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.

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..

In Flames release lyric video for re-recorded version of ‘Bullet Ride’

Swedish metal powerhouse IN FLAMES have released a new lyric video for the new re-recorded version of “Bullet Ride,” that’s featured on their upcoming Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition) out on August 28th, 2020 from Nuclear Blast. Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral Celebrating the 2-decade milestone of their critically acclaimed breakthrough, IN FLAMES recently released the Clayman..

PRIMAL FEAR RELEASE NEW VIDEO ‘THE LOST & THE FORGOTTEN’

PRIMAL FEAR recently released their highly anticipated 13th studio album, Metal Commando, which has entered the charts worldwide, achieving them their highest entries ever and six top ten positions; including #7 in Germany, #6 in Switzerland and #4 in the UK Rock charts! Today, the band release a new video for the new single The Lost & The Forgotten. Primal Fear..

Burning Witches reveal new guitarist & announce forthcoming single

Headbangers everywhere, we have some very special heavy metal news for you this weekend! The mighty BURNING WITCHES are back with a vengeance. The Swiss heavy metal band is joined by powerful new witch Larissa on lead guitar. The ladies are also currently working in the studio on a new single, release day for the brand new track and the..

DIE KREATUR Releases New Lyric Video For “Gott Verdammt”

photo credit: VDPictures As one of this year’s most exciting collaborations, DIE KREATUR exceeded all expectations with their chart breaking debut album Panoptikum, presenting a smashing and intense adventure for the listener. Dero Goi and Chris Harms are now releasing another hit, Gott Verdammt (english. “God damned”), along with a lyric video. With organ parts..

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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..