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Loudwire features Dustin's reflection on his service in Afganistan

By Nefariant Inc

Loudwire features Dustin's reflection on his service in Afganistan
With the current situation in Afghanistan, I have been having a lot of conversations with friends and family. People have been reaching out to me to see if I need to talk, and I think seeking a non-political perspective on things. To help process this for all of us, I’d like to give my feelings on it. Read the rest here.

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Nov 6th at Knitting Factory Brooklyn!

By Nefariant Inc

Nov 6th at Knitting Factory Brooklyn!
Dearly Beloved: Nov 6th we return to the Knitting Factory Brooklyn with our good friends Sun & Flesh, The Unbroken, & Resolution15. This show is all ages and you can get tix at https://lnk.to/nov6_21.

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More Tix Released for our SOLD OUT June 12 show

By Lekberg Enterprises

More Tix Released for our SOLD OUT June 12 show
Due to overwhelming demand and relaxing of restrictions for outdoor events, there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door, first come, first served, Doors at 6pm

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Metal Injection Launches Nefariant!

By Lekberg Enterprises

Metal Injection Launches Nefariant!

NYC Metal Band NEFARIANT Release Debut EP ‘FOWL’ - Stream It Here.


Premiere Music Video for Debut Single ‘Life on Fire’ with Metal Injection.  Watch It Here.


Announce June 12th Outdoor Headline Show and August 21st Support Show with Byzantine in Brooklyn


NYC metal band NEFARIANT, have released their debut EP Fowl as well as the music video for Life on Fire, the first single from Fowl, now live on Metal Injection (insert link). The band is also announcing its first in a series of shows, the first as a headline show on June 12th and the second as direct support for Byzantine on August 21st, both shows at Arrogant Swine in Brooklyn. Both shows will follow all current Covid guidelines for safety and curfew.

"NEFARIANT blends the elegance and brutality of metal in a way I haven't experienced since TYPE O NEGATIVE. There's an unmatched passion and sophistication to their art and I'm excited to see what they continue to create", said visionary Life on Fire music video director Frankie Nasso (Mudvayne, Nothing More) about the band.


NEFARIANT debuted to a sold out headline show in Brooklyn on February 28th 2020, two weeks before the world went into lockdown. Singer Jason Lekberg recalls, “The unfortunate timing of our initial launch became the rare opportunity to slow down and marinate. Though there are few things I like less than re-doing work, I'm excited to have had this past year to grow as a band and gain even more clarity in our vision.”


After spending the quarantine re-mixing the EP with Ulrich Wild (Pantera, Deftones) and re-mastering with Paul Logus (Corey Taylor, Anthrax), NEFARIANT finally felt like they had found their voice that drives the ‘elegant and brutal’ mindset of the project. “We felt like Ulrich really understood where we were coming from and what we were trying to create. It’s challenging to find a balance between heavy riffs and heavily melodic piano parts where both segments find synergy to complement one another instead of drown each one out. Ulrich helped us find that voice”, said NEFARIANT pianist Paul Cibrano.


NEFARIANT is (left to right) bassist Dan Martinez (Alekhine’s Gun), pianist Paul Cibrano, vocalist Jason Lekberg (ex-IKILLYA), guitarist Dustin Tooker (ex-Grade 8), and drummer Drew Maciejewski (ex- IKILLYA).

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Who Are Nefariant

By Jason Lekberg

Who Are Nefariant

Nefariant is an all new, NYC based metal band comprised of dedicated, seasoned musicians.

Nefariant is: (left to right)
Dan Martinez - Bass (Alekhine's Gun)  
Paul Cibrano - Piano  
Jason Lekberg - Vocals (ex-IKILLYA)  
Dustin Tooker - Guitars (ex-Grade8)  
Drew Maciejewski - Drums (ex-IKILLYA)

Photo by Frankie Nasso

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Nefariant Manifesto

By Jason Lekberg

Nefariant Manifesto
Nefariant means to unapologetically be yourself, to see failure as an opportunity, to follow your own path regardless of public opinion. Those who are Nefariant get kicked in the teeth and smile back. It’s knowing that you are not owed anything and nothing can stop you. Nefariant is brutal elegance.  Nefariant is educated rebellion.  Nefariant is bad in the best way.

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