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.

Dying Wish – Release New Single “Until Mourning Comes”, HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM FRAGMENTS OF A BITTER MEMORY HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM ‘FRAGMENTS OF A BITTER MEMORY’ OUT OCTOBER 1, 2021 VIA SHARPTONE RECORDS

Dying Wish is the Portland-based blistering hardcore five-piece whose passionate music fuses New Wave of American Heavy Metal and chaos-driven punk noises. Late last year, they signed to SharpTone Records and last month, they announced the release of their forthcoming record, Fragments of a Bitter Memory which will be released on October 1, 2021 via their new label home. Today,..

LORDS OF BLACK : ‘Alchemy Of Souls part II’ – new album by Spanish metal masters out 15 October 2021 via Frontiers

Progressive power metal masters Lords Of Black are set to return in 2021 with the follow-up volume to their well received 2020 album Alchemy Of Souls, Part I.  Utilising the downtime created by the global pandemic, the band have strived to create music that pushes past their previous endeavours, displaying musical maturity and incorporating new elements into their style...

THE GRANDMASTER : ‘Skywards’ – debut album by new Brazilian/German metal alliance out 15 October, 2021 via Frontiers

The Grandmaster sees the pairing of renowned German power metal guitarist Jens Ludwig (Edguy) with Brazilian vocalist Nando Fernandes (Sinistra, Brother Against Brother) for the creation of Skywards, a stunning debut album of melodic metal that will be released on 15th October. "I heard the songs True North and Lunar Water and they made me want..

AURI Release New Single & Video ‘The Valley’

Photo: Mikko Linnavuori Close your eyes and dive into the magical tunes and hear Johanna´s youthful and tender voice...fragile, yet powerful and moving beyond words. You can almost see the green and peaceful little valley taking shape in front of your inner eye. The Valley is the second single taken from the upcoming album II- Those We..

WHITE STONES Release new single and lyric video “New Age Of Dark”

Photo: Sandra Artigas As bassist of prog legends OPETH, Martin Mendez has gained world-wide popularity and now he returns with another virtuous death metal crusher that captures the fear, loss of control and despair of lockdown in eight new tracks. For Dancing Into Oblivion, his project WHITE STONES goes further down the path of progressive extreme metal with haunting growls, jazz..

San Diego Progressive-Psych unit BIRTH Sign with Bad Omen Records, Ascending Underground Rock Band Featuring Members of Astra Begins Work on Debut Full Length; Offers Three Song Digital Demo for Free Download

Southern California psychedelic/progressive rock unit, Birth, has signed with respected rock label Bad Omen Records (Wytch Hazel, Spell, Satan's Satyrs).  Founded by members of San Diego's revered retro rockers Astra, along with current or former members of Joy, Psicomagia and Radio Moscow, Birth owns a cavernous cache of credibility rarely found in newly-formed musical groups. Birth is currently in the studio, assembling its debut full length..

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Singer song writer and guitarist Davy Knowles announces release of new album What Happens Next for October 22nd via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group

Photo: Timothy M Schmidt On his aptly-titled Provogue Records' debut, What Happens Next, out October 22nd, roots singer-songwriter and guitarist Davy Knowles boldly steps forward with timeless and cohesive song writing; sleek modern production; and a lyrical, play-for-the-song guitar approach informed from soul, folk, rock, and blues. The 12-song album is just as influenced by..

Dublin’s GREYFACE release their video for stunning new single ‘Dead Men (Don’t Walk In Circles)’, out now

With the release of last month’s single, Underground Star, GREYFACE are once again pushing the boundaries of their genre-bending sound, with their new single/video, Dead Men (Don’t Walk in Circles). Dead Men (Don’t Walk in Circles)’ sees GREYFACE present a wonderfully sombre ballad-like opus, that blossoms into a gargantuan aural monolith, loaded with their, now,..

EDGE OF PARADISE : ‘The Unknown’ – title track of forthcoming new album by LA based hard rock act released as a single + new album out 17 September via Frontiers Music

The title track of the forthcoming new album by LA based hard rock act Edge Of Paradise has been released as a single today. Vocalist Margarita Monet describes the song as "dynamic and cinematic, interlaced with meaningful and intimate lyrics that come from the depths of the band's soul. It is the centrepiece of the album..

CRADLE OF FILTH LAUNCH PRE-ORDER FOR NEW ALBUM ‘EXISTENCE IS FULTILE’ OUT 22 OCTOBER + UNVEIL FIRST SINGLE AND HELLISH MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘CRAWLING KING CHAOS’

Belched from Hell's depths into the rustic charms of the Witch County, Suffolk, thirty long and disturbing years ago, Cradle Of Filth are undisputed giants of the heavy metal realm. Imperious purveyors of a perennially unique strain of dark, dastardly and wilfully extreme metal, with deep roots in the worlds of gothic horror and occult curiosity, the..