He is the lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist for the band BlackGates, as well as ex lead vocalist of American thrash metal band Anthrax from 2007 to 2009. He was the first Anthrax vocalist to perform with the band in Korea, Colombia, and Estonia. Nelson was co-writer of eight songs from the 2011 Anthrax album, Worship Music.
Nelson has also worked with the Long Island bands Inside Hollow, Discipline and Devilsize. Nelson also plays the bass and drums.
He made a guest appearance on track "Black" for the German band President Evil, on their album, Back From Hell's Holiday.
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- Interview with Dan Nelson and Joey Z
- Holiday Wishes from Dan Nelson Of Anthrax And Joey Z Of Life Of Agony
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