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.

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Unveils ‘Psychosomatic’ Lyric Video

US progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has unveiled a video for Psychosomatic, the title track of their acclaimed new concept album that was inspired by and recorded during the coronavirus pandemic. The video can be viewed below. "One thing we started noticing early on in the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 was the overwhelming number of..

GUS G releases new instrumental single & video ‘Exosphere’, out now on AFM Records.

Guitarist Gus G. was and always will be a guarantor for extraordinary playing, great guitar riffs and melodies. Same applies to his brand new single Exosphere - once more he proves outstanding skills without losing track and creates an inspiring sound world with distinct power and incomparable finesse. His partners in crime are again talented Dennis Ward on bass guitar (also..


Progressive, technical death metal collective ALLUVIALhas released a cataclysmic new single titled, Thy Underling from the band's highly anticipated sophomore album, Sarcoma, that's due out May 28th from Nuclear Blast. Guitarist Wes Hauch comments on the single: "The first half of the song is from the perspective of a scornful entity. The idea is that a wraith and aims to confuse and debilitate the host..

ACT OF DENIAL release their video for new single ‘Slave’, out now via Crusader Records

International Melodic Death Metal band ACT OF DENIAL recently signed a deal with CRUSADER RECORDS (Part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment group) which will see their debut album Negative released in 2021. ACT OF DENIAL have now released their new single Slave, which features a guest appearance by Ex-Soilwork guitarist Pete Wichers. Slave is taken from the upcoming album Negative. Also, check out recent single Puzzle Heart. Both..

HELLOWEEN release video for first single ‘Skyfall’

Photo: Franz Schepers Today is the day - HELLOWEEN have released the first single, Skyfall, from their upcoming self-titled album, along with an amazing video! Written by Kai Hansen, Skyfall is a storming 7 plus minute ride into the HELLOWEEN universe (and beyond!). The epic track describes an alien landing on earth and the dramatic chase that ensues while Michael Kiske, Andi Deris and Kai Hansen duel each other..


Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica are a band with a unique sound, touched by a hint of melancholy. Today, the band announces the release of their first acoustic album, Acoustic Adventures - Volume One, to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions. Acoustic Adventures - Volume One will be followed by a second acoustic record, to be released..

CROWNE : ‘Kings In The North’ – debut album by Swedish melodic hard rock supergroup announced for release 18 June 2021 via Frontiers

The new Swedish melodic rock supergroup Crowne have announced that their debut album, Kings In The North, will be released on 18th June 2021. From it, the song Sharoline is released as a single today (1st April). It follows the recent introductory song Mad World. Crowne is comprised of Alexander Strandell (vocals - Art Nation),..

POWERWOLF Announces New Studio Album ‘Call Of The Wild’ Out July 9, 2021 via Napalm Records

photo credit: VDPICTURES With the undeniable impact of their internationally successful releases, POWERWOLF have truly proven that heavy metal is alive and well, and that they occupy the throne of the genre unchallenged! In 2021, the high priests of heavy metal will continue their inimitable success story: Following last year's Best Of album (Best Of The Blessed - GER..

ONE DESIRE : ‘One Night Only – Live In Helsinki’/new live album – LP / CD+DVD / Blu-ray by acclaimed Finnish melodic rock act out 11 June 2021 via Frontiers

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of One Night Only - Live In Helsinki, the first ever live album and video by Finnish rockers One Desire. Those who have already had the pleasure of seeing the group play live know how incredible they are in that setting; now everyone else has the..