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.

Steelhouse Festival 2021 – Europe confirmed to headline Sunday at the 10th anniversary event which will take place 23rd- 25th July 2021 + Black Spiders and more also join the bill

Steelhouse Festival is delighted to reveal that Europe will return as headliners for the first time since 2014, whilst the recently reformed Black Spiders will make a triumphant return trip to The Mountain having appeared at the very first Steelhouse 10 years ago. Alternative punk/grunge 4 piece, Hands Off Gretel and Cornish hard rockers King Creature make their Steelhouse debuts.  With Anthrax already announced as Saturday night headliners..

One-Man Post-Hardcore Band THESE COLORS FADE to release “Contemporary Tragedy”

One-man melodic post-hardcore band One-man melodic post-hardcore band THESE COLORS FADE will release new album Contemporary Tragedy on January 29, 2021 The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Keelan Donahue, who handled everything from the music to the artwork, Contemporary Tragedy is the third release from THESE COLORS FADE. The album follows the 2020 EP Pentamerous Laceration and the debut full-length The Attrition Complex (2018). Keelan’s..

Naipia- release new single ‘Bluestown’ on 15th January 2021, out via Golden Robot Records.

Hailing from Brighton and Hove in the UK, Naipia combine indie, rock and pop genres, leaving audiences with addictive hooks and melodies etched into their minds. Naipia have created a lot of noise in the UK and beyond with their recently released singles Lonely and Tightropes. Now they are set to release their next single Bluestown via Golden Robot Records on the 25th January 2021 and it might..

The Kut makes a bid for the Christmas Charts, with ‘Waiting for Christmas’, in aid of the Red Cross Coronavirus Crisis Fund

The Criminal Records label has announced a The Kut Christmas single.  Waiting for Christmas was to be released on Friday December 18th, with 100% of profit from sales and streams being donated to the Red Cross - supporting those affected by poverty as a result of the pandemic. Nominated as Breakthrough Artist 2019 in the..

BLIND GUARDIAN – release ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ single and video!

After celebrating the anniversary of the 1995 classic Imaginations From The Other Side, on December 18th, 2021 German metal stars BLIND GUARDIAN present you a special treat for Xmas. Vocalist Hansi Kuersch explains: "In my opinion, Slade created the ultimate Christmas song with Merry Xmas Everybody, a timeless, jolly tune with the perfect dose of cheesiness and almost untouchable in..

White Void release debut single Do. Not. Sleep. & launch pre-order for album Anti out March 12, 2021

Eclectic Norwegian hard rock band White Void are proud to release their first single, Do. Not. Sleep. from upcoming debut album Anti, out March 12th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The pre-order for Anti shs now started! Band leader and songwriter Lars Nedland (Borknagar, Solefald) comments: "Do. Not. Sleep. is about the strange mix of confusion, revolt and acceptance that follows the recognition of the absurdity..

KORPIKLAANI | release single & music video for “Sanaton Maa”

This past Friday, Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI release another single from their forthcoming album Jylhä (out February 5th, 2021 on NUCLEAR BLAST).The melodic and undeniably catchy song Sanaton maa is again accompanied by a darkly atmospheric & folklore-laden music video featuring actor Yrjänä Ermala in a lead role. Accordion player Sami Perttula comments:  "Sanaton maa is meant to be a throwback to the '80s..

AMORPHIS | kick off pre-order for special 30th anniversary box-set!

Photo: Lars Johnson This past Friday, AMORPHIS kick off the pre-order for their special 30th anniversary vinyl box set, the Vinyl Collection 2006 – 2020, that will contain all their albums featuring Tomi Joutsen on vocals since their 2006 classic Eclipse. The box set will be released on May 21st 2021 via Nuclear Blast,and will also contain the exclusive double live album Live At Helsinki..

EPICA – Release video for acoustic version of their single “Abyss O’ Time”

Photo: Tim Tronckoe Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA recently announced the release of their new album Omega, out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. Omega is the band's first studio album in five years. Last month, EPICA also revealed the first single and video clip from the album, titled Abyss O' Time, which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its..

EVERGREY new single “Forever Outsider” is out now, album ‘Escape Of The Phoenix’, due out 26th February 2021 & the band announce new ‘Recharging Europe’ tour later in 2021, with special guests Witherfall + Dust In Mind

Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey is gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated 12th album - on February 26th 2021 they will release Escape Of The Phoenix, another heavy, melancholic and thought-provoking journey as only EVERGREY can create Written and recorded during the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, Escape Of The Phoenix came to life according to..