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.

Cradle Of Filth postpone live stream concert to 12 May @10pm

After recently announcing the title of their upcoming magnum opus, Existence Is Futile, the vampyric masters of extreme metal Cradle Of Filth have been working relentlessly in the shadows. Their infernal hell-fires will start to discolour the skies later this spring, when the band play their highly anticipated live stream concert from a new undisclosed location; chosen for the bigger, bolder,..

AMIGO THE DEVIL : ‘Murder At The Bingo Hall’ – new single from forthcoming album by dark Americana star +’Born Against’ album out 16 April 2021 via Liars Club

DARK AMERICANA STAR EXPANDS BEYOND THE MACABRE WITH SECOND ALBUM - FOR FANS OF TOM WAITS / LEONARD COHEN / JOHNNY CASH / FATHER JOHN MISTY Amigo The Devil (aka Danny Kiranos) will release his highly anticipated second full length album, Born Against, on 16th April (Liars Club/Regime Music Group).  Murder At The Bingo Hall has..

SILVER LAKE by ESA HOLOPAINEN – start pre-order for self-titled debut album – Out on 28th May & reveal first single and video for ‘Storm’

The debut album of SILVER LAKE by ESA HOLOPAINEN will be available on May 28th via Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH and comes not only with the legendary guitar riffs of Esa Holopainen from AMORPHIS, one of Finland's most accomplished guitarists and metal songwriters, but also seven famous rock and metal vocalists such as Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Einar Solberg (Leprous), Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Anneke Van Giersbergen and..

HELLOWEEN – start pre-order for their new studio album ‘HELLOWEEN’ – Out On June 18th

Photo: Franz Schepers "Please stay together!" This was the ardent wish of thousands of fans calling out to Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner and Dani Löble during the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR - and their dream has come true! With the upcoming album, simply titled HELLOWEEN, the band opens a new chapter after a glorious 35 year long career. The..

Crobot announce ‘Rat Child’ EP released 18 June + reveal video For “Mountain” featuring Anthrax’s Frank Bello

Crobot have announced their new record Rat Child EP, which will be released globally on 18 June via Mascot Records.  The EP features a mighty cast of Frank Bello (Anthrax) , Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage)  and Stix Zadina (Steel Panther). Ahead of this they have revealed the video for Mountain featuring Frank Bello, which can be viewed below. Talking about the song singer Brandon Yeagley shares, "We've grown to know the Anthrax..


This Christmas, power metal fans can look forward to a unique staging of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol; Sweden's Majestica are planning to bring their exceptional soundtrack album to stages across Europe as part of their debut headline tour, due to kick off on 16th December at London venue The Garage. Vocalist Tommy Johansson commented, "It's with great pleasure we can announce..

ERIC BIBB : GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Bibb announces new Single, “Whole World’s Got The Blues” + new album will be released this summer via new label home, Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group

Today, with the release of his new single Whole World's Got The Blues, the Grammy nominated guitarist and troubadour Eric Bibb announces his signing to Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group, and the anticipated release of his new album in summer 2021. "The title of Whole World's Got The Blues refers not only to the current global pandemic..