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.

Interview- Heathen guitarist Kragen Lum

It has been a decade since bay area thrashers heathen released their last album the evolution of chaos. guitarist kragen lum talks to velvet thunder about the band's reformation in the new milennium and brings us right up to date with the story of the astonishing new album empire of the blind. Heathen (L-R): Jim..

Erja Lyytinen – “Lockdown Live 2020” CD/DVD released 6 November, 2020

Photo: Heikki Kervinen European Blues Award winner Erja Lyytinen will release her Lockdown Live 2020 as a live album CD and DVD package on Friday 6th November 2020. The album brilliantly captures a historic moment in time, as it was filmed and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Pre-Order Live In Lockdown 2020 Lockdown Live 2021 comes out four months before..

When Rivers Meet announce debut album ‘We Fly Free’ released on Nov 20, 2020

Photo: Terry Crouch British husband and wife blues rock duo When Rivers Meet announce their debut album We Fly Free will be released on Friday 20 November 2020. The first single Battleground will be released on 9 October,2020 and is now available to pre-save from www.smarturl.it/whenriversmeet Grace and Aaron Bond release their self-penned album We Fly Free ton the duo's own label One Road..

Susan Santos – ‘THE L.A. SESSIONS’ NEW EP RELEASED FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2020, 7″ vinyl available

Award-winning and critically acclaimed guitarist Susan Santos is pleased to announce her new 4-track EP The L.A. Sessions. The four new songs will be released on 7" inch vinyl and digital on Friday 6 November, 2020. 7" vinyl pre-order Digital pre-order New single Somebody To Love released 18th September, 2020 Pre-save Somebody To Love Described by Blues Blast..

Tangerine Dream – New live recordings and a feast for fans of electronic music; coloured vinyl available

On October 16 and November 6, Invisible Hands Music are releasing two of the latest instalments in the comeback of the greatest electronic pioneers of all time, Tangerine Dream. In their imperial years of the 1970s, concerts by West Berlin's Tangerine Dream were an electronic exploration, improvised and different every night, with little or no..

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Announces New Live Album/Blu-Ray/DVD with orchestra, ‘A Symphonic Journey To Remember’

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS' long cherished dream came true: An unforgettable journey through the maritime depths of their history accompanied by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague! This autumn, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will continue their entrancing symphonic journey through the maritime depths by presenting fans with their very first LIVE album/Blu-ray/DVD, A Symphonic Journey To Remember! Recorded live at the..

Macabre reveals new studio album ‘Carnival Of Killers’ + new single ‘The Lake Of Fire’

Come one! Come all, to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares MACABRE's return; Carnival Of Killers. As the band's first full-length album in almost 10 years and just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, Carnival Of Killers will be released on November 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band released the..

FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE release ‘LOVE ENFORCER’ Single and video

Greek Power-Prog Metal band, FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE, have released a new single and music video for the song LOVE ENFORCER. The track is taken from the new album 'Atlantis', which will be released on 9th October 2020 in physical and digital format via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records under exclusive licence from Metal Mad Music. "This song came out one morning..