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.

HEART ATTACK – New single “Septic Melody” out now!

Heart Attack is an unpredictable groovy blend of modern thrash metal and their first new song, Septic Melody, marks Heart Attack's debut on their new label home Atomic Fire Records. The song tilts from unleashed thrash fury into soaring melodies and back again in no time. No wonder the French armada chose it as their first single. "We wrote..

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE: New Album “Not The End Of The Road” Out Now!

Photo Credit: Holger Fichtner & Patrick Schneiderwind German Rock sensation KISSIN' DYNAMITE have finally released their seventh studio album, Not The End Of The Road - continuing the success story of their previous album, Ecstasy (#7 on the GER album charts), and their very own high-voltage stadium rock sound. The band scored the #3 spot on the German Rock Radio Airplay..

THE HALO EFFECT – release second single “Feel What I Believe”

After gathering over 1 million plays combined for their debut single Shadowminds, 2021's biggest surprise in the metal scene, strikes back  with another single & video. Combining their forces as song writing geniuses and having the "Rifflords of Sweden" united once more, they deliver with the new hit single Feel What I Believe what fans were craving..

CRADLE OF FILTH announce ‘The Infernal Vernal Equinox’ show stream featuring performance of ‘Dusk… and Her Embrace’ in full – 20th March

Photo: James Sharrock Hellish outfit Cradle Of Filth have announced a digital show stream, a one-off special performance titled The Infernal Vernal Equinox. The concert will be aired this Spring Equinox, Sunday March 20th, during which the band will play monumental 1996 studio album Dusk... and Her Embrace in full. ⁣ Legendary front-man Dani Filth stated. "Greetings fellow Filthlings...⁣ After the glorious success of our livestream..

Bay Area Alternative Thrashers MORDRED To Support Death Angel on January 22nd, livestream and in-person tickets for Great American Music Hall performance available

Influential crossover thrash metal act MORDRED will unleash their regained power live with a hometown performance on Friday, January 22nd at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, alongside fellow Bay Area thrashers Death Angel and Molten. The show will be the band's first performance of 2022, and another opportunity to experience songs from MORDRED's..

RECKLESS LOVE release their new album ‘Turborider’ on 25th February, out on AFM Records

Finnish sleaze rockers RECKLESS LOVE return with their fifth studio album, Turborider. Following a 4-year hiatus and recently receiving gold awards for their first three albums in Finland, singer Olli Herman and his band are now gearing up for their next move: Turborider is high-energy, synth wave-infused rock with an undeniable '80s touch. Fun? Check! Uplifting? Check! Turborider will..