Mark Bryson

About Mark Bryson

Writer here at Metal Nexus! Keeping the doom fuzzy and the stoner long. Please invite me to your Municipal Waste pizza party. Follow me on twitter @PostermodernPoser for metal, pizza, and Henry Rollins love.

HELLOWEEN Release United Alive!, Live Video For “Future World”

German metal legends Helloween have released the new live album/DVD United Alive! and United Alive! In Madrid. Featuring the Pumpkins United World Tour, revisit 30 years of classic Helloween performed live right from your living room! The 14-month tour was featured in countless metal magazines including Japan’s BURRN!, one of the world’s largest metal magazines, dedicated a four cover story to the tour. Of course, this massive tour had to be documented and given to world.  Continue reading

AGNOSTIC FRONT Announce Upcoming Album “Get Loud!”, Release Lyric Video For “Spraypaint The Walls” [Lyric Video]

New York Hardcore legends Agnostic Front have announced the release of the twelfth studio album, Get Loud!. The album is due out for release on November 8th via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the release, Agnostic Front is also premiering the first single off the album with the lyric video, “Spray Painted Walls”. 

Vocalist Roger Miret comments, “So excited for everyone to hear our new record GET LOUD! I really love the songs and it feels like a great mixture of what we have done our whole career! We put 100% into this from top to bottom! Everyone involved from start to finished just killed it! See you in the pit to celebrate these songs soon!”

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Announce UK/European Tour w/ Toxic Holocaust, Enforcer, Skeletal Remains

Richmond thrashers Municipal Waste have been busy since the release of their sixth album, Slime And Punishment. Since 2017, they have been laying waste to the world sharing the stage with Hatebreed, Cro-Mags, among others in just 2019 alone. Shortly after their upcoming Fall US Tour dates MW will headline a winter UK/European tour with Toxic Holocaust, Enforcer, Skeletal Remains Continue reading

COLD Debut New Single “The Devil We Know”, Tour Dates [Music Video]

Alternative legends Cold have released the third track from their upcoming record, The Things We Can’t Stop, titled “The Devil We Know”. Listen to the new track here

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PALLBEARER Announce September Tour Dates

Progressive doom metallers Pallbearer has announced a string off show dates that will occur in late September. This “mini-tour” will include performances at Heavy Mountain II Fest in Asheville, NC with Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, and Windhand, a show with Kayo Dot in Lexington, KY, and additional dates with Destroyer of Light. Find tickets and information here

Recently, Pallbearer has partnered with Nuclear Blast to bring their upcoming record to a larger worldwide audience. The band has also released the single, “Atlantis” as part of Sub Pop Records’ “Sub Pop Singles Club”. Listen here

This four-piece Arkansas band first came onto the doom metal scene with their debut Sorrow and Extinction. Since then, they have received high praise for their other releases, Foundations of Burden and their latest Heartless. You can keep up to date with all things Pallbearer on their Instagram

 

  PALLBEARER Tour Dates:

Sep 21 – Asheville, NC – Heavy Mountain Fest

Sep 22 – Lexington, KY – The Green Lantern

Sep 24 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s

Sep 25 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop

Sep 26 – Hamtramck, MI – The Sanctuary

CAROUSEL KINGS Debut Music Video For ‘Monarch’, Announce Tour [Music Video]

Photo Credit: Dustin Smith

Carousel Kings have released a music video for their track “Monarch”, along with a tour announcement. The track is off their latest release Plus Ultra which is available now. “Monarch” is the third track off of Plus Ultra, following “Code Breaker (Smile)” and “Lock Meowt” respectively. The tour begins July 26 in their hometown of Lancaster, Pa in support of the new record. 

“ ‘Monarch’ is an anthem to keep pushing, to trust your inner voice and simply GO FOR IT!” explains Carousel Kings vocalist Dave Alexander. “Every day we all have to overcome adversity in some aspect, and this song was written to have the listener reach deep within themselves to erase any preconceived ideas you may not realize are holding you back from your dreams and living your life to its fullest potential. On the video, we wanted to showcase this angle, with a Muay Thai kickboxer training for his fight. His struggles in the ring mirror life’s struggles and adversities, and how perseverance is the only way to prevail.”

These Pennsylvania rockers are set to travel in the Northeast, and then hop West to Washington, California, etc. To keep up with all things Carousel Kings, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Victory Records.

CAROUSEL KINGS On Tour

July

26 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

27 – Blossburg, PA @ Canyon Music Fest

28 – Lakewood, OH @ Foundry

August

5 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin

6 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

7 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos

13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunk House

CORRODED Bring The Heat With “Bitter”- Album Review

Swedish hard rockers Corroded are back with their fifth album, Bitter, out via Despotz Records. Since 2009, Corroded has been the backdrop of many forms of media, having the music featured in Sweden’s 2009 season of Survivor and the video game Battlefield Play4Free. Taking influences from Black Sabbath and Machine Head, Corroded have hard-hitting riffs that memorable and combined with Jen Westlin’s vocals make crowd-pleasing anthems. Since their last release, Defcon Zero, Corroded has played all across Europe, selling out shows with Pain as well as their own headlining tour. Playing massive crowds at Sabaton Open Air, Skogsröjet and Sweden Rock Festival, where they broke records as the largest crowd at the 4 Sound Stage

Corroded pride themselves as being brothers, a family unit that works together to put music out into the ether. According to Westlin, “It’s what has gotten us where we are today – we never give up – despite setbacks that have hit us like a fist to the face we get up and use that as inspiration to create new music.” says Westlin, “Our background is in the working class which is reflected in our music. The fact that we’ve had to struggle with various setbacks to get where we are today has given us thicker skin and shines through in our music.” This album leans a little more on the heavier side than their previous work. A lot of their influences blend well together, finding a blend of European power metal with Southern American spices spread throughout. The album starts with an intro track, something that is a bit dated now but can be easily hand waived. No harm, no foul. But the second track, “Breathing”, you see the unity this band has through their music. Each bringing their own to this song, especially Guitarist Tomas Andersson. The main riff is very catchy and gets rhythm support by Per Solang (drums) and Bjarne Elvsgard (bass). This album is full of great battle anthems, something they excel at, like “Testament”. Full of chanting vocals, this is sure to become a fan favorite in their setlist. This is paired well with the follow-up track, “Scream”; Catchy choruses seem to be their bread and butter. The fastest track, “Destruction”, is a great biker rock anthem. That ended up becoming my personal favorite, featuring Westlin’s diverse vocal talent. 

This is a very accessible band for fans of hard rock who are maybe looking for something a little heavier at the summer festival. With chanty choruses, I can see many beer glasses raised in Corroded’s honor. Bitter is a good track for your summer is available now! Corroded is Jens Westlin(Lead Vocals), Tomas Andersson (Guitars), Bjarne Elvsgard  (Bass), Per Solang (Drums). To keep up with them, follow them on Facebook and their website

Exumer Release Video For “King’s End” [Music Video]

Photo: Silvy Maatman

Multinational thrash legends Exumer have released a video for “King’s End” a track off of their latest Hostile Defiance. This is the band’s fifth release, which debuted last month via Metal Blade Records. The album hit German charts on position 42, the highest chart entry in the band’s history.

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KADAVAR Renew Record Deal, Working On New Album

     

         German rockers Kadavar have re-signed with their longtime label, Nuclear Blast and are currently working on a new record. Being with the label 7 years, Kadavar has released three studio albums, touring the world over furiously. Continue reading