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 @Sound_Chef for metal, pizza, and Henry Rollins love.

IMPENDING DOOM Are Back To Their Roots With “The Sin And Doom Vol. II”

            Christian metal act Impending Doom are back to their roots with The Sin and Doom Vol. II. For over a decade, these guys have found inspiration from their faith and their Southern California thrash and deathcore influence. Straying away from the typical themes of meaningless violence and blasphemy, instead Impending Doom have created their own style of “goreship”. While playing heavy riffs and macabre melodies, reverence is the heart of the band. Examining all the sin in today’s world, Impending Doom find solace in their Christian beliefs. Challenging the metal norms, these guys stand out against metal stereotypes. The Sin and Doom Vol. II is a revisit of their early days working with Christopher Eck, producer of The Sin and Doom. Continue reading

SLASH FT. MILES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Are Back With New Album and U.S Tour

 

 

      Slash ft. Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators have resurfaced with a new studio album and coming U.S tour. Entitled Living The Dream, the album is due out September 21 on Slash’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. This supergroup features the Grammy-award winning guitarist Slash of Guns n’ Roses fame with Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass & vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar & vocals). The album will be available for preorder July 25.

For this 12-song album the group is working with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop,Incubus) again. Their past two albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love earned worldwide praise, debuting on 12 different Top Ten charts and grabbing the #1 slot on U.S Rock Radio. Continue reading

A PERFECT CIRCLE Release Clip, “The Contrarian” For 3D Hologram Companion Film For “Eat The Elephant”

Supergroup A PERFECT CIRCLE have released a 2D clip of “The Contrarian” along with extended North American tour dates. The clip is from a hologram film, directed by Steven Sebring (Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band, Dream of Life), in companion with their latest record Eat The Elephant. The album-length film is viewable with a prism and is included in the album’s deluxe box set.

The much-anticipated album debuted atop several Billboard charts, obtaining the #1 slot for Rock, Independent and Alternative charts, #2 on the Top Current Albums chart, and #3 album debut on the Top 200.

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WALLS OF JERICHO Embark On First East Coast Tour In 9 years!

For the first time in 9 years Detroit legends WALLS OF JERICHO have started off an East Coast tour seemingly out of the blue! The tour begins in Amityville, NJ on June 6th and ends in Toronto, Ontario on June 13th. This tour is to support their latest record ‘No One Can Save You From Yourself ‘off of Napalm Records. Sharing the headlining spot with FIRST BLOOD, LEFT BEHIND and SANCTION are along for the ride.

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EXMORTUS’ New Song “Victory Or Death” Is A Neo Classical Thrash Masterpiece!

Thrash heroes Exmortus are back with a new single, “Victory or Death!”, off their upcoming album ‘The Sound Of Steel‘. This battle anthem is the perfect track to round out the singles they released to promote the new record. Like the other tracks “Make Haste” and “Feast of Flesh”, this thrashy gem is sure to be a favorite in the pit. You can stream the track below!

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Review: KATAKLYSM – ‘Meditations’ [Official Video]

The ever-prolific KATAKLYSM have returned with a new full album, ‘Meditations‘, with Nuclear Blast Records. Through a few lineup changes the band is now Maurizio Lacono on vocals, JF Dagenais on guitar, Stephane Barbe on bass, and Oli Beaudoin on drums. This 10-track album was recorded at their own studio in the forest of their home country of Canada.

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Review: HOSTILE ARRAY – ‘S/T’ [Official Video]

Maryland’s Hostile Array are here with their politically charged post-hardcore self-titled debut. Finding inspiration from their own political beliefs vocalist Brendan Fray explains, “I don’t consider myself to be very liberal or conservative, but I am passionate about addressing issues of corruption on both sides of aisle. Our hope is to motivate others to question the status quo and never compromise when it comes to demanding justice in our system.” Keeping their message nonpartisan, keeps a skeptic eye on both sides of the aisle.

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Review: BURN THE PRIEST – ‘Legion: XX’ [Official Video]

 

Over the past few months Burn The Priest has been giving us a little taste of their roots with singles from their upcoming record ‘Legion: XX’. Burn The Priest, usually known by their second name, Lamb Of God, released a full-length record paying homage to the artists that influence them. Since the mid 90’s, Burn The Priest/Lamb Of God have reached a global audience with their guttural yet thrashy brand of metal. Comprised of Randy Blythe on vocals, Mark Morton and Willie Adler on guitars, John Campbell on bass, and Chris Adler on drums they began their conquest of the world in Richmond, VA. This album is paying tribute to their first label, Legion Records (Philadelphia) and its founder the late Michael “Mikey” Brosnan. Blythe announced the release of the album on his Gimme Radio show, like a late-night punk rock college radio show. It is refreshing to see these guys who are now considered mainstream doing this release with a DIY attitude. Continue reading

Review: SKINLESS – ‘Savagery’ [Official Video]

 

Skinless are back again with another brutal release from Relapse Records titled, ‘Savagery’. Starting in the early 1990’s, these guys decimated the underground scene with intense live performances. Noting Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, and Deicide as influences, they gained a large following to support their 1998 release ‘Progression Towards Evil’. Signing a deal with Relapse Records, the band released four more albums: ‘Foreshadowing Our Demise’, ‘From Sacrifice To Survival’, and ‘Trample The Weak’, ‘Hurdle The Dead’. Gaining a loyal fan base worldwide, they have shared the stage with likes of Slayer, Dying Fetus, and Hatebreed. After lineup changes and an eventual hiatus, Skinless reformed to lay waste to the world once again with ‘Only The Ruthless Remain’. With that terribly appropriate title, Skinless proved to us that they could stand the test of time, the most brutal force of all. With ‘Savagery’, they show their pure strength once again. Continue reading

Review: SOL DE SANGRE – S/T [Official Video & Album Stream]

 

Typically I don’t find a language gap in music, especially metal. When I was in middle school, my Spanish teacher introduced me to Spanish metal and from then on I had a deeper appreciation for world music. Sol de Sangre which translates to “Blood of the Sun” are Colombian, but currently reside in different parts of the world. This powerful group consists of Kike Valderrama (Headcrusher) on vocals, Rolando Ramos Torres on guitar, Gonzalo Restrepo (Absolution Denial, Cromlech, Deadsoul) on drums, and Gustavo Adolfo Valderrama on bass. They have captured the old-school death metal aesthetic, while adding their own thrashy and melodic flair to the style. Since 2017, they have been releasing singles to support their upcoming self-titled album with Black Market Metal. The album was mixed by Tomas Skogsberg (Sunlight Studios) and mastered by the ever-prolific Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Tiger Junkies). On March 23rd, the album was released and it took off like a goddamn rocket!

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