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.

Exhorder release new single ‘The Man That Never Was’

Just days away from kicking off their US tour with Overkill, thrash metal legends Exhorder have debuted a brand new single, The Man That Never Was. The groove-laden, face-melter was recorded during the sessions for their recently released record, Mourn The Southern Skies, their first in nearly three decades. Fans can stream the track now! Folk..

TESTAMENT RELEASE FIRST TITANS OF CREATION TRAILER: ALEX IN HIS ELEMENT (AIR)

The time has arrived for legendary Bay Area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation. Today..

MARKO HIETALA RELEASES LIVE VIDEO FOR ‘WAR PIGS’ (BLACK SABBATH COVER)

Recently, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala released his solo album Pyre Of The Black Heart via Nuclear Blast. The album has entered the charts and reached #48 in Germany, #25 in Switzerland and #10/#2 (physical) in Finland and today, the band release a live video for their cover version of BLACK SABBATH's War Pigs, that was recently recorded in Prague. Watch..

Amaranthe unleash new single Do Or Die and official video featuring Angela Gossow

Sweden’s hottest metal export AMARANTHE is just rounding up their European arena tour with SABATON and are ready to present a very special Valentine’s gift: AMARANTHE spice up the day with a brand new song featuring former vocalist of ARCH ENEMY, Angela Gossow. Do Or Die displays AMARANTHE’s heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror video filmed in..

Enslaved shoot video in Bergen

A white lady wandering through the woods of Bergen? No, this is not a ghost haunting the most beautiful city in Norway, but ENSLAVED shooting a new video for their upcoming release. Ivar Bjørnson on the video shoot in Bergen "We had a great weekend filming with the Icelandic video magician Gaui H - this..

Photo: Sebastian Vickers

Delain – Birmingham 02 Institute, 6 February 2020

All gallery photos: Ian Jenkinson The 02 Institute feels like the perfect venue for a Delain show and their brand of symphonic and orchestral metal - the building originally opened in 1908 - the high ceiling and the ornate balcony creates an auspicious and intimate setting. And in this delightful venue, there's more than a..

Photo Credit: Rob Nankivel

Collateral release new single ‘Merry Go Round’ – self titled debut arrives 21 February 2020.

British four-piece rock band Collateral are set to release their highly anticipated eponymous debut album on February 21, 2020. The album is released by Roulette Media Records and distributed worldwide through Cargo and available for pre-order now at www.collateralofficial.com. Pre-order the debut album from www.collateralofficial.com, will automatically get a free MP3 download of Lullaby: Live At The Blackheart – recorded in Camden Town, London on February..

Delain – Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm Records)

There can be some snobbery when it comes to symphonic metal and it has not always been given its fair dues. The genre has gone from strength to strength though and the numbers do not lie with scene behemoths Nightwish reaching heady heights as festival headliners and with probably one of THE most anticipated albums..