Sad news: The music world mourns the loss of Ray Manzarek (74), founding Member and keyboarder of The Doors, White Zombie drummer Phil Buerstatte (44) and Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder (63). R.I.P.!
German Hardrockers BERSERKER will donate 18.000€ to the Berlin cancer charity for children on May 25. November 2011 BERSERKER front man Schröder was diagnosed with cancer, now he is cancer-free. In 2012 the band collected money for this charity at their concerts and will also continue to do so in the future. Slayer´s Jeff Hanneman is dead: he passed away at about 11AM on May 2nd near his Southern California home because of liver failure due to an infection after a spider bite. R.I.P. Jeff!
The Siberian Jay music video "I´m Holding" featuring Mikko Sirén from Apocalyptica on drums - we reported about the videoshoot in our "1h with" Special - can be watched here: http://youtu.be/C-hSNurZVcs
Also in 2007 the murder case of the „black dahlia“ will remain unsolved, but instead the guys from The Black Dahlia Murder from Detroit take us on a journey to the pitch-black abysses of the human soul. Especially vocalist Trevor Strnad does everything to make this trip as unforgettable as possible. Thus he switches, seemingly effortlessly, between death metal grunts and Cradle-like black metal shrieks, which at the beginning led me to believe that there must be at least two different singers at work. That performance alone would almost be worth the full 10 points. The whole thing is then rounded off with melodic riffs from one John Kempainen and the superfast drums of new arrival Shannon Lucas (ex-All That Remains). Altogether an great work of “nocturnal” art, which can even fascinate people who are not necessarily die-hard death metal fans. All thumbs up!