October 19, 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.

Epica kick off pre-order for new album ‘Omega’ & release first video for single “Abyss Of Time”

Today, Dutch Symphonic Metal Giants EPICA proudly announce the release of their new album Omega, out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. Omega is the bands first studio album in five years. EPICA have also released the first single from the album, titled Abyss Of Time, with an amazing accompanying video that was made in collaboration with Grupa 13. Check out the video..

Texas Punk Thrashers BÖNDBREAKR Premiere Forthcoming EP

Austin (TX) - Texas Punk Thrashers BÖNDBREAKR have partnered with Dead Rhetoric for the pre-release premiere of the band's self-titled EP. Stream it below! BÖNDBREAKR is a hardcore punk / metal quartet from Austin,Texas featuring members from local punk/metal luminaries dating back several decades (Suburban Terror Project, The Blood Royale, Vex, In Oblivion, Transfixr). Formed in September 2018, the band..

Joe Bonamassa releases new video for title track of new album ‘Royal Tea’. New album released on Provogue/J&R Adventures on October 23, 2020

The wait is over, Joe Bonamassa’s new solo studio album Royal Tea, inspired by his British guitar heroes Jeff Beck, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton and Cream, was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studiosandwill be released on October 23rd via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Following the release of previous singles Why Does It..

Dragged Under Reveal official video for “Feel It”; the album ‘The World Is In Your Way’ released November 13 via Mascot Records

Seattle punk rockers Dragged Under have dropped an official video for their new track Feel It, taken from the deluxe version of their debut album The World Is In Your Way, which is out via Mascot Records, on 13th November. Feel It spirals from nostalgic verses into a hypnotic hook—"I want to feel it again." "It encompasses the first time you heard a song,..

Photo: Patrick Rivera

ORIANTHI : ‘Impulsive’ – new single released yesterday by platinum-selling artist and world-class guitarist from the album ‘O’ released on 6 Nov 2020

Still from impulsive video The platinum-selling recording artist and world-class guitarist Orianthi recently announced a 6th November release for her new album, O, via Frontiers Music Srl. It is her first album in seven years. "It is a very inspired album, with things kept pretty raw. I didn't overthink it," explains Orianthi. "Marti [Frederiksen, producer, mixer, co-songwriter] and I wanted..

Amaranthe – Manifest (Nuclear Blast)

You can see the metal elitists frothing at the mouth over Swedish sextet Amaranthe. The aural explosion of pop, power metal and dance beats, jagged riffs and songs that will take a number of extremes, heavy hitters mixing with ballads, three vocalists, growls and male cleans and then the delectable Elize Ryd, gorgeous production wraps..

DORMANTH – First single, cover art and track list revealed

Legendary Spanish melodic death metallers DORMANTH have just revealed details of their upcoming 4th album, Complete Downfall, which will be released on December 15th, 2020 via Xtreem Music on CD. DORMANTH was born in 1993 as one of the first melodic Death Metal bands in Spain, releasing their 1st demo Sadness in 1994 and their..

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber announce new shows

French black metal formation REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER have announced a run of new shows this autumn in France, Belgium and Germany. The first show is set to take place on October 2nd, 2020 in Strasbourg. The band has previously announced an extensive European tour in March / April 2021, with UADA, VELNIAS and SOLBRUD. A full..