Friends for over 30 years, Nuse has translated their individual and collective life experiences through music.
Opening Act For:
Bio-Hazard, Cannibal Corpse, Clutch, Dangerous Toys , Entombed, M.O.D, Merciful Fate, The Misfits, Murphy’s Law, Napalm Death, Nuclear Assault, Overkill, Propain, Scar the Martyr (Joey Jordison of Slipknot), Shattered Sun, Testament, Type O Negative
This powerhouse metal band trio from New Jersey is comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Mike LaMastro, bassist Eric Mangual and drummer Bob Mangual. Friends for over 30 years, Nuse has translated their individual and collective life experiences through music. How did the name NUSE come about? Eric said, “We’ve ‘hung’ around with each other for so long that NOOSE just fit.” Mike added, “…the naming process took so long, there were 5 members in the band at the time, there was ‘NoUSE’ in trying to make everyone agree on the name…” hence, Noose officially became NUSE in 1993.
The New Jersey power trio NUSE has been gigging up the east coast Hardcore/Metal scene for the last three plus decades. After a string of EPs, their debut album ‘Hung Well’ was introduced in 2002 and then re-released in June 05′ under No Joke Records (L.A., CA). In 2008, NUSE released Forever Starts Today, which included their underground hit Beat To Death (over 100,000 plays worldwide).
In 2012, Nuse took their music to a national level with the release of All American Beat Down (May, 2012). During production, songs like “Breath & Fluid”, “War Face”, & “Free Tattoos” gained the attention of multi-platinum engineer Obie O’Brien (Bon Jovi). All American Beat Down was then delivered to Ryan Smith (AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, The Beatles, Lamb of God, Iron Maiden and many more) at Sterling Sound, NYC for mastering.
Upon it’s released on May 18th 2012, All American Beat Down has received world-wide recognition through on-line affiliates such as Pandora Radio, iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Spotify, etc.
In summer/fall of 2012, All American Beat Down reached #5 in Kansas City, #8 in New York, #7 in Philadelphia, & #5 in Hawaii Markets.
NUSE will be releasing The Pain Collection, the long awaited follow up to AABD, in April of 2018! Ryan Smith of Sterling Sound NYC will once again head the mastering duties. Stay tuned for details!
NUSE has influences which include Metallica, Slayer, Biohazard, Clutch, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Sublime, The Doors, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beatles.