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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Nightwish postpone their European tour until 2021

Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH recently released their ninth studio album HUMAN. :II: NATURE. - it conquered the charts worldwide, including landing a #1 in their home country of Finland as well as Germany, and #2 in Canada, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Today, the band announce that they've had to postpone their European tour that was originally scheduled for November and December 2020, until May 2021. Mastermind Tuomas..

PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “WE’RE THE BASTARDS” & UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR “SON OF A GUN”

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS are back in town! The Hard Rock powerhouse from Wales announce their new album We're The Bastards today, to be released on November, 13th via Nuclear Blast! Singer Neil Starr on the new album: "It's definitely great to know that we have an audience now. We know there are people that want to hear it, but the..

Heavy/Power outfit HARMONIZE announce the release of debut album

Formed in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2012, HARMONIZE originally started as a thrash metal band until gradually transforming into the Heavy/Power Metal force that they are today, although the band still maintains some thrash and dark elements in their style. HARMONIZE have so far released two demos and have performed live numerous times (including shows alongside Blaze Bayley, Bonfire, Wotan and others) while..

MEMBERS OF KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING, DARKEST HOUR AND TRIVIUM DISCUSS THE LEGACY AND INFLUENCE OF IN FLAMES’ “CLAYMAN”

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral In celebration of Swedish metal powerhouse IN FLAMES' recent release of Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition), esteemed masters of metal Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE),Jordan Mancino (AS I LAY DYING), Mike Schleibaum (DARKEST HOUR), Chris Broderick and Matt Heafy (TRIVIUM) have come together in a new video to talk about the enduring legacy and influence of the band's highly revered 2000 breakout record Clayman. A..

ENSLAVED reveal third single ‘Urjotun’ alongside psychedelic new music video

It is not about avoiding fear of the pitch-black darkness, but to go into the darkness itself... Norway's premier progressive black metallers Enslaved have today released third single Urjotun from their upcoming studio album Utgard -out 2nd October via Nuclear Blast. The single, one of their most experimental yet, is accompanied by a psychedelic video detailing dark visions and a journey..

TERAMAZE Reveal “I Wonder” Album Details And Release “A Deep State Of Awake”

Australian progressive rock band, TERAMAZE, have announced the release of their new album I Wonder on October 9th, 2020 via Wells Music. To celebrate the announcement, TERAMAZE premiere a music video for the song A Deep State Of Awake, which was directed by the band. Video below! Guest Vocalist on A Deep State Of Awake is Jason Wisdom of Death Therapy. Music: Mixed/Mastered by Dean..

Ledfoot & Ronni Le Tekrø Announce “A Death Divine” album

Rock duo Ledfoot & Ronni Le Tekrø have announced the release of their new album "A Death Divine" on October 2nd, 2020 via TBC Records. A Death Divine is a meeting of giants between two unique guitarists, Ronni Le Tekrø and Ledfoot. It's stadium rock in duo format. Ronni Le Tekrø is best known for his unique playing style and as one of the..