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.

ENSLAVED reveal third single ‘Urjotun’ alongside psychedelic new music video

It is not about avoiding fear of the pitch-black darkness, but to go into the darkness itself... Norway's premier progressive black metallers Enslaved have today released third single Urjotun from their upcoming studio album Utgard -out 2nd October via Nuclear Blast. The single, one of their most experimental yet, is accompanied by a psychedelic video detailing dark visions and a journey..

TERAMAZE Reveal “I Wonder” Album Details And Release “A Deep State Of Awake”

Australian progressive rock band, TERAMAZE, have announced the release of their new album I Wonder on October 9th, 2020 via Wells Music. To celebrate the announcement, TERAMAZE premiere a music video for the song A Deep State Of Awake, which was directed by the band. Video below! Guest Vocalist on A Deep State Of Awake is Jason Wisdom of Death Therapy. Music: Mixed/Mastered by Dean..

Ledfoot & Ronni Le Tekrø Announce “A Death Divine” album

Rock duo Ledfoot & Ronni Le Tekrø have announced the release of their new album "A Death Divine" on October 2nd, 2020 via TBC Records. A Death Divine is a meeting of giants between two unique guitarists, Ronni Le Tekrø and Ledfoot. It's stadium rock in duo format. Ronni Le Tekrø is best known for his unique playing style and as one of the..

BELPHEGOR announce 20th anniversary re-release of album ‘Necrodaemon Terrorsathan’ and digital single in September

BELPHEGOR will re-release their third studio album Necrodaemon Terrorsathan on November 6th via Nuclear Blast. Originally released in the year 2000, the record will be resurrected as a remastered version available as both CD and LP (also in various limited edition colours) - twenty years after it's first appearance. Pre-order Necrodaemon Terrorsathan Pre-save Necrodaemon Terrorsathan on streaming services Vocalist Helmuth states: "We originally composed this..

VICE SQUAD featuring legendary BEKI BONDAGE, Reveal “Battle Of Britain”

UK punk rock band, VICE SQUAD featuring legendary Punk Vocalist and writer BEKI BONDAGE, have announced the release of their new album "Battle of Britain", out on October 16h, 2020 via LAST ROCKER RECORDS/CARGO RECORDS. The album will be available digital, on CD and limited 250 copies on white vinyl / 250 copies on black vinyl. Pre-Order The first rule of Punk is there are no rules and VICE..


On this weeks 'SEPULQUARTA' session Sepultura welcomes Epica guitarist Mark Jansen and Angra's Rafael Bittencourt for a live Q&A session alongside a performance of 'Jasco/Kayowas' with Rafael. Andreas Kisser comments: "On the next SepulQuarta we will have two great guests from the melodic/symphonic metal worlds, Rafael Bittencourt from Angra and Mark Jansen from Epica, two amazing musicians, both writers of unique albums and musicians that have toured the planet several times. They are very creative and influential artists. Myself and Derrick..

The Erkonauts launch Sherlock Holmes inspired animation and new song ‘Five Orange Seeds’

The Erkonauts: Left to Right: Drop, Vinch Enzo, Ales Campanelli, Fred Di Limoncelli Following a huge response to their song War Flamingoes, thrash-prog-punk outfit The Erkonauts took to the internet to unleash details of their forthcoming album I Want It To End.  To give fans a bigger insight as to what to expect from their forthcoming release, the band..

Finland’s Counting Hours release new video for “Our Triumph”; New release details announced

Photo by Timo Honkanen Finland's Counting Hours, who feature members of Shape of Despair, The Chant, Impaled Nazarene, among other bands, have inked a deal with The Vinyl Division to release their debut full-length The Will on October 23rd, 2020 on Black and Red Vinyl, and on 6-panel Digipak as well. Choosing the term "depressive dark rock" to describe themselves doesn't..

Photo: Stephanie Cabral

Michael Schenker reveals cover artwork for the upcoming MSG album ‘Immortal’

Michael Schenker has completed the recording of a brand new MSG album, which is set to be released on Nuclear Blast on January 8th, 2021. The album title will be Immortal, a perfect statement to describe Michael Schenker's legacy and to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a musician. This past Friday, Michael Schenker reveals the cover artwork of  Immortal, created by Zsofia Dankova (POWERWOLF a.o.). „We have..