Queensryche have enjoyed a 30+ year long career that has seen many trends come and go, all the while remaining one of the more interesting heavy metal bands to emerge from the 80’s metal scene. 1988’s ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ cemented the band’s legacy of being a thinking mans band with their concept album that also brought them critical and commercial success. ‘Empire’ would catapult to the mainstream on the back of their smash hit, Silent Lucidity, which would earn them a Grammy nod. Amid some lineup changes, and legal issues Queensryche still gives the fans what they want, with their most recent release, 2019’s ‘The Verdict’, seeing the band firing on all cylinders and still playing to packed rooms. Continue reading
Massachusetts metalcore band Ligeia burst onto the scene in 2004 with their Ferret Records debut, Your Ghost Is A Gift, and toured relentlessly in support of it. Known for a raucous live show, and a penchant for hard partying the band would use those experiences to pen their follow up album, Bad News. With songs about breakups, drinking and other raunchy themes, the band would ultimately be their own worst enemies, with several lineup changes, the band broke up in 2009 only to reform in 2010 to put out 2011’s Welcome to Palm city, before breaking up again later that year. Continue reading
Hailing from Massachusetts, metalcore giants All That Remains have carved out a career that has spanned 9 albums over the bands almost 20 year career. Their most recent offering, 2018’s ‘Vicitm Of The New Disease’ saw a return to the bands more aggressive sound and received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, while also being the last to feature late guitarist Oli Herbert. Continue reading
Michael Beinhorn is a legendary producer who’s work has spanned over four decades and countless genres. He has helmed the boards for some of the most iconic albums of all time from Soundgarden‘s ‘Superunknown’ to Soul Asylum‘s ‘Grave Dancer’s Union’. Michael’s work with Hole on their breakout album, ‘Celebrity Skin’, netted him one of his four Grammy nominations over his illustrious career. Continue reading
Sal Abruscato has enjoyed a very illustrious career spanning two decades working with not one but TWO seminal 90’s bands in Type O Negative and Life of Agony respectively. A Pale Horse Named Death saw the Brooklyn native step from behind the kit and handle lead vocal and guitar duties over the bands eight year, 3 album history. Fans of Sal’s previous bands will assuredly find something to latch onto in APHND’s sound. Continue reading
Hailing from Suffolk, England, Cradle Of Filth have become the torch bearers for all things extreme for nearly 28 years spreading their brand of extreme metal across the globe. The bands most recent offering, ‘Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay,’ arriving in the later part of 2018, sees the band continuing to showcase their vast influences by seamlessly blending gothic and symphonic metal with frontman Dani Filth’s penchant for singing about all things macabre. Continue reading
Seminal metalcore act Zao have been grinding it out since 1993 and have been through everything a band can experience. However throughout all the member changes and the shedding of the “Christian music” tag their dedication to quality and pushing the genre forward remains as new and vigorous as ever. Known for their raw sound, philosophical lyrics, and chaotic live show Zao is still one of the most respected and seasoned band in the current heavy music underground. The band just released a new ep/7” titled ‘Decoding Transmissions From The Möbius Strip’. Continue reading
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!
The Reality Of Yourself is one of those bands you randomly find but instantly fall in love with. But what else can you expect from an act that has played with Korn, Skillet, Papa Roach, 12 Stones and Breaking Benjamin? They have been around since 2004 in the small town of Pleasent Hope MO and have released 3 albums so far. So with that in mind let’s move to the official music video of ”Wicked World”!
In a world where it bands come and go, some like the blip on a screen, and others hanging around for a few years before devolving into either obscurity, notoriety or death, news about a long existing group that not only stays relevant but manages to transmogrify their existing sound into new territories ALWAYS gets us excited with bated anticipation. We’ve been officially put on notice by stalwart metal label Nuclear Blast that Paradise Lost, Continue reading