This is the second trip to Bristol and the UK by the Mongolian metal band The Hu. They have been taking the world by storm with their truly unique sound that shows off their native heritage as well as their influence from modern metal bands. Their style is completely different from anything else in the metal genre, and after their recent duet with Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix on the track “Wolf Totem” it’s made them even more popular. Their support act this time around is the Texas based heavy metal band Fire From The Gods. The band has a way of appealing to a wide fan base as their sound can’t be pigeon holed to one genre, but they incorporate elements of metalcore, nu metal, traditional heavy metal, and thrash. Lead vocalist AJ Channer is the backbone of the band and his inspirational lyrics along with the bands immense groove have helped them establish a large following. Even though the band has been road dogs for the past several years constantly staying on tour this is Fire From The Gods first trip to the UK. That being said the fans tonight are in for one hell of a show as it will be their first time seeing Fire From The Gods and the chance to witness a once in a lifetime act like The Hu. On a side note I interviewed Fire From The Gods frontman AJ just before their set , you can check the interview out on Metal Nexus coming soon. Continue reading →
San Diego rock quartet P.O.D. prepare to embark on the European tour, starting this month log tour that kicks off on October 23rd. The tour is in support of their recently released album ‘Circles’ via MascotRecords. Alternative rock veterans AlienAntFarm will be joining them along with special guests Dead Girls Academy. The tour will make stops in 18 different countries. Continue reading →
So on arrival to the Bristol o2 the queue was all the way up the hill next to the venue before the doors opened. I overheard fans chatting before the show and I heard them saying Howard Jones was there, but you hear that at every Killswitch Engage gig, and yes sometimes he does turn up. Also will Adam D wear a cape tonight, or will he go to the bar again and order shots mid set? It was bound to be an amazing night with not only Killswitch Engage taking the stage but also Boston, Massachusetts based band Revocation and the German metal band Tenside opening the show. What would be the stand out memories from tonight’s show? Let’s just wait and see. Continue reading →
The original Static-X line-up from the 1999 platinum-selling debut full-length album, Wisconsin Death Trip – bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay – are putting the finishing touches on their seventh studio album, entitled ‘Project Regeneration’ which is set to release sometime in November. The album will feature 12 brand new Static-X tracks and contains several vocal performances and musical compositions by the late great Wayne Static who passed away on November 1, 2014. Along with the help of Static-X’s long-time producer Ulrich Wild, the band is in the process of completing the album now. Continue reading →
Cold fans had a wonderful surprise Thursday night (August 29th) when the band kicked off their Broken Human Tour in Teaneck, New Jersey at Debonair Music Hall. The tour; their first in 8 years is in support of the bands sixth studio album ‘The Things We Can’t Stop’ set to release September 13 via Napalm Records. On January 14, 2018 Cold announced that drummer and one of the founding members of the band Sam McCandless would not be joining the band on the new album or tour to pursue other commitments and to work on his other band The Cocky Bitches. Sam is beloved by fans and is an integral part of the band, not to mention he is a tremendously talents drummer that puts on an amazing show. Sam was Stepping in to fill some big shoes was drummer Ethan York. Ethan has spent the last year or so with the band. Fans were shocked when they arrived for the first date of the bands current tour to see none other than Sam McCandless with the band. Some initially thought he may just be there to see the show and support the band, but when the lights turned down and the band made their way to the stage Sam made his way to his throne behind the drum kit. He later confirmed to a member of the fan group Cold Army that he was back in Cold permanently. Continue reading →
Chicago bred aurally curious outfit Meth have come out with a brand new single called “Inbred” for their new album, ‘Mother Of Red Light.’ Seriously, these guys are best described as if Limp Bizkit, Orgy and Clutch got together backstage and had an illegitimate baby. And I never knew I’d like that combination so much. Continue reading →
Launched in 2011, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour showcases the biggest new names in music each year amidst their culture-impacting, breakthrough moment. The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is the largest national touring in the club & theater space, recognized as the ultimate tastemaker in the live arena, and currently consists of five annual music tours (Hip Hop, EDM, Rock, Country, College) and one annual comedy tour. The tour finds bands on the verge of becoming headlining breakthrough artists and gives them that extra push. Notable alumni of the Outbreak tour have been Post Malone, 21 Savage, Kane Brown, Mike Shinoda, and Asking Alexandria. Continue reading →
With only 3 albums and 1 full EP on their name Crown The Empire quickly managed to claim theirselves a spot in the metalcore scene among bands like Memphis May Fire, Of Mice And Men and many more. And now after almost exactly 3 years since the release of ‘Retrograte’ they are ready to blow you away yet again with upcoming record ‘Sudden Sky’!
Khemmis, a stoner metal act hailing from Denver, whom have been tearing up stages since 2012, are on tour with the three piece doom metal act Cloak from Georgia.
Khemmis have inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. Their album ‘Desolation,’ came out in the US via 20 Buck Spin and Nuclear Blast in Europe, so the difference now is they’re a Nuclear Blast band, globally. Their second studio album ‘Hunted’ was named one of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best albums in 2016, and has been consistently ranked in the metal world as one of the best albums to come out in the past few years. Continue reading →
Hyde is best known as lead vocalist of the rock band L’Arc-en-Ciel as well as the lead vocalist of Vamps. L’Arc-en-Ciel was founded in 1991. From 91′ until 2000 the band released 8 albums. In 2001, the band went on an unofficial hiatus as each of the members began work on solo careers. The band reunited 3 years later and have went on to released another four albums the latest ‘Butterfly’ released in 2012. Vamps was formed in 2008 with Hyde and K.A.Z. (Oblivion Dust, Hide With Spread Beaver). Just a year after forming the band went on an international tour including 10 dates in the U.S.. They have released four studio albums, the last of which was ‘Underworld’ released on April 26, 2017. The band has also released 12 live concert dvds one of which includes an MTV Unplugged performance in 2016. All of the bands singled charted #8 or higher in Japan. Hyde and Vamps have amassed a huge following in Japan and some of that fandom has trickled down into the United States with his fans here being very passionate about his his music. On December 1, 2017, Vamps announced that they were temporarily ceasing all activities; and released the statement “Our engines have overheated and we need some time to cool down. As soon as we are at our best temperature and the time is right for our return, we plan to kick back into action in top gear!” Hyde released his first solo album, Roentgen, on March 27, 2002. An overseas edition featuring English lyrics was released in July the same year. He just released his new solo album ‘Anti,’ his first solo album in 10 years. ‘Anti’ is Hyde’s fifth solo album. Hyde in recent years has made appearances on the American festival circuit with Vamps and also went on a U.S. tour with I Prevail in 2017. Now as a solo act Hyde has been on tour supporting In This Moment and Light The Torch as well as making festival stops at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida and Epicenter Festival in Rockingham, North Carolina as well as a few headline dates in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston.