Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel) & Joshua Travis (Emmure) guest on new TERMINA single/video: “Parasocial”

Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel) & Joshua Travis (Emmure) guest on new TERMINA single/video: “Parasocial” – out now!

Today (Jan. 20th), TERMINA – feat. guitarist Nik Nocturnal, vocalist Andy Cizek (Monuments) and drummer Chris Turner (Oceans Ate Alaska) – kicks off the new year with a modern metal banger: “Parasocial”! This standalone single boasts special guest appearances from Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel) and Joshua Travis (Emmure), plus a mix/master by Zakk Cervini (Bring Me The Horizon, Motionless In White, Coheed And Cambria, etc). Stream “Parasocial” now on Spotify; the video drops later today @ 8AM PST//11AM EST//5PM CET here: (produced by Patrick Lawler //

The previously released TERMINA videos can also be seen below:


–“Take Flight”:

TERMINA are re-defining modern metal. In the (very) recent past, the catchall genre has managed to catch the dregs of all of metal’s worst stereotypes for a homogenous sound less modern and more meh. In the hands of Nocturnal, Cizek and Turner, the tenets of metal’s newest subgenres become redefined. Metalcore, djent and deathcore are the true triumvirate of modernity, and combining them in fresh ways with a solid pop sensibility keeps it fresh, invigorating and truly progressive.

Stay tuned for more news about TERMINA coming soon!

TERMINA line-up:

Nik Nocturnal – guitars and instrumentals

Andy Cizek – vocals

Chris Turner – drums (session)

TERMINA online:

About Nik Nocturnal

Since launching his YouTube channel in 2014, Nik Nocturnal has worked tirelessly on content, bringing his idiosyncratic and passionate take on metal to everything that he does, making it clear that the music matters to him – and his irreverent sense of humor does not hurt. “It started out as a means of finding ways to share my music as a solo musician that accidentally made me fall in love with content creation and building a community,” he explains. “I’m basically providing unique perspectives/takes on the metal scene and music, while actually having a proper background in this music and the industry.”

Taking four or five years to build up a substantial following on YouTube (currently with over 700k subscribers!), he gained a favorable reputation amongst fans and artists alike – which led to creating a Twitch channel in 2020. This opened up a whole new avenue for interacting with the community, where Nocturnal could invite the bands that he was supporting to be involved with his content too. Amongst these, some of his personal highlights include Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine), Nick Hipa (Mire, As I Lay Dying, Wovenwar), Howard Jones & Jared Dines (Sion, Killswitch Engage, Light The Torch), Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel), Matt Heafy (Trivium, Ibaraki) and Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach). “It’s an amazing feeling to get respect from people I looked up to when I was a kid, especially because I didn’t make it here through traditional band routes.”

Nocturnal is also consistently working on collaborations with artists, including a 2000’s-Metalcore-style release with Phil Labonte (All That Remains), a Trap Metal project with producer deadwait (Corpse’s producer), and even covers of classic Deathcore songs with Will Ramos (Lorna Shore). At the same time, Nocturnal has his own band, TERMINA, in which he plays guitar (and other instrumentals) alongside vocalist Andy Cizek (Monuments, Makari, WVNDER) and session drummer Chris Turner (Oceans Ate Alaska).

Stay tuned for more music and content from Nik Nocturnal coming soon!

Nik Nocturnal online: