Metal Nexus Staff Playlist: October; Featuring Guest Mikey Carvajal Of Islander [Streaming]




Our goal has always been to turn people on to new music and bands they may not have heard before. We have brought you reviews, interviews, concert reviews and showcased based across the globe; now we want to bring that music directly to your ears. Using Spotify our talented staff will hand select songs each month for your listening pleasure. The staff’s broad ranging taste in music is sure to give you a variety of music and hopefully will turn you on to some new tunes. Be sure to let us know what songs you like and who has the best selection; but in the end we hope you enjoy it all. Now presenting The Metal Nexus Spotify Playlist: October

In addition to our own song choices this month we are honored to announce that Islander vocalist Mikey Carvajal has joined forces with us on our monthly playlist and chose 5 songs he has recently been listening to.

Photo Credit: Icon Photography

Photo Credit: Icon Photography

Mikey Carvajal:

Starflyer 59- “I Drive A lot”

The Drums- “I cant Pretend”

’68- Track 1

SWMRS- “Hannah”

P.O.D- “Speed Demon”

Make sure to pick up Islander’s brand new album Power Under Control and catch them on tour. (Tour Dates Below)


Wakrat – “Generation Fucked”  [Single released

Slaves On Dope – “Script Writer “-[ Horse released

Despised Icon – “Bad Vibes” – [Beast released July 22nd 2016]

Crobot – “Right Between The Eyes”  – [Welcome To Fat City released September 23rd, 2016]

Trap Them – “Kindred Dirt “- [Crown Feral released September 23rd 2016]



Neurosis – “Fire Is The End Lesson” – [Fires Within Fires released September 23rd 2016]

Nukem- “Evelyn’s Awakening”- [The Unholy Trinity released September 16 2016]



Otep- “Royals”- [Generation Doom released April 15th 2016]

Binary Code-“Moonsblood”-[Moonsblood released May 24th 2016]

Lacuna Coil- “The house of Shame”- [Delirium released May 27th 2016]

Skeltonwitch- “Well of Despair”- [The Apothic Gloom Released August 19th 2016]

Gemini Syndrome- “Remember We Die” -[Memento Mori released August 19th 2016]



Armada -“Bury the Wolf”- [Of an Ocean released August 26th, 2016]

Sabaton- “Blood of Bannockburn”-[ The Last Stand released August 19, 2016]

Denner/Sherman -“Pentagram and the Cross” [Masters of Evil released June 24th, 2016]

Cairiss- “Fall”- [Fall released June 6th, 2016]

Hall of the Elders- “Run Moment Preez”[ self-titled EP released September 2nd, 2016]



Evergrey-” Passing Through”-[The Storm Within released September 9th 2016 ]

Twilight Force-“To the Stars”-[Heroes of Mighty Magic released August 26th 2016]

Exile of Heaven -“Even Warriors Fall”-[The Illusion of Randomity released September 5th 2016 ]

Celestial Flames-“Sweet Pain of War”-[Power of the Star released September 7th 2016]

Running Wild -“Stick to your guns”-[Rapid Foray released August 26th 2016]



Virvum – “Illuminance” -[Illuminance released September 16th 2016]

Far Beyond – “Evernight- Part I” -[A Frozen Flame Of Ice released September 1st 2016]

Stormtide – “Wrath of an Empire”-[Wrath Of An Empire released August 1st 2016]

Ulcerate – “Extinguished Light” -[Single released October 3rd 2016]

Lizard Professor – “Celestial Downpour” -[Eccentricity released September 23rd 2016]



Despised Icon- “Inner Demons”-[Beast July 22nd 2016]

No Victory -“The Fall of Man” -[Time To Die August 12th 2016]

The Amity Affliction -“Tearing Me Apart” -[ This Could Be Heartbreak August 2016]

The Acacia Strain -“Sensory Deprivation”-[The Depression Sessions August 12th 2016]

Knocked Loose -“Deadringer”-[Laugh Tracks September 16th 2016]



Islander Tour

Oct 07 Bada Brew Crest Hill, IL
Oct 08 Every Buddy’s Bar Chippewa Falls, WI
Oct 09 The New Vintage Louisville, KY
Oct 11 Diesel Club Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 12 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Oct 13 Capone’s Johnson City, TN
Oct 14 Hooligans Jacksonville, NC
Oct 15 The Drunk Horse Pub Fayetteville, NC
Oct 16 Stanhope House Stanhope, NJ
Oct 18 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Oct 19 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
Nov 11 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
Nov 12 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Nov 13 Big Dipper Spokane, WA
Nov 15 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 16 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 18 Sokol Underground Omaha, NE
Nov 19 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Nov 20 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
Nov 21 Durty Nellie’s Palatine, IL
Nov 22 Park Street Saloon Columbus, OH
Nov 23 London Music Hall London, Canada
Nov 24 The Brass Monkey Ottawa, Canada
Nov 25 La Tulipe Montréal, Canada
Nov 26 Salle Multi Quebec City, Canada
Nov 27 The Met Pawtucket, RI
Nov 29 Revolution Bar & Music Hall Amityville, NY
Nov 30 The Lab at GameChangerWorld Howell, NJ
Dec 01 Mainstage Morgantown Morgantown, WV
Dec 02 Canal Club Richmond, VA
Dec 03 Reverb Reading, PA
Dec 04 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
Dec 06 Kelsey Theater Lake Park, FL
Dec 07 The Social Orlando, FL
Dec 08 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL
Dec 09 The International Knoxville, TN
Dec 10 Rocketown Nashville, TN Tickets
Dec 11 Zydeco Birmingham, AL Tickets
Dec 13 Scout Bar Houston, TX Tickets
Dec 14 The Door Dallas, TX Tickets
Dec 18 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ

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