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.

Slayer – The Repentless Killogy (Nuclear Blast)

What is left to say about Slayer? For nearly four decades the LA foursome have been the pure embodiment of thrash metal, unrelenting and at the same time - reliable. Even in the 1990s when thrash seemed like nothing more than a memory, Slayer entered the decade on the still stunning Seasons In The Abyss..

Steelhouse festival celebrates 10 years in 2020

Steelhouse Festival is 10! Running from the 24th-26th of July 2020, the Welsh international classic rock festival celebrates a decade of decibels on top of its now infamous mountain top location in South Wales. Having reached this milestone, Steelhouse 2020 looks to be the biggest yet with the announcement of it’s first 6 acts and..

ACCEPT welcomes new member Philip Shouse

ACCEPT are currently busy preparing for their two upcoming North American shows next week; on November 8th at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL and November 10th at the Foamhenge Festival in Houston,TX. In preparation for those shows, today, the band put out this statement: "Unfortunately, Uwe Lulis will not be able to join..

Soilwork digitally release new song part of Feverish Trinity

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Feverish". The track is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single "Stålfågel", featuring ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz. Commented the band: "We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of us, being ridden by a ghost that..

Helloween – United Alive In Madrid (Nuclear Blast)

There should be a constant reminder as to what Germans Helloween have brought to metal. With their beginnings as a speed metal Iron Maiden gallop and complete with Kai Hansen’s raspy vocals, the band made an auspicious start but it was when Kai felt that he was better suited to just playing the guitar and..

Sepultura announce new concept album QUADRA for 2020

During their performance at Rock in Rio Festival last Friday (4 October), Brazilian metal icons SEPULTURA unveiled the first details of their upcoming studio album, and now want to make it official for their worldwide fan base; the band's next full-length release will be a thrilling concept album titled Quadra, scheduled to see the light of..

Wednesday 13 – Necrophaze (Nuclear Blast)

It would not be (near enough) Hallowe’en without the horror punk icon and the Duke of Spook himself, Wednesday 13 and a new collection of (de)compositions. While it is pretty much a given that Wednesday’s eighth outing still has plenty of the usual ghoulish goings on and entwined with some devilishly dark humour, Necrophaze also..