N E X U S 6 is the alter ego of the Spanish musician Javier Fernández, the bassist - keyboard player/ main composer of the Spanish extreme metal act The Heretic. Some years ago, back in 1998, Javier released his debut album with Iberian Moon Records, called “Four Seconds To die”. Although this work is wide different in style from his new second album, it was kind of the start point for a musical career that dates from 1994 and lasts until nowadays, and with perspectives to continue at least for the next 50 years; not only with Nexus 6 but with his other musical acts as well, like The Heretic (Extreme Metal - his main priority in the present), Putilatex (Electro-punk) or whatever new band, collaboration or project that may appear in the future. But if there’s one single word that defines the work of this musician along his prolific -yet eccentric - career, it couldn’t be other than eclecticism.
A STRANGE HABITAT Javier started working in “A Strange Habitat” at the beginning of fall through winter 2006, making the recordings in his own studios, except for the voices that were finally recorded in his hometown, Albacete. At first, the idea was making just an E.P., but the perspective was getting wider day by day and so it was that Javier ended up trying a full-length album. For this work he’s counted on the inestimable help and talent of Rhülk (Raúl Gómez, vocalist of The Heretic, and also a close friend) for the vocals. This is the only one collaboration in the whole album, but Javier doesn’t rule out the idea of inviting other friends –or enemies – to collaborate with him in the future.
OTHER WORKS With his main band, The Heretic, Javier’s released 3 albums and 2 E.P. up to now. In these days, the band is giving shape to their new forthcoming album. Although there isn’t an official releasing date by now, this work is expected at the end of this year, and will be their 3rd album with Xtreem Music. We’ll keep you up to date.
He’s also collaborated with Nahemah (Keyboards in “The Second Philosophy”, Life Force 2007) , Amalthea (Keyboards in “Kayros”, Iberian Moon 2000), Los Alienistas & Is (as a session drummer), República Gorila (bass/programming), Ataúd Johnson & Sepulturero Jones (Bass/guitar), and lots of other unknown bands.
Nowadays, he’s about to start making score music for TV –we’ll reveal the secret later on…-, producing music and composing stuff for his present bands. Meanwhile, he’s also rehearsing for new future acts not developed yet (including a punk-rock cover band with some old friends). In short, getting involved –rather, complicated?- in tons of new projects.
Javier is also a well-known musician in the independent music scene in Spain. He’s been during 10 years the drummer of Chucho; one of the most acclaimed indie bands of the country, with 13 released works in its vast discography.
“A Strange Habitat” is out now, and it’s his 27th released work up to now (including his “official bands” stuff, session works, collaborations etc). It’s a real, blasting Extreme Metal Album, rooted in classical progressive black metal with shots of death metal and industrial music. It’s undeniable that “A Strange Habitat” has already become in his main work to date. At least for him!
A Strange Habitat
XM 048 CD
Technical Black Metal
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