February 27, 2021

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.

THE END MACHINE : ‘Phase2’ – new hard rock album from band featuring former Dokken and Warrant members out 9 April 2021

The End Machine are back with a second album, Phase2, which follows their well-received and successful self-titled 2018 debut. The End Machine features former Dokken members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass), together with singer Robert Mason (Warrant, Lynch Mob). Mick Brown also formerly of Dokken, played drums on the first album, but kit..

ROBIN McAULEY : ‘Standing On The Edge’ – new album of melodic hard rock by powerhouse vocalist released on 7 May 2021 via Frontiers

The forthcoming new solo album by Robin McAuley, Standing On The Edge, sees the respected Irish rock singer make a strong musical statement during a period that has been more creative than ever for him. Following his re-emergence on the recordings side of the music industry with guest spots on Michael Schenker Fest albums and fronting..

Sunbomb: ‘Evil And Divine’ – debut album by legendary duo of Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) and Michael Sweet (STRYPER) / out 14 May 2021 via Frontiers

Sunbomb is a highly anticipated new musical alliance between two steadfast warriors of the US hard rock and metal scenes - Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) and Michael Sweet (Stryper). They have made an absolutely blinding album together, melding influences of classic acts such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest with Tracii's love of various metal..

AMIGO THE DEVIL : ‘Quiet As A Rat’ – new single from forthcoming album by dark Americana out 16 April 2021 via Liars Club

DARK AMERICANA STAR EXPANDS BEYOND THE MACABRE WITH SECOND ALBUM - FOR FANS OF TOM WAITS / LEONARD COHEN / JOHNNY CASH / FATHER JOHN MISTY Danny Kiranos, otherwise known by his musical alter ego Amigo The Devil, will release his highly anticipated second full length album, Born Against, on 16th April (Liars Club/Regime Music Group)...

Marty Friedman to release new album ‘Tokyo Jukebox 3’ released: 16 April 2021 via The Players Club + reveals video for new song “Makenaide” + video for “Perfect World” – from Netflix Anime Series B: The Beginning

Photo: Susumu Miyawaki Marty Friedman will release his new studio album Tokyo Jukebox 3 via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group on April 16. Ahead of this he has also revealed the video of new song Makenaide, which you can see below. The song is a cover of the hit from Japanese pop-rock group Zard and talking about the video Friedman says; "I..

New Gary Moore album of previously unreleased material ‘How Blue Can You Get’ + listen to the previously unreleased ‘In My Dreams’ released: 30 April 2021 via Provogue

Photo: Jesse Wild Provogue will be releasing a new album, featuring previously unreleased material, from the iconic blues-rock master Gary Moore.  How Blue Can You Get will be released on 30 April. This month marks ten years since the tragic passing of the iconic Northern Irish musician and singer-songwriter. He left behind, not only an incredibly formidable back catalogue of..

SUZI QUATRO – new single & video THE DEVIL IN ME released today from upcoming new studio album out 26th March on Steamhammer / SPV

Pioneering American rock vocalist and musician Suzi Quatro has confirmed the release her superlative new studio album, The Devil In Me, on Steamhammer/SPV on March 26th as a Digi Pak CD (+ poster), double gatefold 140 gram black vinyl LP (with printed inner sleeves), download and stream. The “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll”’s new single and video..

‘Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin’: Available for pre-order now from Rufus Publications

Ross Halfin and Rufus Publications are pleased to announce the publication of Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin a 356-page celebration of rock's iconic guitar player, a man who changed the way rock music would be played forever. This extensive photo book features many classic and unseen shots chosen by Ross from his personal archive together with an exclusive introduction from Edward's friend and..