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.

POWERWOLF release lyric video “Blood For Blood (Faoladh)” New Studio Album, Call Of The Wild, OUT NOW!

photo credit: Matteo Vdiva Fabbiani / VDPICTURES The return of the wolves – wilder than ever! Today, the wait is finally over – the new POWERWOLF record, Call Of The Wild, is out! Call Of The Wild, the follow-up to their 2018 #1-charting and gold-award winning studio album Sacrament Of Sin, manifests the band's inimitable success story and proves once..


Volbeat, the multi-platinum Danish band, has shared their new music video for Wait A Minute My Girl. The music video was directed by Sean Donnelly, founder of AWESOME+modest, with collages by Mengqing Yuan, and animation by Steve Yeung. AWESOME+modest is an animation studio based in Los Angeles, California that specializes in mixed media techniques. They..

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE announce streaming event for Friday, August 6th

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have announced a streaming event set for Friday, August 6th at 7pm ET / midnight BST. The performance will be available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards, get tickets here. The event takes place at The Palladium in Worcester in the band's native Massachusetts, which has been the site of many memorable and iconic KsE shows throughout the..

RHAPSODY OF FIRE release new album details, release new single & lyric video ‘Glory For Salvation’ out now on AFM Records

After symphonic power metal force RHAPSODY OF FIRE just recently released their brand new EP, 'I’ll Be Your Hero' — an appetizing precursor for a new full length to follow – now the Italian band has finally shared a first song from their upcoming, 13th studio album. 'Glory For Salvation', which is slated for a release on 26th November through AFM..

Members of Feuerschwanz, Amaranthe and Ad Infinitum form THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, Sign worldwide record deal with Napalm Records!

Photo Credit: Svenja Metzner] Multi-talented Ad Infinitum singer Melissa Bonny, Feuerschwanz guitarist Hans Platz, his bandmate harpist Jenny Diehl and Amaranthe drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen form THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON! After hearing the first song, Napalm Records immediately signed the band and is very proud to accompany this great band from day one on their mission to transform musical themes..

Crystal Lake pay homage to fallen musical heroes with ferocious new single ‘Curse’

Japan's biggest metal export to come along in years, CRYSTAL LAKE, is paying their respects to music's fallen heroes with a pulverizing new single titled Curse today with SharpTone Records. The track is available now for streaming and the official video can be viewed below. Commenting on the single, vocalist Ryo states: "Curse is about the legacies that legends in the music industry who..

DECAPITATED announce 25 Year Anniversary UK/EU headline tour dates for 2022 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BLACK TONGUE, HEART OF A COWARD, INFERI

Having recently released their critically acclaimed early demos collection The First Damned, Decapitated are proud to announce that 2022 will mark their return to Europe-wide touring. The 33-date trek, launched in celebration of their 25th anniversary, will see the masterly death metallers hit stages across 11 different countries. Special guests on the run will be Black Tongue, Heart Of A Coward and Inferi. Tickets will go..

Winterfylleth announce ‘The Cathedral of Reckoning’ UK tour with special guests Mork

British Black Metal pioneers Winterfylleth have announced that their The Cathedral of Reckoning tour with special guests Mork will hit venues across the UK in October. The tour follows the release of Winterfylleth's 2020 critically lauded album The Reckoning Dawn and the recent re-release of their tenth anniversary Mercian Sphere vinyl via Candlelight Records.  The tour kicks off on 18th October in Winterfylleth's hometown of Manchester and takes in cities across..