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.

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..

SACRED REICH – Awakening (Metal Blade Records)

It has been a long wait for Sacred Reich to return to studio activity – 23 years to be exact – and while watching the resurgence in thrash and bands from a seemingly bygone era become powerhouses again there always seemed a missing piece without Sacred Reich. As part of the second wave of thrash,..

ARK ASCENT release video, new album Downfall out September 27 2019

UK progressive metal band, ARK ASCENT, featuring former Shadowkeep vocalist Rogue Marechal, current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli and Sirenia drummer Michael Brush, have released a new music video/single for the track Innocence Lost the track is taken from their debut album Downfall which is set for release on September27th, 2019 via Ascent Records. Vocalist Rogue Marechal said: "We have all been at that..

CRADLE OF FILTH – CRUELTY AND THE BEAST REISSUE COMING IN NOVEMBER; INCLUDES COVER OF IRON MAIDEN’S “HALLOWED BE THY NAME”

Originally released in May 1998, Cradle Of Filth’s heavy metal classic, Cruelty And The Beast is regarded as one of the milestones in the Gothic black metal genre. Now, 21 years later, this lustfully dark masterpiece has been wickedly remixed and remastered by Grindstone Studio’s Scott Atkins and will be reissued on November 1 through..

QUEENSRYCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has no plans to return to the band.

In a new interview with eonmusic, Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton has confirmed that drummer Scott Rockenfield has no plans to return to the group. Speaking during the band’s appearance at  Bloodstock Festival at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, the guitarist said that Rockenfield “isn’t touring anymore.” Wilton also spoke of the challenges of the last few years..