July 14, 2020

Author: Lee Vickers

Began a musical journey running Queensrÿche's official UK campaign in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Former reviews editor of the Classic Rock Society's 'Rock Society' magazine; features writer and Graveyard Shift scribbler. Decided that I was born a metal head, will entertain anything in the genre but especially thrash and death metal.

Lamb Of God – Lamb Of God (Nuclear Blast)

It is difficult to think of Lamb Of God as "veterans" but incredibly this Richmond, Virginia quintet has been around for 26 years now beginning life under the moniker of Burn The Priest in 1994, and it was following a name change that Lamb Of God made their entrance via the New Wave of American..

Heathen discuss new single ‘The Blight’ in album trailer. Pre-order available

Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN recently revealed their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the first album trailer. HEATHEN comments: "We are very pleased to announce Empire of the Blind! It's been another 10 years but we are finally back with a new HEATHEN album. Fine wine takes..

Mushroomhead – A Wonderful Life (Napalm Records)

It has been easy to wave off Mushroomhead. Eight people with masks - and in their early days - boiler suits. Have we not seen this before? The constant comparison with Slipknot has dogged the band despite history showing that Mushroomhead pre-date the Iowan mob by a couple of years and have a more alt...

EPICA – European Co-Headline Tour With APOCALYPTICA Postponed Until Spring 2021

The Epic Apocalypse Tour featuring Dutch Symphonic titans EPICA and Finnish Cello masters APOCALYPTICA with support by Helsinki prog metallers WHEEL has been postponed till Spring 2021. EPICA's Simone Simons comments: "As we were awaiting our tour with APOCALYPTICA with great anticipation, we are now forced to have a little bit more patience. This might not come as a surprise, as you have all seen our colleagues in the..

SEPULTURA TO WELCOME SCOTT IAN TO THIS WEEK’S ROOTS SPECIAL SEPULQUARTA SESSION!

JOIN THE BAND ON WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE FROM @ 8PM BST: https://www.sepultura.com.br/sepulquarta In this week's SEPULQUARTA session SEPULTURA welcomes Scott Ian(ANTHRAX, S.O.D) who will be performing Cut Throat during this Roots special of SepulQuatra. The band will also welcome Silvio 'Bibica' Gomes, the band’s studio tech/roadie for many albums and tours. Silvio will be part of the Q&A session - he will chat about the Roots recordings at the Indigo..

BPMD – American Made (Napalm Records)

Let's face it - 2020 has pretty much sucked so far. And for the music we love, we have gigs on ice for who knows for however long and even some choice releases are being held back. So when a pearl of an album comes around and it adds a big juicy cherry of fun..

IN FLAMES ANNOUNCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF CLAYMAN PLUS LYRIC VIDEO FOR RE-RECORDED TITLE TRACK

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020: their 30th anniversary as a band, and the 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album Clayman. In honour of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Clayman, to be released on August 28th, 2020. Today, the band is..