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.

LOST SOCIETY | announce new album ‘If The Sky Came Down’ + reveal first single/video ‘112’

Only two years after their incredibly successful latest album No Absolution, Finnish modern metal squad Lost Society have come back ferociously with the first single from their upcoming manifesto If The Sky Came Down, set to be released on September 30th via Nuclear Blast. Front man Samy Elbanna shares some insights: "The upcoming album is a portrayal of how you see the world after you have..

GUN:  ‘Calton Songs’ album celebrates legacy, plus New single / video released today

Glaswegian rockers GUN are back with a brand new album, Calton Songs released on Cherry Red Records on 14 October 2022 and will be available on Cherry Red-coloured vinyl, CD, cassette and digital. Calton Songs is a full-blooded celebration of the band's career so far with enthusiastic and brand new acoustic reinterpretations of the songs that made their name and took GUN to..

Memoremains releases a new single with a psycho music video

Photo: Tomi_Salminen Psycho is the fifth single from their upcoming second album Pop Metal. Album will be out 17th of June. Memoremains has got already over five million streams on Spotify and is booked to many Finnish festivals next summer. Keyboardist Mikko Kujanpää: "There were already several songs done for the album, but I think..

OPETH – “In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)” is out Now + Band gearing up for summer festivals & European tours

After concluding their successful co-headline tour through North America, progressive rock legends OPETH finally release In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition). This special edition, available on digipak, contains the English and Swedish versions of OPETH's latest album In Cauda Venenum with new illustrations by internationally renowned Travis Smith in the booklet. In addition, there is also a third CD including 3 unreleased bonus tracks, both..

PRIMAL FEAR – to release deluxe edition of self-titled debut album on July 15th, 2022

Photo Credit: Rainer Ill Founded by bassist Mat Sinner and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, and completed by guitarist Tom Naumann and drummer Klaus Sperling shortly after, German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR started to pave their way to the top as one of the most consistent acts of the scene in 1997: 13 strong studio albums, countless shows around the globe and last but not least..

THUNDERMOTHER release new single ‘I Don’t Know You’, announce new album ‘Black And Gold’ out on 19th Aug, & join Scorpions & Whitesnake for North American tour

Hardly any hard rock act has seen a rise recent years like the all-female rock band THUNDERMOTHER. Following their latest, chart-breaking album Heat Wave (2020), that has been lauded by both fans and the international music press alike, August 19, 2022 will see the Swedish rock band release their hotly anticipated, new album, Black And Gold, via AFM Records!..

SOILWORK – announce new album “Övergivenheten” + release title track

Photo: Stephansdotter Photography Sweden's melodic death metal veterans SOILWORK are back with big news! After their EP release back in December of 2021, it is time for the first studio album in three years. Proudly SOILWORK announce their twelfth and latest masterpiece Övergivenheten which will be released on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. Musically and lyrically evolved, SOILWORK release their most complex and..

BEHEMOTH announce new album, ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’, reveal first single ‘Ov My Herculean Exile’ + The European Siege Begins In Dublin on Sept 27th

Photo: Sylwia Makris & Christian Martin Weiss BEHEMOTH, the high priests of extreme metal have announced their 12th studio album, Opvs Contra Natvram, their most thought-provoking and arresting collection to date, set for release on September 16th, via Nuclear Blast. The album's first single, Ov My Herculean Exile arrives today, alongside a cinematic official video, directed by Zuzanna Plisz which can be..