January 23, 2021

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.

Accept – Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)

Take a trip through the Accept's discography and there has not only been some pretty special albums but a band that set down a blueprint. Since their return with Mark Tornillo on vocals in 2009 and their storming album Blood Of The Nations, the band has been on something of a roll not only bringing..

Souls Of Diotima unveil the lyric video for the first single ‘The Black Mask’. New album “Janas” to be released on January 29th 2021. Pre-orders available now!

Italian female fronted metal band SOULS OF DIOTIMA will release their fourth studio album, titled Janas, on January 29th 2021 via Diotima Records/Rockshots Records. The band unveiled the lyric video for the first single 'The Black Mask' in early December 2020. Check out the video below. Commenting on the song the founder member, lyricist and drummer Giorgio Pinna explains: "The album's opening track..

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS announce European tour dates

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS are now announcing new European tour dates, together with BAEST. The run includes performances at the mighty Metal Days Festival, Rockstad Extreme Fest, Brutal Assault and more. Find the full list of tour dates below. PHILIP H. ANSELMO is an iconic artist – maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and somewhat battered..

BENIGHTED announce European tour with Aborted!

BENIGHTED are now announcing new European tourdates for September and October 2021! The band will be supporting ABORTED during the first run of the Hell Over Europe 4 tour. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below. Vocalist Julien Truchan comments: "Huge news! With fingers crossed that this pandemic will be over soon, we are..

Jacob Bryant: Country rocker releases Deluxe of debut US no1 iTunes chart album ‘Practice What I Preach’ in on 5 Feb 2021

North Georgia country rocker releases Deluxe Edition of debut Practice What I Preach album on 5 February 2021 via Snakefarm Records in the UK; a previous No 1. on the US iTunes Country Chart. This edition is exclusive to the UK, with bonus tracks & unreleased material. Jacob Bryant walks the line between the narrative side of country and..

Deathwhite release new video for “Grave Image”

Enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE are now releasing a brand new video for the song Grave Image. The track is taken from the band's latest full-length Grave Image (released in January 2020). Stream the album or order a copy from the Season Of Mist shop. DEATHWHITE comments: "The themes reflected in both the video and song are indicative of..

APOTHEUS release new video for “Save Our Ship”

Portuguese melodic death metal titans APOTHEUS have released a new video for Save Our Ship, which is taken off from their latest release The Far Star. Heavily inspired from Asimov sci-fi stories, APOTHEUS creates their own world which they describe in music and in a physical book. With the global pandemic, withdrawn from the stages, the band..

Velvet Thunder Albums of 2020

It is that time of year again and the round up of VELVET THUNDER's writers choices for albums of 2020. It is unlikely that anyone would argue that 2020 has been a unique year with our daily lives being altered by a global pandemic. Music and the arts have truly suffered with tour after tour..

BEYOND THE BLACK – digital EP ‘W:O:A Acoustic Clash – The Lockdown Session’ out now!

Photo Credit: Peter Leukhard W:O:A Acoustic Clash - The Lockdown Session: Four covers of ultimate rock and metal hits transformed into enchanting acoustic anthems! Right in time for Christmas, symphonic/melodic shooting stars BEYOND THE BLACK are gifting their fans with a really special treat: their new EP, W:O:A Acoustic Clash - The Lockdown Session, available digitally now via..