AFI have been involved in a mysterious build up over the past couple weeks releasing minor tidbits of information and unveiling a portion of a song backwards on Spotify. They have now revealed they are set to release their 10th studio album titled ‘AFI (The Blood Album)’. The album is set to hit stores January 20th and will be the follow up to their 2013 album ‘Burials’. This will also mark the band’s first release on Concord Records. The new effort was recorded at Megawatt Studios in Los Angeles and was produced by guitarist Jade Puget with the renowned Matt Hyde (Slayer, ASG, Parkway Drive, Monster Magnet) joining in co-production. Matt is renowned in the metal world, and we only expect great things since he’s involved. Continue reading →
Riff lords Crowbar have announced co-headlining tour dates with NOLA neighbors Goatwhore, capping off the calendar year with style. “This upcoming tour is one that we’re all looking forward to!,” says Kirk Windstein. “These are our Brothers. Hell, Sammy Duet was in Crowbar for a few of our best records! To the fans of both bands, here’s your early Christmas present!” Crowbar is touring in support of their upcoming album ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ which releases October 28th via eOne Music. This album is following up one of Crowbar’s most successful records to date. ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ will be the follow up to the highly buzzed about ‘Symmetry in Black’. That album sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release in 2014, the highest of any LPs in the band’s 27 year career, beating out its predecessor, 2011’s ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’. We recently reviewed the bands new album (read here) and we are sure the album will be well received by everyone. Our hopes on this tour, which we wouldn’t miss is that Sammy gets on stage and at least plays one song with Crowbar. Continue reading →
Walking Corpse Syndrome released one of the best albums of 2015. That album ‘Human Delusion’ also made our best of list for last year as well. The Missoula, Montana band that is all about the heaviness is about to embark on a headlining tour. The Predator Tour will kick off in Boise, Idaho on October 28th and run through November 12th when they play in Billings, Montana. After playing 11 consecutive dates the band will take some time off then play a show in their hometown on December 9th. Continue reading →
After releasing videos for “Hold On”, “Blood Money”, and “Selfish”, Dope have now released a lyric video for the track “1999” from their new album ‘Blood Money, Part 1’, scheduled for release on 10/28 via eOne Music. Releasing 4 singles prior to the album’s release just shows that the band is proud of everything they have accomplished on this album. The album is the band’s first studio album in 7 years. Edsel Dope has always been a master of lyrics and this album is no different. His life experience makes for amazing relatable songs. He truly bleeds passion into the music and passion is something that is absent from a lot of music in today’s music scene. Continue reading →
Los Angeles, California’s Once Human has recently dropped their new single “Eye of Chaos” on iTunes along with an accompanying video in preparation for their upcoming album Evolution. Who is Once Human, you may ask? Well, take the guitarist-turned-vocalist butchery of Australian born, Lauren Hart, the guitar wizardry of Logan Mader (Soulfly and Machine Head) and Skyler Howren, wicked bass of Damien Rainaud and penultimate drum skills of Dillon Trollope and throw them off a bridge to be mixed in blood on the rocks below and you have one of the most brutal and blunt forces in Metal available today. Promising to top their 2015 release of The LifeI Remember, Evolution is due out sometime in 2017! We have a standing request for album upon its completion so stay tuned!
Our goal has always been to turn people on to new music and bands they may not have heard before. We have brought you reviews, interviews, concert reviews and showcased based across the globe; now we want to bring that music directly to your ears. Using Spotify our talented staff will hand select songs each month for your listening pleasure. The staff’s broad ranging taste in music is sure to give you a variety of music and hopefully will turn you on to some new tunes. Be sure to let us know what songs you like and who has the best selection; but in the end we hope you enjoy it all. Now presenting The Metal Nexus Spotify Playlist: October Continue reading →
The Technical Metal bandOnirecently dropped my jaw when opening for Max&IggorCavalera on their ReturntoRoots tour in Tampa (my review to follow shortly). Recently signed with BlacklightMedia/MetalBlade Records, Oni has just announced the release of their debut album entitled Ironside on Black Friday, November 25th.
SEPTEMBER 27TH, 1986 is a day that forever changed the music world and the lives of many. 30 years ago on this day Cliff Burton’s life was taken far too soon. Metallica was touring in Europe. Cliff won a card game which gave him the power to chose his bunk that night. He chose to sleep in guitarist Kirk Hammet’s bunk, and Kirk was to sleep in the front of the bus. While traveling to the next city their bus crashed in the early hours of September 27th, 1986 in Sweden. Cliff was thrown out the window of the bus. The whole band was distraught by the tragedy. Though he was only 24 years old Cliff’s time with Metallica had made a huge impact on music. His playing style captivated audiences around the world. Metallica had just released ‘Master of Puppets’, their third album and first for a major label, Elektra Records. The album was a showcase for Burton’s signature playing style. The album went gold, selling over six million copies world wide. A complete success. Burton’s music has inspired many. He not only inspired fans but also was revered by fellow musicians as well. Cliff has even inspired bassists that wasn’t alive at the time of his death. Through videos and live footage like ‘Cliff Em All’ those born well after his death are able to experience the legend and his passion for music. From the grave he is able to inspire many to create music. We can’t imagine how his music would have progressed over time. Metallica has had very talented bassists since his passing but no one will ever hold a flame to Cliff Burton. He personified bass playing. On this day we celebrate the life of Cliff Burton, he has been gone for 30 years and though he lays at rest now, his soul and his music is forever immortalized and lives on in his music and everyone he’s inspired. Continue reading →
It has just been announced that Technical/MelodicDeathMetal veterans YourChanceToDie have joined forces with EMPLabelGroup (EMP: Underground) and have released “ShadownandFlame” on EMP: UndergroundVolumeOne (Sampler). The new song was mixed and mastered by JamieKing with executive production covered by ThomHazaert and none other than Megadeth’sDavidEllefson! The sampler is available now at EMP. With a new album on the near horizon (Ex–Nihilo due out in Spring 2017), YourChanceToDie has a very promising future ahead of them!
Syracuse-based metal outfit FREYA have unleashed the track “Gnawing From Inside” from the band’s impending fifth full-length, Grim. The new single is like a delicacy that music fans will love. The album nears release at the end of the month. The band has issued the early single for public consumption, and it certainly should make fans even more anxious for the release. The song is pleasing to the ear with the vast sounds and styles this track showcases. “Gnawing From Inside” is just a small tease of what to expect from the full length, and their is plenty more to come. Make sure to pick up a copy, you won’t regret it.
Fast Break! Records will release Grim on September 30th on digipak CD and all digital platforms. Multiple new preorder packages have been posted at THIS LOCATION