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.

Visions Of Atlantis – Pirates (Napalm Records)

It has not been an easy ride for Austrian symphonic metal band Visions Of Atlantis. Formed in 2000, the band has suffered inconsistency in their recorded output which has not been helped by the considerable line-up changes over the years. The band’s first five albums between 2002 and 2013 had no less than four lead..

CROSSING RUBICON : ‘Perfect Storm’ – debut album by new melodic rock duo out 08 July 2022 via Frontiers

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the debut album by Crossing Rubicon, a new collaboration that pairs multi-instrumentalist and producer Cenk Eroglu (ex-Winger, Xcarnation) with singer John Bisaha (The Babys). Perfect Storm is out on 8th July, with its title song available as a single and video from today, plus a..

RAIN – release new single “A New Tomorrow”

Italian rockers Rain have just released A New Tomorrow, the first single and title track off their upcoming album (to be released later this year)! "A New Tomorrow is a message shot straight to the heart, leaving no room for uncertainty. It's a bold statement to shake and awake the soul after a long-lasting silence" says singer..

VLTIMAS present European tour dates for 2022

2018 © Tina Korhonen/ www.tina-k.com Three-piece extreme metal formation VLTIMAS are now announcing new European tour dates for the summer of 2022! A full list of confirmed dates, including festival appearances, can be found below. Rune Blasphemer comments on the tour: "After close to 2 and a half years of impatiently waiting it is with utmost pleasure we finally can..

Haunt launches lyric video for new single, “Father Time”

Photo credit: Andy Lei On July 1st, traditional heavy metal's Haunt will release their seventh full-length, Windows of Your Heart, via Iron Grip/Church Recordings. For a preview of the record, a lyric video for the new single Father Time can be viewed below and on Haunt's newly launched YouTube, where the lyric video for Windows of Your Heart can also..

GAUPA – announce new record ‘Myriad’ + release video for new single ‘RA’

Photo: George Grigoriadis Unique Swedish rock band GAUPA are excited to announce that their sophomore album Myriad will be released on November 18th 2022. The album features eight diverse and exquisitely crafted songs that stroll between progressive rock, psychedelic and stoner rock, doom and folk. It is an eclectic and unpredictable, yet very mature record by a band that is..

SINNER – first single ‘Bulletproof’ & lyric video; »Brotherhood« album pre-order

Photo Dominic Pencz German hard rockers SINNER are pleased to present Bulletproof, the powerful first single off their forthcoming new full-length, Brotherhood. Scheduled for release on July 15th, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records, Bulletproof serves as the album's opening track and sets the perfect tone for the 12-track journey while lyrically underlining the many trials, tribulations, and obstacles of the last two years. Watch the supporting..

KREATOR – Release Video For New Single, “Midnight Sun”

Today, extreme metal titans KREATOR are proud to unveil Midnight Sun, the third single from their forthcoming fifteenth studio album, Hate Über Alles, which will be released on June 10th, 2022. The eagerly anticipated full-length is a strong album-of-the-year contender as well as a global statement against hate & the division of society. Before its release next month, KREATOR give you another..