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.

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..

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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..

ENSLAVED – BEYOND THE GATES ‘BELOW THE LIGHTS’ DIGITAL SHOW STREAMS TODAY @ 7PM BST / 8PM CEST PART 2 OF CINEMATIC SUMMER TOUR

Enslaved are preparing for the second show of their Cinematic Summer Tour, streaming this evening at 7pm BST / 8pm CEST. This special performance is called Below The Lights - named after their 2003 ground-breaking 7th studio album which they'll be playing in full for the very first time! It's a collaboration with Bergen's infamous Beyond The Gates Festival...

Dead Games Records giveaway!

Dead Games Records Giveaway - Win CDs from Idiot Robot, Magni and Until The Sky Dies Earlier this year, newly established Dead Games Records announced the upcoming releases of death pop unit Idiot Robot and progressive blackened folk project Magni. Idiot Robot's self-titled album and Magni's self-titled EP are due out September 4, 2020. Dead..

Thunder – UK tour statement

STATEMENT: In light of the ongoing situation and threat of COVID-19 globally, the THUNDER UK tour can no longer take place in November 2020.  The shows have been rescheduled to the dates below, and all original tickets remain valid.  All previously announced support acts remain the same. May 2021 Thu 13 - Cardiff Motorpoint ArenaFri..

Piston- new single ‘Let It Rise’ out now!

Piston (Photo: Adam Kennedy) Piston are pleased to announce the release of their new single Let Us Rise on Friday 14th August 2020 which will be available on all digital music platforms including Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music. The single is remixed by James Curtis-Thomas (Aaron Buchanan). *UPDATE* Piston to support Thunder on their rescheduled..