EVANESCENCE Release ”Imperfection” Of Their Upcoming Album ‘Synthesis’!

It is never too late to listen to a new song from one of the biggest and maybe even the greatest rock bands alive, Evanescence. Exactly one week ago they released the music video for ”Imperfection” from their upcoming album ‘Synthesis’. It is as expected very promising, get right in!

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WHITE WIZZARD Release “Storm Of Shores Lyric Video; Announce New Album!

If you are an old school metalhead and you haven’t heard White Wizzard you are in for an amazing treat. Formed in 2007 White Wizzard hails from Los Angeles, California. Tired of the down-tuned screamo metal that seemed to be everywhere, bass player and guitarist/songwriter Jon Leon formed White Wizzard as an outlet to release music he thought needed to be heard. In a modern age when guitar solos and old school falsetto vocals were being lost they brought back a nearly extinct sound. Though the lineup has changed on almost every album, Jon Leon’s songwriting has remained consistent and the name White Wizzard has progressed. Jon Leon is synonymous with White Wizzard. However, on the upcoming album ‘Infernal Overdrive the band brings back classic members, vocalist Wyatt “Screaming Demon” Anderson and guitarist James J LaRue, rejoining with bassist and band leader Jon Leon for the group’s finest record to date. 

 

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THE BLACK HAND Premiers New Video “Where Are You Now?” Starring MICHAEL CUDLITZ from THE WALKING DEAD [Video Stream]

“The upstart rockers have a promising future and they are delivering one of the more intense and emotionally raw videos you’ll see this year…”Loudwire

So Cal rockers The Black Hand have just dropped another emotionally charged video for the song “Where Are You Now?” the second to be taken from their debut ‘Self-titled’ album which is out now and available across all platforms. The Rick Gomez directed video features Michael Cudlitz, best known for his role as ‘Abraham’ in the hit television series The Walking Dead. Lead vocalist Chris Hughes describes, “Working on this video was heavy. Everyone involved left it all on the set. As soon as you walked in the room you felt it. Cudlitz is as real as it gets, a true artist who goes all in every time.” Watch the full video below. Continue reading

Drum Icon VINNY APPICE Unveils One Of His Biggest “SPINAL TAP” Moments [Audio Interview]

Drum icon VINNY APPICE (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, LAST IN LINE) is gearing up for a special milestone in his career.  October 27th  he will unleash a new album titled “APPICE – SINISTER” from SPV Records.   “SINISTER” will mark Vinny’s first ever album collaboration with his brother, another drum legend CARMINE APPICE (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE)  Together the brothers have written and recorded 13 new songs with some of their greatest friends and musicians on the planet.  Vinny spoke to METAL NEXUS about the upcoming album.   In the conversation we discussed what it meant for the brothers to finally record an album together,  the recording process and how its changed during Vinny’s career, and one of his biggest “SPINAL TAP” moments that occurred while touring with BLACK SABBATH for the “HEAVEN & HELL TOUR”.   Continue reading

Netherlands Power/Death Metal Hybrid SPARTAN Unveils New Beer And Supporting Release Show

If there was ever a perfect blend of Power Metal and Death Metal that perfection would be none other than Haarlem Netherland powerhouse SPARTAN. Marching in the standard Phalanx formation of their namesake, these brutal warriors are set to take the world by storm and gain the favor of metalheads worldwide with calculated ferocity. With their original formation being in 2007 SPARTAN now consists of Jeffrey Rademakers on vocals, Pieter Vink and Nick van Beusekom on guitar, Mike van Bekkum on bass and Frank Bos on drums. Although they are from the Netherlands, the members of SPARTAN have a deep love of Greek Mythology and lore. How could they not? The Greeks have won the hearts and minds of people the world over with their rich history, and awe inspiring tales of Gods, Goddesses, and brutal titans which the band has more than effectively translated to the here and now with an epic fusion of Power and Death Metal.  SPARTAN released their first E.P. in 2009 titled “For Glory” and the success of that album sent them marching through Holland, and later conquering a good portion of Europe between 2009-2013, where they shared the stage with metal icons such as Marduk, Moonspell, Septicflesh, Negura Bunget, and Rotting Christ. In 2014, they signed an endorsement deal with Dutch guitar makers ‘Serpent King Guitars’ and in 2015 they released their epic album “The Fall Of Olympus” with Into The Limelight Records Continue reading

Review: Left Behind – ‘Blessed By The Burn’

Noise, angst, grit and melodrama are all undeniable qualities that compose and define the emerging new sound of West Virginia-based group LEFT BEHIND. Signed to Unbeaten Records, the group’s status is one of ambiguity for upon listening to them it’s incredibly easy to mistake them for a Southern Lord Records group. Their new LP, ‘Blessed by the Burn’ is in style analogous to contemporaries such as PRIMITIVE MAN and ALL PIGS MUST DIE, Continue reading

THROUGH FIRE Announces The 2017 Breakout U.S. Tour w/ DANGERKIDS, RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & AMERICAN SIN

After touring coast to coast as support for bands such as SEETHER, BLACK STONE CHERRY and ALL THAT REMAINS, THROUGH FIRE announces their first headline run, the 2017 Breakout U.S. Tour!! They’ll be hitting the road with DANGERKIDS, RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA and Sumerian Records label mates AMERICAN SIN. It’s been an amazing year with their single Breathe going top 10 in the Country at rock radio, #1 on Billboards Mainstream Rock recurrent chart and their second consecutive single to hit #1 on Octane. Their current single, Where You Lie,”was the most added song in the Country at its debut, and they recently signed with one of the worlds leading booking agencies, Artist Group International. Watch for the premiere of their new video for Where You Lie to be out soon.

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Interview: Blothar Says “GWAR Is An Elemental Force”!

A few days ago we here at Metal Nexus had the opportunity to chat with Blothar, singer of the highly influential, seminal,  and (mildly) controversial rock group GWAR, a name so jam-packed with layers of history that even its mere utterance will bring tears of nostalgia to all sorts of metal devotees. Now, don’t be so quick to judge, – although they’ve been around for a long time this is no reason to cast notions of incorrigible antiquity upon the face of the group. In actual fact they’re promoting a new album titled The Blood of Gods via Metal Blade Records, which you can pre-order at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and plenty other websites.  The album is scheduled for release on October 20 2017, – the best way to describe the record is that it is full of diversity, quirkiness, humour and spark. Songs like ‘War on GWAR’ offer unique doom-laden riffage to their new sound whereas songs like ‘El Presedente’ includes a dynamic and versatile array of instrumentation, notably brass. Continue reading

Review: All Pigs Must Die – ‘Hostage Animal’

Brooding hardcore-punk conglomerated with crushing stoner-esque displays of melody are now indefatigable qualities to what constitutes Southern Lord Records. One particular group to assist in laying down such foundations would have to be the incredibly influential, perennially pessimistic and harrowingly heavy act All Pigs Must Die. Their third studio LP, ‘Hostage Animal’ is scheduled for release on October 27 2017 and is musically their most foreboding attempt to date. The group is now a five-piece act consisting of Kevin Baker of The Hope Conspiracy on vocals, Ben Koller of Converge on Continue reading

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Set To Release Third Track Of Their Upcoming Album ‘V’!

Another shot has been taken from Hollywood Undead, after releasing multiple tracks from the upcoming album ‘V’ (10.27.17) they added ”Renegade”. Watch it below!

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