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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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 new group, debut album via Crunchy Western Records, and long-term plans.
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 more opportunities, and garner more fandom throughout this album’s life cycle.
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 Opprobrium have “phoned it in,” but there’s not a lot of substance here.
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 to date when it comes to technical prowess.
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.
on Dec 14, 2018
Out now via Metal Blade Records / Pelagic Records, The Ocean’s eighth full-length album, Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic, is more of their same successful formula; dramatic openings, emotional-filled endings, and signature blood curdling barking vocals.
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 Haiku album review.
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 observations of what we found to be worth mentioning at this year's metal fest of the summer.
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 knocked it out of the park. It’s searingly brutal.
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 the TOP 7 things you ought to do while hitting up one of the #metal events of the summer.
on Aug 02, 2018
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 your soul.
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 is the equivalent of musical ecstasy. This is Witch Mountain at their best.
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 locals refer to as the “Valley of the Sun.”
on May 16, 2018
Al Jourgensen, although not so wordy on stage, says a lot via the Ministry platform.
on Mar 24, 2018

7.5 / 10

RoadkillSoda’s latest offering, Mephobia, is a definite must-add to any of your road-ready playlists.
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!!!"
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 grindcore won't get you laid.
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....
on Jul 11, 2017
We threw The Pentagram at In the Presence of Wolves and not only got back some over-the-top responses, but also a plethora of sheet music and off-the-cuff new music to boot!
on Jun 01, 2017

7.5 / 10

If you are a true heavy metal connoisseur and purist worshipping only those bands that were around when it was a subgenre all by itself, then Cirith Ungol is for you!
on May 09, 2017

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