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.

Kerry King announces London Headline show, tickets on sale now, debut album “From Hell I Rise” out 17 May via Reigning Phoenix Music

KERRY KING has announced his first UK headline show for London's Electric Ballroom for Tuesday 18th June. Tickets are on sale at now at the Live Nation ticket store. The show will come in the wake of his first ever UK solo band appearance at Download Festival at Donington Park on Sunday 16th June. Photo: Jim Louvau KING's..

Seven Spires Release New Single & Video ‘Architect of Creation’ From Upcoming Album “A Fortress Called Home”

Today, SEVEN SPIRES shares Architect of Creation, the second single from their upcoming studio album 'A Fortress Called Home' to be released June 21st via Frontiers Music Srl. The track is accompanied by a new music video, available below. Frontwoman Adrienne Cowan had this to share about the track: "Architect of Creation is a bombastic romp through many of our..

LANSDOWNE release “Bury Me Reimagined” Digital EP & announce European/UK Tour Dates with RED

Following their latest, critically-acclaimed studio album, Medicine (released in early 2023 via AFM Records, order HERE) and their recent single-release, Bury Me (listen HERE), Boston-based rock act LANSDOWNE has unleashed a digital EP titled Bury Me Reimagined. “When we were writing Bury Me, we realized how emotional the song could be,” lead vocalist Jon Ricci reveals. “This is a journey from heartbreak to healing, and..

DREAM THEATER to kick off 40th Anniversary Tour at The O2 in London

The iconic DREAM THEATER line up of James LaBrie, John Myung, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy and Jordan Rudess to hit the road together for the first time in fourteen years. Photo: Dream Theater A tour announcement that has been fourteen years in the making, GRAMMY®-winning, progressive music titans Dream Theater are announcing their 40th Anniversary Tour 2024..

MAMMAL have released their explosive single and video ‘Keanu Reeves’, new album ‘The Penny Drop’ coming soon!

Narrm neo punk/funk warriors Mammal target misinformation in scintillating fashion, with their explosive new single Keanu Reeves, out now. Marking the band’s first new material since 2022, the single is fittingly accompanied by a music video inspired by one of the actual Keanu Reeves’ most iconic cinematic moments. Named for the Internet’s Boyfriend while also laden with the trademark Mammal spitfire..

KORPIKLAANI | release video for title track of new album ‘Rankarumpu’ which is out Now

Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI, the cultural ambassadors for Finland, are celebrating the release of their new studio album, Rankarumpu. This marks the 12th full-length entry in their impressive discography. Alongside, a video for the album's title track has been unveiled and can be watched below! Meanwhile, KORPIKLAANI are getting ready to embark on an extensive North American tour..

BLOODBOUND release live album ‘The Tales Of Nosferatu – Two Decades Of Blood (2004 – 2024)’ on 19th April, out on AFM Records

2024 marks twenty years of BLOODBOUND. Twenty years in which the Swedish power metal export has left a lasting impression on fans and the worldwide metal scene. The band can call ten studio albums their own, as well as numerous frenetically-acclaimed festival appearances and tours. Last year alone, the band played a major gig at Masters of..

YOUNG MEDICINE release new album ‘Cold Blooded’, out now on FiXT

Metal. Synthwave. Haunting. The X-Files. Young Medicine's latest album Cold Blooded runs an epic gauntlet of genres. Cold Blooded is out now across all platforms. The album kicks off with a track inspired by the X-Files series, UFO Party before pivoting to a light hearted yet epic I'm Going To Hit Rock Bottom, You Guys Want Anything? Delivering everything from..

KITTIE embrace the darkness with video for new single ‘We Are Shadows’

Glass-ceiling-shattering original Queens of Metal, KITTIE are thrilled to announce the release of We Are Shadows, a powerful follow-up to their explosive comeback single Eyes Wide Open released in February via new label home, Sumerian Records. The new track continues the band's triumphant return offering a further look into their musical evolution after a 13-year hiatus. We Are..