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.

FALSE MEMORIES : ‘Echoes Of A Reflection’ – new covers EP by Italian goth metal outfit out 03 December 2021 via Frontiers

Italian goth metal outfit False Memories issued their Frontiers label debut, The Last Night Of Fall, in May 2021. Currently preparing work on its follow-up, they have announced that a new covers EP entitled Echoes Of A Reflection will be released on 3rd December. Their version of Our Truth (originally by Lacuna Coil) is out..

Former Pitchshifter/The Prodigy guitarist Jim Davies releases new album ‘Prey Later’, out now on Armalyte Industries

Prey Later is the second solo album from prolific former Prodigy/Pitchshifter guitar legend turned super-producer Jim Davies Music. With guest appearances from Electronic heavyweight Tut Tut Child and Bullet for My Valentine bass player Jamie Mathias, the album is an accomplished cataclysm of dirty beats, massive hooks and EDM stompers… Simultaneously cynical, sardonic and undoubtedly crushing, PREY LATER is the soundtrack..

RUST N’ RAGE : ‘Heartbreaker’ – first single from new album by Finnish rock n’ rollers, album out early 2022 via Frontiers

Having recently joined the ever-growing stable of exciting new talent signed to Frontiers Music Srl, Finnish rock n' roll outfit Rust n' Rage have just wrapped up the recording of their full-length label debut with producer Jimmy Westerlund (One Desire). Ahead of the album's announcement, a first single and video from it entitled 'Heartbreaker' is..

RHYS FULBER : ‘Brutal Nature’ – eclectic new solo album by renowned electronic musician and producer OUT TODAY!

Rhys Fulber is a Canadian electronic musician and producer best known for his lengthy (and ongoing) tenures with industrial standard bearers Front Line Assembly and ambient pop exponents Delerium (both with Bill Leeb), his solo project Conjure One, plus a series of recent dark techno-based albums released under his own name. As a producer, he..

Hollis Brown Recreates The Rolling Stones’ Seminal US Version Of Their First Original Album, ‘In The Aftermath’, Out February 4th via Mascot Label Group/Cool Green Recordings

Photo: Nick Karp Hollis Brown's upcoming album, In The Aftermath, is the deliciously depraved outcome of an all-night rock n' roll riot. The Queens, New York-based quintet escaped to the Poconos to record with a few handles of whiskey, and, in one 24-hour session, ran down the Stone's US version of their seminal first album of all originals,..

HYPOCRISY announce ALBUM LAUNCH INTO SPACE listening session today @ 5pm + ‘Worship’ music video

The wait is over! Today, the newest addition to the Hypocrisy catalogue, Worship has been released via Nuclear Blast Records. The band have offered fans a music video for the title track. Watch the video, which was drawn and animated by Costin Chioreanu and includes performance footage shot and edited by Tommy Jones. Peter Tägtgren comments, "Finally the time is here, our first new album..

MAJESTICA release new single ‘This Christmas’ alongside ‘A Christmas Carol – Extended Version’, European tour postponed

Last year, Majestica released their latest album titled A Christmas Carol; a pure symphonic power metal album based around the well‐known story of Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol. It was inspired by the likes of Twilight Force, Rhapsody, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman and John Williams. Today, the band have released their 'A Christmas Carol - Extended Version' album, which finally completes the story surrounding grumpy old Ebenezer Scrooge with two new..

KRAEMER : ‘All The Way’ – debut album by Finnish vocalist Erik Kraemer (also of Simulacrum), out 28 January 2022 via Frontiers

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of All The Way, the debut album by Kraemer, which is a new collaboration that sees Finnish vocalist Erik Kraemer (also of Simulacrum) applying his voice to melodic hard rock songs in the classic Scandinavian style. Out on 28th January 2022, a first single from..

EPICA – postpone “The Epic Apocalypse Tour” with Apocalyptica to 2023

Once again, symphonic metal titans EPICA are forced to reschedule their co-headline tour with Apocalyptica due to the still ongoing restrictions in various countries that make it impossible to plan a 2-month-long tour run across Europe and 17 countries. To ensure the safety of their fans in the crowd, The Epic Apocalypse Tour is now postponed to January, February and March..