This Friday’s Guest DJ: NZM

NZM Band photo 2023

NZM is a high-energy Power Metal band with strong melodic vocal lines and edgy riffs. NZM is based in South Florida and was formed in 2010. Artists such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Symphony X, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Dio, Iron Maiden, Queen, and Scorpions had a strong influence on NZM’s music.

In 2005, founding member Nick Z Marino joined Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force and toured USA and Japan on the Unleash The Fury 2005 tour. In 2009, after Malmsteen’s tour in Israel and Russia, Nick presented his demo material to Malmsteen. Nick formed the NZM Band as the lead singer and keyboard player in 2010. Also noteworthy, in the summer of 2012, Nick became the lead singer and keyboard player of Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force. Nick was featured on Yngwie’s Live album Spellbound Live From Tampa and DVD Spellbound Live From Orlando 2013 as the lead singer and keyboard player in September 2014.

NZM has four albums to their credit with the newest being 2023’s Rise Above!

On the Guest DJ Show this Friday, Nick Z Marino, founding member, lead vocalist, and keyboardist for NZM, will play 10 of his favorite Metal tracks. After his playlist, we’ll play a block of NZM music from their 2023 album, Rise Above!

The Friday Guest DJ Hour Show airs at the following times:

15:00 and 21:00 Central Europe
9:00 am and 3:00 pm US East Coast
6:00 am and 12:00 pm US West Coast

Find ways to tune in here.

While you wait check out the band’s video for the track, “Never Kneel Down”, a track from that 2023 album, Rise Above!


  • Scott Jeslis

    Scott is one of the partners at Metal Express Radio. He handles a lot of Metal Express Radio's public relations, screening of new music and radio scheduling. On occasion, he also does reviews and interviews. He has been a proud member of the Metal Express Radio crew since 2004.

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