I'm the guitarist for a Kentucky based southern metal band called Downtrend. We've spent the last decade plus opening for some of the biggest names in rock and metal all over the eastern U.S.. Music is my passion!!
It’s hard to believe that DROWNING POOL vocalist JASEN MORENO is already 5 years into his tenure with the group. Jasen spent some time with METAL NEXUS at the ‘BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL’ in Lynchburg, VA and he had a lot to talk about. We discussed the ‘MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN’ tour that DROWING POOL is currently in the middle of along with SCOTT STAPP of CREED, SICK PUPPIES, TRAPT and more. Jasen also spoke about his long history with DROWNING POOL before he even joined the band. He spoke candidly about how they played local gigs together in Texas before they hit the national scene. He even went on to say that on occasion he would help watch their merch table for them. Continue reading →
Today veteran shock rocker MARILYN MANSON dropped a new single and announced October 6th as the release date for his forthcoming album”Heaven Upside Down”. The effort will mark the 10th studio release from Mason. The album was produced by TYLER BATES whom also worked with Manson on his previous studio album 2015’s “The Pale Emperor”. Continue reading →
What were you doing at the tender age of 13? Odds are not near as much as Samuel “Buggy” Judah whom is currently fronting one of the fastest rising acts in the United States. “Buggy” is the fast spitting Vocalist for a rap metal monstrosity called ALARM FOR WAR. Continue reading →
West Virginia hard rockers BOBAFLEX are back with their 8th studio album titled ‘Eloquent Demons’ available now from Thermal Entertainment LLC. BOBAFLEX long has a reputation for being one of the hardest working bands in the business and ‘Eloquent Demons’ is yet another step in the ongoing evolution of the group. The effort will be most remembered for the massive lead single, a cover of the PINK FLOYD classic “Hey You“. In which BOBAFLEX manages to maintain the spirit of the original all the while adding the groove that makes BOBAFLEX, BOBAFLEX.
We all have Skeletons in the closet right? Well, September 15th guitar legend BOB KULICK (KISS, MEATLOAF, LOU REED, ALICE COOPER, MOTORHEAD, W.A.S.P. and various others) is unleashing his skeletons upon the world with the release of his first solo album titled… you guessed it ‘Skeletons In The Closet’ available from Vanity Records.
Last month SEVENDUST guitarist JOHN CONNOLLY‘S side project PROJECTED released their second album “Ignite My Insanity” through RatPak Records. “Ignite My Insanity” is a double disc headbanger that links heavy riffs with melodic hooks and choruses. PROJECTED is a super-group of sorts featuring members of SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, CREED, TRIMONTI and SUBMERSED. We had the pleasure of spending some time with JOHN CONNOLLY. In the conversation we spoke about the new PROJECTED record, writing, touring and the future of the mighty SEVENDUST.