Earlier in the hour on Instagram, Thy Art Is Murder vocalist, CJ McMahon announced that he will be stepping down from their current tour with Architects to be with his wife as he has a baby on the way. With a week left of the tour, the band has reached out to fellow vocalist Nick Arthur (Molotov Solution) to fill in for CJ on the final shows of this run. It is expected that CJ‘s son will be born next week, with that being said, we here at Metal Nexus wish him the best wishes with the birth of his son and hope to see him back on the road again soon.
Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer/bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent. With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, ‘Take One’, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, style, confidence and work ethic that created legends in music in the previous few decades. The bands style is slightly retro rock and with the recent success of bands like Greta Van Fleet, The Struts and Rival Sons they have timed the formation of the band perfectly. Black Coffee are a band that certainly appreciates a good riff and you will easily notice how they flaunt their guitarists talents within their music. Ehab Omran’s vocals pack immense power into such a small frame. He sings in a melodic manner but also at times can wail with an aggressive grit to his voice as well. The band unveiled a music video for “I Barely Know Her”. The song and accompanying video was the first taste of Black Coffee that we would receive and it sent music fans into a whirlwind. The video was filmed at the Johnstown Opera House in Johnstown, Ohio. “I Barely Know Her” was filmed, directed and produced by the extremely talented John Payne of Payne Productions, who is one of the most talented photographers in and around Columbus, Ohio. With the attitude of the years gone by and the sound of a new resurgence of the classic rock, Black Coffee parts the proverbial sea for the next generation of artists. Continue reading
*This is part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state. This month’s state is North Carolina.*
STELLAR CIRCUITS formed in 2015 in order to create progressively-minded music. The name “Stellar Circuits” is derived from the eight-circuit model of consciousness, a theory proposed in the 1970’s about expanding consciousness and understanding the process of our mind as it relates to existentialism.
Massachusetts has a laundry list of bands that have left their mark on the hardcore/metal world and The Acacia Strain certainly have left their mark on the scene. Fronted by Vincent Bennett, the sole original member, TAS burst onto the scene with 2004’s ‘3750’. The band practically lives on the road, and have supported several of their MA counterparts in Unearth, Killswitch Engage and traveling the globe several times over after dropping 7 albums over their 15+ year career. Their most recent offering, 2017’s ‘Gravebloom’, continues to showcase the bands penchant for an all out aural onslaught. Continue reading
After releasing 2 bangers of songs Motionless In White is back and as great as ever. With title track ”Disguise” showing us they still hold onto their heavy roots and ”Brand New Numb” making us realise that Motionless In White is still capable of changing their sound while maintaining that classic Motionless touch. They are truly a band that never fails to deliver!
Vincent Bennet and Tom Smith Jr of The Acacia Strain are the guests one this episode of the BREWtally Speaking Podcast!! Continue reading
On Wednesday, metalcore/rock giants Bring Me the Horizon performed the full “Diamonds Aren’t Forever” from ‘Suicide Season’ for the first since December 2014. The surprise took place at Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and replaced “Avalanche” in their setlist. The band has been playing it recently as a part of their “deathcore medley” along with other older songs for their longtime fans. That medley only included the beginning of the song and the first verse though. This time, the band is seen playing the entire song, and we have footage that you can check out below. Continue reading
*This is part of the Rock USA Spotlight segment where we help you get to know some of the non-headlining bands performing at the festival. Let us introduce you to The Black Moods.
The Black Moods are a three-piece rock-n-roll machine out of Tempe, Arizona. The name comes from a description in Jim Morrison’s biography where his melancholy moods were described as “black moods.” The unit is comprised of lead guitarist and vocalist Josh Kennedy, bassist Jordan Hoffman, and drummer Danny “Chico” Diaz. They have been able to bottle up the heat from the Sonoran desert and unleash it on stages across North America. They embrace the timeless sound of guitar-driven rock while not putting boundaries on the direction they may take it. The band is inspired from local heroes like Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and the Gin Blossoms, who often have the band open for them. Continue reading
Knocked Loose might be the heaviest exported from Kentucky, and have certainly carved out a rabid fan base in the 3 short years since their debut album, 2016’s ‘Laugh Tracks’. Touring with the likes of Beartooth, Terror, Every Time I Die and A Day To Remember and Warped Tour, fans have been clamoring for new music, and the band delivered with a ferocious ep, ‘Mistakes Like Fractures’ that should tide everyone over until a proper follow up is released. Continue reading
Bryan Garris, vocalist for Knocked Loose, is the guest on this episode of the BREWtally Speaking Podcast!! Continue reading