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.

THE STRAY CATS REVEAL ‘THREE TIMES A CHARM (LIVE)’FROM NEW LIVE ALBUM ‘ROCKED THIS TOWN: FROM LA TO LONDON’ OUT NOW VIA SURFDOG RECORDS

ROCKED THIS TOWN: FROM LA TO LONDON is the name of the new live album by The STRAY CATS.  Available now via Surfdog Records and distributed by Mascot Label Group (CD Boxset, Light Blue 2LP, Digital), this collection of 23 tracks recorded during the band's critically acclaimed 40th Anniversary Tour combines their unparalleled virtuosity and red-hot rock & roll spirit, all raw and completely live--the..

PROG TRIO KEPLER TEN ANNOUNCE SECOND ALBUM ‘A NEW KIND OF SIDEWAYS’ AND LAUNCH NEW VIDEO SINGLE ‘FALLING DOWN’

Left to right: Alistair Bell, James Durand, Steve Hales [Photo Credit - Andrew Merritt] Fusing together celestial synths with progressive rock tinged riffs, Kepler Ten maintain the spirit of 80's progressive rock and bring their take into the 21st century. Alongside the album announcement, Kepler Ten have revealed the first single 'Falling Down' which premiered..

ELUVEITIE JOIN FORCES WITH ANGELA GOSSOW’S KULT MANAGEMENT

Swiss metal force ELUVEITIE are happy to announce that they are teaming up with Kult Management. ELUVEITIE mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann comments, "Times are weird and the metal scene has been unusually quiet the last few months. Have we been brought to our knees though? Hell no, nothing could be further from reality! While we were forced to pause our live activity..

Ricky Warwick announces new album ‘When Life Was Hard And Fast’ to be released 19 February 2021 + new single/video “Fighting Heart”

Photo: Robin Wielink Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) has announced today that he will be releasing a brand new studio album, his first since 2015. The new album is titled When Life Was Hard And Fast and will be released on the 19th February through Nuclear Blast. The album's first single Fighting Heart has also been released..

KORPIKLAANI LAUNCHES NEW BEARD OIL WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO CHARITY

Photo credit: Jani Mahkonen Korpiklaani, Partawa and Mad Viking Finland, a charity supporting club of bearded men, have created a beard oil in collaboration. Named Korven Kyynel, it will be sold as a limited edition of 2000 bottles. Of the price of each sold bottle, 5€ will be given to Sylva, a charity that supports children and youth fighting cancer. Korven Kyynel will be available..

Burning Witches launch pre-order for ‘The Circle Of Five’ vinyl EP

The Swiss heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES have launched their pre-order for The Circle Of Five vinyl EP today. Accompanied by their mighty new witch Larissa, the ladies recorded their new masterpiece a few weeks ago, which will be released on December 4th 2020 via Nuclear Blast. This release will be available in two limited edition formats: A limited mint vinyl EP..

Garagedays release video for new single “Back In Line”, pre-order for album ‘Something Black’ now open

Austrian metal band, GARAGEDAYS, have released a music video for their first single Back In Line, the track is taken from their fourth album Something Black, which will be out on November 13, 2020 via El Puerto Records. The album was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond). Check the video - made by René Koessler - below...

BENEDICTION RELEASE ALBUM ‘SCRIPTURES’ TODAY AND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ITERATIONS OF I’

Today marks the release of Scriptures ,the 8th studio recording from Death Metal Pioneers BENEDICTION from Birmingham, UK. This is the first new album since 2008  (produced by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio in England) and is available to stream or purchase on the links below. To celebrate the release the band has dropped a new video for the opening track Iterations..

PALACE : ‘Rock And Roll Radio’ – new album by Swedish singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Palace out 4 December 2020 on Frontiers

Palace, the brainchild of Swedish vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Palace, returns with his excellent new album, Rock And Roll Radio. Nostalgia paints everything in brighter colours and Palace delivers '80s AOR/Melodic rock exactly the way it should be, with dreamy keyboards, layer upon layer of soaring guitars, big drums and thundering bass. Rock And Roll Radio..

PERSUADER : ‘Necromancy’ – first album by Swedish power metal act since signing to Frontiers – out 4 December 2020

One of Sweden's finest power metal acts, Persuader is back with 'Necromancy', their first album since signing to Frontiers Music Srl and fifth overall. "This release marks the beginning of a new chapter for us and we look forward to working together for many more albums in the future," states guitarist Emil Norberg. "The new album is probably..