Nikos Mixas

Nikos Mixas

Writer (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
- Hi, My name is Nikos and I like long strolls through metal festivals all over the world, deep conversations about metal, movies about metal, Taco Tuesdays and Pugs.
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Most things just die in the deserts of Arizona…however, with Awakening, the new album due August 23rd via Metal Blade Records, Sacred Reich has found…
By on Aug 22, 2019
Out now via Season of Mist, GastiR - Ghosts Invited shows a mellower, gentler Gaahl compared to previous work. But don’t let this never seen side foo…
By on Jun 07, 2019
Heavy As Texas is the new metal band spawned via industry veterans Kyle Thomas and renowned guitarist Marzi Montazeri. We spoke with them about their…
By on Apr 23, 2019
Nordjevel should pat themselves on the back; their second album, Necrogenesis, out via Osmose Productions, is outstanding and destined to both create…
By on Apr 01, 2019

6.5 / 10

Simply put, The Fallen Entities (out now via High Roller Records) is missing hooks, tasty riffs and a punch in the gut. It’s not to say that Opprobri…
By on Feb 22, 2019

8.5 / 10

Flotsam and Jetsam, always on the cusp of thrash greatness, pair up AFM Records and deliver The End of Chaos, an exceptional album that’s their best t…
By on Jan 15, 2019

4.5 / 10

Out today, via Spinefarm Records, Storm the Gates is predictable, forgettable and should be downright offensive to any OG Venom fan.
By on Dec 14, 2018

8 / 10

Out now via Metal Blade Records / Pelagic Records, The Ocean’s eighth full-length album, Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic, is more of their same successful…
By on Dec 10, 2018

7.5 / 10

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are set to release their new album Wasteland via Rise Above Records so we got all kinds of stoner rock poetic with a Heavy H…
By on Oct 10, 2018
Psycho Las Vegas 2018 touched down in the awesomeness that is Las Vegas earlier this month. We take you right into this year's festival with our TOP 7…
By on Aug 27, 2018
If we were to describe Mantar’s new Nuclear Blast release The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze in terms of baseball, we would say that they emphatically…
By on Aug 13, 2018
For the third year in a row, Psycho Las Vegas will be making its presence felt in the “Entertainment Capital of The World.” We’ve compiled a list of…
By on Aug 02, 2018

7 / 10

The short and nasty of it is that this album has enough grit and groove throughout the whole recording while making your ears happy and enriching you…
By on Jun 25, 2018

7.5 / 10

“Burn You Down” is the strongest track overall. It plods and gallops with enough room to let Kayla work her magic within the rhythmic framework. This…
By on May 28, 2018
When Fu Manchu plays in Phoenix, Arizona, it is sort of a rarity… similar to it actually snowing on the mountains that surround the metropolis that l…
By on May 16, 2018
Al Jourgensen, although not so wordy on stage, says a lot via the Ministry platform.
By on Mar 24, 2018

7.5 / 10

RoadkillSoda’s latest offering, Mephobia, is a definite must-add to any of your road-ready playlists.
By on Oct 20, 2017
We threw a dream catcher at Elvis DD, bassist for the kick-ass southern rock-rooted Hogjaw, and he said, "Fuck that, give me The Pentagram instead!!!…
By on Sep 30, 2017
We chucked a crusty pentagram at Phobia vocalist Shane McLachlan and got this grindcore-approved reply in return! A7X is dumb, Jesus is shit, and gri…
By on Jul 19, 2017
Let’s not beat around the Pentagram, Venom Inc. IS the “true” Venom. With a new album, Avé, due via Nuclear Blast we threw a pentagram the band's way…
By on Jul 11, 2017

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