Formed in 1995, Orange Goblin are easily one of the most recognizable and influential names in stoner rock! Although it’s been quite some time since the last studio album, the London based doomsters haven’t been sitting around doing nothing. From 2014 onwards the band has been actively touring and growing in presence. With ‘The Wolf Bites Back’ Orange Goblin have released an album that is all killer and no filler and is perhaps their most aggressive album to date! The album released June 15, 2018 via Spinefarm/Candlelight. Continue reading →
Slash ft. Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators have resurfaced with a new studio album and coming U.S tour. Entitled Living The Dream, the album is due out September 21 on Slash’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. This supergroup features the Grammy-award winning guitarist Slash of Guns n’ Roses fame with Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass & vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar & vocals). The album will be available for preorder July 25.
For this 12-song album the group is working with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop,Incubus) again. Their past two albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love earned worldwide praise, debuting on 12 different Top Ten charts and grabbing the #1 slot on U.S Rock Radio. Continue reading →
*This is a part of ourState Of The Artseries, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state.*
This month’s state is Alabama!
One would not expect beautiful Birmingham, Alabama to be pumping out some seriously dark sounds. Ember has managed to create an approachable, drony doom sound with vocals that channel early European symphonic metal elements. In fact, Alabama is the last place one might guess this band is from. Continue reading →
Last week, Southern California rockers, Of Limbo, began to embark on their first US tour with Joyous Wolf and Blacktop Mojo when tragedy struck on the interstate. A tire on the van popped, rendering the vehicle uncontrollable as it rolled off the highway and down into a ditch.
Two members walked away nearly unscathed, but the lead singer, Jake Davies and drummer, Juan Paz were not so lucky. Davies found himself trapped under the vehicle, crushing him and almost losing his leg. Ejected from the vehicle, Paz became concussed and suffered several broken bones. They were immediately rushed to the nearest hospital.
Oklahoma motorists who witnessed this terrifying crash came together to provide immediate help after the accident. The selflessness shown could only be described by the band as their “guardian angels” coming to the rescue.
Sadly, these accidents are all too common, however there is no way to prepare for something of this nature. Proper medical treatment in crisis while expensive, is crucial. Of Limbo have set up a GoFundMe page for Jake and Juan, to assist in the cost of surgeries and subsequent recovery.
The band vows that this is not the end and they will take the stage again.
No donation is too small to help aid the recovery of our friends in Of Limbo and can be done so here. From everyone at Metal Nexus, we wish them all the best and more.
Icelandic classic rock trio THE VINTAGE CARAVAN recently announced the release of their upcoming 4th studio album ‘Gateways‘ (August 31st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast). The included tracks need to be presented live on the world’s stages, of course. That’s why the band is pleased to announce their supporting ‘2018 Gateways Tour’ today. Leading THE VINTAGE CARAVAN through 25 cities in 10 European countries, the run stretches from mid October to early December. Get ready to go full retro with the new tunes on the upcoming tour. The full itinerary can be found below.
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”!
The UKs very own version of Roadburn took over London over the bank holiday weekend of 4th May – 6th May. The annual 3-day DesertFest London festival hosted over 70 bands including some of the biggest names in the stoner rock scene, at the most iconic venues in Londons Camden town – from the Roundhouse to Koko, The Underworld, The Black Heart and The Dev(onshire Arms). Camden was a hive for worshipers of the scene to congregate for the 7th edition of this fundamental tour, and with headliners that included Graveyard, Napalm Death, High On Fire, Hawkwind and Monster Magnet, this year has been it’s biggest and most diverse yet!
Today saw the festival at it’s busiest for it’s opening day, with 26 artists across 5 stages, not to mention the thousands of tourists bustling about Camden town – famous for it’s vast array of boutique and quirky independent shops, amazing street food and markets, weird and wonderful street performers and musicians, as well as being the absolute hot-spot for all kinds of sub-cultures to thrive. With the distinct smell of weed fresh in the air on a blisteringly hot day in the capitol, I was ready for the beginning of what would be an epic weekend of (natural) highs from the outstanding line-up at DesertFest London 2018. (Full gallery follows article). Continue reading →
The much talked about Freddie Mercury and QUEEN biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, yes the one starring Rami Malek as Freddie himself, has its trailer out today. November 2 will see the movie hitting the theaters on its release day as scores of rock & roll fans will throng to their nearest multiplex screens, to witness the legend’s story unfold to the masses for the very first time.
The one of a kind biopic on probably the best noted rock star of the bygone years, depicts the journey of Farokh Bulsara, a.k.a. Freddie Mercury and of his band mates in QUEEN, from the time they formed in 1970 to their greatest live performances which includes the legendary Live Aid, the ups and downs in the band. The film written by Anthony McCarten, follows QUEEN as they produce hit after hit, topping the charts while constantly evolving their sound. Through disparate songs like “Killer Queen“, “Bohemian Rhapsody“, “We Are the Champions“, “We Will Rock You” and countless others, the band reaches unparalleled success and Freddie becomes one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
This is something straight outta the 70s. From the big hair, the fashion and their hook driven retro sound Black Coffee is putting a retro twist on modern rock. The music is definitely a throwback to rock and roll’s most formative years, it’s just that the production is much more cleaner and the sound is substantially more heavy. The band has a sound that makes you feel like you are blowing the dust off one of your favorite vinyls.
Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCulloughintroduced 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.
Los Angeles rockers Minus Knives, featuring former members of Factory 81 and Spineshank, have just released their debut, self-titled album, ‘Minus Knives’. The band features former Factory 81 guitarist Bill Schultz and bassist Kevin Lewis, along with Ex-Spineshank vocalist Brandon Espinoza. Preview the whole album below! Continue reading →