and their friend Ken Sheahan (from The Crucified) are in the studio giving an update on their next album, which will be their first since 2013’s Hear What I Say!. In the video, the members of Deliverance reveal that they have two songs in pre-production for the album (one of which is briefly played), and describe it as their heaviest since the first two albums – their 1989 self-titled debut and 1990 follow-up Weapons Of Our Warfare.
Angels on the Battlefield has been on my band list for a while now. I have listened to their EP countless times (you can download it FREE on Angels on the Battlefield); always finding some nuance that I had missed before or changing color based on my mood and/or situation. Three songs that I just cannot seem to wear out or get out of my head. This is definitely my kind of music! Intelligent, melodic and unique. Once I started work on the article and doing research, I was offered an interview with one of the best instrumental bands out there by their manager Alex Rodrigues and jumped at the chance. Hell yeah! Who wouldn’t like to interview someone you have so much respect for, right? I absolutely love the music, and after working with them, I am an even bigger fan than before. As a special treat, we have also been honored with the exclusive introduction of their new single “Leap of Faith” which continues their streak of fierce virtuosity. So, sit back and read what the brainchild of Angels on the Battlefield, JD McGibney has to say about his bad-ass music and listen to the new single below. Rock the f*ck out! Cheers!
Following on the heels of Metal Nexus finishing up our State Of The Art: Washington features for the month of August comes the Seattle-based Lesbian and their recently issued fourth album “Hallucinogenesis“. The Progressive Metal band’s latest offering was released back in June through Translation Loss Records and we have it streaming here in its entirety today via the Bandcamp widget below.
Trinity Fallen, the new project of ex-Testament bassist Greg Christian alongside vocalist Judd Mason (Scorched Earth Policy) and guitarist Jason Branyon and drummer Timothy Bailey (both of Nuclear Rabbit), are streaming their debut EP in full. The effort was recorded with producer Juan Ortega (Exodus, Testament, Machinehead) at Trident Studios in California.
The music of Trinity Fallen is more groove-oriented than its members other band involvements, being more in the vein of Progressive Metal with a lot of hooks and depth. If his recent comments are any indication, Christian has put the time spent in his previous band behind him and is clearly focused on what’s happening now with Trinity Fallen saying: Continue reading →
The Edinburgh, U.K.-based outfit Iron Altar just issued their 4-song self-titled EP debut and it is an acidic outing of corrosive cuts heavily influenced by the Progressive Metal wave of the last decade or so. That means you can hear those tried and true elements derived from experiencing bands such as Mastodon, Baroness, and Neurosis during the more recent years. That said, Andrew Callis – Vocals, Daniel Drever – Guitar, Simon Anger – Bass, and Lyle Brown – Drums have only been together as a band for less than a year but you could never tell it from this release. The guys are channeling some over-the-top aggression in their music, loud and brash swagger set to Southern-style Stoner Metal and Thrash that is utterly relentless in it’s assault. Continue reading →
JIMMY BOWER (Before Recent Clean Cut/Shaven Version)
Following in the tracks of many other Rock/Metal musicians that have exorcised their artistry into other mediums and musical genres, Louisiana sludger Jimmy Bower (EyeHateGod, DOWN, Superjoint, Mystick Krewe Of Klearlight, etc.) is working solo on a country music record. Not much else is known about the undertaking at this time but we have located a song from the effort, “Yesterday“, and it’s streaming below.
Aussie all-female outfit Dawn just issued their self-titled 3-song EP debut this past week and in doing so, have added yet another act to the list of impressive entries coming up from down under. This quartet of hard rocking ladies, Emily, Kat, Dharma, and Camilla, have presented us an intriguing offering containing tracks entrenched in some heavy Doom and hazy Psychedelia. Huge fuzzened riffs that rumble as the dense rhythms beneath them shudder, all while the ghostly, atmospheric vocals entice you with a hypnotic mystique.
Roadrunner Records recording act King 810 have unleashed an intensely scathing Official Video to their new song, “Alpha & Omega“, from the band’s “La Petite Mort Or A Conversation With God” which is set for release September 16th. The clip was conceptualized and directed entirely by KING 810 frontman David Gunn and was filmed in an abandoned church located in Detroit, Michigan. It follows the previously released video to “I Ain’t Goin’ Back Again“.
The Florida band Ninehorn, whose latest release “Extended Play” was featured in a recent Metal Nexus review (here), has appealed to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to appear in an upcoming Official Video from the band. The band’s drummer Andrew Pellegrino penned a handwritten letter to Mr. Grohl recently to graciously ask Dave to play the role of Satan in a cinematic short and now Ninehorn is hoping that social media will help sway Grohl to don the horns and help out. Posting the letter on Facebook, Pellegrino asked fans to “like and share” the communication so that perhaps public awareness will help fuel the matter to fruition. While it remains to be seen at this time, Ninehorn are an incredible up and coming band with an enjoyable style of Rock that will easily appeal to fans of Queens Of The Stone Age, Eagles Of Death Metal, or Them Crooked Vultures. Dave Grohl has been a recording and performing member of both Queens Of The Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures.
To help the Ninehorn quest to persuade Dave Grohl to appear in an upcoming video or to just check out this great band to begin with, please visit the Ninehorn Facebook Pagehere.