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.

Kataklysm release music video for second single ‘Underneath The Scars’

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will unleash their 14th full-length studio album, Unconquered, on September 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. This past Friday, the band releases the music video for their second single entitled, Underneath The Scars. Maurizio Iacono comments, "Underneath The Scars is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite the world's metalheads into straight headbanging madness. We..

Wytch Hazel to release new LP, ‘III: Pentecost’, October 30, 2020. Revered UK medieval metal phenomenon set to summon sacrosanct new full-length offering; stream New Song I Am Redeemed

Lancashire's soaring hard rock sect, Wytch Hazel, will release its shimmering new album, Wytch Hazel III: Pentecost, on October 30, 2020 via independent underground label Bad Omen Records (Satan's Satyrs, Spell). Recorded by ex-Purson multi-instrumentalist Ed Turner, the quadruple-tracked record imbues a rich, anthemic late night drivetime vibe, passionately embracing the most high-end, smash-hit classic rock and heavy metal..

Photo: Artūrs Bērziņš

Cradle Of Filth announce live stream concert from St Mary’s Church

Despite the extremely difficult situation for musicians and concerts all over the world, Vampyric Masters of Extreme Metal, CRADLE OF FILTH, continue to appease their salivating fans by celebrating All Hallow's Eve in style, even in 2020, the official year of the plague. This time the band, draped around lead singer Dani Filth,  take it to the next far-flung..

ECLIPSE – ‘Viva La VicTOURia’ – first ever live album by Swedish hard rock act out 6 November 2020 on Frontiers

Swedish hard rock act Eclipse have announced their first ever official live release, Viva La VicTOURia, which was recorded at the Trädgårn venue in Gothenburg, Sweden on 21st December 2019 during a tour in support of their tremendously successful current studio album, Paradigm. "We've talked about properly documenting a live show for ages. Well, if..

CARCASS – ANNOUNCE NEW EP ‘DISPICABLE’ & RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE’

English metal legends CARCASS will return this fall with their first collection of new music, Despicable, in 7 years. The forthcoming EP features 3 brand new tracks, including The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue that was released today, as well as the previously revealed song Under The Scalpel Blade. The EP is scheduled for release on October..

CARNATION release brand new track ‘Where Death Lies’

Carnation (Photo credit: Sarina Mannaert) The Belgian death metal stalwarts of CARNATION are now premiering the third brand new track, taken from the bands upcoming full length Where Death Lies.. Watch the new offering via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel. The album is set for worldwide release on September 18th, 2020. Pre-orders are available in various formats. Pre-order Where Death..

Photo Credit: Robert Burress

Threshold confirm they have begun writing the follow up to 2017’s ‘Legends Of The Shires’

British prog metallers Threshold have confirmed they've started work on a follow-up to their 2017 double album Legends Of The Shires. As with most bands, Threshold's plans have been heavily disrupted during 2020 with tours to Europe and Australia cancelled due to coronavirus. Guitarist Karl Groom commented: "It's a good feeling to have something positive to say about music again. We've..

Kingdom of Giants share new single and video ‘Wayfinder’

Photo Credit: Dana Willax California-based metal band Kingdom of Giants have shared Wayfinder their latest single from upcoming album Passenger on Friday. The new single is the third look at the upcoming full-length, following previously released tracks Sync and Side Effect. Fans can check out Wayfinder and pre-order Passenger ahead of its October 16th release via SharpTone Records. Check the video below! Listen to..