DEVILDRIVER, JINJER Inspire Mosh Pits In Lexington, Kentucky [Review & Photo Gallery]

Words By: Kevin Akers | Photography By: Estil Robinson

Lexington Kentucky decided to celebrate Halloween a day early as DevilDriver brought their Outlaws til the End Tour to the Manchester Music Hall. The venue has hosted a bunch of hard rock acts in the past year including Sevendust, All That Remains, and Trivium. But it has never hosted a tour this heavy before. In fact, it may be the heaviest tour to ever play in Lexington.

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Review: THOMAS GILES – ‘Don’t Touch The Outside’ [Music Video Stream]

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Thomas Giles Rogers Jr. has made a name for himself musically, there’s no doubt about that. His tenure with the mighty Between The Buried And Me may have already cemented his legacy as one of the pioneers of new-age progressive rock, however, outside of BTBAM’s extensive discography, there’s still much to be heard in the frontman’s arsenal. With the upcoming release of his fourth SOLO studio album, “Don’t Touch The Outside,” (via Sumerian Records) we have one of your first looks at the next chapter of his solo career, and, what an ambitious effort it is!

Between The Buried And Me are probably a step ahead of many bands in terms of songwriting, and Tommy doesn’t hit the brakes when it comes to his solo work either. Don’t Touch The Outside dives deeper into the frontman’s musical endeavors with music that will send chills down your spine from the into to the last song. His grand scheme of songwriting is a persistent wave of emotion that crosses all musical boundaries with no intent on slowing down. Songs like “Incomplet,” with spiraling guitar riffs from the start into melodies that will put you under a trance, underneath Tommy’s distant vocals that draw you to the edge of your seat while you’re listening. Heading into songs such as, “I Win,” featuring experimental vocalist, Carley Coma (Candria) with heavy synth-driven beats with Carley’s aggressive voice and rhyme schemes as the cherry on top. “Sway,” a song that stuck out with its drum-heavy backbeat, light-hearted vocals to make this an immersive listening experience.

For all of our readers that are fans of the elite musicality of Raleigh, North Carolina’s Between The Buried And Me, be sure to check out vocalist Tommy Giles’ impressive, mesmerizing fourth solo effort entitled, Don’t Touch The Outside, releasing this Friday (November 9th) via Sumerian Records.

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Our Hollow Our Home & Guests Rock “Holloween Fest” [Review & Photo Gallery]

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting this day and it’s finally arrived. Time seemed to pass so slowly, and then once the day arrives, it’s over in the blink of an eye. UK’s finest, Our Hollow Our Home host their annual Holloween festival at The 1865 venue in Southampton. This is the second year of the event, and due to the great turnout last year, the show was moved to The 1865 because of the increased capacity. It was a perfect location, with two bars (essential to any metal show), and all the bands’ merch on sale upstairs. As you can see in the poster, the lineup for Holloween 2018 is why I was keen as mustard to go. The hosts, Our Hollow Our Home headline this beast of a day just after the release of their new album titled ‘In Moment // In Memory.’ I have a copy on black marble vinyl which looks and sounds amazing. I’m sure there will be an album review soon on Metal Nexus, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Continue reading

STATE OF THE ART: Milwaukee’s H1Z1

It’s that time of the month again here at Metal Nexus, with that being said let’s jump right into this month’s installment of State Of The Art! This month we are covering America’s Dairyland, Wisconsin. One of the bands we are covering in our spotlight this week is a heavy metal band from Milwaukee by the name of H1Z1, an up and coming group of headbangers out of the Bucks city. Formed originally in the summer of 2010, and, shortly after, evolving into a five piece act, this quintet are nothing short of spectacular. While listening to their music, it is clear that they are doing an incredible job of blending all our favorite sounds of the early 2000s with thrash, groove, and even death metal. The band released their debut album, Unbounded, on August 11th, 2017 under Gunderslam Records and are surely not showing any signs of slowing down. Tracks like, “A.D.H.D.,” perfectly display their mixture of groove and sludge-filled goodness, along with songs such as, “Paralytical,” which are more riff heavy and focus more on getting the point across with in-your-face METAL. Wanna check out more from these Milwaukee rockers? Listen to, “Unbound,” in its entirety everywhere on all major streaming platforms now! As always, thanks for checking out Metal Nexus! Continue reading

Behemoth, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room Terrorize Charlotte! [Review & Photo Gallery]

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The Ecclesia Diabolica America tour stopped at The Underground in Charlotte, NC, just a couple days before Halloween, and brought with it a three of the biggest names in the underground metal scene. Wolves In The Throne Room, At the Gates, and Behemoth brought the club to near capacity as the Carolinas showed that they appreciate a great tour when it comes through. Continue reading

MEGADETH Frontman Dave Mustaine Announces The Band Is Working On A New Album!

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Did someone say new Megadeth album? SOMEONE SAID NEW MEGADETH ALBUM, and not just anyone, Dave Mustaine himself! Mustaine and drummer Dirk Verbeuren took to the studio today to begin work on the 16th studio album from the Metal titans. The band will once again be working with Grammy winning co-producer Chris Rakestraw, whom also worked on Dystopia, the previous effort Megadeth released to the world. No full details of the upcoming release have surfaced yet, all we know is that work has officially hit full swing and details should be revealed soon. The pioneers of our beloved genre are approaching their 35th anniversary, coming off of the Dystopia tour ending this year. The band will have two shows left on their iconic year of 2018, playing Rock In Rio, and capping off this year with the MEGACRUISE later this winter, featuring Dragonforce, Anthrax, Testament, and more. For all of your breaking Metal news, be sure to check out Metal Nexus!

SLIPKNOT Releases Brand New Track ”All Out Life” And It is Brutal!

After waiting for so many years Slipknot has finally released a new song and I can tell you that the wait was definitely worth it! Get right in to witness the gory music video of ”All Out Life”!

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Releases Second Track ”Wonderful Life” Of Their Upcoming Record ‘Amo’ And It Is Groovy!

Bring Me The Horizon doesn’t really need an introduction at all. You either love or hate them. They started out like one of the biggest deathcore bands and have slowly evolved into a more pop, yet metal, version which makes what they create that much better. This band has basically been successful at every genre that have touched so far and the upcoming album ‘Amo’ is going to be no different!

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CARNAL DECAY Releases A Music Video Of ”When Push Comes To Shove” And It is Horrid!

They are back, your favorite brutal death act Carnal Decay, and about to destroy things in a way you never thought were possible. After releasing their full EP which goes by the same name they instantly claimed their spot in the scene and their brutal, yet funny, take on making a music video is one you got to admire!

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JINJER Releases Brand New Single And Music Video Of ”Ape” & Announces US Tour With DEVILDRIVER And BLACK RAVEN!

After posting live videos of tracks from ‘King Of Everything’ and ‘Cloud Factory’ people were instantly hooked and so began the shaping of their way into the metal scene. But even before that they were one of the few female leading bands that got a lot of praise for their unique and brutal sound. Just everything is on point with these guys and ”Ape” doesn’t say otherwise!

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