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.

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..

SEPULTURA – WELCOMES EPICA’S MARK JANSEN AND ANGRA’S RAFAEL BITTENCOURT TO THEIR WEEKLY SEPULQUARTA SESSION!

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..

Kataklysm release music video for second single ‘Underneath The Scars’

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will unleash their 14th full-length studio album, Unconquered, on September 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. This past Friday, the band releases the music video for their second single entitled, Underneath The Scars. Maurizio Iacono comments, "Underneath The Scars is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite the world's metalheads into straight headbanging madness. We..

Wytch Hazel to release new LP, ‘III: Pentecost’, October 30, 2020. Revered UK medieval metal phenomenon set to summon sacrosanct new full-length offering; stream New Song I Am Redeemed

Lancashire's soaring hard rock sect, Wytch Hazel, will release its shimmering new album, Wytch Hazel III: Pentecost, on October 30, 2020 via independent underground label Bad Omen Records (Satan's Satyrs, Spell). Recorded by ex-Purson multi-instrumentalist Ed Turner, the quadruple-tracked record imbues a rich, anthemic late night drivetime vibe, passionately embracing the most high-end, smash-hit classic rock and heavy metal..

Photo: Artūrs Bērziņš

Cradle Of Filth announce live stream concert from St Mary’s Church

Despite the extremely difficult situation for musicians and concerts all over the world, Vampyric Masters of Extreme Metal, CRADLE OF FILTH, continue to appease their salivating fans by celebrating All Hallow's Eve in style, even in 2020, the official year of the plague. This time the band, draped around lead singer Dani Filth,  take it to the next far-flung..