JEFFREY NOTHING (Ex-MUSHROOMHEAD) Releases New Song/Video “Dead Space / Dead Inside” [Video Stream]

Jeffrey Nothing by Evanne Gray

Former Mushroomhead co-founder and vocalist Jeffrey Nothing, aka Jeff Hatrix, has just released the brand-new song “Dead Space / Dead Inside” along with a lyric video. Nothing delivers an introspective and vocally stunning performance on the track, which also features ex-members of Mushroomhead, Motograter, and Skin. “Dead Space / Dead Inside” is available to download across all major streaming platforms. Continue reading

GEMINI SYNDROME To Headline The “Synner Conversion Tour”

We got some new tour dates for y’all!

Alternative metal five-piece GEMINI SYNDROME is slated to headline the ‘Synner Conversion Tour this summer, taking a break from writing their third studio album, expected to be released in late 2018 via Red Music.

The Oracle has foreseen that Gemini Syndrome will be sharing the stage with fellow conspirators, Code Red Riot, occurring in alignment with the Estival Solstice. This Summer Conversion is a recess in writing and recording our next album, the third and final act of the trilogy. We look forward to sharing this sacred rite with you.” says Brian Steel Medina (drums) about the tour before the same ensues.

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ALICE IN CHAINS New Album ‘Rainier Fog’ Due Out August 24, New Single And Tour Dates Added

Grunge veterans Alice In Chains are set to release their first album in five years Rainier Fog on August 24. June 27, they are also releasing another single from the record, “So Far Under”. This is a follow-up to the first single “The One You Know”, with a video directed by Adam Mason which has accumulated 2.3 million views. Watch the video here. This record is available on the band’s website, in physical and digital release. As far the as the physical release it will be available on CD and limited-edition double 180-gram clear LP with white and black splatter.

This is the band’s first recording with BMG and the first time in 20 years they have recorded an album in their hometown of Seattle. The album’s title is a tribute to the city, recording part of the record of Studio X (formerly Bad Animals) where they record their s/t album in 1995. Alice In Chains for the third time in a row worked with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was also mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).

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POETIC DESCENT Releases New Track Completing Online EP!

From Dayton, Ohio hail an newbie alternative metal band featuring former members of MAYFLY (Voluminous Records), and POETIC DESCENT have been already compared to genre defining bands like Finch, Story of the Year, Further Seems Forever, ChevelleIncubusDead Poetic, Project 86, Every Time I Die, Blindside, Beartooth and Norma Jean. Thus, giving an idea to the regular heavy music fan that POETIC DESCENT is not just any regular band, they are indeed something special. And special bands require to do special stuff to treat their special fans.

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Make An Excellent Comeback With All New Music Video, “Letting You Go”

Welsh rockers and world famous metalcore band, every teenage’s first crush on heavy music, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE is back with an all new music video, “Letting You Go” from their upcoming studio full length, ‘Gravity‘. This is the third track from the album, ‘Gravity‘, which is the latest offering after 2015’s ‘Venom‘.

“‘Letting You Gowas a very challenging song to write in so many ways,” said vocalist and guitarist Matt Tuck. “It’s by far the most experimental track I’ve ever written – musically and lyrically. I really wanted to make a track that stood out from the crowd and separated us from any other band in our genre, and that’s exactly what ‘Letting You Go’ does.

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Reveals U.S. Tour Dates For Fall 2018

There is a lot going on for Welsh metal/hard rock outfit BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE this year. Your teenage gateway to metal band already has an album, some video releases lined up its sleeve. And now, as if it wasn’t enough to keep us on the edge of our seats, the band will be touring the U.S. this fall, to promote their new album ‘Gravity‘, that comes out June 29th via Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records. The tour rightly named ‘Gravity‘ for obvious reasons will be commencing on the September 13th in Kansas City, and wraps up on October 16 in Las Vegas. Yes, I know you must be amazed, since the current U.S. tour isn’t over yet and an another tour? Right? That is correct, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will come back to the States in a matter of a few months to quench your insatiable thirst. While support bands for them on the tour haven’t been unveiled yet, but is promises to have excellent and talented support acts. Who knows your favorite band might steal the spotlight? So stay tuned on this.

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The Bucket List with MEKA NISM

* For the Metal Nexus’ Bucket List series, we pose the age-old question to some of your favorite artists: “Before you die, which band(s) would you want to see play live that you haven’t seen before, and why do they mean so much to you?” *

This week, we focus on Orlando, Florida’s art metal mavens, Meka Nism. The quintet consisting of Meka (vocals), Bobby Keller (lead guitar), Jarret Robinson (bass), Christopher Lane (drums), and Jay Adkisson (keys) have made quite a name for themselves in the metal world through their uniquely eclectic, genre-melding sound. Influences swirling throughout their music include everything from opera, to rock, to nu-metal, to black metal, and beyond. It’s no wonder that we see such a wide array of musical styles pop up on each band member’s bucket list. Continue reading

Women’s Month: Tatiana Shmaylyuk of JINJER

March is National Women’s Month, and we have decided to celebrate some our favorite women in metal. Every week during March we will honor some of the most respected women in the metal and hard rock world.

Today we focus on the stunning and amazingly talented, Tatiana Shmaylyuk – lead vocalist of Ukrainian prog metal band, Jinjer. Having joined the group in 2010, Shmaylyuk has been essential in propelling them to reach accolades that include being named Best Ukrainian Metal Act of 2013 and 2016, and Best Metal Video for “I Speak Astronomy” in 2016. As a frontwoman in the primarily male-dominated world of metal, Shmaylyuk’s vocal ability, range, and stage command put her not only in a class of her own, but in a position to rival some of the best men in the game. Continue reading

PRONG Unveils “Zero Days” 2018 West Coast Tour Dates With POWERFLO

American Power Trio PRONG has announced the continuation of their Zero Days tour with a series of West Coast dates alongside POWERFLO. After a solid year of touring with the likes of TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, SEPULTURA, and EXODUS, as well as filling key slots on the European Summer Festival Circuit, the band now brings it back home to the states, including a highly coveted, co-headlining run with HELMET.

Are you ready for the mosh?

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