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.


Extreme industrial metal pioneers Fear Factory recently released their tenth studio album, Aggression Continuum on June 18th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases a fully instrumental version of that recording entitled, Aggression Continuum: The Instrumentals, which is exclusively available for download and streaming. Aggression Continuum features guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder Dino Cazares; drummer Mike Heller; and former vocalist, lyricist, and co-founder Burton C. Bell. It was..

Carcass – Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast)

When UK extreme metallers Carcass reformed back in 2008, it did feel like a minor miracle had taken place. Loaded with dry wit, black humour and some gruesome lyrics, Carcass were shrugged shoulders as to their trials and tribulations while taking the reverence laid at their feet in their stride. When the band split in..

Exodus RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR SECOND SINGLE ‘CLICKBAIT’, new album ‘Persona Non Grata’ available for pre-order, out November 19 on Nuclear Blast Records

With a bond forged in youth and decades-old friendship, the undisputed masters of thrash metal return with their eleventh studio album, Persona Non Grata due to be released on November 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases a lyric video for their second single Clickbait which can be viewed below Gary Holt comments: "Very excited to launch the release of Clickbait from our upcoming record! Crushing..

CRADLE OF FILTH release new single + music video ‘Necromantic Fantasies’, new album ‘Existence Is Futile’ out October 22 on Nuclear Blast Records

After shaking the world to its foundation with the announcement of their 13th manifesto, Existence Is Futile, that will see the light of the day on October 22nd - Cradle Of Filth gather again to bring their next sacrifice to the devilish forces of Dark Metal: today, the band reveals the second single off their new album - Necromantic Fantasies. Directed by Vicente..

IGNEA featuring ERSEDU – Release Music Video For “Mermaids”

In June 2021, IGNEA signed a deal with Napalm Records and started working on the third album that is planned for 2022. Before bringing the new full-length record to the world, the band treats its fans with the split EP BESTIA recorded together with their friends ERSEDU. Official video for Mermaids has now been released and available on Ignea official Youtube channel..

Jake Shimabukuro Announces, ‘Jake & Friends,’ his most creatively ambitious album to-date, featuring a who’s who of music royalty, Out November 12th via Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings and JS Records

Photo: Sienna Morales On November 12th, 2021, the acclaimed Hawai'i-born 'ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro will release Jake & Friends, his most creatively ambitious project to-date, featuring collaborations with a who's who of music royalty, from Willie Nelson and Bette Midler to Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Loggins.  Listen to the album's first two singles, Two High, featuring Moon Taxi, and Stardust, featuring Willie Nelson. Jake's own head spins when looking..

Cynic release track and album details of ‘Ascension Codes’

Progressive rock legend CYNIC will be releasing its highly-anticipated new full-length, Ascension Codes, on November 26 via Season of Mist! Ascension Codes is a remarkably far-reaching work, and if nothing else, a clear indication that they have landed in a place of mastery. The album, paradoxically, acts as both swan song and rebirth. The band is now sharing the mind-bending..

Dying Wish – Gives Voice To Survivors With New Single ‘Severing The Senses’ + Highly anticipated album ‘Fragments Of A Bitter Memory’ Out October 1, via Sharptone Records

Portland-based blistering hardcore five-piece Dying Wish have unveiled their pummeling new track Severing The Senses today. Dying Wish align themselves with the continuing battle for liberation, encompassing the issues affecting BIPOC, the environment, policing and more intersectional causes while dealing in personal tribulation and trauma in equal measure. They make music aimed at unity but without compromise and this..


UK female rock band, THE KUT,  is confirmed to play and close the River Stage on Friday 17th September at the Isle of Wight Festival in UK. Other bands on the line up are: Tom Jones, Sam Fender, The Script and more. A multi-instrumentalist writer, and PhD graduate, THE KUT started 2019 with a nomination for Breakthrough Artist in the Live UK Awards, her latest release airing on..