April 5, 2020

Author: Lee Vickers

Began a musical journey running Queensrÿche's official UK campaign in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Former reviews editor of the Classic Rock Society's 'Rock Society' magazine; features writer and Graveyard Shift scribbler. Decided that I was born a metal head, will entertain anything in the genre but especially thrash and death metal.

US guitar legend Vinnie Moore announces new album

US guitar legend, VINNIE MOORE, has announced the release of his new album “Soul Shifter” in Europe and UK on February 21th, 2020 via Mind’s Eye Music / Cargo Records UK. The follow up to Vinnie’s critically acclaimed 2015 “Arerial Visions” is Vinnie's 9th solo album and features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo..

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H.E.A.T. release new single ‘Come Clean’

Swedish rockers H.E.A.T. released their new single Come Clean this past Friday (17 January 2020). Come Clean is the third single from the upcoming album H.E.A.T. II which is released on 21st February 2020 via earMUSIC. Check out the lyrice video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiv3-1Ync2o&feature=youtu.be The first single One By One (released September 27th) gave a first..

Velvet Thunder albums of 2019

Lee Vickers Acid Reign - The Age Of Entitlement (Dissonance)Oomph! - Ritual (Napalm)Sacred Reich - Awakening (Metal Blade)Soilwork - Verkligheten (Nuclear Blast)Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)Overkill - The Wings Of War (Nuclear Blast)Rotting Christ - The Heretic (Seasons Of Mist) Wednesday 13 - Necrophaze (Nuclear Blast)Witch Vomit - Buried Deep In A..


At the end of 2019, BURNING WITCHES promised the release of the first taster from their forthcoming album Dance With The Devil, which is due on March 6, 2020 via Nuclear Blast - and today the group has delivered in the form of the lead single 'Sea Of Lies' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=decnY34nllo Pre-order Dance With The Devil now: nblast.de/BWDanceWithTheDevil The quintet says, "We..

Sons of Apollo launch video for new song Desolate July

SONS OF APOLLO - featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) - are ringing in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album,..

Live Review – Monster Truck

The Parish, Huddersfield 22 November 2019 Photos: Ian Jenkinson When we have the sad situation that music venues up and down the land are closing their doors, it is encouraging to see that The Parish in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield is going from strength to strength. A good old fashioned rock pub –..