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.

VOLBEAT ANNOUNCE INTIMATE LONDON SHOW, EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM, SERVANT OF THE MIND, OUT DECEMBER 3 VIA EMI RECORDS

Multi-platinum Danish rock group Volbeat are excited to announce a special, intimate show in London ahead of their June 2022 Download Festival performance, where they play directly underneath headliners Biffy Clyro and Korn on Sunday's main stage. The one-off London date will take place at the 800-capacity O2 Academy Islington venue on May 21st, 2022, a giant..

SLIPKNOT RETURN WITH ‘THE CHAPELTOWN RAG’ STREAMING NOW + FIRST-EVER LIVESTREAM BROADCASTS TONIGHT FROM KNOTFEST LOS ANGELES, AIRS 9PM ET / 1AM UK LIVE FROM BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM,LOS ANGELES, CA

PHOTO CREDIT: Alexander Gay GRAMMY Award-winning Iowan icons SLIPKNOT have returned today with The Chapeltown Rag - their first new music in two years. The Chapeltown Rag is available now on all streaming platforms and will be performed live for the first time ever tonight at SLIPKNOT’s KNOTFEST LOS ANGELES. The event will be livestreamed as it happens, giving fans access to both the studio version..

Amorphis announce new album “Halo”, out on February 11th, 2022

Rock and metal music have always been a haven for those who have bigger stories to tell; who have grander emotions to convey. For more than thirty years, Finnish figureheads AMORPHIS have done their best to carve their very own niche in heartfelt yet aggressive, melancholic yet soothing tunes. On Halo, their staggering fourteenth studio effort, the Finns..

VENOM PRISON RELEASE “JUDGES OF THE UNDERWORLD”, THE FIRST SONG TAKEN FROM UPCOMING ALBUM “EREBOS” OUT FEBRUARY 4TH, 2022, SINGLE IS AVAILABLE VIA DSP NOW + OFFICIAL VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY AT 5PM GMT

Photo by Andy Ford Uncompromising five-piece VENOM PRISON have unleashed Judges Of The Underworld, the first song and video taken from their upcoming album Erebos, set for release worldwide on February 4th, 2022. The song is available on all DSPs now. The official video for the track will be premiered on YouTube at 5pm GMT today. The clip..

KANDIA : ‘Quaternary’ – new album by Portuguese alternative metal act announced for release on 21 January 2022 via Frontiers

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Quaternary, the new album by Portuguese alternative metal act Kandia. Written and recorded with Daniel Cardoso of Anathema, it will be released on 21st January 2022, while the song Fight Or Flight is available now as a single. The second to be lifted from..

BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCES FINAL MAIN STAGE HEADLINER & MORE!

After 2021’s most successful event to date, BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce a swath of bands for 2022’s Catton Park heavy metal party, including their final main stage headliner!  The mighty BEHEMOTH will bring their spectacular production to close out the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. Nergal tells us, “BLOODSTOCK has a very special place in BEHEMOTH’s heart. They..

MACHINE HEAD & AMON AMARTH ANNOUNCE UK ARENA TOUR FOR 2022 Featuring Special Guests, THE HALO EFFECT

Tickets Available 10am Friday 5th November Prepare for the most monumental metal tour of 2022!! Two of the world’s most revered heavy bands, Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD and Sweden’s Viking metal overlords AMON AMARTH are teaming up for the colossal co-headline 'Vikings And Lionhearts' arena tour set to rampage across Europe in September & October 2022. Joining the metallic..

Opera Diabolicus release third new track and music video!

Photo: Johan Carlén Swedish horror outfit OPERA DIABOLICUS are now releasing the third haunting track of their upcoming full length Death on a Pale Horse! The new offering will be released upon the masses on November 26, 2021 and the track Bring Out Your Dead can now be viewed in the form of an official music video, via the official Season..

KREATOR – Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Violent Revolution”, Limited Editions To Feature Live Bootleg Recordings As Bonus & Ltd. LP+CD Boxset Will Include Exclusive KREATOR Comic Book! + Watch the Video For “Servant in Heaven – King In Hell (Live In Brazil)”

German thrash metal gods KREATOR are proud to announce a very special re-release of their 2001 masterpiece Violent Revolution for its 20th anniversary! The reissue of Violent Revolution is scheduled for a January 21, 2022 release through Nuclear Blast Records and it will include a huge selection of assorted live bootleg recordings, grouped together under the name Bootleg Revolution. The 20th anniversary edition..