November 24, 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.

Joe Bouchard sells out first pressing of ‘Strange Legends’, second pressing with alternate artwork coming soon

Joe Bouchard sells out of the first pressing of Strange Legends. Rockheart Records/Deko Entertainment release second pressing with alternate artwork. Joe Bouchard is best known as a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original line-up sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as (Don't Fear) The Reaper and the #1..

Holding Absence announce new album ‘Greatest Mistake Of My Life” and first single “Beyond Belief”

Holding Absence have today announced their second album The Greatest Mistake Of My Life set for release on April 16th 2021, and have debuted the album's first single Beyond Belief. In regard to the new single, impassioned frontman Lucas Woodland comments "We are ecstatic to finally unveil Beyond Belief to the world! Just as jumping from black and white into colour is a huge change..

Sainted Sinners reveal Unlocked and Reloaded album details out in December and featuring Iacopo “Jack” Meille (TYGERS OF PAN TANG) on vocals

German heavy rockers, SAINTED SINNERS, have announced the release of their new album Unlocked & Reloaded on December 4th via El Puerto Records. The new album is the first with new singer Iacopo "Jack" Meille (TYGERS OF PAN TANG) on vocals. The new line-up around Frank Pané (Bonfire) and  Iacopo "Jack" Meille (TYGERS OF PAN TANG) on vocals will definitely not..

LEVARA Reveal Debut Video For ‘Heaven Knows’

Mascot Records are thrilled to announce the signing of LEVARA, and to celebrate have revealed the first song from the band's debut studio album, coming in 2021. You can watch the official video of Heaven Knows below. Trev Lukather, Jules Galli and Josh Devine are LEVARA. Collectively, their musical union brings life to the individual talents of..

Enslaved – Utgard (Nuclear Blast)

With some bands there are simply not enough superlatives to throw down as to the scale of their creativity or looking to push past the musical veil in search of more. The uninitiated may roll their eyes at the thought but the extreme end of the metal spectrum is a hotbed of creativity that is..

Korpiklaani – announce new album Jylhä for February 2021 & release new single Leväluhta

Korpiklaani today announce their new studio album Jylhä,which will be released on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records. Jylhä (which has no direct translation, but can be described as majestic and also wild or rugged in a strong, beautiful way) will be available as digital album, CD, black vinyl and grass green vinyl [limited to 300 pieces]. The pre-order will start soon. In celebration of the happy news,..

Majestica – release new single ‘Ghost Of Christmas Past’ + kick off pre-order for their new album “A Christmas Carol”

In 2019 the Swedish power metal heroes MAJESTICA released their debut album Above The Sky and it became a huge success within the metal community. Now in 2020 they are back with not only a new album, but a special treat for their fans: a Christmas musical power metal album entitled A Christmas Carol. It's pure symphonic power metal in the true MAJESTICA spirit along..

Hatebreed share new song ‘Instinctive (Slaughterlust)’

Connecticut hardcore metal titans Hatebreed will release their eighth studio album Weight of The False Self via Nuclear Blast on November 27, 2020. The band has just dropped the video for the ferocious album opener "Instinctive (Slaughterlust)." The clip was directed by Justin Reich and can be seen below. "In a fight for survival, which a lot of us are right now, we must..