September 23, 2020

Author: Lee Vickers

Born metal head. Began a musical journey running Queensrÿche's official UK campaign in the late 1980s/early 1990s during the band's most successful period. Former reviews editor of the Classic Rock Society's 'Rock Society' magazine; features writer and "that back page" 'Graveyard Shift' scribbler. Will entertain anything in the genre but especially thrash (Bay Area in particular) and death metal.

ALPHA WOLF FIGHT THE DEMONS INSIDE ON NEW SINGLE RESTRICTED (R18+). SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT NEXT WEEK

Melbourne's Alpha Wolf have never been ones to shy away from the darker parts of the human soul, and on their new single Restricted (R18+), vocalist Lochie Keogh stared as deeply into the void as he could, to face the monster inside us all. "Restricted is about selfishly bearing the burden and weight of something terrible that's happened to someone you love...

Abbath announces Russian tour dates

ABBATH have now added Russian dates to their already announced run in Australia next year. The tour kicks off on September 22 (2021) in Canberra (AU), and sees the band destroying 4 more Australian cities before crushing stages in Moscow and St. Petersburg (RU). A full list of confirmed shows can be found below. ABBATH will be playing in support of the..

BEAST IN BLACK – Announce European Headline Tour For Late 2021

Having released two sensational records through Nuclear Blast Records, international Heavy Metal group BEAST IN BLACK have played numerous thrilling shows, including a run of mostly sold out international headline tours in Europe, Russia and Japan, supporting GLORYHAMMER in the UK and festival appearances around the world (Sweden Rock, Graspop, Summer Breeze, Heavy Montréal etc.) Now the five-piece Helsinki based..

ACCEPT ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE ‘THE UNDERTAKER’ TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 2ND PLUS VIDEO TAKE FROM UPCOMING STUDIO ALBUM

ACCEPT are back! The German kingpins of heavy metal will release new single The Undertaker on October 2nd 2020 via Nuclear Blast, accompanied by a brilliant video.. The track is the first insight into their new studio album. More details will be revealed on this in due course. Photo: Deaf Music The single will be a 2-track featuring a previously unreleased live..

CARCASS RELEASE “THE LONG AND WINDING BIER ROAD” FROM UPCOMING EP, “DISPICABLE”, OUT 30TH OCTOBER

English metal legends CARCASS are back with their first collection of new music in 7 years, Despicable, coming October 30th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has released a new song titled The Long And Winding Bier Road, check it out below. Commenting on the song, founding vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker states:  "The gift that keeps on giving, if you want it or not...

Heathen – release new video for ‘Sun In My Hand’ and new album “Empire Of The Blind” out now!

Photo: Chrissie Dieu Yesterday 18 September, Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN unleash their fourth studio album, Empire of the Blind, unto the world via Nuclear Blast Records. In celebration of the release, the band offers fans the music video for Sun In My Hand. Watch the video directed by Costin Chioreanu below! HEATHEN comments, "Thanks to all of the HEATHEN fans and headbangers everywhere for your legendary patience over..

Amaranthe release third single “Archangel” from new album ‘Manifest’ & drop a literally hot music video straight outta hell!

Photo: Johan Carlén All dreams are shattered, all hopes are lost - but out of the fuming ashes of apocalypse, there's a new star rising high into the blackened sky: Today, AMARANTHE release "Archangel", the third single from their upcoming album Manifest, to be out October 2nd, via Nuclear Blast. A merciless but on point modern metal extravaganza coming with..

DEVON FILTHY BLUES ROCK DUO MORIATY QUESTION ‘IS THIS MY LAMENT?’ IN EMOTIONAL ELEGY ‘BALLS OUT OF THE BATH’

Devon-born filthy rock duo Moriaty have returned to the stage with their new album The Die is Cast, which is out on 23rd October via Easy Action Records. Having recently announced their return with their foot-tapping and infectious single Shake Moriaty now reveal a more vulnerable and personal side to their music with new video single..

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar new album ‘The Reckless One’ released 20 November 2020, new single “Don’t Have To Be” released 18 September 2020

With the worldwide pandemic wrecking utter havoc upon the careers of many musicians, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar elected to use their time off the road to record, their latest tour-de-force, the astonishingly powerful, funky and deeply soulful The Reckless One. Photo Credit: © Paul Wright Released by Gypsy Soul Records on 20 November 2020, Samantha's highly anticipated new album The..