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Greetings and salutations. Call me Fist, I'm a proud Kentuckian and I've used metal to help me get through the suffering of living in the bible belt. I am an encyclopedia of metal. I'm a fan of all types of metal. My main goal here is to help people find more music they will fall in love with. Hope you enjoy our words! \m/

Katatonia Release Lyric Video From Upcoming Album ‘The Fall of Hearts’


We finally get a taste of Katatonia’s upcoming album ‘The Fall of Hearts’ which is being released via Peaceville on May 20th. The song “Serein” is now out in lyric video form. The song is more of what Katatonia has been doing for years. Emotional lyrics, beautiful heavy music, and it’s all driven home with a great group of musicians. I’m sure the melodic metal will be another hit just like their previous releases. Jonas Renkse has one of the most emotionally charged melodic voices in metal today. You can feel the passion in his voice as he sings. The ‘Fall of Hearts’, the official follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed ‘Dead End Kings’, was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl and Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Katatonia’s Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer. Continue reading

The Acacia Strain Announce Dates for the “Common Vision Tour”


The Acacia Strain will celebrate ten years since the release of the band’s third studio album ‘The Dead Walk,’ with the summer headline ‘Common Vision Tour’ that kicks off July 7th in Massachusetts. Supporting bands are Oceano, Knocked Loose, Culture Killer and To The Wind. The band will be throwing in some older songs into the mix in regards to their set list and they will also have some throwback merch that may only be available on this tour. VIP tickets are available here and general admission tickets go on sale this coming Friday  5/6.  Continue reading

Flaw Announce Release Date of New Album ‘Divided We Fall’


Flaw has been back together for a few years now and touring all over the country. Three of the bands core member remain in the band. Vocalist Chris Volz, Guitarist Jay Daunt, and Ryan Jurhs have an amazing chemistry together that is seen and heard in their music. Drummer Corey Sturgill was a great addition to the band and he has helped add another dimension to the band, and he is an entertaining drummer to watch. The band has released one new single in the past year titled “Bleed Red” which dominated air play on Sirius XM Octane when it was released to them exclusively. This song shows the band can still put out emotionally driven heavy music that touches a nerve with any listener. The band last release major release was “Endangered Species” back in 2006. Flaw has a loyal fan base that has been craving new music for quite sometime and they just got the news they have been waiting for. We spoke to the band back in October at the Louder Than Life festival about the new album and their timeline to release it. The band signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and have no announced a date for the release of their new album Divided We Fall. Continue reading

Johnson City, Tennessee: EyeHateGod, Fight Amp, Navajo Witch!


It’s not everyday you get to witness NOLA royalty. New Orleans sludge masters EyeHateGod recently unleashed their greatness on a crowd of fans at The Hideaway in Johnson City, Tennessee. The band is touring in support of their 2014 self titled release. The tour entitled ‘The Road to Psychotic Disorder is Not Elsewhere Classified’ also includes direct support from Philly based band Fight Amp. Also on this particular date is East Tennessee’s premiere doomsters Navajo Witch. Continue reading

VALIENT THORR Announces “15 Years on Earth Tour”



Valient Thorr are the baddest band on the planet (from another planet). In support of the new album Valient Thorr will be hitting the road in North American on the “15 Years on Earth Tour”. Joining them on the road will be Pears, Black Wizard and label-mates Hammer Fight. The tour kicks off May 25th in Asheville, NC and runs through July 13th in Baltimore, MD. Lead vocalist Valient Himself even has a few words for you: Continue reading

Members of SpiralArms Form New Band!


Recently we released the news that the Bay Area rockers SpiralArms had called it quits after being formed for 12 years. The band was led by vocalist/guitarist Tim Narducci (Systematic, White Witch Canyon) who has now moved on to form another band along with SpiralArms bassist Chris ‘Cornbread’ Lombardo. The two have an amazing chemistry together and are also band mates in a ZZ Top tribute band called Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers. Cornbread made this announcement via Facebook: “OK kids! Here it is! Stick a fork in Spiralarms, Cause it’s done! But no tears shall be shed, for it is a happy day! Have no fear, The Watchers are here!!” Continue reading

Getting To Know Byzantine’s Matt Bowles!


The last month or so has been a very exciting time for West Virginia metal legends Byzantine. The band was auditioning for a new drummer, finishing up recording 2 cover songs, and on the verge of signing a worldwide deal with one of the best labels in the business; Metal Blade. In steps West Virginia native Matt Bowles formerly of the band Our Malignant Beloved. He is the newest addition to Byzantine. The band will soon begin the task of writing and recording a follow up to their highly successful album “To Release Is To Resolve”, which made several top 10 lists including ours. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Matt and get to know him a little better.  Continue reading

An Interview With HATEBREED’s Frank Novinec



Introduction by Dragon:

Hatebreed is an institution when it comes to both the U.S. and global Hardcore/Metal/Crossover scenes as the band itself is closing in on it’s 25th anniversary come 2019. They have championed those scenes constantly while reinforcing notions about the strength of the individual, the power of self-reliance, and the inevitable victory that is achieved by one’s actions through their pureness of heart and durability of will. “Strength” in every sense of the word is always the take-away from Hatebreed as this iconic band prepares to release their seventh album “The Concrete Confessional” via Nuclear Blast on May 13th. The band is also preparing to hit the road across the U.S. with DevilDriver, Act Of Defiance, and Devil You Know soon and with all of that in mind, Metal Nexus reached out to Hatebreed guitarist Frank Novinec to ply us with a bit of his time and experience in the following interview. For those of that don’t know, Frank Novinec is an icon himself since his earlier work in bands such as Integrity, Ringworm, and Terror which, alongside his tenure in Hatebreed, all testify to what an expressive artist and figure he is so without further ado, let’s breakdown and break loose with Hatebreed guitarist Frank Novinec. Continue reading

Armored Saint Announce West Coast Co-Headlining Tour With Metal Church


It’s only a few months away until the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road, playing to fans across the world this summer! Before they head abroad to conquer stages the band will first tour the U.S. with another iconic band Metal Church for a special west coast trek. Armored Saint’s Joey Vera (bass) comments: “We’re super excited to go back out for some select dates this summer. The June dates with Metal Church are a fan-made match that is sure to be an amazing time!” Continue reading

ZZ TOP Cancels Appearance at Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion!

Photo by: Ross Halfin

Photo by: Ross Halfin

Welcome To Rockville has announced a schedule change to the May 1 festival lineup at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Legendary Texas rockers ZZ Top has canceled their spring tour–including their expected May 1st performance at Welcome To Rockville, due to Bassist Dusty Hill being injured. The injury will also cause the band to cancel their set at Carolina Rebellion on May 6th at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Continue reading