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.

P.O.D. share video for “Afraid To Die” feat. Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmayluk

Platinum-selling rock juggernaut P.O.D. — Sonny Sandoval [vocals], Marcos Curiel [guitar], and Traa Daniels [bass] — kicked off the fall with the video for their new single DROP, which features a vicious vocal cameo from Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe. It earned quick press accolades from Metal Injection, Rock Hard, Revolver, Rolling Stone, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Knotfest. The band is now back with another blast..

LEAVES’ EYES release new single ‘Forged By Fire’, announce new album ‘Myths Of Fate’, out in 2024 on AFM Records

Symphonic metal Vikings, LEAVES' EYES, have revealed first details about their new album to be released in 2024 with AFM Records. The band's ninth studio offering will be titled Myths Of Fate, today the band unveiled their album cover artwork and a music video for the first album single, Forged By Fire, is premiering below. Says LEAVES' EYES..

Emily Wolfe – The Blowback (Crows Feet Records)

Emily Wolfe is a singer, songwriter and musician based out of Austin, Texas in the United States and is another of those incredibly talented musicians who began playing guitar when aged just 5, later adding keyboards and drums to her list of prodigious talents. Wolfe is a sharp and incisive songwriter with her songs being..

BATTLE BEAST – announce re-scheduled UK/EU tour dates for 2024

Battle Beast are pleased to announce that their recently postponed UK and EU tour dates have been rescheduled for next year, now set to take place across late September and early October 2024. Finnish metal band Brymir will be appearing as support. A new show has been announced in Southampton UK at venue The 1865, and the previously sold-out show..

KILL THE THRILL release first single “Autophagie” off new album

KILL THE THRILL is France's most enigmatic post-punk & industrial band, creating music as far back as 1989. They've had a few lineup changes over the years - but long-standing members Marylin Tognolli & Nicolas Dick have been creating atmospheric & bleak sonic landscaped with poignant lyricism ever since the band's genesis. Now, they are back..

House Of Hosts reveal new video for ‘Oblivion’

Welsh riff slingers, HOUSE OF HOSTS, have just delivered their mightily impressive new single and video, Oblivion. Formed in Swansea, Wales, and comprised of Daniel Griffiths (vocals), Jack Hunt (bass), Beth Goodwin (drums), James Russell (guitar) and Ross Davies (guitar), HOUSE OF HOSTS solidified their sound and line up in April 2023. The roots of the band,..

EQUILIBRIUM – release new single ‘Cerulean Skies’

One of the most exciting years for the German modern metal institution is coming to an end - though Equilibrium are far from taking it slow. Ahead of their upcoming European tour with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter at the end of December, the band releases their new single 'Cerulean Skies' that is available on all streaming platforms now. Founding member René Berthiaume states: "When people tell..