Nelson is also a producer, most recently mixing and producing the album "Skeleton of Life" (2016) by Erin McAndrew.
He is also an actor, appearing alongside David Naughton and Brian O'Halloran in "Brutal Massacre: A Comedy" (2006), as well as the upcoming films "The Regret Cycle"(2016) and "Krumpus" (2016).
In addition to acting in film, Nelson has also composed and contributed to several movie soundtracks. Including "House Call" (2011), Once Upon a time in Mexico" (2013) and the upcoming 2016 films/shorts "Mr. Wonderful", "Krumpus" and "The Regret Cycle".
He was in 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 vocal appearance on the 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
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