Steve Savage

About Steve Savage

Writer and music enthusiast based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, always interested in discovering new and different music no matter what the genre. Hit me up anytime if you know about something I should be listening to or if you just wanna talk music in general. Peace!

Exclusive Premiere: HEARTSICK – “Loveletter” [Official Video]

Exclusively at Metal Nexus, Heartsick premieres their brand-new music video today for the emotional ballad “Loveletter” off the band’s upcoming album ‘Sleep Cycles,’ scheduled for release on February 1st, 2019. The clip predominantly features vocalist Alfonso Civile, in a distinctly heartbroken state, roaming the cold streets in search of new direction. Just in time for winter, the song which was produced by Josh Schroeder and the music video which was directed by Zach Bridges, are the perfect melancholic mood and chilling atmosphere for those long, late-December nights. Continue reading

Review: JINJER – ‘Micro’ [Video Stream]

Ukrainian prog/metalcore act Jinjer return with ‘Micro,’ the band’s newest offering that essentially packs an entire album’s worth of punch into five devastating tracks. The EP, scheduled to be released on January 11th, 2019 via Napalm Records, combines many of the familiar elements that fans have come to know and love while, at times, diving a bit deeper into the prog realm, primarily in the form of more technical experimentation. ‘Micro’ is a clear indicator of Jinjer’s maturation as musicians and a solid milestone for what appears to be a band entering their sonic prime. Continue reading

BATTLE BEAST Reveals Release Date & Details For New Album ‘No More Hollywood Endings’

Finnish heavy metal act Battle Beast have finally dropped the news about their upcoming studio album ‘No More Hollywood Endings,’ scheduled to be released March 22nd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band also recently announced a six-week headlining European tour with power metallers and fellow countrymen Arion for Spring, 2019 to support the new record. Continue reading

REBEL WIZARD Premieres Video For “Mother Nature, Oh My Sweet Mistress…” [Video & Album Stream]

Rebel Wizard just premiered the brand-new video for “Mother Nature, Oh My Sweet Mistress, Showed Me the Other Worlds and It Was Just Fallacy,” off of the new album ‘Voluptuous Rapture of Worship and Response’ via Prosthetic Records. Continue reading

Just Announced: BUCKCHERRY & JOYOUS WOLF Warpaint Tour 2019 Dates

Buckcherry

Southern California rock veterans Buckcherry are hitting the road for leg one of the Warpaint Tour 2019 for 40 shows this spring, with the can’t miss, up-and-comers Joyous Wolf as their special guests. Buckcherry will be touring in support of their upcoming new album ‘Warpaint,’ scheduled to release March 8th, 2019, just as the tour is getting underway. The trek will begin in Northern California on March 6th, 2019, making its way up through Canada, then nationwide all across the rest of the US, and winding up in Southern California on May 5th, 2019. According to Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd, “There will be multiple legs to the tour, so any markets we miss on the first one, we will definitely be in your town somewhere down the line.” Tickets on sale today! (12/21/2018). Continue reading

Just Announced: 2019 VANS WARPED TOUR Dates

Photo Credit: Ryan Watanabe

Vans Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman confirms dates for the show’s 25th anniversary via tweet this morning. As 2018 marked the end of its annual outing as a major touring entity, 2019 will feature only limited dates in honor of Vans Warped Tour’s impressive 25-year long run. Continue reading

Breaking News: Maynard James Keenan Vocals Confirmed On New TOOL Track

In the most recent issue of the band’s official newsletter from December 4th, 2018, webmaster Blair confirms that drummer Danny Carey played a new Tool track for him in his Porsche, referred to simply as “track 3.” “Hellboy,” admin of Fourtheye.net, a popular resource and web forum for all things Tool-related, wrote in a recent post that he subsequently spoke to Blair personally and reports: “I asked Blair if there was Maynard [James Keenan] on what he heard, and the answer was yes. I didn’t ask (nor will I) for further information.” In the rest of the post he goes on to describe a possible timeframe for a new Tool release in 2019: Continue reading

Just Announced: BARONESS & DEAFHEAVEN Co-Headlining US Tour Dates For Spring 2019

Baroness, Photo credit: Ross Halfin

For the first time in nearly three years, Grammy Award-nominated US metal band Baroness will embark on a continent-wide, North American co-headlining tour with San Francisco post-black metal act Deafheaven this Spring 2019. Swiss avante-garde metal group Zeal & Ardor will perform as the opener. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10:00 AM (local time). Continue reading

Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019

There’s no doubt that 2018 has brought us several great metal releases from some of the biggest names in the business and more than a handful of noteworthy newcomers as well. As 2019 looms upon us in the coming weeks, there is plenty to be excited about for what the new year will bring us metal fans. Here is a list of some of 2019’s most anticipated metal albums to look forward to throughout the year: Continue reading

State Of The Art: Iowa’s JIM JONES [Track Stream]

*This is part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state. This month’s state is Iowa.*

Named after the infamous cult leader who initiated the mass murder-suicide of hundreds of his followers during the Jonestown Massacre of 1978, Jim Jones is “a good old-fashioned metal band out of Waterloo, Iowa.” As the rest of their tagline reads, “We play loud, we play heavy. Drink the fucking Kool Aid!” For those familiar with the original Jim Jones, the Kool-Aid reference is just pure metal in its blatant callousness. Continue reading