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.

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Pallbearer release second single “Rite Of Passage” from new album ‘Forgotten Days’ due 23 October 2020 on Nuclear Blast

Pre-Order Forgotten Days Pallbearer, who are set to release their fourth album, Forgotten Days on Oct. 23 via Nuclear Blast. Today the band have released a second track from the new album titled Rite of Passage. “Rite Of Passage is both a reflection and a confessional,” explains bass player/songwriter Joseph Rowland. “The toll that loss..

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Amaranthe release second single “Strong” (feat. Noora Louhimo) plus Live IG stream with Elize & Noora Louhimo (BATTLE BEAST) this Sunday, Aug 16th

After transporting us into a new dimension and lifting us up into a higher level of modern metal, AMARANTHE are ready to drag us down to hell: Forged in the burning fire of passion and heavy riffs, together with one of Finland's most powerful voices, Noora Louhimo (BATTLE BEAST), AMARANTHE is going Strong today with..

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Enslaved – Ivar Bjørnson discusses the band line-up and recording of new album ‘Utgard’

Norwegian blackened avant-gardists ENSLAVED are set to release their 15th studio album, Utgard, on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. In a trailer released this week, guitarist Ivar Bjørnson discusses the current band line-up and the recording of the new album. Pre-Order Utgard Utagrd will be available in the following formats: CD jewel case (available with signed..

Silk Road reveal video teaser and single details

UK rock band, SILK ROAD, have released a video teaser for Sonder and the cover artwork, it’s the third single out on August 21st, 2020. The song is taken from their debut album Grit For The Pretty, which will be out later this year. Drummer Charles Evans also plays for Jizzy Pearl’s LOVE/HATE. Recorded, Mixed,..

Heathen release second single and title track of new album ‘Empire Of The Blind’

Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN recently revealed their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band released the second single, the title track Empire Of The Blind. Heathen (photo credit Chrissie Dieu) HEATHEN comments, "We are very proud to announce the second single, title track from our new album..

Powerwolf – Best Of The Blessed (Napalm)

Can anyone truly say when the right time is to release a "best of" compilation? Even "greatest hits" means something completely different to what it did in times gone by but for Powerwolf the time is now that they unleash a collection after a seventeen year, seven album career so far. There is something different..

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Legendary US melodic power metal band Vicious Rumors new ‘Celebration Decay’ Studio Album Released August 21st 2020 on Steamhammer/SPV

Seminal US Bay Area melodic power metal band Vicious Rumors are set to unleash their searing new studio album Celebration Decay on August 21st, 2020 as a Digi-Pak CD, double gatefold red vinyl LP with printed inner sleeves, download and stream. The follow-up to 2016’s highly acclaimed Concussion Protocol offering, Celebration Decay, Vicious Rumors’ thirteenth..